Urban Meyer Big Ten Coaches Teleconference Notes

By D.J. Byrnes on September 8, 2015 at 1:37 pm
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Fresh off a resounding road victory in Blacksburg, Urban Meyer passed on an opportunity to give an opening statement and went straight to questions.

"Early indications" are Sam Hubbard played "very well." Urban noted Tyquan Lewis and Jalyn Holmes will provide depth.

Joey Bosa is chomping at the bit to get back. "He's done everything we've asked of him."

Braxton Miller has shown an ability to lay out for passes like he did for his first catch on Monday night. "I did expect him to perform pretty well, because he showed it in practice." Urban notes that he didn't see the ceiling for Braxton as a quarterback, and he doesn't see one at wide receiver either. "He wasn't an elite worker [in the past]... and that's what changed."

Braxton broke down after the game while speaking to the team and was consoled by several players. "It was incredible."

Dontre Wilson and Jalin Marshall are "practicing at a level they've never practiced before," but noted Curtis Samuel is a guy that "does everything right."

Even though Parris Campbell had a couple drops, Urban says not to sleep on him. 

Urban does worry about keeping all his players happy with touches, but he hasn't felt that yet. "When I start getting calls from third uncles, then we've got a problem."

Would Urban be willing to travel to Hawaii? "I'm always in for a good trip to Honolulu," but he admitted he's not very involved in schedule. He hasn't reviewed much Hawaii tape, but that will change after tonight. Doesn't know much about the Rainbow Warriors at the moment other than "They had a great win against Colorado."

"Every coach I've hired has had connections to Ohio." Mentioned Tyvis Powell and Darron Lee as players who weren't heralded, but they got word about them from their high school coaches. "Very rarely will you take a project guy from out of state, because you just don't know much about him."

Ohio State is back in action on Saturday as it hosts Hawaii at 3:30 p.m.

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