He began by saying “excited” was not enough to describe his feeling on being the Ohio State head football coach. He is honored to be back in his home state.
He knows Miami very well from his experience coaching in the MAC a decade ago and respects head coach Don Treadwell and quarterback Zac Dysert.
After a couple of days off, he hopes to see a team this week that is champing at the bit to play a football game. He likes where they are heading into the first week of the season.
Asked to rate the talent level, he said it is OK overall with the potential to be good. There are areas they need to step up: linebacker and the offensive skill positions. The youngsters have made some strong developments, and he credited the job wide receivers coach Zach Smith has done so far.