Jan 3, 2014; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; Ohio State Buckeyes head coach Urban Meyer before the 2014 Orange Bowl college football game against the Clemson Tigers at Sun Life Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Robert Mayer-USA TODAY Sports

Ohio State Football: Urban Meyer says he redshirted too many Buckeyes players in 2013


The Ohio State Buckeyes and head coach Urban Meyer will set out in 2014 to accomplish what they cam so close to doing in 2013, and that’s reach the national championship game for a shot at the biggest prize in the land. Last year, though, the feat was a lot easier as Meyer had a lot of experienced players on the roster at his disposal, who are now mostly gone.

This season, Meyer will have to use some new talent to fill those voids, and some of them might even include some true freshmen. This was one area where Meyer admitted that he made a mistake in 2013. Recently the veteran coach fessed up to redshirting too many players prior to the 2013 campaign.

“We redshirted too many last year, and that was our fault,” Meyer told ESPN. “There was a misunderstanding, and we just didn’t do a good job, especially on defense. When they show up on campus, we need to get them ready to play.”

There have been a lot of early enrollees that have received a significant amount of experience this spring, which Meyer hopes will help push the Buckeyes over that national title hump in 2014.

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