With the culmination of spring practice, fans of college football programs all across the nation are generally full of hope and excitement for what the upcoming season may bring. At “THE” Ohio State University its no different, but former Buckeye tight end Jeff Heuerman, gave OSU fans another reason to get excited this week — and gloat, depending on who you talk to — as he took to Twitter to show off the National Championship rings the team earned by defeating the Oregon Ducks 42-20 in the inaugural College Football Playoff at AT&T Stadium in January.
While Heuerman has moved on to the greener pastures of being a NFL prospect — he is currently listed as the No. 5 rated tight end prospect according to NFL.COM — his former teammates still on the roster make the first step in defending their championship this weekend in the Scarlet and Gray Spring game in Columbus, OH.
Even with the end of spring practices wrapping up this weekend, its still unknown who will be the starting quarterback when OSU kicks off the season against Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, VA, but even with the uncertainty under center head coach Urban Meyer showed last season that he will have all three candidates: Cardale Jones, JT Barrett and Braxton Miller prepared to go.
And because of that, coupled with the return of All-American candidates defensive end Joey Bosa and running back Ezekiel Elliott, anyone betting against a the Buckeyes returning to the College Football Playoff in 2015 might just want to burn the wager money, because it will have the same effect.