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Urban Meyer explains the downside of the phrase "he's got potential"

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Ohio State is reloading after a highly successful three-year run, with most of the corps of a team that posted an undefeated regular season, a national championship, a Big Ten championship and a Fiesta Bowl victory moving on to NFL pay days.

Perhaps no position group enters the fall with less experience than the wide receiver corps. Unless you count running back/hybrid players Curtis Samuel and Dontre Wilson as wide receivers, the leading returning Buckeye pass-catcher is, uh, nobody.

Ohio State's receivers room is filled with guys that were highly recruited that can run, jump and catch, but not many guys that have done it in a game.

And Urban Meyer explained the downside of all that unproven talent to the Cleveland Plain-Dealer:

"After you've been here six months if you're tagged with the term, 'you have a lot of potential,' that's really a bad thing. That means you're not very good, but you should be.

"And I do see that."