COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Forget about satisfying poll voters, administrators, alumni and fans. Even coach Urban Meyer says there are a lot of things about the Ohio State Buckeyes that haven't met his lofty expectations so far.
Now he's calling out his players -- and to a lesser degree, the team's scarlet-and-gray clad faithful -- to turn things around.
Despite a 2-0 record and a 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 Buckeyes fans to rise up and get louder.
He provided a harsh assessment of his program at such an early stage.
"I expect much more. I expect a stadium to be an inferno, I expect players to be diving over each other to hit quarterbacks, I expect the offense to score a multitude of points and celebrating in the end zone," he said this week. "No, it's nothing close."
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