I am fortunate enough to know a coach on the OSU staff. He coached at my high school and is now with the Buckeyes. He is pretty good about not giving out info, but he does give me some perspective on injuries and players...
He has been with the team for many years - came in with Urban, so he has seen some stuff! He said he has NEVER seen a team more ready to play than this one...ever. He said the DEFENSE in particular is more amped up than he has ever seen. They took last year personally (as they should!) and are looking to impose their will.
He also said Day is "beyond focused" and determined to "right the rivalry!"
This may seem obvious, but he said this is on " a whole other level" of anger.
Not that I needed it, but I cannot wait to welcome Jimmy and his team to stadium on Saturday.... the