Urban Meyer Shoots the Breeze with CBS Sports

By DJ Byrnes on March 24, 2014 at 2:14p

Urban Meyer sat down with CBS Sports' Jeremy Fowler for a Q&A, and as is par-for-the-course with Meyer, he dispensed various hot takes in a straight-shootin' manner

Urban Meyer has his eye on the second-level read option; it's something he believes will become prevalent in college football.

Meyer estimates 25 teams or so use the second-level concept. He thinks Rich Rodriguez might have started it. Auburn is good at it.

Meyer expects that number to be closer to 50 when next season kicks off in the fall. (Here's a sketch of the idea Urban Meyer drew in fifteen seconds.)

Fans will like his words about the ongoing defensive overhaul:

“I have a vision for our defense. I made it clear what I'd like to see. I'd like to challenge every throw and run like hell, to have a defense like we played at Florida. I want to see it. I'm more involved than I've ever been … There are a couple of positions that have to play better than they've played.”

Would a better secondary in 2013 have sent the Buckeyes to the national title game?

“Yes. I don't want to take anything away from Michigan State. They were a great team. They threw for 300 yards on us. You're not going to win many games that way. When you have to outscore people, that's going to catch up to you.”

The whole interview, again, can be found over here

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