The Time Has Come: Previewing the Ohio State Buckeyes’ 2009 Season Opener

Posted by Tim Bielik on September-3-2009 Add Comments

After eight long months since the Buckeyes' loss to the Texas Longhorns in the Fiesta Bowl, it is finally time for their 2009 season to begin.

Their opening opponent is no pushover in the Navy Midshipmen, a team which has led the nation in rushing each of the past four seasons.

In Annapolis, there are usually two constants: a heavy running game, and plenty of upperclassmen in the starting lineup. 2009 is no different, with 19 of the 22 starters on the depth chart being either a junior or senior.

Leading the Midshipmen attack will be junior QB Ricky Dobbs, whom Coach Niumatalolo said was the most complete dual-threat he's had at Navy in some time.

This means that Navy fans should expect a few more passes in the...

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