**Urb The Impaler … So, after Braxton Miller eclipsed 2,000 yards passing (2,039), 1,000 yards rushing (1,271) and led Ohio State to a 12-0 record this season, Urban Meyer took everyone out for ice cream and they celebrated, right?
Meyer: “Braxton fundamentally … if he becomes fundamentally the best quarterback in America, I think he will be the best quarterback in America."
Uh, not exactly.
Despite completing just the sixth perfect season in program history, Meyer was less-than-pleased about the efficiency of the Buckeyes’ passing game.
“That’s our job – to get better in the passing game,” Meyer said. “That’s Tom Herman’s job. Our quarterback, fundamentally, wasn’t the best fundamental quarterback in America. So, Tom Herman and I are going to have a chat. ‘How did that happen?’ And that’s his job to explain to me why it didn’t happen. This is big-boy football and that’s your job. He did great work in other areas – Tom Herman did a fabulous job. But Tom Herman and Braxton Miller understand that they have to get better.
“Braxton fundamentally … if he becomes fundamentally the best quarterback in America, I think he will be the best quarterback in America. I think it will be comical what he’ll do. But he’s not there yet. So, it’s my job as the head guy to find out why that hasn’t happened. Did we not work on that enough? Is there resistance? Is there pushback? Is there knowledge problems? Why is he not? At times he was, but he wasn’t that consistent.
“So, that’s going to be our chip and I’m going to make sure that chip’s on Coach Herman’s shoulder and also Braxton’s. But that’s how we get through those kind of situations.”
Some might read those comments and believe there is some friction between Meyer and Herman. There’s not. That’s simply called the “Master Motivator” himself motivating his players and coaches through the media like he sometimes does. From everything we’ve been told from sources who would know, Meyer is very happy with the hire he made of Herman. Likewise, Herman loves being at Ohio State working under Meyer.
Also, it’s encouraging Meyer is never satisfied, not even after a 12-0 season.
**Like Mike … Plano (Texas) Prestonwood Christian linebacker Mike Mitchell leaves today for his official visit to Ohio State. Where does he currently stand when it comes to a college decision?
*And when might it come?