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Urban Meyer Updates: Deep Ball Showing Improvement

Urban Meyer met with the media following Ohio State's spring practice April 4.

With 11 days left until the 2017 spring game, Urban Meyer met with the media to give an update on Ohio State as spring practice begins to wind down. 

  • Meyer said he doesn't believe seven cornerbacks could rotate in for his defense, something Kerry Coombs thought the Buckeyes could possibly do this season. Meyer added, "Kerry gets excited sometimes."
  • Meyer said he believes the defensive line is the strength of the team. Mentioned Dre'Mont Jones as someone who is having a good spring. "We will be as good as anyone in America at defensive end," Meyer said. 
  • He said Joe Burrow is still ahead of Dwayne Haskins for the No. 2 quarterback spot. Added Tate Martell had his best day recently in practice. 
  • Meyer said Ohio State's deep ball accuracy in spring practice is greatly improving. Said the Buckeyes as a team converted around 90 percent. 
  • Meyer said J.K. Dobbins rolled his ankle in practice, but should be OK. 
  • He said Mike Weber is "separating himself" from the rest of the running back field.
  • Meyer said Luke Farrell is ahead of Jake Hausmann at tight end. Added A.J. Alexander has greatly improved. Said the tight end unit as a whole is the most improved unit on the team. 
  • Demetrius Knox is practicing with the No. 1 offense at the open guard spot right now according to Meyer. Added Matt Burrell is the most improved offensive lineman. 
  • Meyer said Malik Harrison is out for the rest of the spring with a shoulder injury, but added Harrison is going to play come fall. 
  • Meyer said he met with Josh Myers, Marcus Williamson and Brendon White at one point and said he wasn't sure all would be able to enroll early. He said one of those players is actually paying his own way for school this spring with the numbers crunch. 
  • Meyer said Sean Nuernberger is not promised the starting kicker spot. Said Blake Haubeil will compete for the job when he arrives in the summer. 
  • Meyer said Sam Hubbard "is the definition of elite. He is one of the best I have ever been around." 
  • Meyer said Binjimen Victor didn't play as much last year because of "typical freshman stuff." Added he is excited for what Victor can do this year. 

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