Urban Meyer: Both Ohio State QBs Will Play

In his Wednesday post-practice press conference, Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer previewed the season opener against Virginia Tech and spoke about the still-developing quarterback battle.

Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer might know who he'd like to take the first snaps against Virginia Tech, but he said that doesn't mean that quarterback is necessarily the one who will take all the snaps this season.

He also noted that he plans on playing both quarterbacks in at least some capacity, saying both are too good to not see the field.

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"I'm not sure how I said it, but I have an idea of who's going to take the first snap," Meyer said. "Favorite, I'm not sure I like that word. I still think (the same) after today. I made this comment when I met with both the quarterbacks, 'When you have a good player, what do you do with them? You play them.'

"I've already made that decision."

Other updates from Meyer are as follows:

- Meyer said he has "no concern" with the amount of contact Braxton Miller could see at wide receiver. He noted that Miller has been tackled this fall and held up fine.

– Redshirt freshman cornerback Marshon Lattimore is "close" to being game-ready and is questionable for the Virginia Tech game, while redshirt freshman wide receiver Johnnie Dixon is "full go."

– Sophomore wide receiver Noah Brown is out of the hospital and will attend class tomorrow.

– When asked about the perimeter blocking of Jeff Heuerman and Evan Spencer, Meyer called them "the best." Meyer said it's imperative that Ohio State's perimeter blocking remain at a high level and singled out redshirt freshman Parris Campbell as a player who has done well in that regard.

– Meyer said he feels really good about the team right now but will be ready to dive off The Horseshoe tomorrow if the Buckeyes don't practice well.

- Meyer said he's never been to Lane Stadium but has heard it's one of the top five or six environments in the country.


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