Two-Minute Drill: Updates From Urban Meyer's Big Ten Teleconference
by Tony Gerdeman
COLUMBUS, Ohio — Urban Meyer took 10 minutes out of his Tuesday to participate in his weekly teleconference. Among the topics discussed were the team's most-improved player, the benefits of veterans, and staying focused on the road. Here are the highlights.
Urban Meyer Updates
* Meyer said that pro scouts have told him that Marcus Hall is one of the most improved offensive linemen in America. Said he's down to 305 pounds from 330 pounds and said he's arguably the most-improved player on the team.
* Meyer said that he's not concerned about style points and isn't trying to put up big numbers. “That's not even in the thought process.”
* Meyer said Jack Mewhort just left his office five minutes before the teleconference. He said he's a grown man on the field, and he relies on him off of the field as well. Mewhort wanted to talk to him about their struggles over the years against Purdue.
* He said veterans like Mewhort will allow the offense to better adjust to whatever Purdue's defensive front looks like, whether it's a 4-3 or a 3-4.
* Meyer said he has “no idea” if the Big Ten has enough good teams to propel the Buckeyes ahead of anybody in the top three of the BCS.
* Meyer said the more mature your team is, it's easier to get a team focused to play on the road than it is at home, and this team is getting more mature by the week. He said it's easier to focus the 70 guys you're allowed to bring with you on the road than the 105 at home dealing with families and stuff like that.
* Meyer said maybe the biggest moment of the season was losing Christian Bryant and the way leaders have stepped up in his absence.
* Meyer said Bradley Roby played his best game last week. He said he had a great week of practice leading up to that game.
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