ATHENS, Ohio– Redshirt senior wide receiver Andrew Meyer (Canal Winchester, Ohio) saw action in 12 games for the Bobcats during the 2017 season, registering 35 receptions for 483 yards. His longest reception of the season was a 40-yard touchdown in Ohio's 48-30 against Bowling Green on Oct. 17. Meyer caught two touchdowns during the season, while also throwing for a touchdown in Ohio's 41-6 victory over UAB in the 2017 Bahamas Bowl.
OhioBobcats.com caught up with Meyer following the Bobcats' 10th practice of fall camp today for a quick question and answer session.
Q: What have you liked from the squad after the first week and a half of practice?
A: "We have a lot of guys back. We had one receiver in [Brendan] Cope and our center [Jake] Pruehs leave, so we're all reloading. We look as good as we did last year, and I think we're ready to pick up where we left off."
Q: What do you think the strengths are of your position group?
A: "I think depth. Everyone knows where to go. We have a lot of talent and I feel like we're going to have a great year this year."
Q: How does Coach Dixon make you and your teammates better players?
A: "What he's doing differently, that I don't always see other coaches do, is focus on the little things. He's big on focus and watching the ball come in. A lot of guys, when they're going full speed they tend to forget that. What we do after practice is we make sure that we stay locked in and that we don't forget those little things."
Q: Do you have any goals that you have set for yourself since the end of last season?
A: "I'm just going to do my job and do whatever coach tells me. And to go out and get that MAC Championship."
Q: What about this team is special?
A: "I think we have a lot of unity on this team. I think this is the most talented team I've been on since I've been here, and this is my fifth year going in. I think this is the best team that we've had so far, which is why the experts picked up to win the MAC. But none of those preseason accolades matter. We have to execute, do our job and finish."
The Bobcats will be back in action tomorrow for their first scrimmage of fall camp, which is set to begin at 9 a.m. at Peden Stadium.
Ohio will open the 2018 season on Sept. 1 with a 2 p.m. ET matchup against Howard at Peden Stadium. The contest will be broadcast on ESPN+. Click here for ticket information or call 1-800-575-CATS (2287).
2018 Ohio Football Fall Camp Remaining Schedule
Practice 11 – Aug. 17 – 9 a.m. (Scrimmage 1)
Practice 12 – Aug. 18 – 3 p.m.
Practice 13 – Aug. 20 – 8:40 a.m.
Practice 14 – Aug. 21 – 8:40 a.m.
Practice 15 – Aug. 22 – 8 a.m.
Practice 16 – Aug. 23 – 9:15 a.m. (Scrimmage 2)
Practice 17 – Aug. 24 – 8:40 a.m.