Former Ohio State coach Urban Meyer has shared his thoughts on how disrespect was what fueled the Buckeyes leading up to their game against Clemson in the Sugar Bowl.

He was speaking after the game on Friday night when the Buckeyes routed the Tigers, 49-28. When asked about it, he said:

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“And disrespect, you know when coach Swinney came out and ranked them 11th behind Iowa State and Coastal Carolina, I don’t wanna make too much of that, but you try and get your teams to practice the best you can. I can tell you, I was told that they had the three best practices they’ve had in a long time right after that.”


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The Buckeyes sure looked like they practiced great, especially with the way they put up 49 points on one of the best defenses in the country. Quarterback Justin Fields had the game of his career too as he threw for 385 yards and six touchdown passes.

They’re going to need more of that if they’re to take down No. 1 Alabama on Jan. 11.

You can see the rest of Meyer’s comments here: