Ohio State's trip to Miami for the 1977 Orange Bowl was one that the Buckeyes didn't even want to…
SvoNotebook: Orange Bowl Edition
The Urban Meyer-coached team was one win away from completing an undefeated season and earning a bid to the national championship game only to finish short with a disappointing effort in the league championship game. 2013? Yes. 2009? Well, that too. Meyer's Florida Gators were unbeaten and looking to make a return appearance to the BCS title game in '09 when they suffered a 32-13 loss to Alabama in the SEC Championship Game. With that, there would be no championship finale for Florida legend Tim Tebow, no chance at the crystal football. Yet that Florida team came back with a vengeance, dominating Cincinnati in the Sugar Bowl by a 51-24 final that wasn't even really that close considering the Gators held a 30-3 lead at the half behind three Tebow touchdown passes. In other words, Meyer is no stranger to the situation in which the Ohio State Buckeyes find themselves – needing to rebound from the Big Ten Championship Game loss to Michigan State and recover in time to find the...
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