Two-Minute Drill: Meyer Talks Rivalry, More on B1G Teleconference
By Brandon Castel
COLUMBUS, Ohio — “It's a big week here in Columbus, Ohio.”
That’s how Ohio State coach Urban Meyer opened his appearance on the Big Ten Football Teleconference Tuesday. The Buckeyes play ‘The Game’ against archrival Michigan – or that school up north – on Saturday, and Meyer is well-versed in the tradition of the OSU-Michigan game.
Here’s a look at what Meyer had to say on the teleconference Tuesday.
On the Rivalry
* Meyer said this game means "everything" for a person who grew up here and understands the rivalry. Trying not to be overly dramatic.
* Meyer: "You're taught at a very young age who the enemy is, but you have a lot respect for the enemy."
* Meyer said he knew at a young age he wanted to be a coach. Woody and Bo were the first two out of his mouth.
* Meyer said this should go down as one of the great senior classes in Ohio State history, especially if they get the victory Saturday.
* Meyer said he reminds Braxton Miller every day his goal is to turn him from an athlete playing QB to a QB who can run.
* Meyer said Braxton can throw the ball when he uses good mechanics. They're not there yet, but headed in right direction.
* Meyer said Braxton is much mature about his preparation than he was in January.
On the Wolverines
* Meyer said the Wolverines don't blitz a lot. They play a fair amount of man coverage, but really good at zone dropping.
* Meyer said he knows "something is coming" from Michigan with the two QBs, maybe a double pass.
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