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The Football Fever: Buckeyes think they've found their passing game

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COLUMBUS -- A overhauled offense with new coaching blood is part of the optimism for an improved Ohio State passing game in 2017.

Head Coach Urban Meyer said three-year starter at quarterback J.T. Barrett has full command of the offense but has improved his "accuracy and the timing with his receivers."

Meyer also hints that Barrett is now allowed to take more risk. As the quarterback put it, "you've got to give the play a chance, let our guy have the opportunity to touch it."

The Buckeyes became somewhat predictable at times over the last two seasons and after a 31-0 loss to Clemson in last year's College Football Playoff, Meyer opted to find a new quarterbacks coach and offensive coordinator.

Fans believe the hire of former Indiana head coach Kevin Wilson coupled with the arrival of QB coach Ryan Day from the NFL will pay offensive dividends for the '17 Buckeyes who open Thursday night at Indiana.


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