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Former Ohio State WR Corey Brown 'Promises' That The Buckeyes Will Make The National Championship This Season

Brutus Buckeye running on the field with the Ohio State cheerleaders

MIAMI GARDENS, FL - JANUARY 03: Brutus the Buckeye and the Ohio State Buckeyes cheerleaders run onto the field during the Discover Orange Bowl against the Clemson Tigers at Sun Life Stadium on January 3, 2014 in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images)

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.