Ohio State is No. 2 in the country in both the AP and Coaches Polls. After rolling Oklahoma this past Saturday, however, the Buckeyes have to wait for another blowout thanks to a bye week.
But Buckeyes coach Urban Meyer still provided some updates during Tuesday’s teleconference, including one on defensive back Gareon Conley, who missed half of the Oklahoma game because of an upper body injury.
“Yeah, he’s fine,” Meyer said Tuesday. “He’s going to practice today. It was all precautionary, which is the right thing to do. He’ll be no contact today, but he’ll be ready to go.”
The extra week definitely will be a benefit to Conley and any other Buckeyes nursing some bruises. Ohio State won’t play again until Oct. 1 against Rutgers.
Another highlight included Meyer on Noah Brown’s four-TD game against the Sooners, with Meyer saying Brown isn’t even 100 percent yet.
Meyer on Noah Brown's game vs. Okla: "I think any receiver who gets 4 TDs, espec vs team like OK, would be surprised."
— Bill Rabinowitz (@brdispatch) September 20, 2016
- Meyer also said he’s given “zero thought” into having all Power 5 conferences playing the same amount of conference games. This year, the Big Ten added a game to start a nine-game schedule.
- Meyer also said he would like Ohio State’s bye to come later in the year, especially because Ohio State seems to be hitting its stride now.