Urban Meyer addressed a variety of topics during Ohio State's bye week on the Big Ten coaches teleconference on Tuesday.
But one thing he made clear was that he hoped to watch some football this weekend — as a fan, not just the opposing team on video clips.
"I love watching college football, so I sure will," Meyer said.
He actually was able to watch some last weekend. Since the Buckeyes played at 3:30 p.m. against Illinois, he was able to catch a huge night of top teams in action.
"I did not watch Kansas State (the third-ranked team, which beat Oklahoma State). I did not have a chance," Meyer said. "I did watch the second half of the Alabama game (against LSU) and I did watch some of the USC-Oregon game. There's some great football teams out there right now."
Asked if, when watching such games, he wonders if his Ohio State team is in the same class, he said, "Aw, sure. I try to visualize how we would do. The teams that you just mentioned are playing at a very, very high level. The one common denominator on those teams is speed. That's an area where we need to improve a little bit. But I certainly like to think we could play with those teams."