The history of Ohio State Buckeyes football covers 121 years through the 2010 season. The team has represented the Ohio State University in the Western Conference, its successor the Big Ten, and in the NCAA Division I. Its history parallels the development of college football as a major sport in the United States and demonstrates the status of the Buckeyes as one of its major programs.
Read more about History Of Ohio State Buckeyes Football: 1890-1984: Beginnings, 1913-1933: Conference, Stadium, and "downtown Coaches", 1934-1943: Francis Schmidt and Paul Brown, 1944-1950: The Graveyard of Coaches, 1979-1987: Earle Bruce, 1988-2000: John Cooper, 2001-2010:The Jim Tressel Era, 2011-Present: The Urban Meyer Era
... On November 28, 2011, Ohio State announced that Urban Meyer was hired head coach ... NCAA violations and prohibited from appearing in a bowl for the 2012 season, the Buckeyes overcame a rash of injuries on defense in a season reminiscent of 2002 and ...
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