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1997 Ohio State Buckeyes football team

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Conference  Big Ten Conference
AP  No. 12
Offensive coordinator  Mike Jacobs (1st year)
Coaches  No. 12
1997 record  10–3 (6–2 Big Ten)
1997 Ohio State Buckeyes football team
Head coach  John Cooper (10th year)

The 1997 Ohio State Buckeyes football team represented the Ohio State University in the 1997 Big Ten Conference football season. The Buckeyes compiled a 10–3 record, including the 1998 Sugar Bowl in New Orleans, Louisiana, where they lost 31–14 to the Florida State Seminoles.


Coaching staff

  • John Cooper – Head Coach – 10th year
  • Bill Conley – Recruiting Coordinator (10th year)
  • Jim Heacock – Defensive Line (3rd year)
  • Mike Jacobs – Offensive Coordinator (3rd year)
  • Fred Pagac – Defensive Coordinator (16th year)
  • Tim Salem – (1st year)
  • Shawn Simms – Defensive Ends (1st year)
  • Tim Spencer – Running Backs (4th year)
  • Chuck Strobart – Offensive Coordinator (3rd year)
  • Jon Tenuta – Defensive Backs (2nd year)
  • NFL draft

    For the first time since the NFL draft's inception in 1936, no Ohio State players were selected in the 1998 NFL Draft.


    1997 Ohio State Buckeyes football team Wikipedia

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