13 Teams/13 Days: Ohio Bobcats Football Preview

Updated 8/13/2012

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2012 Ohio Bobcat Roster
2012 Ohio Bobcat Media Guide

Blue Ribbon Analysis
Head Coach: Frank Solich (Nebraska '66)
2011 Overall/Conference Record: 10-4 (6-2 MAC)
Offense Starters Returning/Lost: 6/5
Defense Starters Returning/Lost: 8/3
Lettermen Returning: 49

With so many returning players and so much confidence in the younger classes, Ohio has made no small plans this year. With their season opener at Penn State, the Bobcats will find out right away how special they might become. 

Ohio's path toward its first MAC Championship in 44 years will be made easier if it can find game-breakers to replace LaVon Brazill and Donte Harden. Considering last year's biggest question mark was Tyler Tettleton -- and he came through with flying colors -- the Bobcats ought to be able to find players who can fill Brazill's and Harden's roles.

Players To Watch/Ohio Watch List Members
*Lou Groza Award (Best College Place Kicker) – K Matt Weller, Ohio
*Manning Award (Top American Quarterback) – QB Tyler Tettleton, Ohio
*Davey O’Brien Award (Top Quarterback) –  QB Tyler Tettleton, Ohio
*Rotary Lombardi Trophy (Down Linemen) – OL Eric Herman, Ohio
*Jim Thopre Award (Best Defensive Back) – DB Travis Carrie, Ohio
*Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award (Top Quarterback) – QB Tyler Tettleton, Ohio

2012 Ohio Bobcats Schedule
Sept. 1 @Penn State
Sept. 8 New Mexico State
Sept. 15 @Marshall
Sept. 22 Norfolk State
Sept. 29 @UMass
Oct. 6 Buffalo
Oct. 13 Akron
Oct. 27 @Miami
Nov. 1 Eastern Michigan
Nov. 7 Bowling Green
Nov. 14 @Ball State
Nov. 23 @Kent State