Football season is approach fast, folks. Urban Meyer spoke to the media Sunday afternoon, less than a month away from the season opener against Bowling Green in Columbus on September 3.
Here’s the important notes on what Meyer had to say:
*The 2016 mantra is The Edge, “where average stops and elite begins.”
*Meyer said that he won’t know what type of team he’s got until the 12th practice of camp.
*The first scrimmage will be on Saturday.
*Meyer says they have a good idea of who is going to play, added that they have a lot of good young players.
*Meyer would like to announce people as starters next week.
*Meyer says there’s no conclusions he’s come to about the team yet, but said that the team is very athletic.
*Meyer says he has to think like an 18-year-old. He said he has to do uncomfortable things to appeal to the younger guys and keep their “human spirit” up and get them to try their hardest.
*Meyer said this year is going to be a lot like 2014 based on the experience of the players on the roster, not as many vets.
*Meyer said last year’s freshmen weren’t very mature, and that this year’s group is more mature because they see opportunity to beat out other players.
*Meyer said this camp feels different, and says he doesn’t want to “screw it up.”
*Meyer was glad to see the formerly injured players back today and mentioned Noah Brown, Cam Burrows, Dontre Wilson, and Erick Smith.