Former Ohio State coach Urban Meyer was complimentary of Rutgers coach Greg Schiano this week.

After the Scarlett Knights turned in a better-than-expected showing vs. the Buckeyes last week, Meyer wasn’t surprised.

“That’s one of the hallmarks of Greg Schiano, they’re not going to [give up],” Meyer said on the Big Ten Network Monday of Rutgers’ 49-27 loss to Ohio State. “I can assure you there’ll never be any quit whatsoever.”

Rutgers didn’t have the personnel to stop Ohio State’s loaded offense, but the Scarlett Knights were able to score a few points of their own. They put pressure on the Buckeyes for the full 60 minutes and actually won the second half by the score of 24-14.

“He’s a great fundamental coach,” Meyer added. “He’s a tough guy, and that means his players are going to be a ‘fight to the end’ type program. That’s what you saw in the second half against Ohio State.”

It’s worth noting Schiano was Meyer’s defensive coordinator at Ohio State from 2016-18, so there’s a prior relationship here as well.

The Scarlett Knights are 1-2 this season, but have arguably exceeded expectations under Schiano. They upset Michigan State in Week 1 thanks to seven takeaways. Rutgers gave Indiana a tough game in Week 2.

Rutgers will try to move to 2-2 on the season on Saturday against Illinois.