Ohio State Coach Urban Meyer says he is trying something new when it comes to the team captains for 2013.
Meyer named eight Buckeye players to serve as game captains. At the end of the year, a decision will be made to recognize the season's "official team captains."
"We had eight individuals receive a lot of votes, and all were within 12 votes of each other. So they'll lead us into each game as captains and at the end of the year a decision will be made as to who will be the season's captains," Meyer told the team.
The eight players are:
Fifth-year senior left tackle Jack Mewhort, a consumer and family financial services major from Toledo and St. John's High School;
Fifth-year senior strong safety C.J. Barnett, a criminology major from Dayton and Northmont High School;
Senior free safety Christian Bryant, a sociology major from Cleveland and Glenville High School;
Fifth-year senior quarterback Kenny Guiton, a consumer and family financial services major from Houston, Texas, and Eisenhower High School;
Junior quarterback Braxton Miller, a communications major from Huber Heights and Wayne High School;
Junior linebacker Ryan Shazier, a psychology major from Pompano Beach, Fla., and Plantation High School;
Fifth-year senior center Corey Linsley, an economics major from Youngstown and Boardman High School; and
Senior wide receiver Corey Brown, a criminology major from Upper Darby, Pa., and Cardinal O'Hara High School.