COLUMBUS, Ohio — Two days before heading to East Lansing for a date with Michigan State, Urban Meyer met with the media Wednesday to discuss the Buckeyes’ upcoming showdown with the Spartans. You can watch video of the news conference above.
Among the topics covered by the Ohio State coach:
- His thoughts on the Buckeyes being ranked second in the latest College Football Playoff standings.
- Former Buckeyes and current San Diego Chargers Joey Bosa and Joshua Perry visiting Ohio State.
- The range of kicker Tyler Durbin.
- His decision not to address the Buckeyes about their College Football Playoff ranking and potential path to the playoff.
- The emerging toughness of H-back Curtis Samuel.
- The talent on the Michigan State roster and the Spartans’ momentum following their blowout win over Rutgers last weekend.
- The strength of the Ohio State defense, the Buckeyes’ secondary.
- The Ohio State defensive staff and the blending of co-defensive coordinators Luke Fickell and Greg Schiano’s coaching.
- The emergence of some of the Buckeyes’ true freshmen, including Demario McCall and Binjimen Victor.
- The weather forecast for Saturday’s noon ET kickoff, which currently includes strong chances of both rain and wind.
- Meyer’s previous concerns about the Ohio State defensive line and where the unit stands heading into the final stretch of the season.
- The continued development of the Buckeyes wide receivers.
- Michigan State CB/WR Donnie Corley, who Ohio State unsuccessfully recruited as a 4-star prospect.