The Ohio State Eagles?

Cool story from college football writer Pete Thamel on Ohio State and how they view the Eagles. OSU is in a tough situation, having to replace their star QB Braxton Miller. He suffered a shoulder injury and is out for the year.

The answer to replacing Miller’s production – 24 touchdowns passing and 12 touchdowns rushing – could lie in a phrase heard often around Buckeye Camp this summer: “We want to be the Philadelphia Eagles of college football.” That’s meant everything from music blaring in practice, just like Kelly did in Eugene when he coached at Oregon, to players getting their urine tested every day to see if hydration levels are high enough. A brave Ohio State assistant strength coach, Anthony Schlegel, dressed up in a faux “nuclear suit” to collect urine on Wednesday morning.

All the trappings of Kelly’s system present a logical question: For Ohio State to catch up to the rest of college football with its best player out for the year, will it fully embrace the tempo that Kelly mastered?

“That’s a good question,”  Meyer said. “That’s also to be determined. We’re prepared more than in the last two years. It’s the third year in the system.”


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