Ohio State football: Trevon Grimes visits family in Florida; Urban Meyer sounds off on road night games
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Trevon Grimes helping family in Florida
Urban Meyer confirmed Wednesday that freshman wide receiver Trevon Grimes is the player he visited on Monday. Grimes is home in Florida to be with his family because of an unspecified family illness.
“Trevon is dealing with family health issues,” Meyer said. “I saw him. He’s doing great.”
Grimes is still a part of the program, though it is unclear how long he will remain in Florida.
Urban Meyer talks road night games
Ohio State could play up to four road night games this year, with the third coming on Saturday at Nebraska. That fact hasn’t gone unnoticed by Meyer, who would prefer to see teams only have to play two road night games a year.
“I understand TV contracts, but when you start talking about student-athletes, they shouldn’t have to play four night games on the road,” Meyer said. “I’ve talked to Gene Smith about it, and I’ll bring it up to our commissioner. We’ll find out if we really do care about getting home at 4 o’clock in the morning four times.”
Ohio State gives Urban Meyer raise
In better news for Meyer, USA Today revealed Wednesday that Meyer received a bigger-than-expected raise before the 2017 season. His annual compensation was scheduled to be increased by 6 percent but instead was raised by 8 percent.
That bumped up his salary by $428,640, giving him an annual salary of $6.4 million.
What else we wrote
A brief look at what we recently published:
- The Wednesday recruiting notebook has an update on a 4-star visitor for the Penn State game
- Nick Bosa has become a beast for the Buckeyes
- Ohio State mailbag: What should the Buckeyes do on the offensive line?
- Ohio State released a hype video for the Nebraska game
- Gene Smith was named to an NCAA commission on college basketball
- My Senior Walk: Teradja Mitchell’s weekly diary
Other news to note
We’re not the only site that covers the Buckeyes. Some items from our friends at other outlets.
- The Omaha World-Herald wrote about Ohio State’s success under Urban Meyer
- From Cleveland.com: Who is the Buckeyes’ midseason MVP?
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