Every week during recruiting season is that hectic, Coombs said.
“Coach Meyer is really clear,” he said. “Finish your night in the airport. Take the last flight out. Be first at the school when it opens in the morning. That’s what we do. You’ve got a staff full of guys that are really grinders when it comes to recruiting. Because of that, they’re able to produce great classes.
“Recruiting is very hard. You’ve got to be present. You’ve got to be out there. You’ve got to be around 24 hours a day between Twitter and the phone calls and the communication with everyone involved. That’s what it takes.”
Injury updates: Meyer announced a trio of juniors might not play again for the Buckeyes because of injuries: cornerback Armani Reeves, linebacker Devan Bogard and defensive back Ron Tanner.
Reeves has battled concussion problems. Bogard has suffered three torn ACLs in his career. Tanner had a foot injury last season.
Team up north: Scout.com ranked Ohio State's class No. 1 in the Big Ten and seventh in the nation. It ranked Michigan's ninth in the Big Ten and 47th in the nation. Rivals.com ranked Michigan's class 13th out of 14 teams in the conference.
Meyer and his coaches kept an eye on everything new Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh and his staff did.
“We do keep score against the rival in everything we do,” Meyer said. “They’re great recruiters and always have been. The previous staff was great recruiters. That’s gone on long before us and will take place long after us.”