Meyer Provides Wednesday Updates

Updates from Urban Meyer's Wednesday press conference as Ohio State prepares to take on Kent State on Saturday.

Following his first regular-season loss at Ohio State, Buckeyes head coach Urban Meyer spoke to the media Wednesday about the upcoming Kent State game.

- Meyer said Ohio State had a good practice Tuesday. “Players are very resilient. These guys are very resilient, and they’re ready to go.”

- Meyer said he’s happy that Ohio State can get right back out there and get a win. Said he’s been there before when his team has had a bye week and had to wait two weeks to play after a loss. “It’s already Wednesday and we get a chance to redeem ourselves.”

- Meyer said Ohio State is “pretty close” to achieving his goal of nine strong units and would be even close if the Buckeyes had made a few more plays against Virginia Tech. Said it will be a great team when all nine units are strong.

- Meyer called Chad Lindsay a great kid. Hurt his shoulder in training camp and his arm would go dead on him. Lindsay is going to remain enrolled and get his graduate degree at Ohio State.

- Meyer said Ohio State couldn’t close the deal and said that the drive when Virginia Tech went up 28-21 was a “heartbreaker.” Said the young secondary is getting better.

- How will Ohio State work Noah Spence back into the lineup? “That’s to be determined. We’ll see how he responds to everything.

- No changes in the running back depth chart.

- Meyer said freshman offensive tackle Jamarco Jones’ presence in the two-deep is because he hurt his ankle in training camp and is finally healed from that. He had a really good week of practice (and lost his black stripe. Meyer also noted that fellow freshman Demetrius Knox is getting close. “We’re just pushing the envelope. We’ve got a week this week and then we’ve got a bye week next week, and we’re going to be pushing them as hard as we can.”

- Boren’s ankle sprain is getting better.

- No word on any potential injury losses for the Kent State game.

- Meyer said Ohio State has a reputation for starting fast and hasn’t done that in its first two games of the 2014 season.

- Meyer called Kent State a “very good MAC school” who has a quarterback that can make plays.

- Meyer asked about wide receivers needing to make plays: “It’s about time. I’m with you.”

- Meyer on the wide receiver rotation: “Johnnie Dixon and Noah Brown are very close to getting involved in this thing.”

- Meyer said that when it comes to the need to finish, no need to put it on a t-shirt or anything for motivation. Just need to go out and finish games.

- Meyer said Kent State is going to be hungry. “This is their chance to play in front of 110,000 people. I’ve been in that locker room when we went down to Missouri and won that game (while at Bowling Green). You’re going to see a hungry group.”

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