With less than two weeks remaining until Ohio State’s season opener against Bowling Green the Buckeyes are not game ready.
That was Urban Meyer’s message when he spoke to the media Monday morning, though it’s not atypical for a team to be on the verge of ready, but not quite there are fall camp breaks. This is the week, however, that Ohio State needs to take the next step.
Ohio State receivers and cornerbacks who are working to prove they are indeed game ready spoke to the media following Meyer’s press conference about where they stand after fall camp.
Zach Smith talked about the progression of his wide receiver group. The Buckeyes also landed a pair of five star wide receivers Monday morning in Trevon Grimes and Tyjon Lindsey. While Smith couldn’t refer to them by name, he did speak about Ohio State’s success in the recruiting world.
One of the most experienced players that Zach Smith has at his disposal this season is Corey Smith The senior spoke about his return from injury, his junior college experience and the process of getting a sixth year of eligibility.
Running back turned receiver … turned back to running back. Curtis Samuel isn’t concerned with exactly what his position is and said he feels comfortable in both spots, which is good because he’ll likely get plenty of snaps all over the field this fall.
Kerry Coombs is tasked with coaching the cornerbacks and said he remains willing to rotate his cornerbacks. He also spoke on the recovery of Marshon Lattimore from injury.
Lattimore addressed the mindset he is taking to the cornerback battle, what he is capable of at 100 percent and what he worked on throughout camp.
Gareon Conley is the one sure thing in the defensive backfield for the Buckeyes. The starting cornerback talked about what he has worked to improve on this offseason, what he looks for out of the young corners and the importance of having a shrot memory as a press corner.