When Urban Meyer officially took over as head coach of the Ohio State Buckeyes in January 2012, one of the first problems he identified was the team’s lack of playmakers at the wide receiver position.
At this point last spring, Meyer was just looking for anyone to step up.
“I just wish we would make more plays,” Meyer said to the Akron Beacon Journal. “Some guys just make some plays.”
The Ohio State football team was coming off one of its worst seasons in school history. The Buckeyes put together a miserable 6-7 record in 2011 mainly because of an anemic and unimaginative offense.
The leading receiver—Devin Smith—caught just 14 passes for 294 yards. By comparison, USC’s Marqise Lee eclipsed both totals in just one game last season, when he caught 16 passes for 345 yards against Arizona.
Of course, Meyer wasn’t looking for that kind of bizarre production from his receivers. In reality, he just wanted a guy who could catch the ball with…
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