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Urban Meyer Updates: Linebacker Dante Booker Will Play Against PSU

Urban Meyer announced linebacker Dante Booker will play against Penn State this week among other things leading up to Ohio State's road trip to Happy Valley.

Urban Meyer met with the media following Wednesday's practice to look ahead to Penn State. 

  • Meyer said the win over Wisconsin was a championship kind of moment. Said Noah Brown made a play when Ohio State needed one against the Badgers. 
  • Dante Booker is going to play this week according to Meyer. No announcement to whether he will start, but has been medically cleared even though he is not 100 percent. 
  • Meyer likened PSU running back Saquon Barkley to J.T. Barrett in that their big time player makes plays when he needs to for his team. 
  • Coming into last seasons game against PSU, Meyer said Barkley caught them slightly off guard. Added they know what to prepare for now.
  • Meyer said the Buckeyes practice red zone offense and defense probably more than anyone else. Credits that to overtime performances in recent years. 
  • "We are not where we need to be at that position," Meyer said of the wide receiver position. Mentioned injury to Corey Smith set the group back. 
  • Meyer said he sees a lot of energy coming from the Penn State program right now. PSU coming off its biggest win of the season against Maryland. 

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