2019 Football Preview – Big Ten – Buckeyes
Looking for 2019 Ohio State Buckeyes predictions? The Buckeyes made a big coaching change this offseason with Urban Meyer stepping down, and Ryan Day taking over but the expectations haven’t changed around this team. The expectations for the Buckeyes is to still compete for National titles year in and year out.
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2019-18 College Football Preview – Ohio State Buckeyes
Head Coach: Ryan Day
2018 Record: 13-1
Ohio State Buckeyes Odds to win the 2019 FBS Championship: 14/1
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Can Ohio State continue the success? Or will they take a step back this year?
2019 Ohio State Buckeyes Predictions: Team Strengths
Replace not rebuild: Thoe Buckeyes watch one player leave, especially on offense but they have someone new to replace him.
Mike Weber is gone from the backfield, but the Buckeyes still have JK Dobbins and he might actually be a lot better.
He has rushed for at least 1,000 yards in each of his first two years at Ohio State and that was as the backup. Imagine what he will do now that he is the feature back.
Dobbins is going to have a lot of big games early and often for this team.
Experienced defense: The Buckeyes defense lost Nick Bosa and Kendall Sheffield but this is a defense that is more experienced and should be better.
Last year the team had problems tackling and that has been a focus of spring ball and the offseason. I would expect this defense is going to be a lot better than what they showed last year.
2019 Ohio State Buckeyes Predictions: Team Weaknesses
Offensive line questions: Last year the offensive line was good in the passing game but really struggled in the rushing game.
Michael Jordan, Isaiah Prince, and Malcolm Pridgeon are all gone off last years line and there are a ton of questions about the young guys.
This could be the position that ends up holding this team back if they were to struggle this year. Having a quarterback that likes to run the ball could be something that really helps them.
Coaching: Ryan Day is going to be a good coach but this is still the first year without Urban Meyer, one of the best coaches ever.
I think at times the team is going to really miss that experience and some crucial decisions at the wrong time could wrong.
It won’t show up often but if it does show up, it’s going to show up at the wrong time. Could it be what costs them the National Championship?
Ohio State Buckeyes Prediction: 12-0
Dwayne Haskins is gone, but I think Justin Fields will fill in just fine, and this is a team that has as much talent as anyone.
They also scheduled a few cupcakes during the non-conference portion and that is going to help them. I am not sure they will win the National Championship, but this is a team that should run the regular season portion of their schedule.
2019 Ohio State Buckeyes Schedule
- 8/31/19 TBD FAU
- 9/7/19 TBD CIN
- 9/14/19 TBD @IND
- 9/21/19 TBD M-OH
- 9/28/19 TBD @NEB
- 10/5/19 TBD MSU
- 10/18/19 TBD @NW
- 10/26/19 TBD WIS
- 11/9/19 TBD MD
- 11/16/19 TBD @RUTG
- 11/23/19 TBD PSU
- 11/30/19 TBD @MICH
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