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Ohio State Media Day: Urban Meyer pleads ignorance on O'Bannon, updates injuries, position battle news

Ohio State Media Day provided more updates on the running back and offensive line positions, and some insight into Urban Meyer's feelings on the upcoming season.

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Ohio State Media Day went on this afternoon with multiple media members on hand to help christen a new football season in Columbus. Head coach Urban Meyer provided multiple updates on the offensive line and running back position battles, Braxton Miller and Ezekiel Elliot's injury status, and pleaded naiveté on a few O'Bannon trial/autonomy questions.

With the news that the NCAA had lost its court case against former UCLA basketball star Ed O'Bannon, it is unclear how athletes will be compensated in the future. Meyer was not interested in discussing the issue, however. He was totally focused on the football field:

He later admitted he wasn't as read up on the subject nor the recently granted Power 5 autonomy to speak authoritatively on the matter. However,

Meyer also began his press conference by confirming the injury status of running back Ezekiel Elliot, who reportedly had surgery on his wrist:

Despite the surgery, Elliot is still a top the pecking order in the backfield:

Meyer continues to praise the speed and athleticism of freshman Curtis Samuel:

The offensive line battle continues to heat up, and Meyer says he will likely rely more on quick passing to help the inexperienced line:

That being said, Meyer loves the way senior lineman Joel Hale has been playing during camp:

Looks like Warinner is a Price fan as well:

Warinner was open and honest about the competition on the offensive line:

Braxton Miller has been limited throughout the spring and summer, but he spoke to the media Sunday afternoon. He praised the play of receivers Jalin Marshall and Michael Thomas:

The Buckeye coaching staff is being heavily cautious with Miller. They know there is a lot of time left before opening kickoff and the main goal is to have him healthy for the season:

The 2014 season is right around the corner, and it is safe to say that the goal for Ohio State is to play well beyond the Big Ten Championship Game:

Your 2014 Buckeye class photo:

Ezekiel Elliot, Billy Price, Devin Smith, and Joshua Perry, coutresy of the one and only Mark Pantoni:

New Alabama transfer Chad Lindsay is confused why his picture is being taken. His old team must have not gotten as much media coverage. (Picture via Ari Wasserman and

Sounds like practices have been tough, so post-practice recovery is all the more important:

All of the freshmen seem to be fighting for playing time this season, with notable vacancies along the offensive line, at wide receiver, in the secondary, and in the linebacking core:

It sounds like Urban has the team in the right mindset:

We'll be updating this post throughout the afternoon with more of the best of Media Day. You can watch Urban Meyer's complete press conference here.