Ohio State's Urban Meyer on Michigan: 'I hope they're last in everything'
Michigan and Ohio State traded several barbs last offseason, ramping up anticipation for the first meeting between coaches Brady Hoke and Urban Meyer on Nov. 24.
Meyer fanned the flames a bit Thursday during a weekly radio interview in Columbus.
After 97.1 The Fan host Jim Lachey noted that Ohio State leads the Big Ten in turnover margin, he pointed out Michigan ranks last.
“I hope they’re last in everything,” Meyer replied.
Michigan's offense has 11 giveaways and its defense has four takeaways, giving it a minus-seven turnover margin for the season. That's last in the Big Ten and 117th in the country.
Coach Brady Hoke probably doesn't appreciate Meyer's public words about his team, but he wouldn't disagree with them either. He often has lamented his defense's inability to create turnovers, and noted that would be a key to success last weekend against Notre Dame.
The defense did create two turnovers, but the offense committed six itself. That includes five by quarterback Denard Robinson, a big reason Michigan lost its second game of the season.
Something that is bound to make Meyer happy: Michigan now ranks last in the country with 10 interceptions. Robinson has an NCAA-high eight.