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0-0, 1st in Big Ten - East

Tom VanHaaren ESPN Staff Writer 

Ohio State named a record nine captains for the 2017 season. Among the list of players is quarterback J.T. Barrett, who is the first three-time captain for the Buckeyes. The group was voted on by their teammates and features five defensive players and four on offense. Paris Campbell, Jalyn Holmes, Sam Hubbard, Tyquan Lewis, Terry McLaurin, Billy Price, Tracy Sprinkle and Chris Worley are the other eight players named as captains.

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Buckeyes commit puts nasty stiff-arm on defender (0:33)
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Franklin inks deal to make big bucks

James Franklin's extension places him among the five highest-paid coaches in college football, along with Alabama's Nick Saban, Michigan's Jim Harbaugh, Ohio State's Urban Meyer and Florida State's Jimbo Fisher.

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Barrett hoping for better things in 2017 (1:06)
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Meyer's comments a bad look for Elliott (1:39)
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Why Ohio State will be back in the 2017 CFP

Ohio State reached the College Football Playoff last season without winning the Big Ten title. This season the Buckeyes are even more talented and the conference favorite, so figure they'll make a return trip to the postseason.

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Meyer puts 2016 ending on his shoulders (2:31)
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Is Ohio State the best team in the country? (1:07)

Chris Low ESPN Senior Staff Writer 

The clock in the Ohio State football complex is already counting down (to the second) to The Game. Urban Meyer is 5-0 vs. Michigan and 26-3 vs. his chief rivals during his head coaching career. Meyer said rivalries are what separate college football from the NFL. "I grew up in the 10-year war with Woody Hayes and Bo Schembechler. ... For 365 days, you have to live with it if you lose this game," Meyer told ESPN.

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Have the Buckeyes won enough under Meyer? (2:54)

Chris Low ESPN Senior Staff Writer 

One of the most obvious changes for Ohio State this season is new offensive coordinator Kevin Wilson. Head coach Urban Meyer told ESPN on Wednesday that Wilson brings a "swagger" to the Buckeyes' offense and Meyer has been encouraged by what he's seen this preseason in terms of their ability to make more big plays down the field.

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