Sep 28, 2013; Columbus, OH, USA; Ohio State Buckeyes head coach Urban Meyer takes the field prior to the game against the Wisconsin Badgers at Ohio Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

Ohio State Football: Urban Meyer in favor of rules that lessen contact

The Ohio State Buckeyes have officially hit the practice field, however, the thing is: There really isn’t much hitting going on. That’s because there are NCAA rules in place that limit how much contact can be had early on in the sessions.

And head coach Urban Meyer seems to be okay with this.

“I think they are great rules,” coach Urban Meyer said yesterday. But, he admitted, “When (those rules) first came out, you start panicking.”

Of course there was panic. The last thing that a football coach would want is for their players to become a little soft over time with the limited contact.

Now he can’t imagine it being any other way.

“Now, I can’t imagine having 30 practices in the spring and then every-day two-a-days (in preseason camp),” Meyer said. “When we were back in college, it was every day.”

It certainly was a change when the rules were initially implemented, but most of the programs seem to have settled in pretty nicely with everything. The physicality has been on about the same level that it always has been, which is a testament to coaches in the end.

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