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In their wildest dreams, Buckeyes hoping they lean more toward 24-0 run than losses in last 2

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    Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer talks with a player during an NCAA college football practice on Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete) (The Associated Press)

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    Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller warms up during an NCAA college football practice on Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete) (The Associated Press)

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    Ohio State running back Rod Smith carries the ball during an NCAA college football practice on Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete) (The Associated Press)

After winning 24 consecutive games to begin his tenure at Ohio State, Urban Meyer closed out last season with two painful losses.

The defense, particularly the secondary, was dreadful in the Big Ten championship and Orange Bowl defeats to Michigan State and Clemson, respectively. Eight months later, pass defense is still a concern, as is the loss of four starters on the offensive line.

But the Buckeyes still have a lot of the qualities that helped them win those 24 in a row. Braxton Miller, coming off shoulder surgery that cost him spring practice, is back for a run at a third straight conference player of the year award. The defensive line is promising and there are intriguing possibilities everywhere else.

Despite the losses, hopes are high.