Urban Meyer spoke to the media today about the upcoming game against Cal, giving a variety of updates and thoughts. The most important one to Cal fans, of course, is the health of Buckeye starting quarterback Braxton Miller, who looks - at this point - like he will be the one under center Saturday afternoon. Given the team's struggles against him last year, it certainly doesn't make pulling the upset any easier.
#BigTenCoachesConferenceCall: Urban "fairly optimistic" about Braxton playing.— Cal Rivals (@CalRivals) September 10, 2013
Meyer said Miller only got treatment yesterday. He threw today and will practice on a limited basis this afternoon.— Kyle Rowland (@KyleRowland) September 10, 2013
Other tidbits from Coach Meyer's conference call indicate that Brendan Bigelow will not be the surprise he was last year. After a performance like last year's, how could he still be under the radar?
#BigTenCoachesConferenceCall: Urban on Brendan... "(Bigelow) made us look silly as far as missed tackles."— Cal Rivals (@CalRivals) September 10, 2013
"I CERTAINLY remember Bigelow," says #OhioState HC Urban Meyer. #BearRaid— Ryan Gorcey (@RGBearTerritory) September 10, 2013
Oh, and then there's this...
Urban Meyer said that he, his defensive coaches and players do not have any experience playing against the Air Raid offensive system— Hunter Hewitt (@HunterHewitt) September 10, 2013
Cal is a 21 point underdog at last check, and if they are to beat Ohio State this weekend, that last tidbit will probably be a large factor in why.