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2010 Ohio State Buckeyes football
Big Ten Co-Champions (vacated)
Sugar Bowl vs. Arkansas, W 31–26 (vacated)
ConferenceBig Ten Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 5
APNo. 5
2010 record0–1, 12 wins vacated (0–1 Big Ten, 7 wins vacated)
Head coachJim Tressel
Offensive coordinatorJim Bollman
Offensive schemeMultiple
Defensive coordinatorJim Heacock
Base defense4-3
MVPDane Sanzenbacher
Captain
Home stadiumOhio Stadium
(c. 102,329, Field Turf)
Seasons
← 2009
2011 →
2010 Big Ten football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#7 Wisconsin §   7 1         11 2  
#5 Ohio State   0* 1         0* 1  
#14 Michigan State §   7 1         11 2  
Iowa   4 4         8 5  
Illinois   4 4         7 6  
Penn State   0* 4         0* 6  
Michigan   3 5         7 6  
Northwestern   3 5         7 6  
Purdue   2 6         4 8  
Minnesota   2 6         3 9  
Indiana   1 7         5 7  
† – BCS representative as champion
‡ – BCS at-large representative
§ – Conference co-champions
  • *All wins for Ohio State (12-1, 7-1) and Penn State (7-6, 4-4) in the 2010 season are vacated
    As of January 11, 2011 • Rankings from AP Poll[1][2]

The 2010 Ohio State Buckeyes football team represented The Ohio State University in the 2010 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The Buckeyes were coached by Jim Tressel and played their home games in Ohio Stadium in Columbus, Ohio. They were members of the Big Ten Conference. They finished the season 13–1 and 7–1 in Big Ten play, and as co-conference champions with Michigan State and Wisconsin. The Buckeyes earned a BCS berth for the sixth consecutive year. They were invited to the Sugar Bowl where they defeated Arkansas, 31–26. It would have been the school's first win in a bowl game against a team from the Southeastern Conference, having lost its previous nine such contests. On July 8, 2011, in the wake of NCAA violations, Ohio State vacated all of its victories, as well as the conference and Sugar Bowl championships, from the 2010 season as self-imposed sanctions.

Before the seasonEdit

Previous seasonEdit

The Buckeyes entered the 2010 football season coming off of an 11–2 season and going 7–1 in the Big Ten. Ohio State lost to USC and Purdue in the 2009 football season, preventing them from going to the BCS National Championship Game. However with a late season run, the Buckeyes finished as the outright Big Ten champions and won the 2010 Rose Bowl over the Oregon Ducks 26–17. Ohio State entered the 2010 season ranked #2 in the coaches poll.

2010 NFL DraftEdit

2010 NFL Draft classEdit

2010 NFL Draft selections
Round Pick # Team Player Position
4 18 Pittsburgh Steelers Thaddeus Gibson Defensive End
7 35 Pittsburgh Steelers Doug Worthington Defensive Tackle
7 37 Philadelphia Eagles Kurt Coleman Strong Safety
7 45 Miami Dolphins Austin Spitler Linebacker

Unsigned seniorsEdit

13 Amos, Andre CB 6-1 183 Sr. Middletown, Ohio (Middletown)

86 Ballard, Jake TE 6-6 256 Sr. Springboro, Ohio (Springboro) - UDFA: New York Giants

64 Cordle, Jim C 6-4 297 Sr. Lancaster, Ohio (Lancaster) - UDFA: New York Giants

92 Denlinger, Todd DL 6-2 292 Sr. Troy, Ohio (Troy)

33 Gantz, Joe RB 6-0 199 Sr. Wooster, Ohio (Wooster)

57 Ingham, Tom DE 6-1 243 Sr. Centerville, Ohio (Centerville)

66 Moses, Andrew OL 6-3 280 Sr. Dublin, Ohio (Bishop Watterson)

20 Pettrey, Aaron K 6-2 199 Sr. Raceland, Ky. (Raceland-Worthington)

83 Potokar, Dan WR 6-0 180 Sr. Grove City, Ohio (Grove City)

9 Rose, Robert DL 6-5 285 Sr. Cleveland, Ohio (Glenville) - UDFA: Miami Dolphins

21 Russell, Anderson DB 6-0 205 Sr. Atlanta, Ga. (Marist) - UDFA: Washington Redskins

82 Small, Ray WR 5-11 180 Sr. Cleveland, Ohio (Glenville) - UDFA: Indianapolis Colts via Minnesota Vikings

48 Thoma, Jon P 6-2 201 Sr. Louisville, Ohio (St. Thomas Aquinas)

24 Williams, Marcus RB 5-10 202 Sr. Ironton, Ohio (Ironton)

87 Wilson, Lawrence DL 6-4 274 Sr. Akron, Ohio (St. Vincent-St. Mary High School)

NFL Draft early entriesEdit

Thaddeus Gibson - Junior Redshirt Defensive End - Round: 4 / Pick: 116 - Pittsburgh Steelers

Transfers outEdit

Lamaar Thomas - Sophomore Wide Receiver (New Mexico)

Rocco Pentello - Redshirt Sophomore Safety (Ashland)

Duron Carter - Sophomore Wide Receiver (Coffeyville Community College)

Recruiting classEdit

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