Urba Meyer, Ohio State Buckeyes focused on Michigan State Spartans, not BCS

Updated: December 2, 2013, 3:29 PM ET By Austin Ward | ESPN.com COLUMBUS, Ohio — The politicking has already started elsewhere, but Ohio State coach Urban Meyer isn’t going to the stump for his team. At least not yet. Meyer has refused to enter into any public debate about whether his team deserves to play for the national title, a conversation at least one team behind him has been more than willing to do with Auburn athletic director Jay Jacobs comparing his team with the No. 2 Buckeyes. Instead, Ohio State’s sole focus is making a statement on the field Saturday against No. 10 Michigan State, and after that Meyer may have something else to add. “I’ll have a comment on Sunday,” Meyer said during his weekly news conference Monday. “We have to play a game. For someone to ask about something after this game, I mean, that’s cheating our football team. “There will be no conversation about what happens after this game until after this game.” The third-ranked Tigers have another game to play as well, but Jacobs didn’t waste any time touting his program as worthy of jumping the Buckeyes and into position to play for a crystal football. Jacobs made reference to a “struggle” for Ohio State in its 42-41 win over rival Michigan that preceded a wild 34-28 win for Auburn over then-No. 1 Alabama. He went on to call it a “disservice to the nation” if the Tigers are excluded from the national championship, though neither Meyer nor the Buckeyes had any response to those comments when they spoke with the media on Monday. …

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