At least one opposing coach has a healthy amount of respect — and possibly fear — for Ohio State entering the 2021 season.

Speaking anonymously to Athlon for its 2021 season preview, an opposing coach told the magazine that the Buckeyes are “scary” this season.

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“They’re scary in every phase, they’re scary situationally, they’re scary in warmups,” the coach said, via 247Sports. “I don’t think anyone is close to their level of talent and execution in this league, and that’s because they’re really competing with themselves at this point, at least in terms of the conference. They’re competing against Clemson and Alabama and developing NFL guys. They’re so much bigger than the region.”

It’s hard to argue with that when you look at recent history. Ohio State has won four consecutive Big Ten championships and have an overall conference record of 31-2 during that span.

The Buckeyes haven’t lost more than one conference game in a season since 2011. Before that, it was 2004.

Ohio State must replace several key starters, including quarterback Justin Fields, running back Trey Sermon and linebacker Pete Werner. But even so, the Buckeyes will still likely be heavy favorites to win their fifth straight Big Ten Championship.

Ohio State opens its 2021 campaign against Minnesota on Sept. 2.