For most of his final season at Ohio State, Corey "Philly" Brown was quite sure the Buckeyes would make the national championship game. During his junior and senior seasons in Columbus, Brown was part of a team that won 24-straight games, a team he repeatedly called the best in the country.
It didn't work out for Brown and the Buckeyes in 2013. After two consecutive undefeated regular seasons, Ohio State fell to Michigan State in the Big Ten title game, missing out on a chance to appear in the BCS National Championship Game. Relegated to the Orange Bowl, the Buckeyes lost to Clemson.
Brown believes Urban Meyer's team will be able to do this year what it couldn't in 2013.
Brown isn't the first former Buckeye to claim Ohio State will make the title game this season. Former running back Carlos Hyde, now with the San Francisco 49ers, took it a step further.
"I'm expecting them to win it all," Hyde told FOX Sports.
Ohio State opens the season Aug. 30 against Navy in Baltimore.