On Monday, Coach Meyer discussed Iowa and talked NCAA guidelines.
Eject Button-Bradley Roby was disqualified from the game vs. Iowa last Saturday for what was deemed targeting. Urban Meyer chimed in at his own press conference Monday about the targeting rule and his opinion of the disqualification. ” I think that the NCAA and everybody is going to want to relook at that rule. We are Ohio State is very concerned about player safety. We have gone to the Nth degree with adjusting practice. Any rule for the safety of players, no question we support it. However, that was a game changer. To take one of your better players out of the game, that impacted that game. “
Running Out Of Time- Roby had a very high bar to reach for this season and at times he’s played 10 ft above the bar and other times I worry if he can even see that bar. Coach Meyer commented to Roby’s commitment to the team and dedication at practice. I unfortunately see Roby running out of time to make a big impression on the NFL gods as the watch him flounder week after week from Mount Goodell. Meyer addressed this as well, saying that he believes Roby is close to a “breakout game”… couldn’t come at a better time.
Slow Starts-The Buckeye offense was running smoothly against Iowa yet the Buckeye defense again looked groggy and confused at times even before the Roby ejection. I cant even begin to fathom why this is happening and it sounds like Coach Meyer is having the same problem deciphering the puzzle that is the last luster Buckeye D.
The Greatest Player To Play Anything Ever-Urban Meyer has Tourettes and can’t help himself from mentioning Tim Tebow yet again in his press conference. I think Buckeye nation as a group should ban together and pledge a dollar to the James cancer research hospital each time Urban mentions Tebow. Cancer will be cured by Christmas.
Retro X-Brax- Braxton Miller seemed much more comfortable in the match up against Iowa last Saturday. He was 22 for 27 passing for 222 yards and rushed for 112 yards. I don’t know if the Northwestern game was a wake up call or Braxton just shook off some rust. Either way he was running the offense like a field general and it was nice to see Braxton return to his former glory.
Tight End Lock- Iowa abused the Buckeye secondary with their talented tight ends last Saturday. Unfortunately Penn St. whom the Buckeyes face this Saturday also utilize their tight ends heavily. However the Buckeyes will face the best qb they’ve met all season. Freshman Christian Hackenberg is the big ten’s leading qb averaging 287 passing yards a game. With 11 touchdowns and 6 interceptions Hackenberg will hand a shaking Buckeye secondary it’s biggest challenge to date.