Football: What welcome awaits Bears? Meyer says he wants Ohio Stadium to be an`inferno’

Ohio State coach Urban Meyer said the Buckeyes’ crowds for their first two games have been OK, but the former Florida coach expects more.

Will he get the atmoshere he wants in time for Cal’s arrival on Saturday? He’s campaigning for it.

“I expect the 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 celebrate in the end zone,” he told the Columbus Dispatch.

“So no, it’s not that close (yet), but I understand the journey. It’s not a sprint, it’s a journey, a marathon to get it where we want it. What we’ve done the first two weeks is nothing like the vision I think this place should be like.”

“I think that stadium should be absolutely electric.”

Meyer conceded that part of the equation is the Buckeyes need to play better.

“You want to get a stadium going? Go hit a quarterback,” he said. “You want to really get a stadium (going)? Put a hand on a punt. That’s when people come out of their seats.”

Elsewhere . . .

— Ohio State running back Jordan Hall, who missed the first two games with a foot injury, is likely to play Saturday, Meyer said. Hall had surgery to repair a cut he sustained on his right foot in June, and was cleared to practice this week.

Senior linebacker Storm Klein has been reinstated after serving a two-game suspension, but Meyer said he wasn’t sure how much Klein would play against Cal.

Klein was dismissed from the team in July after being charged with misdemeanor domestic violence and assault as result of an altercation with a former girlfriend in his apartment. The woman later changed her story, and Klein’s charge was reduced to disorderly conduct. He pleaded guilty, and Meyer let him come back to the team.

— Here’s a Columbus Dispatch feature on Zach Maynard and Keenan Allen and the odyssey that brought them together at Cal. There’s not much new in it for Cal fans, except for one amusing comment from Allen at the end.

Asked if he has any regrets about his de-commit from Alabama as a high schooler, Allen said, laughing,  “I definitely wished I could have been part of that national championship team. But it’s cool.”

Jeff Faraudo

  • MoreNCsarecoming

    HAHAHAHA…yeah that inferno really worked when we played them a couple of years ago and Matt clowned them.

  • rotfogel

    HAHAHAHA, kinda like when Stanford crapped all over Matty! That was awesome! Looking forward to seeing it again this weekend! HAHAHAHAHA!

  • BlueNGold

    Speaking of clowns…

  • covinared

    I remember moren said he missed the game because he was at a wedding, and that he immediately came home to get on this talk blog.

  • MikeD

    ummm…. ignore??

  • Will

    MikeD, the value of Greasemonkey just diminished after JF responded to Moren’s baiting questions on an earlier post. If the writer of the blog won’t ignore Moren, then the readers certainly won’t…

  • MoreNCsarecoming

    You just can’t resist Will. LOL. If you need restraint ask Sharm for advise. He found a way from 2007 and 2008 to go MIA. After the next two beatdowns I bet less than a third of you will

    To watch your program go back to the days of Holmoe is just laughable. You guys never were that good even when you thought you were.

  • CalBearister

    Maybe so. But at least we got a real education and then jobs working somewhere other than a UC Davis library reshelving books.

  • MoreNCsarecoming

    #8 – CalBearister

    Try greasemonkey pal.

  • MoreNCsarecoming

    #3 – BlueNGold

    Still too cowardly to take me up on my offer?

    I didn’t think you would.

  • MoreNCsarecoming

    #2 – The guy with the long handle

    Let me put a bet to you. You guess the exact score of this Saturdays game against Stanford and USC and I will leave this blog for good.

    However if you guess wrong, you leave for good.

    It isn’t that difficult to do. I guessed the scores of both of your beatdowns against Texas Tech and Tennessee perfectly. I am still worshipped over at the scout board on the Tennessee page.

    Do we have a bet.

    G ahead.

  • BlueNGold

    Worshipped? Got much delusion, moron?

  • MoreNCsarecoming

    #12 – BnG

    Here is one just for you.

    “wehofx Says:
    September 14th, 2012 at 4:22 pm
    BlueNGold, are you also More Sanctions? If you are, please use that sn so greasemonkey will block you, too.

    You think anyone give a sh*t what you think about the moron?”

    HAHAHAHA…played by your own fans.