In just a little under 24 hours from now, the Ohio State Buckeyes will take the field against the Navy Midshipmen to begin the 2014 college football season. Now generally, programs do not begin preparing for the team they’re going to face in the first game of the season until the week of the contest. But Urban Meyer had something different in mind this year.
As we’ve seen throughout the course of the past few years, Navy can provide problems for any bigger program at any given time. This is no slouch that the Buckeyes are dealing with for game one, and that’s why Meyer started preparing for Navy and their complex offense the first day that camp opened up.
“On the first day of training camp I said, ‘We’re going.’ Usually you install, install, install and then we get busy, but we started Day 1,” Meyer said. “I think we have a handle on it I just think who we’re playing is really, really good at it. This is one of the better ones I’ve seen over the years as far as efficiency and production out of their quarterback I think they’re really good.”
This team is really good, despite what anyone will tell you. Very soon, we’ll get to see whether or not the early preparation will pay off.