What Urban Meyer said ahead of the Big Ten Championship Game

Urban Meyer met with reporters on Indianapolis on Friday to discuss the Big Ten Championship Game against Wisconsin. Here are some of the highlights from Meyer’s meeting with the press:

On J.T. Barrett and the report that he had knee surgery earlier in the week…

“Practiced Wednesday throwing and practiced full yesterday or Thursday. And he’s cleared to play. He had a procedure. I don’t want to get into too much detail of it but he had a procedure done.”

On Barrett’s toughness…

“He’s just one of the toughest human beings I’ve ever come across in my career. And a guy that’s all in. And just a very unique individual.”

On Ohio State’s starting quarterback against Wisconsin…

“Those are all decisions I’m going to make tomorrow. I want to see where — we’re going to have a walk-through here in a little bit. Still having conversations with Coach Day and Coach Wilson about it.”

On Dwayne Haskins’ development…

“Incredible amount of progress. And I think throughout the year he’s grown up; he’s matured. I think the Illinois game, if you look back — obviously the weather was terrible — but after the fumble, he came back and played with energy, emotion, which we expect out of our quarterback, and it carried over and practiced well the following week. And when his number was called, he played high-level football for us. So a lot of confidence in him right now amongst our players and the staff.”

On other Ohio State injuries other than Barrett’s…

“I think we’re good to go.”

On controlling the line of scrimmage against the Badgers…

“I think any big game — that you can just research it — and I tend to do that myself. But every big game it will come down to who can control the line of scrimmage, especially their style of play is real physical. And even though we operate from a spread set, ours is very physical as well. So the line of scrimmage is going to be the key to the game tomorrow.”

( H/T to ASAP Sports for the transcript)

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