Asked if he was concerned an error like that could affect a bigger game — like the Big Ten championship or a playoff game — Meyer said concerned wasn’t a strong enough word.
“I’m concerned, irate, all of the above,” Meyer said. “I still to this day don’t understand how that happens. That’s for the higher-ups to figure out.”
Here are other highlights from Meyer’s teleconference:
Standout player: Wide receiver Binjimen Victor caught a 25-yard touchdown pass against Maryland and has four touchdown catches in the first six games for the No. 9 Buckeyes (5-1, 3-0).
“It’s amazing to say this: we’re not even scratching the surface of his ability level,” Meyer said. “He’s got so much more left. We haven’t even seen near the ceiling. He’s a great young man who’s learning how to work all the time and go all the time. He’s a very talented guy.”
Position battle: Malcolm Pridgeon, Matthew Burrell and Demetrius Knox are all in the running to start at right guard in the 7:30 p.m. Saturday game at Nebraska. The position opened when Branden Bowen broke his leg against Maryland. He'll miss the rest of the season.
“It’s wide open,” Meyer said.
Possible change: Sean Nuernberger and Blake Haubeil continue to compete for the job of handling kickoffs. Haubeil had the job for the first five games. Nuernberger took over last week but struggled.
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Meyer said they are thinking of different ways to approach kickoffs, but it’s not as easy as just kicking it through the back of the end zone.
“We have trouble kicking it through the end zone, too,” Meyer said. “If it was that simple, I’d do that. It’s more complicated than that.”