(COLUMBUS, Ohio) — In his first game as Ohio State’s head coach, Urban Meyer has made his presence felt. In Ohio State’s season opener at home, they dominated Miami (OH) 56-10.
On the field, quarterback Braxton Miller was the story for Ohio State. The sophomore had a game to remember after passing for 207 yards and two touchdowns as well as 161 yards on the ground which included a 65-yard touchdown run early in the third quarter.
“One of the things about Braxton Miller that I really had to see and that I did see today is that (he went from) an athlete playing quarterback to who manages (the game),” Meyers said. “He has to basically manage the whole offense, he’s got to stay positive, he has to be a leader — and he showed that.”
This was Meyer’s first game on the sidelines since he was the head coach at Florida back in 2010. During his six-year stint in Gainesville, Meyer won two BCS National Championships. He worked as an analyst for ESPN last season after stepping down from Florida due to health and family concerns.
Meanwhile, Meyers takes over an Ohio State program in transition. The program was hit by NCAA sanctions and suspensions that led to a 6-7 record in 2011. Ohio State is is banned from playing in a bowl game after the season due to NCAA violations made during the Jim Tressel era.
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Madison Park, Keith Allen and Andreas Preuss, CNN