When Urban Meyer took the stand in Chicago at last year’s Big Ten media days, he had to answer a tough string of questions about the recent off-the-field incidents involving members of his Ohio State football team.
Star running back Carlos Hyde had just been given an indefinite suspension for an alleged physical altercation with a woman, and Bradley Roby, an All-American cornerback, was recently arrested on misdemeanor battery charges stemming from an incident at an Indiana bar.
That certainly wasn’t how Meyer wanted to spend his afternoon, but fortunately for him and the Buckeyes, this year’s event will have a much lighter feel to it.
Ohio State has certainly been the subject of some negative headlines this offseason, but on the whole, much of the focus will be on Braxton Miller and the Buckeyes’ potential title run.
Here are three things we’d love Meyer to address when Big Ten media days kick off on July 28.
Braxton Miller’s Health
Miller’s health has been one of the hottest topics in Columbus since his freshman season in 2011, and that won’t change in his final year as the Buckeyes quarterback.
Miller is coming off an offseason shoulder surgery that cost him all of spring practice, and his rehab has been an ongoing process throughout the summer.
Miller will be in Chicago to provide an update on his health, but Meyer’s plan to keep his star player healthy is even more important.
Without Hyde and a senior-fueled…