Urban Meyer Updates: Meyer Said He'd Be 'Disappointed' If Championship Talk Was Mentioned Around The Program Right Now

Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer met with the media Monday to recap the team's win over Northwestern and to look ahead to the week of preparation for the Nebraska game.

Head coach Urban Meyer reviewed the Buckeyes' 24-20 win over the Wildcats while also peeking ahead to a prime-time conference tilt against Nebraska at home.  

  • Meyer said the champions on defense from the Northwestern game were Gareon Conley, Michael Hill, Jalyn Holmes, Marshon Lattimore, Malik Hooker, and Tyquan Lewis.
  • The defensive player of the game was Gareon Conley.
  • Noah Brown, Mike Weber, Curtis Samuel, Parris Campbell, K.J. Hill, Isaiah Prince, Jamarco Jones, Billy Price and Pat Elflein graded out on champions on offense.
  • Noah Brown and Billy Price were named the offensive player of the games.
  • Special teams player of the game was Eric Glover-Williams. 
  • Meyer said Malcolm Pridgeon will probably be available for bowl practice.
  • Campbell will possibly be available for the Nebraska game. 
  • He said he sees a lot of positives on this team based, considering about half of it comprised of underclassmen. 
  • Meyer on coaching young players out of the growing pains: "It's the essence of the job." 
  • Meyer on if he thinks this team is a championship-caliber team:"I'd be disapointed if that was even brought up anywhere around the program."
  • Meyer on Noah Brown: "Tough guy. Tough, hard-nosed player. Very consistent with his ball-skills."
  • He said Binjimen Victor is getting close to getting more playing time.
  • Meyer on recruiting Curtis Samuel: "When you meet Curtis' mom and dad, you're gonna find out what you're gonna get." 
  • "We certainly script plays with the idea of getting Curtis Samuel 15 touches," Meyer said. 
  • Meyer on Nebraska's improvement this year: "They have very good players." He's not surprised about how good they are. 
  • Branden Bowen got some playing time at TE because of injuries at the positiion
  • Meyer on the downfield passing game: "Not as explosive as we have been." He sees it coming, though, because he sees talented guys improving in practice.
  • Meyer on the first CFP rankings coming out Tuesday evening: "I won't look at it." 

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