Here's why Buckeye fans should be optimistic this season.
Ohio State enters the 2017 college football season as one of the national title favorites. The Buckeyes have the second-best title odds at most sportsbooks, behind Alabama and ahead of Florida State, USC, Oklahoma and others.
Based on Urban Meyer's history as a head coach, you have to like OSU's chances this season.
Meyer has lost three bowl games as a head coach - the Capital One Bowl the 2007 season, the Orange Bowl the 2013 season and the Fiesta Bowl this past season.
In 2008, Meyer led Florida to a national title.
In 2014, Meyer led Ohio State to a national title.
In 2017...will Meyer lead Ohio State to a national title?
History says yes.
Ohio State opens its season on Thursday, Aug. 31 at Indiana at 8 p.m. E.T. on ESPN.