Amidst praise of several of his offensive weapons, Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer says that the only big changes between his spread offense at the University of Florida and the one he will run this coming season will be that the Buckeyes will use no-huddle play calling and the tempo will be “faster than ever.”
In 2008, the most recent National Championship won by Meyer, the Gators averaged 43.6 points per game, tallying 445.1 yards. In 2011, the Buckeyes scored 24.5 points per game, amassing 318.2 yards.
With spring ball underway and a much anticipated season lurking at the end of the 2012 calendar, ESPN’s Joe Schad reports multiple Buckeye-based blurbs, the subject being the team which will have no bowl eligibility for this coming year due to NCAA sanctions. Ohio State players, instead of using this as an all-for-naught excuse, say that they will be treating each game as if its a bowl game.
Meyer, who has been getting home from the University around 7pm every night, heaped praise at quarterback Braxton Miller, saying that the second-year hurler stepped up his competitive spirit once he took the reigns from Joe Bauserman. Meyer went as far as to say that his quarterback, who is strong with a good release, has “no ceiling.” Tight end Jake Stoneburner, to continue the comparison to the coach’s run with the Florida Gators, was compared to Aaron Hernandez, currently a high-level producing NFL tight end for the New England Patriots.