A season of firsts. (Photo courtesy of The Ohio State University)
Date: Saturday, September 1, 2012 | 12:00 PM EST
Location: Ohio Stadium Columbus, OH
Weather: 79° F / Chance of a Thunderstorm
Captains: Zac Dysert, Austin Brown, Jaytee Swason, and Andy Cruise (Miami).John Simon, Zach Boren, Etienne Sabino, Garrett Goebel, and Jordan Hall (Ohio State).
TV: Big Ten Network - Time Warner Columbus/Delaware 1333 HD/58 SD, WOW! 219 HD/87 SD, DirecTV 610, DISH 439 (BTN and DISH have agreed to a short-term arrangement. Discussions will continue towards a long-term agreement.)
Radio: 97.1 FM, The Ohio State Radio Network
At long last, the Urban Meyer era is upon us. The first game of a "lost" 2012 is hardly without merit: the Buckeyes usher in arguably the most highly decorated incoming coach in their storied football history. Urban Meyer in his own right gets a second chance at a major college football power, and it comes back home in the comfortable confines of central Ohio. Armed with a contract to embrace healthier balance, Meyer seeks to re-tap in to the success he had leading the University of Florida to two BCS Championships in three years. To begin the quest to get him there, Meyer will rely on, in his own words, one of the most talented players he's ever coached, defensive lineman John Simon, and all-upside-everything quarterback Braxton Miller.
The journey to Year Two starts now. Your opening game open thread is below. Make Woody proud.