Ohio State middle linebacker Chris Worley is “questionable” for Saturday’s game against UNLV, according to Urban Meyer. Worley left Ohio State’s win against Army early with a sprained right foot.
It would not be a big surprise if the Buckeyes held Worley, a senior, out against the Running Rebels. The Buckeyes are 40-point favorites against UNLV before they dive back into Big Ten play with a Sept. 30 game at Rutgers.
Worley has 21 tackles (two for a loss) in three games this season, which is his first at middle linebacker for Ohio State. After Worley went down against Army, Tuf Borland entered the game and notched 9 solo tackles.
After the game, Meyer noted that reps at middle linebacker are up for grabs. “Worley is a leader, but anybody that plays well gets an opportunity,” he said.
Mike Weber, Demario McCall, Shaun Wade updates
Meyer also had a health updates on some other players.
The Ohio State head coach said Mike Weber is not yet back to 100 percent, and that he would be “rewarded” once he’s at full strength.
Meyer says Mike Weber still isn't full strength. "He'll be rewarded once he gets back to full-speed"
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As for Demario McCall, who has yet to be a big part of Ohio State’s game plans in 2017, Meyer said he is still waiting for the sophomore to get healthier. “He needs to improve. He has not been at full speed. He is getting better,” Meyer said.
Meyer also said cornerback Shaun Wade “has been dinged up a bit,” which is why he has not been part of the Buckeyes’ defensive rotation.