Urban Meyer spent his first two seasons at Ohio State adapting his offensive system to the talent he inherited, playing less of the spread formation he used at Florida and going with more of what he called a “pro-style” game geared to the run.
“You just adapt and make the best of what you’ve got,” Meyer said on the Big Ten coaches’ teleconference Tuesday. “We became more of a downhill [running team]. It was just part of the transition.”
The Buckeyes won their first 24 games under Meyer before losing to Michigan State in last season’s Big Ten championship and then losing to Clemson in the FedEx Orange Bowl.