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Tom VanHaaren ESPN Staff Writer
Ohio State named a record nine captains for the 2017 season. Among the list of players is quarterback J.T. Barrett, who is the first three-time captain for the Buckeyes. The group was voted on by their teammates and features five defensive players and four on offense. Paris Campbell, Jalyn Holmes, Sam Hubbard, Tyquan Lewis, Terry McLaurin, Billy Price, Tracy Sprinkle and Chris Worley are the other eight players named as captains.
A Week 2 visit from the Oklahoma Sooners in Columbus could put the Buckeyes behind the ball early in their quest for a return to the CFP field.
Chris Low went behind the scenes at preseason camps for USC, Florida State, Alabama, Penn State and Ohio State. Here's what he saw, heard and discovered about each team.
The Crimson Tide are ranked No. 1 in The Associated Press preseason Top 25, released Monday. Alabama received 52 of the 61 first-place votes.
Franklin inks deal to make big bucks
James Franklin's extension places him among the five highest-paid coaches in college football, along with Alabama's Nick Saban, Michigan's Jim Harbaugh, Ohio State's Urban Meyer and Florida State's Jimbo Fisher.
Marcus Baugh is recovering from offseason shoulder surgery but has started 17 games over the past two seasons.
Ohio State reached the College Football Playoff last season without winning the Big Ten title. This season the Buckeyes are even more talented and the conference favorite, so figure they'll make a return trip to the postseason.
The fine print of the Ohio State coach's contract reveals why the skies are so friendly for him.
Chris Low ESPN Senior Staff Writer
The clock in the Ohio State football complex is already counting down (to the second) to The Game. Urban Meyer is 5-0 vs. Michigan and 26-3 vs. his chief rivals during his head coaching career. Meyer said rivalries are what separate college football from the NFL. "I grew up in the 10-year war with Woody Hayes and Bo Schembechler. ... For 365 days, you have to live with it if you lose this game," Meyer told ESPN.