By Rob Oller
Coach Urban Meyer saved the best for last. Standing on the wooden floor of Value City Arena at halftime of Ohio State’s men’s basketball game against Indiana, he introduced — not a veiled guarantee of victory over Michigan in 312 days — but the second-most necessary person in the football program.
“And finally, the most important hire I made on this coaching staff…” Meyer began.
With that, Mickey Marotti walked toward the most necessary person — Meyer — shook his hand and took his place in the lineup of assistant coaches on the court.