Ohio State may copy Michigan
Don’t look for Urban Meyer to try and credit Michigan and Jim Harbaugh often, but the Ohio State coach is looking to copy a recent move by his rival.
Meyer took notice of the move by Harbaugh to take his football team to Florida for a week of spring practice while opening the doors for high school coaches and players in the south to watch in hopes of attracting new recruits. Now Ohio State wants in.
“I think it's creative,” Meyer told WUFT-TV last week when asked about what Michigan did. “I'm looking into it for next year and maybe the future, too. It's creative, and if it's good for the players, we'll probably do it.”
According to oddsmakers at BetDSI, Ohio State is currently listed with 12/1 odds to win the College Football Playoffs this next season. The Buckeyes join LSU and Michigan as teams with 12/1 odds. Alabama is currently favored with 5/1 odds to win.
Ohio State is coming off a 12-1 season in which it was unable to win the Big Ten Championship due to a home loss to Michigan State. Still, the Buckeyes wound up with a Fiesta Bowl win over Notre Dame and finished fourth in the season-ending rankings. Ohio State won the first-ever College Football Playoffs in the 2014 season.