Urban Meyer allowing Kevin Wilson, Ryan Day to run offense, says he'll be a 'game manager'
Urban Meyer typically allows himself to have some control over Ohio State’s offense. It’s not a dictatorship, but he’s often collaborated with his offensive play-callers.
But after watching the Buckeyes perform so well without him through the first three weeks of the season, Meyer is going to have a more limited role this year. At least for the time being.
During his appearance on the B1G coaches teleconference, Meyer said that he plans to be more of a “game manager” when it comes to offense this season. He’s going to allow Kevin Wilson and Ryan Day to run the show on that side of the ball.
“I think Ryan Day and Kevin Wilson have done such a great job, but I’m going to be the game manager,” Meyer said. “Obviously I’ll be involved, but more of a game manager.”
The offense has been unstoppable through three games this year, averaging 56.3 points and 608.7 yards per game. The Buckeyes have scored 40 points in each of their first three outings and Dwayne Haskins has been sensational under center.
Meyer doesn’t want to intervene and potentially throw off one of the hottest offenses in the country right now.
“I was back two weeks ago, and I even asked today ‘how do I assist?'” Meyer said. “I’m a fundamental person, a ball security guy. I watch things very closely. I’m very involved in the kicking game. I have not been that involved in the offense. I give my ideas. I think they’re doing exceptional. So I’m just trying to help, do the best I can.”
Ohio State and the potent offense returns to the field on Saturday, hosting Tulane in the non-conference finale.
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