Add Urban Meyer to the Horseshoe-isn’t-loud-enough camp — only he puts the responsibility on his players. The first-year Ohio State coach said this week his team needs to start giving fans a reason to leave the stadium hoarse each Saturday.
“Is this what you expect? It’s not. I expect much more,” he said. “I expect a stadium to be an inferno, I expect players to be diving over each other to hit quarterbacks, I expect the offense to score a multitude of points and be celebrating in the end zone.
“So it's nothing close, but I understand the journey. It's not a sprint, it’s a marathon to get it where we want. The first two weeks, it's nothing close to what we had envisioned and I think this place should be like. I think that stadium ought to be absolutely electric. I think it's been OK but we need to play better. You want to get a stadium going? Go hit a quarterback. You want to really get a stadium going? Put a hand on the punt. That’s when people come out of the seats.”
Asked for a timetable on the realization of this vision, Meyer smiled and said Saturday.