Urban Meyer: 'We've had two weeks of nothing'
Posted by: Josh Kendall on January 3, 2013
Urban Meyer has had plenty of time to reflect on Ohio State's 12-0 season. Too much, in fact.
"This is the most time off I have had ever. We've had two weeks of nothing, and you sit and watch all these games," Meyer told Tim Brando on the CBSSports Network. "You can't help but think about it, but our players and our coaches have done a good job of moving forward."
The Buckeyes aren't eligible for a bowl game this season due to NCAA sanctions but will have a shot at the national title next year.
"We have a lot of work to do," Meyer said. "We are a very good team. By the end of the year, I think we were a great team but we lose some good players. We are going to put our feet down when we get back and go as hard as we ever have."
Meyer gave credit to the team's seniors for staying focused despite no hope of winning a title.
"We had all kinds of things ready for motivation in case they lost a game, in case things didn't go well and it never came to that," he said. "When you have a room full of competitors, it's easy to coach. A competitor you prepare, a non-competitor you have to motivate, and we had competitors."
Former Florida State coach Bobby Bowden also appeared with Brando during Meyer's appearance.
"I remember watching him several times this year when he was beat," Bowden said. "I mean he was beat, and he pulled the dadgum game out."
Josh Kendall is a staff writer for CoachingSearch.com and has covered the SEC for more than 15 years for papers such as the Athens Banner-Herald, Macon Telegraph, and The State. He’s the father of two boys who he’s hoping don’t inherit his wide receiver frame and offensive guard feet. Follow @EyeOnCoaches on twitter and send your feedback to email@example.com