But just had this sent to me from an O-zone article where someone asked Urban about the punter situation. Found it interesting:
“We will punt, by the way,” clarified after his initial comment drew a large applause from the crowd aboard the Buckeye Cruise for Cancer on Sunday.
“Our punting situation is Drew Basil is going to be a our starting punter. Frank Epitropoulos is also going to get a shot. Other than that, we’re struggling.”
Epitropoulos is a redshirt freshman who came to the Buckeyes as a wide receiver last season, while Basil is the team’s starting place kicker. Meyer and his coaching staff had hoped to the fill the role with someone outside of the current roster, but Johnny Townsend, a highly touted punter out of Orlando, Fla. flipped his commitment from OSU to the University if Florida just before National Signing Day.
“I can talk about it because a recruiting is over,” Meyer said Sunday.
“We have a scholarship issue and we were going to try to get a guy to walk on. Some other school comes in and offers a full scholarship and we lose him. It wasn’t like at the end we lost a guy, we knew that might be a problem.”