Summer Update from Urban Meyer

June 25, 2013 at 12:45p    by Kyle Rowland    
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67 days until the opener.

The dog days of summer are nearing. Fear not, though, Ohio State takes the field in 67 days for the season opener versus Buffalo. For teams around the country, this is the time that strength coaches operate the program. With coaching restrictions, the head coach and assistants aren’t allowed to have on-field contact with their players.

For Urban Meyer and the Buckeyes, having Mickey Marotti in charge is A-OK. And the reports Meyer has received have him nodding his head in approval.

Meyer, along with former Ohio State athletes Kirk Herbstreit, Clark Kellogg, Eddie George and Chris Spielman, was one of the keynote speakers at the Greater Columbus Sports Commission's annual Morning Sports Report on Tuesday at the Ohio Union. Following the event, Meyer met with reporters to answer a series of questions.

On the summer conditioning and drills:

“I’ve heard all positives. I trust my strength coach, we’ve been together a long time, and I love my players. It’s going really well.”

On the freshmen:

“(I’ve heard) real positive things about the freshmen. We’re fast, which is something I wanted to be. I wanted to get more speed on offense in particular. I’m hearing great things about them.”

On injuries:

“Kenny Guiton injured his hand, but I don’t know how serious it is. I’m going to find out. You just always worry (about injuries). You remember last year we lost Jordan hall for six weeks.”

On entering Year 2 at Ohio State:

“I feel much better. What I really feel better about is my family being settled. It was a really difficult move for my wife and my son. That means more to me than the football team. They love Columbus. They’re set and ready to go. Last year at this time was not very smooth.”

And that’s all folks. Don’t worry, though, that’s just a tease. Come back at 9:30 Wednesday morning for a full recap of the Buckeyes’ summer…so far.


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Hovenaut's picture

We're all here for football, and Buckeye sports, but it is good to hear Meyer commenting on his family and where his priorities are. That's beneficial all around, and I think he's grown from his time in Gainesville in that aspect.

"Success...it's what you do with what you got" - Woody Hayes

MAJbucksfan's picture

I agree 100%.  In some ways, that news means more to me than the great news about the Freshman.  If the family is settled and happy, his stress level is reduced, and the likelihood he stays longer increases exponentially. 

Dougger's picture

Amen. Couldn't have said it better Hovenaut! Happy for him and his family, especially those closest to him (Shelley and his son)

I like football

jvd253's picture

Good news all around.   Without actually doing the math, I think we're sitting at 67 days until kickoff.  Go Bucks
 
Edit:  It would probably help if I read the story more closely.  67 days it is. 

"A guy from Ohio can make it in life if he works hard enough." - Wayne Woodrow Hayes

buckguyfan1's picture

Gotta make sure Momma is happy!  Go Bucks!

SilverState's picture

Don’t worry, though, that’s just a tease. Come back at 9:30 Wednesday morning for a full recap of the Buckeyes’ summer…so far.

Taking a play out of 9R's playbook...can't wait...
 

hail2victors9's picture

Did I mention I love puppies?

Those who stay will be CHAMPIONS!
~Bo Schembechler

BuckeyeVet's picture

@Hail - only an SEC loving, commie bastard would down vote someone for saying "Did I mention I love puppies". Even if they are a fan of TTUN. There's hope for you, you know. You're hanging on an OSU board & you love puppies.

"Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read."          - Groucho Marx 
 

harleymanjax's picture

I love it when puppies are set free!

"Because I couldn't go for 3"

One Bad Buckeye's picture

“(I’ve heard) real positive things about the freshmen. We’re fast, which is something I wanted to be. I wanted to get more speed on offense in particular. I’m hearing great things about them.”

"I'm One Bad Buckeye, and I approve this message."

zjhousley's picture

Glad his family feels welcome and is enjoying Columbus.  Also nice to hear he is placing a higher priority on his family.  A happy family probably means the longer he will be around in Columbus as our head guy.  Can't wait until Aug. 31st!!!  I know it will be a blowout, but will be nice to see our boys back on the field again.

GoBucks713's picture

I hope Kenny G's hand doesn't put him out for an extended period of time. We need his smooth jazz.

-The Aristocrats!

dubjayfootball90's picture

Oh man, just a tease? 9:30 Wednesday can't come soon enough

droessl's picture

(I’ve heard) real positive things about the freshmen. We’re fast, which is something I wanted to be. I wanted to get more speed on offense in particular. I’m hearing great things about them.

TMac's picture

Sax is hard with an injured hand! Be well Kenny G!

SaltyD0gg's picture

Wait, did a one-time SEC coach just call our players "fast"?

Pain of Discipline
Pain of Regret
Take Your Pick

BuckeyeVet's picture

@Salty Dogg - Why, yes, yes he did.
P.S. Love your signature quote. I use that all the time with my student employees. They hate it, slowly get, finally live it, and then call me 10 years later laughing, when they find themselves saying it to someone else.

"Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read."          - Groucho Marx 
 

Dougger's picture

And you both get upvotes for that

I like football

otrain2416's picture

Wow all positives minus Kenny G's hand, glad he and his family are settling down and enjoying Columbus that's priority number 1