The originals: Urban Meyer’s first class at Ohio State persevered

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SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – Urban Meyer is at the end of his fifth season as head coach at No. 3 Ohio State. Five years is a generation in college football. The last members of Meyer’s first scholarship class are finishing their college careers. They are the last players who can give testimony to this program’s rise under Meyer, the demanding, driven coach hired after the Buckeyes went 6-6 in the 2011 regular season.

Here’s what Meyer’s first class has accomplished in its five seasons: one national championship, one Big Ten title and a semifinal berth Saturday against No. 2 Clemson. They have five pairs of gold pants, the coveted trinkets awarded annually to Ohio State players who defeat Michigan.

Who are ESPN experts picking in the CFP semifinals?

ESPN’s college football analysts unanimously think one team will romp in the Peach Bowl (Hint: It’s Alabama). But the Fiesta? Not so unanimous.


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