With the countdown to the season about to hit single digits, Meyer briefed reporters on several items:
Ohio State began preparation in full for the Hoosiers on Monday, but Meyer noted the Buckeyes have an interesting first three games as they start with a Big Ten opponent before playing host to Oklahoma then playing Army, a triple-option team. The Hoosiers and Sooners will both be under first-year head coaches.
He wasn't ready to name a starting right guard but called one of the competitors, Brandon Bowen, one of the most improved players of preseason camp.
He also praised sophomore Michael Jordan, the returning starter at left guard, and senior Damon Webb, a returning starter at safety, when asked about players who have caught his eye.
The competition to be the other starter at safety is down to senior Erick Smith or sophomore Jordan Fuller. Smith is another Cleveland Glenville product while Fuller was considered one of the shiniest gems of the 2016 recruiting class.
He wouldn't name his backup quarterback, either, but said junior Sean Nuernberger is slightly ahead of freshman Blake Haubeil.