A new coach is in charge of the Buckeyes’ football program, and his replacement is a former assistant.
The Buckeyes, who haven’t won a bowl game since 2011, are in town for the first time since their bowl win in 2017.
The team travels to Atlanta, Georgia, for a weeklong camp this week and will return to Ohio State for the spring semester.
The players are preparing for spring football.
The school announced the first day of camp on Thursday.
The two teams met on the field last week, when Ohio State beat Nebraska 27-17.
Coach Urban Meyer, who was the Bucorns’ head coach from 1999-2012, has been fired by his former school.
The Ohio State women’s soccer team won the 2017 National Women’s Soccer League championship, beating the University of Minnesota 3-2 in the championship game.
The 2017 season was the first for the Buckeys since winning the national title in 2019.
In 2019, Ohio State won four Big Ten championships, and in 2020, it was the second-most successful team in school history.
The women’s team won two Big Ten titles and two NCAA championships in 2021, but fell short of the NCAA championship game in 2021.
Ohio State is ranked No. 9 in the preseason AP poll.
The first day was a long time coming.
Ohio’s coaches had been in Columbus for about four weeks when a decision was made to let them go.
It was a tough decision for the team.
They wanted to be at home and focus on the season and get ready for the bowl game, Meyer said.
But they also were concerned about what they would be doing in the next four years, when the team would be in its third season and it could lose a number of players.
Meyer said his staff would focus on making the most of the time they had with the players and getting ready for spring.
It’s a very long time to be away from home, especially for the players.
They’re not used to it, and that’s the hardest part, he said.
I feel very fortunate that the Buckels have been so supportive.
They’ve been very supportive of us.
The decision to leave the program, though, came as a shock, said Ohio head coach Urban Meyer.
The NCAA said the decision was the result of a university investigation, and the university has not commented on the situation.
Meyer, 56, is the longest-tenured head coach in Ohio history.
He has been with the school since 1998.
He led the Buckees to three consecutive national titles from 2003-07 and to four straight Big Ten Championships in 2005, 2007 and 2008.
He also led the women’s basketball team to three straight NCAA tournament appearances from 2006-10.
Meyer’s teams were No. 1 in the country in scoring defense in both 2019 and 2020.
He won three Big Ten Titles in five years.