For title-hungry OSU, the future is . . . next year

COLUMBUS– Ohio State will play for the national championship.
But not this season. Next season.

“I don’t think there’s any doubt Jim [Tressel] will win a national championship with Terrelle [Pryor] when you look at his ability and his confidence and Jim’s ability to put things together,” Texas coach Mack Brown said before the Fiesta Bowl last season.
It’s hard to argue with that line of thinking, but right now — in year two of the partnership between the sophomore quarterback and the ninth-year Ohio State coach — national title talk with the Buckeyes is jumping ahead.