Aug 5, 2021
We are less than a week away from the start of the annual Big Ten Football Media Days and there is no better time than now to start looking at each of Ohio State’s upcoming opponents. There will be time for a deep-dive leading into each individual week but now is the time to take a top-down view of teams, some very familiar to Ohio State fans and others not as much.

In week one, Notre Dame is about as familiar of a team as there is outside of the Big Ten conference. It is not a case of Ohio State having a long history of playing against the Fighting Irish, only six head-to-head games in the history of the series, the last two taking place in bowl games. But the proximity of the two schools between one another and the frequent recruiting battles over top players has these two bluebloods firmly in the sites of one another.

Oh, and then there is first-year head coach Marcus Freeman for the Fighting Irish, a former Ohio State standout defensive player and increasingly frequent...

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