Urban Meyer wants to get more touches for many players

The Ohio State Buckeyes are still the No. 1 team in the country despite having some issues with consistency over the past couple of weeks.

Cardale Jones has struggled a bit more than he was expected to and there have been some issues getting all of the playmakers the football in positions where they can be successful.

Urban Meyer made it very clear that he sees the issues and wants to get the football in their hands more moving forward.

Urban Meyer wants Braxton Miller to get more touches. Asked the media to draw up some ideas and give them to his SID.

— Austin Ward (@AWardSports) September 30, 2015

Meyer said Curtis Samuel deserves more touches. Dontre Wilson deserves more touches. Elliott.. Miller also.

— Bill Rabinowitz (@brdispatch) September 30, 2015

All of those players are capable of breaking a big play whenever they touch the football. Miller was one of the biggest playmakers in the first week of the season and was actually considered to be a Heisman Trophy candidate after that game against the Virginia Tech Hokies.

That is one of the biggest issues with having so many playmakers on the roster and there are always going to be issues making sure that players are happy with their number of touches.

It will be very interesting to see what kind of game plan the Buckeyes have heading into this week’s game on the road against the Indiana Hoosiers. They are expected to come away with a blowout victory, but it certainly isn’t a sure thing. Meyer knows that his team has to use the most of their offensive playmaking ability and they cannot afford to struggle like they did against Northern Illinois in particular.

Expect to see Miller, Elliott and Samuel get quite a few more touches early and often this week. Meyer isn’t messing around and he will make sure that Jones spreads the ball around equally and puts his players in the best position for them to succeed.

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