An undefeated season now leads to massive expectations.
Considering how badly the Notre Dame Fighting Irish were elephant-stomped in the BCS title game by Alabama, the lamentations that an undefeated, untied Ohio State team was unable to participate have only grown. Unfortunately, due to punishments incurred during the tenure of Jim Tressel, that was not going to happen.
But, the 12-0 Ohio State bunch of 2012 has the opportunity to participate in a postseason game next year. The expectations to make good on their undefeated run and at least play for a title in Year 2 of Urban Meyer’s tenure are going to be enormous.
While no team is perfect, this Buckeyes squad was in 2012, and with the pieces Meyer brings back, there is an outside chance that his 2013 team remains so.