Aug 30, 2014; Baltimore, MD, USA; Ohio State Buckeyes running back Ezekiel Elliott (15) runs through the line during the first quarter against the Navy Midshipmen at M&T Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer on new starters: No more excuses

The Ohio State Buckeyes definitely had a lot of questions surrounding them coming into the 2014 college football season. Yes, that will tend to happen when you have nine new starters on the field. Whenever this happens, it’s easy to make excuses when things don’t go your way.

Well, Urban Meyer will have none of that any longer.

In speaking to the media recently, Meyer pointed out the obvious that they all have one game under their belt now. That means they’re no longer considered wet behind the ears. They’re the big boys now, and will be treated as such if things go awry.

“Someone told me all the excuses were there last week,” coach Urban Meyer said. “You didn‘t hear us bring it up very often — nine new starters on offense.

“The good thing (is) they’re not nine new starters; they’re veteran players now. Enough with the excuses and get going.”

And they had better take these words into consideration, because they have one of their biggest games of the season coming up as the Virginia Tech Hokies make their way into Columbus for a night game that will be on national television.

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