Meyer Gives Media Day Updates

Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer met with the media Sunday afternoon on the program's annual media day. We have updates on what he said with more to come throughout the day.

Ohio State Urban Meyer gave his updates at media day on Sunday.

Ezekiel Elliott had wrist surgery, will not practice until late next week and won't have contact until the week after that.

Braxton didn't throw yesterday. He'll throw tomorrow. Heuerman was also held out of the scrimmage.

Joel Hale is looking like an offensive lineman. battle for LG is Hale Tony Underwood and now Billy Price. Meyer feels better about that position.

Decker is having a good camp at LT.

Defense is looking better in terms of pass defense.

Vonn Bell and Tyvis Powell are playing like veteran players right now. Dontre Wilson and Jalin Marshall are battling at the "H" spot.

Meyer hasn't focused much on the O'Bannon issue, doesn't want to answer it.

Rod Smith is now firmly in the RB battle. Has come back nicely after being forced out of spring practice because of academics. Names Meyer mentioned that are factors in the RB battle: Ezekiel Elliott, Rod Smith, Curtis Samuel and Bri'Onte Dunn.

Urban Meyer on Curtis Samuel: "I love that kid... he will play this year."

Donovan Munger is in the mix for playing time on the defensive line.

Meyer says the upcoming week of training camp will tell him what kind of team he has. Calls it the toughest week they'll have this year.

Dontre Wilson weighs around 180, 190. Lot of weight put on since spring. He'll be the starting kick returner. Starting punt returner still TBD.

Braxton Miller is on schedule with his throwing.

Meyer says they'll rely on the quick passing game more than they did last year.

"When you hear people blame players, that's incorrect. Everybody has talented players," Meyer says in regard to staff alignment. Said Fickell and Ash are meshing together well.

Meyer likes Nuernberger but says he hasn't won the starting job yet. He's also the backup punter.

Trying to ask Meyer about the O'Bannon case or autonomy did not go very well.

The pulse of the offense is Jeff Heuerman, Braxton Miller and Taylor Decker according to Meyer.


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