3. Ohio State Buckeyes

Who is OSU's most viable Heisman Trophy candidate?

Updated: August 20, 2003, 8:43 AM ET
By Joe Wojciechowski | Special to ESPN The Magazine
LAST SEASON 14-0 (8-0 Big 10)

"Sometimes, when you win the national championship, players just assume they can do it again," assumes Illinois coach Ron Turner. "You need a crisis to get their attention." Wow, that Maurice Clarett really is a team player. While Clarett continues to wrestle attention away from the Buckeyes' drive to repeat (they'd be the first since the '95 Cornhuskers), coach Jim Tressel and his crew can regroup around the job at hand. There are worse jobs.

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