By Jim Baird | AM Football Briefing | Saturday, August 27

7 CAPTAINS TO LEAD OSU: Joe Burger, Gareon Conley, Tyquan Lewis, and Billy Price will join Pat Elflein, J.T. Barrett as well as Raekwon McMillan as captains this year, Tim May writes.

ROLL BUCKEYE: Ohio State now sits with the second best odds in the country to win the national championship, according to Vegas Insider. Ohio State has 15/2 odds, only behind 11/2 Alabama. Ben Axelrod on if Ohio State will unseat Alabama as college football’s reigning dynasty. FLASHBACK: Zeke breaks an 85 yard touchdown with 3:24 left to ice the Tide in the 2015 playoff.

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6 – Returning Ohio State starters
7 – Days until season opener in the ‘Shoe
27.5 – Points OSU favored by vs. Bowling Green
4-0 – Urban Meyer’s record against That School Up North
0-1 – Jim Harbuagh’s record coaching against Ohio State
9,439 – Miles Hawaii will travel from Australia to play That Team Up North

Legends and Leaders were terrible, but Big Ten needs to fix football divisions again, Doug Lesmerises, Plain Dealer – August 27
2) What you need to know about Indiana before Ohio State plays them, Matt Brown – Land-Grant Holy Land – August 26

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