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| BY: LORI SCHMIDT |
Urban Meyer ‘s Buckeyes are looking for a big win against Oklahoma on Saturday. He previewed that 7:30 p.m. home opener on his weekly show.
• Meyer opened by saying one of the lessons the Buckeyes learned from their loss to Virginia Tech in 2014 was that, when a team plays an overmatched opponent in the opener, you should throw out that game tape when doing your scouting. So the film of Oklahoma routing UTEP is definitely in a trash can somewhere.
• Running back Mike Weber is ready to return from his hamstring injury. “To say he’s going to have so many carries,” Meyer said, “you know, we have no idea. J.K. [Dobbins] will start, and then we’ll see as we move forward.”
• Praising the adjustments made by coordinator Greg Schiano and the rest of the defensive staff against Indiana, Meyer observed: “We are a press-man team. Now that doesn’t mean we don’t need some alternatives as the game goes.”
• Meyer was especially effusive when describing the game of Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield, calling him the best in recent memory at making something out of nothing.
• Meyer said Tate Martell has done a “marvelous” job imitating Mayfield for Ohio State’s scout team this week.
• He lavished compliments on several Buckeye wide receivers, but especially notable might be what he said about Austin Mack: “He’s been as good a receiver as we’ve had at practice.”