Urban Meyer is confident in the direction of his program despite Saturday night’s setback.
Saturday night, Ohio State put together perhaps its worst performance of the Urban Meyer era, falling 31-0 to Clemson in the Fiesta Bowl. The team’s offense struggled all night, leading to the first shutout of an Ohio State squad since 1993.
After the contest, ESPN’s Tom Rinaldi talked with Meyer about both the outcome and the future of his program. Meyer made it clear that he was disappointed with his team’s offense but also predicted that Ohio State will be back in the College Football Playoff next year. That’s a bold prediction considering how the 2016 campaign ended.
Truth be told, Ohio State did field one of the youngest rosters in college football this year. So from that perspective, the team will have a great deal more experience in 2017.
At the same time, it’s clear that Ohio State needs to go back to the drawing board on the offensive side of the ball. If Meyer is to be proven correct, he’ll need to figure out a way to get his playmakers more involved.