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Urban Meyer Updates: 2014 Game At Michigan State 'Legitimized' Who Quarterback J.T. Barrett Was

Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer joined the Big Ten Teleconference on Tuesday to discuss his team's next game at Michigan State on Saturday.

Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer met with the media via the Big Ten Teleconference on Tuesday to preview the Buckeyes' road match-up at Michigan State this Saturday. 

  • Meyer said left tackle Jamarco Jones went through a three-week period this season where he had injuries to both ankles but said he is playing well and has a bright future. H also said Jones has done a nice job developing a toughness aspect to his game.
  • "Those things happen," Meyer said of Michigan State having a down year. 
  • The College Football Playoff selection committee stated that it does not take into account a team's margin of victory against its opponents and Meyer said he doesn't even think about the committee coming out to say that. 
  • Meyer said he had no idea who Tyler Durbin was or where he came from before the senior placekicker transferred to Columbus. 
  • "I will not watch and we got to get ready for Michigan State," Meyer on the CFP rankings coming out later tonight.
  • "That legitimized who he was," Meyer said about junior quarterback J.T. Barrett of his game at Michigan State in 2014. 
  • "We see what we see on videotape and that's a dynamic offense and defense," Meyer said about MSU.  
  • Meyer deflected a reporter's question on if he thinks Barrett is ready for the NFL: "We're worried about beating Michigan State and he has to have a very good Tuesday practice." 
  • Meyer on his team being a 22.5-point favorite on the road: "We just look at what Michigan State is ... we got a lot of respect for them." 

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