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Urban Meyer Updates: Ohio State Focusing Attention on Northwestern After Upset Loss

Urban Meyer met with the media Monday following a 24-21 loss to Penn State on Oct. 22.

Ohio State dropped its first game of the 2016 season Saturday against Penn State 24-21. Urban Meyer met with the media Monday morning to recap the loss and look ahead to the Buckeyes matchup against Northwestern. 

  • Malik Hooker was named a semifinalist for the Jim Thorpe Award before Meyer spoke with the media Monday morning. He currently ranks sixth in the country in interceptions with four and has 36 tackles on the season. 
  • Meyer said he does not foresee any changes along the offensive line after watching the film. 
  • Meyer said the Buckeyes had a team meeting yesterday. Said the week after a loss is different. "You let it hurt for awhile...then you move on and get ready for a good team."
  • Meyer called Northwestern one of the most improved teams he has seen as a season goes on. Said he was very impressed with their road wins over Iowa and Michigan State. 
  • Meyer said he has been involved at times with the rotation at wide receiver. He said there is not a differentiation in the wide receiver room right now. He said he is hoping someone will separate themselves as the season goes on. 
  • "A bunch of players are hurting, a bunch of coaches are hurting. "We have put this one to bed," Meyer said of the Penn State game. Added they have put the loss behind them and are focusing on Northwestern. 
  • Meyer said Binjimen Victor and Austin Mack are coming along, but are not quite ready to big time reps just yet. 
  • Meyer said Ohio State has not yet looked at the blocked kicks on film. Said the special teams meeting is Tuesday, and that is when it will be addressed. 
  • Meyer said he feels OK with the playcalling structure with coaches in the box. Does not foresee any changes. 
  • Meyer said he believes the coaching at the QB and WR position could be better. 

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