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Urban Meyer: Get Rid Of The Sideline Penalty Rule

Following a 30-23 overtime win over Wisconsin, Urban Meyer met with the media to look back at the win over the Badgers and look ahead to Penn State.

Urban Meyer addressed the media Monday morning to recap the win over Wisconsin and preview yet another prime time matchup against Penn State. 

  • Meyer did not announce champions or players of the game. He said that because of the late arrival time back in Columbus, champions will be announced to the team only later today. 
  • Meyer said the win over Wisconsin was one of the toughest environments he has experienced. 
  • In the passing game, Meyer said the Buckeyes are "working hard." Took offense to a media member calling the passing game "a square wheel." "I take offense to that," Meyer said. 
  • Meyer said Dontre Wilson is still not 100 percent and rarely practices early in the week. Meyer raved about his ability to help OSU win games and referenced his big catch against the Badgers. 
  • Meyer said the Wisconsin win reminded him a lot of the 2014 Penn State double overtime win. "The script was written," Meyer said. "I get to see things most fans don't get to see. The human spirit is as good as I have ever been around." 
  • Meyer on the penalty he received for sideline interference against Wisconsin, "Get rid of the damn rule." 
  • Meyer said the Buckeyes have changed their schedule around to deal with back-to-back night games. OSU had yesterday off, when they usually practice on Sunday's. "Fatigue is an issue," Meyer said. 
  • Meyer said the one stat the Buckeyes use in the passing game to grade themselves is passing efficiency. 
  • Meyer called Penn State Saquon Barkley a first round NFL Draft kind of talent. He said the No. 1 goal is to minimize Barkley's big plays. 
  • Meyer said Lou Holtz reached out to him after the win and said "you need to get hit in the chops." Meyer said he was happy it happened when it did.
  • Meyer said Tyquan Lewis "got dinged" in the Wisconsin game. Played through it, and got the game winning sack. Meyer said he is fine moving forward. 

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