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Urban Meyer Recaps Michigan Victory, Reiterates He “Plans to Coach” in 2019

By November 26, 2018 (12:11 pm)Football

Urban Meyer met with the media Monday to recap the Michigan victory and look ahead to the Big Ten title game against Northwestern.

Meyer named champions and players of the game and was also asked about his future at Ohio State. He reiterated that he “plans to coach,” before his press conference ended.

Meyer Notes:

  • Named the entire offensive line champions for the Michigan win. Both running backs and Dwayne Haskins were also named champions and Parris Campbell was the offensive player of the game.
  • Defensively, Malik Harrison was named player of the game and Meyer said he played his best game as a Buckeye against the Wolverines.
  • Said Chris Olave is an “elite” player as a freshman for his efforts on offense and special teams.
  • Confirmed again that Wyatt Davis will make his first career start against Northwestern in the Big Ten title game. Said Josh Myers and Branden Bowen are close to playing as well.
  • Said Parris Campbell gave a pregame speech before the Michigan game that stood out.
  • Said one of Haskins’ biggest strengths is identifying pass protections at the line of scrimmage.
  • “That was one of the best I have seen,” Meyer said when discussing the performance of his offensive line.
  • “I want him in the game,” Meyer said of the Tate Martell package used near the goal line.
  • Said Ohio State knew there were going to be multiple one-on-one matchups at multiple positions against Michigan and that is how they game planned for the Wolverines.
  • Praised Pat Fitzgerald and called him one of the best college football coaches in the country.
  • Said Northwestern plays primarily zone coverage, which is the opposite of the man-coverage looks Ohio State got from Michigan last week.
  • Called Randy Walker an inspiration as a young coach. Walker, the former head coach at Northwestern, passed away in 2006 from a heart attack. Meyer coached against him while he was at Bowling Green in 2001.
  • Meyer said he “plans to coach” next season.
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