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Ohio State Football: Wide Receiver K.J. Hill Out 3-4 Weeks After Ankle Surgery

After a bye week, Urban Meyer met with the media to preview Ohio State's upcoming homecoming contest against Rutgers.

Urban Meyer addressed the media Monday morning as Ohio State comes off its bye week and gets set to take on Rutgers and former defensive coordinator Chris Ash. Meyer announced champions from the Oklahoma game and previewed the Buckeyes upcoming matchup against the Scarlet Knights. 

  • Meyer said during the bye week that the Ohio State offense worked on the basic mechanics of getting the plays in faster and being more precise. 
  • Meyer said wide receiver K.J. Hill will be out 3-4 weeks after having ankle surgery during the bye week. 
  • He said he has addressed the national anthem protests with his players. He said that no players have approached him about wanting to take a knee during the anthem. 
  • Meyer said former OSU head coach Earle Bruce is like a father to him and said he is happy for Bruce. Bruce is expected to dot the 'i' in Script Ohio before kickoff against Rutgers on Saturday afternoon. 
  • Ohio State has done a lot of self-scouting prior to this weeks game against the Scarlet Knights. Said the Buckeyes have changed a lot of signals so that the former OSU coaches now on the other sideline can not pick up on the play calls. 
  • Meyer said he expects both Dante Booker and Jerome Baker to play this week against Rutgers. 
  • Meyer said he had never recruited Brooklyn before pulling in Curtis Samuel. 
  • He said he gave players three days off after bye week practice. Meyer said the Buckeyes get back to practice today. He said he hopes that the extra days off help Ohio State. 
  • Meyer was very adamant that he does not want the NCAA to move up the signing period. He seemed upset that it is even being considered. 
  • Meyer said that schematically, the Scarlet Knights are very similar to OSU. He said former assistant strength coach Kenny Parker has done a great job of developing Rutgers football team physically. 
  • Champions named from Oklahoma win: Offense - Noah Brown, J.T. Barrett, Curtis Samuel, Pat Elflein, Billy Price, Jamarco Jones, Mike Weber. Defense- Jerome Baker, Mike Hill, Jalyn Holmes, Sam Hubbard, Tyquan Lewis, Raekwon McMillan, Chris Worley, Marshon Lattimore, Denzel Ward. 

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