Meyer wants players to make crowd louder

Associated Press Modified: September 14, 2012 at 11:17 am •  Published: September 14, 2012
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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — In his brief time as coach at Ohio State, Urban Meyer concedes that it's not everything that he thought it would be.

Despite a 2-0 record and a No. 12 ranking, Meyer is not pleased with many aspects of his first Ohio State team. He has pointed out problems with the running backs, the wide receivers, both lines, the secondary and linebackers. Now he's challenging the Buckeyes fans to rise up and be louder.

With California (1-1) coming to Ohio Stadium for the first time since 1971, Meyer wants the Ohio State faithful to be louder and more involved. At the same time, he recognizes that his team needs to be more intense in order to light a fire under the fans.

About all that makes Meyer happy these days is the play of his star quarterback, Braxton Miller.