Offense a strength for OSU

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - The people entrusted with coaching Ohio State's offense are sleeping better this year.

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A year ago, they were tormented every night by what a debacle they might have on their hands.

Instead, the Buckeyes got better, got a few breaks and got a lot of help from an inspired defense to put up a surprising 12-0 season.

Now, with just two starters missing from the offensive side, there are still some minor concerns but not ``panic mode'' as receivers coach Zach Smith referred to the mood on the staff when it seemed no one was adapting to a new attack a year ago.

With Braxton Miller back at quarterback, Carlos Hyde set at tailback, a solid line and improved receivers, the offense figures to be a strength in 2013.

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