November 19, 2013

Meyer done with questions about BCS, big picture

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COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Urban Meyer has the right to remain silent, plead the fifth and just shut up already about all of it.

But Ohio State's coach can and will talk about what he wants to.

And for Meyer, who's guided the No. 3-ranked Buckeyes to 22-straight wins, such conversation strictly sticks to matters of the here and now.

Those topics include, but aren't limited to: preparing for an Indiana team that scored 49 points on Ohio State last season and cleaning up certain flaws exposed in a 60-35 win against unranked Illinois.

What it doesn't include is big picture talk -- things like the team's 22-game winning streak, the BCS and the race for a bid in the national championship.

After the sloppy triumph against the Fighting Illini, Meyer vowed to keep his and the Buckeyes' concentration squarely on simply trying to survive one day in order to see the next.

"These guys, these players work so hard and I have to make sure that our focus in on just getting better each week instead of all the national stuff and I think I'm learning a lesson -- just shut your mouth and let's just go," Meyer said Saturday during his postgame press conference inside a room the size of a large closet at Memorial Stadium.

"Quit worrying about this, quit worrying about that. Let's get a little better."

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