Greetings Earth Friends of an Ancient Plane of Existence!
Time Traveler here.
I did the kind thing and traveled back to December Fourth, 2016 (exactly one month from your current timeline), and won't, of course, upset the very fabric of history by telling you all...(we couldn't abide you farm owners rushing to the bookies and betting them, could we?)...but I will tell you that a coming victory over a certain unnamed collection of individual football players in a northwesterly direction from you will vault your Buckeyes back into the fray.
So fret not, and again, I say, fret you not...or as my dyslexic and mirror-obsessed alter ego might say..."ton terf!"
Stand tall, my nut-rooted ancient ancestors of Buckeye lineage! Feel free to argue all the points of the season incessantly unto ad nauseam, delighting the senses. The exercise is healthy for your teeth and gums (recent research has discovered), and makes for lively workplace violence-inducing discussion.
But in the end, the youngest team in NCAA college football this year walks away with the College Football Na...
Oh my. I may have said too much already.
Please. Move along.
Nothing to see here. Those are not the Droids you are looking for.