Coming off surprising 12-0 season, Ohio State and Urban Meyer gear up for more success in 2013

Braxton Miller smiles when the prospect of a bowl trip comes up in the conversation.

There was no midwinter journey to a sunnier, warmer spot for the Ohio State quarterback and his teammates a year ago, the result of NCAA sanctions stemming from the tattoo scandal that rocked the program two years ago.

But now the Buckeyes are back in play, both in their conference and in the national picture.

There are a lot of smiles around the talented Buckeyes' training camp these days. Smiles for the extra incentive of a major bowl trip and a shot at a national championship, not to mention the opportunity to play in the Big Ten's title game.