COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) Dwayne Haskins Jr. got a phone call from coach Urban Meyer on Saturday night, hours after the quarterback bullied Tulane in a performance that turned up the volume of talk about his potential Heisman Trophy candidacy.
Meyer wanted to make sure Haskins was keeping his feet on the ground as the hype around him intensifies.
"I called him driving home with that message, just stay focused," Meyer said Monday. "We've had some pretty high-profile guys around here, and I've seen it go both ways. One thing about Columbus, Ohio, is this is the show, and they become bigger than life. But he's a really humble guy, he's a very conscientious guy, comes from a great family. So he's been great so far."