Welcome to the opening act of "The Chase."
It's been 280 days – including a painful postseason ban – since we last saw Ohio State suit up to vanquish a foe and it's not just you. It did seem like an eternity.
This is your open thread for ESPN's College GameDay, your first Bloody Mary or beer to start the day and whatever other game day traditions you hold dear. You still have time to enter our score contest to win two (2) free tickets to Eat Too, Brutus IV, so jump on that, too if you haven't already.
We'll have a live blog up before kickoff.
It's good to be back.