COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Urban Meyer doesn’t know what to make of his current crop of Buckeyes yet.
He believes he’ll have a better handle on them when practices get harder. A lot harder.
”It’s the first day in pads. So right now this is all candy,” he said, flashing a wicked grin. ”Come back in about a week and there’s going to be people asleep on the mattresses (by noon). It’s hard. Camp is terrible. But we’re not in camp yet. This is just practice.”
That phrase – ”just” practice – must sound ominous to the players already sweating through early workouts at Ohio State.
Asked if he preferred the weather be a little hotter instead of so temperate, Meyer added, ”Just see what goes on next week at Ackerman Field. It’s awful.”
The Buckeyes went through only their third practice on Tuesday. There’s a lot that’s unknown about the 2013 team. But Meyer said he already has a pretty good feel when it comes to several major items.
- Concerning star players Bradley Roby and running back Carlos Hyde, both in the doghouse after recent legal problems, both are practicing with the team. Roby is awaiting the next step in the process after being charged with misdemeanor battery after an incident at a Bloomington, Ind., bar this summer.
”We’re just still waiting to find out all the information,” Meyer said.
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