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Ohio State Football: Dante Booker Now Probable For Oklahoma Showdown

Urban Meyer named players of the game, champions from the Tulsa game and previewed the upcoming matchup against Oklahoma.

Urban Meyer met with the media Monday morning to recap the Tulsa game and preview the prime time showdown looming against Oklahoma. The Buckeyes and Sooners are set to kick off Saturday at 7:30 p.m.

  • Meyer named Curtis Samuel (Offensive Player of the Game), Noah Brown, Parris Campbell, Marcus Baugh, Pat Elflein and Billy Price offensive champions. Marshon Lattimore (Defensive Player of the Game), Michael Hill, Jalyn Holmes, Sam Hubbard, Robert Landers, Tyquan Lewis, Raekwon McMillan, Chris Worley, Gareon Conley, Denzel Ward, Malik Hooker and Damon Webb all earned defensive honors. 
  • On special teams, Campbell was named player of the game for his ability to track the ball and return men. Meyer mentioned him as taking on an Evan Spencer type role on this team. 
  • Meyer said he has seen improvement week to week, but is still concerned about taking a young team into Oklahoma. 
  • Meyer said Earle Bruce has lectured him about beating Oklahoma in 1983 on the road. 
  • Dante Booker is now probable to play against Oklahoma. He sat out the Tulsa game with a sprained MCL. 
  • Meyer said he has talked to former OSU assistant Tom Herman about playing Oklahoma. Herman and Houston knocked off the Sooners in week one, 33-23. 
  • Meyer said preparing for a Bob Stoops defense is hard to do because of how complex his system is. 
  • He said he was happy his offense faced some adversity against Tulsa. Added he was pleased with how his young players responded. "J.T. did not play great early, but I thought he played outstanding as the game went on." 
  • Meyer said recruiting Ohio was extremely hard when he was at Florida. "Jim Tressel did a great job," Meyer said. 
  • Meyer said he was pleased with the coaching adjustments made at halftime after a slow start against Tulsa. "Our staff was outstanding," he added. 
  • Meyer said the size of the defensive line for Oklahoma worries him. "They make it very difficult to," he said. 
  • "They are football junkies," Meyer said of the Ohio secondary. "They love to be coached. They love football and they love to come to work."
  • "We have to be balanced or we have no chance in this game," Meyer said of the offensive approach against the Sooners. 

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