COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - In his brief time as head coach at Ohio State, Urban Meyer concedes it's not everything he thought it would be.
Despite a 2-0 record and 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 fans to rise up and be louder.
With California (1-1) coming to Ohio Stadium for the first time since 1971, Meyer wants the Buckeyes faithful to be more involved. At the same time, he recognizes 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.