Meyer says LeBron James Should Be In Town For Virginia Tech; Talks Hokies, Frank Beamer, Offensive Line

By Patrick Maks on September 3, 2014 at 7:08p
45 Comments

Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer met with the media Wednesday to talk the Buckeyes’ upcoming nighttime bout with Virginia Tech.

Here’s everything you need to know.

Notes:

  • Meyer said NBA mega star LeBron James should be in attendance for Ohio State primetime bout with Virginia Tech Saturday. “I think he’ll be in town.”
  • Meyer said Saturday’s game almost feels like a season opener. “Our defensive coaches were actually saying, it’s hard enough to play Navy and the week after, you wish you had an easier team than this because we’re re-teaching the pass defense that’s really new from spring ball with a bunch of new players. That’s the way it is. We’ve had some pretty good days, but we’re gonna need tomorrow.”
  • For Virginia Tech, Saturday seems to be a chance for the Hokies to seize a marquee win after struggling that past few seasons. Meyer downplayed such a notion. “I think you guys know the answer, they’re a very good team that’s extremely talented and historically one of the top 10 teams in America.”
  • Meyer said Ohio State’s offensive line is “much better.” Added Meyer: “They settled down in the second half, they’re no longer rookies, they’re veteran players now.”
  • Meyer on recruiting the state of Virginia: “It always has (been a big part of the plan), just the respect we have for the ball players that come out of that area.
  • Meyer said he and Virginia Tech head coach Frank Beamer are “very good friends.” Added Meyer: “Just from the Nike trips we’ve done for years, Cheryl and my wife are very good friends. I talk football with him and special teams, I told that story, back in 1998 or something like that was the first time that I ever became engrossed with the kicking game and that was because of Coach Beamer.”
  • Meyer on Beamer Ball and the Hokies’ emphasis on special teams: “He’s kind of aggressive, In the old days, punt return wasn’t hold up and hope for a fair catch, get the ball back. He was a guy that would just start storming the castle and start blocking punts, just really aggressive. You remember back in the day, even not that long ago recently, where they would win games because of that.”
  • Meyer said he feels good about his team’s special teams. “This is a good unit, we have more depth than we did last year -- last year we had one guy on all four phases. This is, it remains to be seen, but they played very well Saturday. We just gotta knock one out -- a return. But the coverage units are really good.”
  • Meyer reiterated Saturday’s importance for recruiting. “It’s a big national audience, it’s Ohio State night, Buckeye football at night time. Night game, Buckeye style and that stadium’s awesome. We’ve had some great things over the last two years.”
  • Meyer on the new tunnel, renovations at Ohio Stadium: “That hasn’t been a huge topic of conversation.”
45 Comments

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Ashtabula's picture

"I have a special relationship with Northeast Ohio" and that means I am obligated to recruit for the Buckeyes!

+5 HS
AAStagg's picture

Lord, I'm glad I'm not the guy who asked Urban about "the new tunnel".  If you look up "lame" in the dictionary...

Remain calm.  It's only a game.

+5 HS
Frankmcdee's picture

Do you think the recruits coming in for the game know who this LeBron guy is?

As I get closer to my 50's, I notice there is more gray and less scarlet.

+4 HS
Gobucks2204's picture

If anyone boos Lebron, please text Brutus and have the perpetrator reported immediately.

+36 HS
Chaseko24's picture

Now that he's back in Cleveland, I doubt there will be boos. 

NuttyBuckeye's picture

And - definitely no BOOZE at the stadium, either...  At least, not legally...

Marc Pocock (a.k.a NuttyBuckeye)

What's round on the ends and high in the middle? Tell me if you know!

+2 HS
Toilrt Paper's picture

No one will tell LeBron to sit down.

+5 HS
buckeyedude's picture

Bi-polar Clevelanders are now back in love with Lebron. No need to worry.

 

 

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steveoz49's picture

I like how Coach Meyer is all modest about Lebron "I think he'll be in town".  Talk about the truest definition of a rockstar coach!

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Toilrt Paper's picture

And a rock star athlete. Urban says when LeBron walks into a room it is unlike any other pro athlete. He says it is more like when a Fortune 100 company CEO walks into a room.

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oregonianbuckeye's picture

Guys, did anyone remember to tell Lebron that he can't stand during the game? 

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d5k's picture

At 6'8" 250 grandpa would have a hard time seeing around or over him...

+3 HS
OH1O State's picture

Your Grandpa is 6'8" 250 pounds!!?!??!?

"I know the human being and fish can coexist peacefully."

+14 HS
45has2's picture

Well played, sir.

"I don't like nice people. I like tough, honest people." -W.W. Hayes

Bleeding-Scarlet-Grey's picture

Quick someone get Urban on the phone, this Grandpa needs a Scholarship!

Without lies there would be no truth!

Bleeding-Scarlet-Grey's picture

Roll out the red carpet the King is coming!!!! This recruiting weekend just hit a 9.5 on the extreme scale

Without lies there would be no truth!

+6 HS
MN Buckeye's picture

Perhaps the biggest recruiting weekend of the year, so add LBJ to make it even bigger.

+3 HS
otrain2416's picture

If Lebron stands up in front of me during the game I'll just be the bigger man and blow in his ear 

+23 HS
bleedscarlet's picture

lmao...wtf?...

I'm too drunk to taste this chicken

OSUBias's picture

Lance Stephenson looks like he might be cooking up a bank heist or plotting a takeover and world domination. Just an evil look on that face. What a weird dude.

Shitter's full

+1 HS
D-Day0043's picture

Crack is a helluva drug...

I am D-Day0043 and I approve this message.

buckeyedude's picture

LMFAO. Where the hell did you find this, Otrain? Actually, never mind.

 

 

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MassiveAttack's picture

NBC or ESPN or whoever broadcast that Eastern Conference Finals playoff game, showed the clip constantly after it happened.  Then it was on social media and a topic of debate the rest of the series.
 

Gobucks2204's picture

Virginia tech fans are having a meltdown over Lebron. They want Michael Vick on their sideline to counter him.

+2 HS
Bleeding-Scarlet-Grey's picture

Just keep your dogs at home

Without lies there would be no truth!

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OSUBias's picture

Even if he were there,  not remotely close to "countering" LBJ. But I guess that's as close as they've got. 

Shitter's full

+1 HS
Bleeding-Scarlet-Grey's picture

They could always tag team it and have both the Vick brothers there, but the school's PR office would be doing OT damage control

Without lies there would be no truth!

Scarlet Veins's picture

I'm going to O-H Lebron like he's never been O-H'ed before in his life...I want to make sure he's loyal this time.

“I don't know how fast he is, but I've never seen anyone catch him.”

Jim Tressel

Scarlet Veins's picture

Please don't "John Waters" me either, that was not a "sexualized" comment.

“I don't know how fast he is, but I've never seen anyone catch him.”

Jim Tressel

+2 HS
Homey1970's picture

Is that anything like a reach-around?

+3 HS
buckskin's picture

More like an ass out hug.

Bmore Buckeye's picture

Can we put pads on King James and have a 2 TE set?

To whom much is given, much is expected.

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nikolajz1's picture

We probably still wouldnt use our tight ends in the passing game. 

+1 HS
TheBadOwl's picture

With how bad the o-line looked last week, they had to use the tight ends in pass protection. I think we'll see the tight ends in the passing game a bit this week, but only if Zeke or Rod are in at running back and used to pass block.

When I walked in this morning and saw the flag was at half mast I thought, "Alright, another bureaucrat ate it." but then I saw it was Li'l Sebastian. Half mast is too high. Show some damn respect.

+2 HS
Toilrt Paper's picture

Not when the tithe O-line needs help blocking.

+1 HS
teddyballgame's picture

before Urban learned that Lebron was a highschool basketball prodigy he tried to recruit him for football

what position do you think he would have been best at though?

Bleeding-Scarlet-Grey's picture

Could you imagine with his size and speed as a wide out? Omg those goal posts would be dunked upon every pass!

Without lies there would be no truth!

GoBucksToledo's picture

He played tight end at St. V St. M

+1 HS
THE's picture

I confirmed this information earlier in the week. 

Drivin > Disco > Drivin.
To the people in the bathroom, how's it going in there?

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TURD_BUCKET's picture

It cant hurt having LeBron on the sidelines

“Being average means you are as close to the bottom as you are to the top.”

+1 HS