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Urban Meyer not concerned about rankings, looks toward November schedule

October 29, 2014
Just a day after the announcement of the first-ever College Football Playoff rankings, Ohio State coach Urban Meyer said he hadn’t done anything more than glance at where the Buckeyes stand in the playoff picture. Meyer also gave an update on the health of redshirt-freshman quarterback J.T. Barrett — who suffered a sprained MCL in OSU’s Saturday win against Penn State. When he checked the College Football Playoff rankings, Meyer said he “looked down to see where we’re at, that’s it.” OSU — despite being ranked No. 13 in both the Associated Press top 25 and the USA Today coaches’ poll — checked in at No. 16 when the rankings… Read more

Ohio State hurt, but encouraged after loss to Virginia Tech

September 8, 2014
A loss can be a painful experience, but positives can still be taken from a failure on the field. That’s especially true for the Ohio State football team after its 35-21 loss to Virginia Tech on Saturday. “Yes, this hit us hard, and yes, we are hurting and licking our wounds from it right now,” OSU running backs coach Stan Drayton said Monday. “But at the same time, we had a very high-energy practice (Sunday) with a lot of kids motivated to move forward.” The loss marked the first regular-season stumble for the Buckeyes since coach Urban Meyer took over in 2012, and the first loss in a home opener… Read more