Two-Minute Drill: Urban Meyer Post-Practice Updates Sept 27

Urban Meyer Two-Minute Drill

Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer spoke with the media Wednesday evening following practice to provide updates on the Buckeyes as they head into Saturday night’s matchup at Rutgers. Here are the highlights.

+ Tyquan Lewis has been fun to watch grow. He dominated at camp as a high schooler and Mike Vrabel called Meyer over to take a look at him. He fell in love with him and he’s been a great player from the outset.

+ Chase Young is a good dude who takes care of his business.

+ Chris Ash is a very good special teams coach, so they’ll have to be prepared for what Rutgers has in store.

+ Meyer was asked if there could be something similar in college football to what is happening in college basketball. He used to worry about that. He gets upset with the NCAA at times, but they have their hands tied behind their backs with everything going on.

+ Parris Campbell is a great returner and Meyer trusts him to take a kickoff out of the end zone. “I don’t overcoach him.” Meyer is okay with him taking a run at it.

+ Meyer would like to see a few receivers step up and take larger roles and more snaps.

+ Jeff Okudah isn’t yet in the rotation, but people should buy stock in him because he is going to be a good one.

+ Marcus Baugh has yet to achieve what he can be. Meyer is seeing signs of it, however. “He’s getting very close now.” Trying to find more ways to get him the ball now.

+ Meyer loves Elijaah Goins. He’s almost a 23mph guy running down the field. He was dominant on kickoff coverage last week. “I love those kind of guys.” When OSU offered him a scholarship that was a great investment.

+ When an OSU commit is injured, Ohio State’s medical team can speak with the high school’s medical team and create a dialogue.

+ History shows that Rutgers is a great place that has historically struggled. Greg Schiano turned the program around. Meyer used to worry about him when he was struggling at Rutgers. “Everybody knows how I feel about Greg.”

+ In a word, how good is J.T. Barrett? “He’s elite at what he does.” Everyone wishes he would have played better in certain games. Meyer wishes he would have coached better in those games too. It’s gonna be a sad day when he leaves.

6 Responses

  1. Was hoping that Meyer would of spoke more of R. Berry, he looked like a stud. This kid needs the ball, not only is he Sequonish, but he can bring a spark to BOTH sides of the ball.

    1. What he said after the game is that the fumble is why he isn’t playing more. Lack of consistency is holding him back.

      1. Thanks and understandable. I’m willing to take that risk, many young players cough up the ball, we have 3 weeks with opponents that we should easily beat in which he can grow and the only way he’s going to learn consistency is in practice and real live games.

        1. How can you see his TD and think anything BUT he needs to play more?

          1. Agree with both of you gentlemen. Both Archie and Eddie fumbled as freshmen. Not saying Roughshod will ever be a Hypesman candidate, but the kid is clearly hungry and clearly a BEAST!

            1. Oh, that’s a good nickname. Consider it stolen.

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