Initially open but later closed off to the media, the Ohio State football team held its second scrimmage of fall camp on Saturday with two weeks to go until its season opener against Navy. And while reporters weren’t there to witness it, Buckeyes head coach Urban Meyer met with the media afterwards to provide an update on his team in advance of its final week of fall camp.
Braxton Miller’s health, the development of Ohio State’s defense and a somewhat solidified offensive line dominated the conversation as the Buckeyes still face several questions heading into the 2014 campaign. But their head coach likes where they stand heading into his third season in Columbus, as Ohio State chases a spot in the first ever College Football Playoff.
After undergoing offseason shoulder surgery in February, Miller was supposed to be back at full strength in time for fall camp, but that didn’t turn out to be the case. Instead, the two-time reigning Big Ten MVP has been severely limited in practice, even sitting out his team’s first scrimmage on Aug. 9.
Miller managed to take part in the Buckeyes’ second scrimmage although it was clear he was far from full-go. Meyer still maintains that he’ll be ready to go when Ohio State takes the field for its season opener against Navy—he’s just not there quite yet.
“Limited throws is where he’s at,” Meyer said. “From what the training staff tells me, he’s right on schedule. But you’d like to have him do a bit…