OSU's Meyer Strikes Gold Right Away

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Thirteen months ago in the conference room not too far from here, a career was falling apart and Ohio State football was breaking apart.

You remember the legend formerly known as Tressel and mess he caused. You wouldn't have Wednesday, even though it had been slightly more than a year since the Tattoogate scandal broke here, in full bloom setting off a year of college athletics scandal in 2011. When Urban Meyer emerged to announce his first Ohio State recruiting class, the stain had been removed, the stench cleared away.

"It's like nothing happened," recruiting analyst Tom Lemming said. "Business as usual."

Goodbye Buckeye Five, hello Meyer's first 25. A Hazmat crew couldn't have cleaned up this program's toxic spill...

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