Urban Meyer Coach's Show: National Signing Day Edition

By D.J. Byrnes on February 4, 2015 at 12:27 pm
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With 27 new Buckeyes in the bag, Urban Meyer took to 97.1 The Fan's airwaves to talk about his latest National Signing Day heist with former All-American Jim Lachey and host Marty Bannister.

Urban says a lot of "non-sense" in regards to recruiting has made his season "NFL-like," but he credits "the best staff in America" helping him get the job done.

Urban said he and running backs coach Stan Drayton were on the phone past midnight with RB Mike Weber.  "That was a big, big get for us."

Urban talked about theory vs. testimony now for Ohio State's recruiting. He used to have to sell players like Jalin Marshall on a vision, but now the proof is in the pudding for Ohio State. Urban noted the latter goes a long way with players not as familiar with OSU (like Mike Weber).

Urban says when he came into the Big Ten a coach (Bert) said when players are committed, they should be left alone. Urban said it was weird because "that coach" was still recruiting his kids.

"Young people deserve all the information they can get," Urban said about letting prospects take official visits. There were five commitments that weren't secure last night, which "made for a late night." 

"Porter Gustin... love that kid. He's going to be a star." Lamented trying to fit a whole year of recruiting into a 48 hour window.

"We made a couple mistakes when we got here," but Urban likes the length of some OL prospects coming into the program. "We need some Tackles."

"The one rule is you never walk away from a great defensive lineman or offensive lineman." Noted OSU is still a little thin at corner.

"The biggest disappointment in this program right now is the back-up defensive line." They're good kids, but "these next few weeks won't be pleasant. ... It's time to go."

Urban said the 2014 season already feels like it happened years ago. He hasn't had time to rewatch the game due to recruiting. "I have to do a good job around here making 

On Tim Beck: "He's an Ohio guy, so I don't have to explain The Rivalry to him." He also has Texas times and ran a "borderline great, at times" offense at Nebraska. 

Ed Warinner "earned the right" to become the chief offensive coordinator. Beck will orchestrate the passing game. "The offense won't change."

Urban also noted they're yet to decide if Warinner will leave the sideline to coach from the box. "You obviously don't want to take a guy like that off the sidelines."

On the team's health: "I have no idea.... I can tell you Prince signed at noon and Weber at 12:06."

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