NEW ORLEANS — Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer has noted numerous times that the Buckeyes have just one rival, Michigan.
While that statement holds true, the team Meyer's been building over the past three years hasn't been engineered to take down the hated Wolverines.
The Meyer-led Buckeyes have been built to take down Alabama.
Thursday night inside the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, the fourth-ranked Buckeyes (12-1) will do battle with the No. 1 Crimson Tide (12-1) in the College Football Playoff semifinal — with a berth in the National Championship game waiting for the victor.