Buckeye Daily – Critical Week Ahead

CRITICAL WEEK AHEAD; WHO IS NO. 2 RB?; URBAN ENDORSES CINCY IN BIG 12

By Jim Baird | AM Football Briefing | Tuesday, August 16

CRITICAL WEEK AHEAD: At media days Sunday Urban Meyer singled out this coming week as critical to finding out what the team was made of: “I would say we’re very average right now and then we’re going to find out this next week if we cross that edge… That’s going to determine if we’re going to be any good or not.…Our challenge is to get them in game-like situations without getting guys banged up, which you see across the country. I’m very pleased with our first week. However, this is where it gets real.”

WHO IS NO. 2 RB? With Brionte Dunn kicked off the team, redshirt Freshman Mike Weber will be the starting running back. But who will spell him as backup? H-Back Curtis Samuel currently sits as the top running back behind Weber. Also in the mix: Senior H-back Dontre Wilson, as well as true freshmen Antonio Williams and Demario McCall.

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URBAN ENDORSES CINCY IN BIG 12: “I think they should be in the Big 12.” A graduate of Cincinnati, Urban made his feelings known about the prospect of Big 12 expansion adding the Bearcats. How would the potential move impact OSU? David Briggs with more.

HOT READS
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Austin Mack already showing receiving skills as freshman, Tim May, Columbus Dispatch – August 16
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3) Michael Jordan — no, really — jumping toward key role on Ohio State O-line, Brian Bennett, ESPN – August 15
4) Michigan-Ohio State may determine who reaches Playoff, Ralph Russo, AP – August 15

BONUS **HOT VIDEOS**
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Luke Fickell Mic’d Up During Ohio State Training Camp, Eric Seger, Eleven Warriors – August 15
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