Following Ohio State’s 56-0 win at Rutgers Saturday night, Urban Meyer, J.T. Barrett, and a few other Buckeyes spoke with the media. Here are the highlights.
Urban Meyer Updates
+ It was great to see J.T. Barrett breaks the all-time passing yardage mark at Ohio State. “Awesome honor” and he’s got a lot of football left.
+ The offense is on a roll, but Meyer is realistic. His words.
+ Mike Weber ran hard. Meyer thought he had more yards than just 44 on 10 carries. He’s knocking the rust off. Still want to see him and J.K. Dobbins together.
+ Weber had a pretty significant hamstring tear, but he is now finally pain free.
+ Meyer didn’t think about it until he was asked by an intrepid reporter, but that was the most man coverage they saw all season long.
+ Still a lot of new players out there who need to get better — and they are.
+ Demario McCall is still not 100%. He’s got more in the tank.
+ Dre’Mont Jones suffered a freak injury in the locker room. Very deep cut on a locker door. Almost caused nerve damage. He’s probably out next week as well.
+ Meyer credited Marcus Baugh’s blocking on Johnnie Dixon’s 70-yard touchdown run. “Johnnie caught a ball and ran fast.” It was the blockers who pushed him to the end zone.
+ Disappointed in the receivers in the first quarter, but they have had some real growth the last few weeks. “We expect more out of them.”
+ “Erick Smith wasn’t ready to make the trip.” When will he play again? Whenever he’s ready.
J.T. Barrett Updates
+ On his record: “I didn’t see that when I came to Ohio State.”
+ “I was pressing earlier” in the game.
+ When you get man coverage, you’ve got to give your guys a chance to make a play.
+ On deep ball connections: “That’s what we’re supposed to do.”
+ It’s good to have Mike Weber back. J.K. Dobbins is happy because now he gets breathers.
+ “A lot of people helped me on my way.”
+ On his record: “I think it’s pretty crazy.” And yet… “It’s almost like, ‘Why not me?'”
Johnnie Dixon Updates
+ Having a career game was nice, but he was just looking forward to getting back to his girlfriend back home.
+ He credited Marcus Baugh for springing him on his 70-yard touchdown.
+ He feels like people don’t respect the Ohio State receivers.
+ Teams shouldn’t play man coverage against OSU because this is what happens. They can also do this against zone.
Binjimen Victor Updates
+ If he was defending the Ohio State receivers, he wouldn’t play man coverage.
+ The receivers haven’t shown everything yet. They’ve still got some things waiting to come out.
Damon Webb Updates
+ He was never that concerned with the pass defense and he didn’t think they were playing that bad early in the season.