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Two-Minute Drill: Fickell Preps for Miami
By Brandon Castel

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Buckeyes are 2-0 heading to Miami (Fla.) for a high-profile showdown with the Hurricanes.

Both teams are batting through some adversity right now. Ohio State Head Coach Luke Fickell spoke about his team Tuesday during the weekly press luncheon.


  • Fickell said he doesn't have any regrets about not playing Miller against Toledo because he was dinged up during the week and missed practice time.
  • Fickell then said Miller did practice Thursday and the injury was not the reason he didn’t get in the game.
  • Fickell said they still had a plan to get Braxton Miller in the game Saturday, but the important thing was to communicate with him.
  • Fickell said Miller doesn't have a headset on because they want to "give him the play" instead of him hearing all the other mumbo jumbo.
  • They want Miller to be a visual learner. They want him paying attention to what's going on out there and learn from watching.

Suspended Players

  • Fickell doesn't know if Jordan Hall, Travis Howard and Corey Brown will be available this week. They haven't been told yet and won't make a guess.
  • Fickell said he was informed last week that the suspended players would be available. Then found out Friday they wouldn't.
  • The players said they didn’t find out until Friday evening.
  • Fickell admitted that when you get that kind of news late, it can be harder on you.
  • Fickell said guard Corey Linsley is back this week from his two-game suspension and will provide depth on the offensive line.

Injury Update

  • Fickell said he isn't sure if Nate Williams will be available for this week, but the players think he will be out there.
  • Fickell said he's not positive on Philly Brown’s yet, but said, “I'm not sure he looks great right now.”

Special Teams

  • Fickell said he would be more concerned about field goals if Drew Basil wasn't handling it the right way.
  • He said they need to put Basil in a situation to get one and get his confidence up. He’s making them in practice.
  • Fickell said special teams comes down to the fundamentals. They want to see improvement from week to week.


  • Center Michael Brewster and DB Tyler Moeller will serve as Ohio State’s game captains.
  • Fickell said going to Miami going to be an emotional thing for the OSU players from Florida.
  • He also said Miami has a big, physical offense line that might be a strength of their team.
  • Tyler Moeller said Jacory Harris is a great QB, but Ohio State did a great job of getting pressure on him last year.
  • Moeller said that running back Lamar Miller caught his eye during the opener against Maryland.
  • Moeller said being a captain for this game "means everything" to him. He's happy to be here and happy to be healthy.

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