After a week off, Urban Meyer returned to his usual spot at the podium at the Woody Hayes Athletic Center to preview Ohio State’s upcoming game against Nebraska.
The Huskers have won two in a row after dropping their first six games of the season and can still become bowl eligible if they win out.
What follows is a recap of Meyer’s most notable comments from his Monday appearance in front of the media.
- Said Binjimen Victor is one of the most improved players on the roster. Said Victor had a rough spring, but has really improved in the summer and through the fall.
- Cited missed tackles and penalties as the main reasons for Ohio State’s upset loss at Purdue.
- “I plan on coaching,” Meyer said. “Yes,” he responded when asked if he would be back next year.
- “Elite guy that can run and pass, the last two games, has done a great job,” Meyer said of Nebraska quarterback Adrian Martinez.
- “We are not where we need to be, but we are working really hard at that,” Meyer said of Ohio State’s leadership on the active roster.
- Had a long pause when asked about Michael Jordan’s transition to center. Said Jordan has played well, but admitted there has been a ripple effect along the offensive line.
- Expects Branden Bowen to practice this week and added there “is a chance,” he could play against Nebraska.
- Said the majority of the bye week was spent working on the run game and red zone offense. “We will know more today,” he added when asked if the extra time has paid off.
- “I’m fine. I want Ohio State to be successful in the worst way. I love Ohio State, I love our players. I don’t want people to worry about me,” Meyer said when asked about his health.
- “It is too complicated,” Meyer said when asked about what the “magic” fix would be in the run game. “The No. 1 thing is getting athletes in space, we haven’t been able to do that.”
- Said there is “a tremendous amount of urgency” within the WHAC. Added he hasn’t seen a coaching staff work as hard as Ohio State’s staff did during the bye week.