Two Minute Drill: Corey Brown and Jack Mewhort Updates
By Rob Ogden
Wide receiver Corey Brown and offensive lineman Jack Mewhort are ready to begin their final season as Buckeyes.
"There's no time like footbavl season," Mewhort said. "That's what we live for around here."
The seniors spoke Monday about Saturday's upcoming game against Buffalo as well as a few other topics.
Corey Brown Updates
* Brown said Dontre Wilson spends half of his time with the receivers and half of his time with the running backs.
* He said Evan Spencer is making a lot of big plays down the field during practice that he didn't make last year. He added that Spencer has always had good hands, but every other part of his game has improved.
* Brown said the Buckeyes should put up "a lot" of points on Saturday and all season if they can stay mistake free. He wouldn't say just how many points, but did say they could match the 37 the team averaged last year.
* He said Braxton Miller has turned into a much more vocal leader, and said everyone has noticed. Brown said Miller is much more relaxed and confident than he was in 2012.
* Brown said that he has told the young receivers that they'll be nervous when they walk on to the field for the first game on Saturday even though they say they won't be.
* Brown said observers will see a difference in the tempo of the Buckeyes' offense this fall. He said everyone is much more confident in the offense this year than a year ago. You'll see a lot more plays ran this Saturday than last year."
* Brown said the improvement of the receivers starts with him being a leader and holding everyone accountable. He said "we didn't know which way was up last year. We're much more comfortable now."
* Brown said all of the young receivers have stood out to him and are way ahead of where he thought they would be at this point.
Jack Mewhort Updates
* Mewhort said the Buckeye offensive line has been specifically preparing for Buffalo linebacker Khalil Mack, who is considered one of the top NFL linebacker projects in college football. He also said that Buffalo's defensive schemes aren't traditional, but that Ohio State is ready for anything.
* Mewhort said that running out of the Ohio State tunnel for the first time is a life-changing experience. He said he's excited for the freshmen to run out and see how many people come out to support the Buckeyes.
* He said the freshmen aren't short on confidence, and that if they need advice, they have a lot of older guys in their position groups that can help them out.
* Mewhort said fellow line mates Corey Linsley and Andrew Norwell won't miss a beat, despite being sidelined with injuries for part of camp. "We know what it's like to be out there with each other. It's right where we left off," he said.
* Mewhort said the biggest improvement quarterback Braxton Miller has made this offseason is in his leadership. He also said he's a more mature player than he was previously.
* He said the biggest difference between this team's offense and last season's offense is the influx of talented freshmen. "Those young guys add a new dynamic to the offense," Mewhort said. "There's a quicker edge to us than a year ago."
* Mewhort said being named captain at Ohio State would be one of the "greatest honors I could ever receive."
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