I would be very happy if the buckeyes make the natty. All the defensive coaches (except DL coach Larry Johnson) were let go/not retained last year because the defense was dog excrement. It may have actually been worse than dog excrement.
If Clemson was returning Stoud or Young at QB, we would be picked to win it all. It ain’t rocket science to pick two elite teams with superstar QBs. What is more telling about Clemson is many of those same experts pick Clemson to make the playoffs with question marks at QB.