Still, that doesn't make betting win totals any easier, as the limited number of games and practices, the stringent COVID-19 policies and the lack of week-to-week continuity make picking totals a lot more of a projection-based task than it has been in the past.
There is an argument that Ohio State is now better off with Ryan Day — 23-2 in his tenure so far — than it was with Meyer. Day's work in the recruiting department has been nothing short of incredible, with seven five-star recruits incoming. Quinn Ewers, the No. 1 prospect in the 2022 recruiting class, reclassified to join the Buckeyes this fall, and it just seems as though the road to the Big Ten championship runs through Columbus, Ohio.