Miami: Wednesday Practice Updates

By Kyle Rowland on August 29, 2012 at 7:35p

Today marked the final media availability of the opening week of the season. But it ended with a bang by getting updates from head coach Urban Meyer. Among the tidbits, a slight uniform change is in the works, Nathan Williams is on track to play Saturday and four Buckeyes had their black stripes removed.

On the uniform change, Meyer did not elaborate on whether it will be one game or the whole season. Reports indicate it is one game only, but Meyer said Nike contacted Ohio State and his leadership committee is in charge of any changes. The only stipulations, according to Meyer, are that Archie Griffin must approve them. Meyer said he does not want any traditions ruined and feels former players should approve of the uniforms.

David Perkins, Jacoby Boren, Logan Beougher and Najee Murray had their black stripes removed today. Meyer said players who do not have their stripes removed may not play Saturday.

Nathan Williams jogged to the locker room after practice and looked rather spry and energetic doing so. Meyer said Williams practiced with the defense and did contact drills. He's been medically cleared to play.

Jordan Hall is jogging and on track to return in a couple weeks.

Practice today was good, according to Meyer, but he said the Buckeyes weren't game-ready.

Florida struggled with Miami two years ago, and Meyer said this year's team is even better, with two NFL caliber players.

Asked about the possible deluge of rain Saturday, Meyer said it won't affect OSU's gameplan.

Meyer believes he has a strong special teams unit and said he’s happy with Drew Basil at kicker and Ben Buchanan at punter.

Meyer said Bradley Roby will probably move back to return kicks at some point during the season.


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German Buckeye's picture

Spry is what Nathan should be no?

Run_Fido_Run's picture

Thanks for the update, Kyle. Happy to hear that Nathan Williams and Jordan Hall are progressing well. However, if Williams doesn't want to go in the doghouse like Stoney and Mewhort had to, he best not spray in public.

Baroclinicity's picture

Maybe the jersey change is putting gray back on the sleeves of the scarlet jerseys.
Sorry, I'm still bitter about that change a few years ago.

When you're holding a hammer, everything looks like a nail.

BuckeyePride's picture

I like the grey on sleeves too. I am ridiculously ready for Saturday!

How Firm Thy Friendship....

Urban Ohio's picture

The jerseys have changed over the years and I think they've done nothing but better them every time. We've got gray helmets and gray pants. I would like to see 1 game every year with the 1960 replica uniforms that is 1 Bad A uniform.

Newcomerstown Trojans between Woody and Beaver.

Dougger's picture

Great round up. Overall all good news! I think it's okay they're not game ready yet they still have two days. Pumped to see Nathan Williams get in there and eat. 

I like football

Maestro's picture

Go Bucks !!!
Finish up a strong week of practice and move to 1-0 boys.

vacuuming sucks

cinserious's picture

I like the current unis. Interesting to see what they do next, however it haven't been all that long since the last change. Maybe urban wants to put his stamp on a new beginning. I respect that he's enlisting Archie Griffin for veto power, smart move.

One day I will valiantly become a political prisoner of 11W jail.