Urban Meyer At Big Ten Media Day

The Big Ten was very kind to provide a transcript of Ohio State coach Urban Meyer’s comments today, so we’re sharing it with you. Just click here.

Urban Meyer speaks at Media Day 8-10-14

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Oh, Baby!

Maybe Urban Meyer heard that Michigan’s Jim Harbaugh recruited an eighth grader. Maybe it’s just in Meyer’s nature to leave no stone unturned.

In any case, rumor has it that the Ohio State head man is pursuing a local 3-month-old.

Urban

“Dear Jack,
You may consider me a little hasty in asking you to consider which college to attend, but we want to get an early start on beginning the tradition at The Ohio State University. We will look for you to make your collegiate debut in 2033 — you will need to gain a little weight, but our strength staff will take care of that!
Go Bucks!
Sincerely,
Urban Meyer
Head Football Coach”

Jack definitely needs to gain a little weight, but speed shouldn’t be a concern. According to the letter Jack first sent Urban (which was what prompted the above response), Jack’s 40-yard dash time is, “However fast Mommy is driving me in the car.”

We all start somewhere, right?

Jack is an adorable future defensive back, so keep an eye out for him.

And Jack’s Dad, Nick is on Twitter. A huge thanks to him for sending me a copy of Urban’s letter.

Depth At QB Not New for Meyer

Urban Meyer made a great point in an interview with the Atlanta Journal Constitution today. He brought up the fact that he’s had depth at quarterback before.

In 2008, junior Tim Tebow was under center the bulk of the time for the Florida Gators, but backing him up were two quality signal callers in redshirt freshman John Brantley and sophomore Cam Newton.

Tebow obviously just signed with the Eagles. Newton is a Pro Bowl quarterback for the Panthers. And former 5-star recruit Brantley had a star-crossed collegiate career, but generated at least enoCardale Jones during OSU Spring Game 4-12-14ugh interest to sign with the Ravens as an undrafted free agent.

The obvious difference between that situation and what coach Meyer has this year at Ohio State is that every Buckeye quarterback has established himself. Braxton Miller is a two-time Big Ten Player of the Year. Cardale Jones is 3-0 as a starter with one of those wins coming in the National Championship game. JT Barrett was named as a Heisman Trophy candidate before an injury ended his season last year.

Still, it must be reassuring to OSU fans that Meyer has some valuable experience to help guide his decision-making…Almost as reassuring as the end result of that 2008 season: a 24-14 win over Oklahoma in the BCS title game.

Read more from the AJC here. Article includes Meyer’s philosophy of when he will offer a recruit, how often he’s been asked by recruits about Aaron Hernandez, and he names a player he thinks is a future Buckeye captain. Oh, and there’s a photo of Raekwon McMillan lifting a log that’s on fire?

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The Ohio State offensive line coach discusses Cardale Jones, his history with Nick Saban, and OSU’s opening at the offensive coordinator’s position. Oh, and make sure to watch until the end to see Warinner wink. What do you think it means?

 

Ohio State’s co-defensive coordinator previews the Buckeyes upcoming game against Alabama.

 

The Buckeye quarterback talks about leading the team against Alabama.

 

In addition to talking about Alabama, Powell amusingly discusses what it’s like to be friends and teammates with Cardale Jones.

 

Ohio State wide receiver Devin Smith reflects on his time with the Buckeyes and talks about what it would mean to add a win over Alabama to the list of the team’s accomplishments.

 

The Ohio State defensive lineman shares his thoughts on making the playoffs and facing Alabama.

 

The Buckeye running back discusses his game and how it was impacted by a wrist injury, as well as previews their upcoming playoff matchup with Alabama.

 

The Buckeye linebacker takes umbrage with the fact that OSU is an underdog against Alabama and hates fielding questions about “SEC speed.”