Ohio Ag Weather and Forecast – July 27, 2018

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Dry weather settles in for the next 3 days. Sunshine will mix with clouds today, will dominate tomorrow, and then clouds are on the increase again for Sunday ahead of our next weather system. Temps will climber a bit, but will still be just near normal for the weekend.  Our next system still is on track to move up into the state starting Monday. The origin of this storm is still the plains, and it will lift in from the south and west through Monday. A new wrinkle this morning is a move farther west of strong to severe thunderstorm action out of this circulation and a speeding up of that wave. This is only 1 model run that is suggesting that, but since we find ourselves going into the weekend, we need to address the potential. For now, we will leave our rain totals along at half to 2” combined from the 2 day event Monday and Tuesday, with coverage at 80%. However, we need to keep the door open to some changes when we chat again on Monday, which could bump rain totals significantly in Indiana, but drop them here in Ohio. Time will tell how the heavy rain and thunderstorm threat evolves Tuesday and/or Wednesday. Yesterday we thought the threat was farther east into Ohio, and later in the week, overnight Tuesday night into Wednesday. Now we are a bit concerned it hits central and northeast Indiana, and completely misses up. We feel that we need to at least address the potential for the shift of the heavier rains, even if we are not changing our forecast right now, because we are going into a weekend period, where we will not update the weather for a couple of days. So, there is some uncertainty on the strong stuff this morning, but the rain threats are still solid for the first half of the week. The map shows rain totals through next Wednesday morning.  The rest of the week next week stays dry in our forecast. The extended period though looks wetter, with rain chances lingering over Indiana every day of the 11-16 day forecast period. In addition, the rains ramp up in intensity toward the end of the extended window. If this comes together as we see it right now, we should have good rains through early august. However, we are noticing that the trends over the past few days have been to take rains out of the farther out events. Next week, for example, has less coverage overall, even though we are having to extend the chances of rain farther out.last_img read more

Android Joins the Mobile Video Chat Party but We’re Still in the Dark Ages

first_imgTags:#Apple#Google#Video Services#web Why all this video chat going live now? Tech blog VentureBeat ran a guest post earlier this month from Rebtel CEO Andreas Bernstrom about why now is the time for mobile video chat to take off. Bernstrom argues it’s because of four factors: social networking, improved call quality, increasingly common cross-device compatibility thanks to software and the network effect of exploding sales of mobile devices with front-facing cameras. From dreams of remote medicine to already deployed high-end hotel concierge consultations, video chat has a lot of potential in a lot of different circumstances. That potential, though, is hobbled by the contemporary equivalent of an inability for customers of two different telephone companies to call each other by voice or different trains to make it across the whole country over different rail line company tracks. Where’s the Open Technology Standard?When Apple launched Facetime a year ago June, Steve Jobs said it was going to become an open, universal technical standard. We haven’t seen that happen though, or at least we haven’t seen much development on top of it. Might Google try to accomplish that big picture goal to go post-silo in mobile video chat?Will the Google Talk implementation be as well executed as Apple’s is? Will it be available anytime soon for iPhone and thus be at least that close to cross-platform? Will we someday be able to video chat from one phone to another regardless of its maker or OS, as easily as we can do voice calls today? Presuming that’s something people really want beyond the initial wow factor (and to be honest, I’m not sure it is) then those will be big questions to watch for answers to. A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Related Posts Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… marshall kirkpatrick Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Android phone owners will soon be able to video chat with each other using Google Talk over WiFi, 3G or 4G networks, Google announced in a blog post this afternoon. The feature will roll out first to Nexus S phone owners over the coming weeks and to Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) and newer devices “in the future.” It’s a start!The offering, when it ships, sounds like it will be more compelling than Apple’s Facetime but less useful than independent mobile video chat apps like Tango that offer iPhone to Android video chat. A number of mobile video chat apps have been launched in just the past few weeks from Skype, Qik, Fring (now with group video calling on iPhone!) and others. But how long will we have to wait until Android users can video call iPhone owners without any more thought than voice calls require today?last_img read more

How to Look at a House like a Building Scientist (Part 1: Air)

first_imgThis article is the first in a three-part series on how to use various diagnostic tools to sleuth out problems in buildings. The work I do for Building Science Corporation (Joe Lstiburek’s company, for those who don’t know) involves forensic investigations of moisture-related (or similar) building failures—in other words, sleuthing out problems in buildings. Despite the fancy name, this typically involves crawling around the bowels of commercial and residential buildings to look at the problem areas and determine the causes. These problems may include strange odors that seem to emanate out of nowhere, windows that leak water during rainstorms, indoor swimming pools with rotting walls, freezer warehouse buildings with icicles growing out of the ceiling, mega-mansions with out-of-control humidity levels that are damaging the art collection, and moldy and wet crawl spaces. To solve these problems, a set of eyes and an understanding of building physics are the most important tools. But there are many clues that are not visible—thus the use of building diagnostic tools: the focus of this article. This series will cover a selection of my most-used tools for this type of building science diagnostic work. This is not a comprehensive survey of the available tools—but a look at my go-to items for day-to-day investigations. Also, I am deeply indebted to all of the other practitioners who have shared their knowledge, instruments, and tips/tricks—I can only hope I’m doing a little bit to pay it forward here.RELATED ARTICLESBlower Door BasicsDuct Leakage TestingDiagnostic Tools for Energy-Minded RemodelersEssential Energy-Audit EquipmentAn Introduction to Pressure Diagnostics The series will be broken down roughly into the following topics: Part 1: Air. Using devices that measure air leakage (such as blower doors and duct blasters), differential pressures, and airflow. Part 2: Heat. Using infrared cameras and temperature meters to find thermal bridges, sometimes combined with airflow tools to find air leaks. Part 3: Water. Using moisture meters, water-testing windows, and demonstrating drip edges and slope with squirt bottles. Why air measurements are important Controlling the air inside the building—by limiting air leakage—is critical for conditioning the air, and therefore affects comfort and energy use in buildings. But in addition to carrying heat, air leakage often carries moisture with it, which means that air leaks can lead to a variety of durability problems. Examples of air leakage problems include growing mold on roof or wall sheathing due to outward air leakage in cold climates, or condensation on cold ducts or pipes due to inward air leakage in hot-humid climates. In addition, I’m seeing more and more indoor humidity problems up and down the East Coast, and air leaks are a part of them. When I hear folks complaining about “new buildings being too airtight,” I let them know that I’ve investigated far more problem buildings that were too air leaky rather than too tight. Of course, air is invisible—although you can feel it moving from one place to another, diagnostic tools can tell you a lot more. Air leakage testing A blower door (Minneapolis Blower Door; Retrotec) is a calibrated fan used to measure air leakage in buildings; it is typically installed in a fabric shroud mounted in a doorway (Figure 1). The fan is used to depressurize the building to a known test pressure (typically 50 Pascals), and the airflow (cubic feet per minute or CFM) required to reach that pressure is a measurement of the building’s total air leakage (reported as “CFM at 50 Pascals” or “CFM 50”). Current codes require airtightness testing (see R402.4.1.2 of the IECC). Blower doors are used for both houses and large commercial buildings (although more fans are needed for the latter). Duct testing equipment (for example, Duct Blaster) is used in a similar manner to test duct airtightness. The calibrated fan is connected to a ductwork system, the intentional holes in the system (i.e., registers and grilles) are sealed, and the airflow required to reach a test pressure provides a measurement of leakiness. This series is not intended as a full discussion on the basics of measuring air leakage and how to use the equipment: manufacturers such as the Energy Conservatory and Retrotec have a wealth of information—including great instructional videos which you can find here and here. Incidentally, Duct Blasters are useful for more than ductwork testing. They can also be used to test airtightness of small buildings (such as the cottage in Figure 2), very airtight buildings, or individual dwelling units in multifamily buildings. For reference, a Duct Blasters can test up to 1350 CFM 50, while a Minneapolis Blower Door maxes out at 5350 CFM 50. Figure 1: Testing a house with a blower door. Figure 2: Testing a cottage with a Duct Blaster. Blower doors and pressure difference measurements In addition to testing the overall building’s air leakage, we can use this equipment to create pressures in a building, and learn more about leaks in certain areas or zones. For instance, conditioned, unvented attics (with insulation and air barrier at the roofline), are becoming more common as a way to keep ductwork within the conditioned space and to insulate complicated rooflines. When testing these buildings for airtightness, we often measure the pressure difference (known as delta P or ΔP) across the attic hatch. The ideal condition is shown in Figure 3: with the house at -50 Pascals (Pa) relative to outdoors, if the ΔP across the hatch is 0 Pa, it means that the attic is also at -50 Pa. This indicates that the attic is 100% “inside”—the depressurization of the main portion of the house extends up into the attic, and it is all operating as a single zone of air. Figure 3: Depressurized house with an unvented, conditioned attic, 0 Pascals across ceiling (good). A similar measurement is shown for a vented, unconditioned attic in Figure 4. In this case, the attic is intentionally connected to outdoors with soffit and ridge vents, and we want the ceiling plane to be as airtight as possible. With the house at -50 Pa relative to outdoors, if the ΔP across the hatch is also 50 Pa, it means the attic is at 0 Pa—i.e., the same pressure as outdoors. This suggests the attic is well-vented and/or the ceiling plane is relatively airtight—all excellent for performance. Figure 4: Depressurized house with a vented, unconditioned attic, 50 Pascals across ceiling (good). But most of the time, we see conditions other than these two extremes. For instance, take that same unvented attic we looked at in Figure 3. If we ran the house at -50 Pa relative to outdoors, and the pressure difference across the hatch was 25 Pa (Figure 5), it means that the attic is at -25 Pa. This indicates that the attic is “halfway” between inside and outside. In more precise language, it means that the area of the holes in the roof (from attic to outdoors) is equal to the area of the holes in the ceiling (attic to house). Typically, this is a problem. It suggests that there are big air leaks from the unvented attic to outdoors that we need to fix, given that the ceiling plane is usually not intentionally air sealed in these houses. This usually involves crawling around the attic looking for signs of air leakage. Also, the amount of airflow coming down through the hatch can give you a first gut feel on how an unvented attic is performing—the ideal situation is next to no air from opening the hatch, and the worst case is a gusher of air. Figure 5: Depressurized house with an unvented, conditioned attic, 25 Pascals across ceiling (not good). Another example of this technique is shown in Figure 6: during a depressurization blower door test, we taped off the fireplaces with cardboard to avoid sucking ash into the house. Measuring the pressure drop or ΔP across the cardboard showed that the dampers are not really doing much air sealing, and that the fireboxes were essentially outside. This contributed to the major summertime air leakage in this house, and resulting difficulty of keeping interior humidity under control. In Figures 6-10, I’m using the Energy Conservatory DG-700 Pressure and Flow Gauge. It has since been discontinued. The new model is the DG-1000 Digital Pressure and Flow Gauge. We haven’t upgraded to the DG-1000 yet, but they’ve been out for a while, and well, work. Figure 6: Measuring ΔP across a fireplace seal. Figure 7: Measuring ΔP at an electrical outlet. Figure 7 shows a ΔP measurement at a party wall in a multifamily building—these “burn away” walls are notoriously difficult to air seal and are a problem for getting these buildings airtight. By removing the outlet cover plate and measuring the ΔP across the drywall, we could figure out the problem areas at the party wall, which ended up being the garage connection and the HVAC closet. There is an entire set of techniques for using these types of ΔP or “differential pressure” measurements, called zone pressure diagnostics, but that’s beyond what we can cover here. Indoor-outdoor pressure measurements Air pressures define which way the air moves, and how quickly. Therefore, measuring air pressures during normal building operation can also provide clues to problem conditions. For instance, in southern climates, “buildings that suck” can lead to huge moisture problems from pulling in hot, humid outdoor air. It’s also useful to have a bit more of an intuitive understanding of the pressure measurement of Pascals/Pa that we use. It is a very small unit—one Pascal is about the weight of a fly on the area of a penny. Also, 1 psi is 6895 Pa. Correctly-operating houses normally operate in the 3-5 Pa range, the blower door and duct blaster tests are run at 50 Pa and 25 Pa respectively, and when buildings are pressurized to exclude contaminants, 10-12 Pa is a typical range. When I deal with commercial building facilities managers and ask them whether their building is running at a positive or negative pressure, they sometimes respond, “they added up the airflows and it should be positive.” My response is: let’s measure it directly to figure it out—and plenty of times, adding up the airflows gives the wrong answer. Indoor-outdoor pressure measurements are simple if you can find an operable window or doorway. These ΔP measurements are also important for residential work—for instance, if they installed an oversized kitchen range hood in a custom house without a makeup air system we can measure the net effect. Also, very airtight construction with unbalanced fans (e.g., exhaust-only ventilation) can cause problems. Figure 8 and Figure 9 show measurements of indoor-outdoor ΔP at a door or window. Before anyone gives me grief about the daylight you can see at the window sill, that only affects the ΔP measurement if a house is very airtight, and doesn’t matter for most of these types of measurements. Figure 8: Indoor-outdoor ΔP at a doorway. Figure 9: Indoor-outdoor ΔP at a window. But there are times when a one-time measurement isn’t enough to fully understand what is going on. For instance, on a windy day, it can be next to impossible to tease out the effect of operating fans on house pressures. Also, it can be useful to get a log of operating many mechanical systems (kitchen exhaust, bath exhaust, dryer) in various combinations to determine their effect. In those cases, you can connect Energy Conservatory manometers (pressure meters) to a computer (Figure 10) and use free TECLOG software to graph the pressures in real time, and to observe the effect of changes visually (Figure 11). This creates a computer file that you can refer to and run calculations on later. Figure 10: Using TECLOG to log pressures. Figure 11: TECLOG real-time pressure graph. Air flow indication and measurement In addition to putting a number on pressure differences, it’s often useful to demonstrate where air leaks are, and which way airflow is going. The typical go-to solution is a smoke generator or a smoke pencil—one trick from my colleagues is to connect a vaping pen to a squeeze bulb (Figure 12). I have also heard good things about Cirrus Outdoors smoke generators, but haven’t tried one myself. Figure 12: Smoke pencil from a vaping pen. Figure 13: Kestrel wind (air velocity) meter. To get more precise, wind or air velocity meters (such as Kestrel impeller-based meters, Figure 13) can measure these flows—typically in feet per minute/FPM. You can estimate flows out of HVAC registers by measuring airspeeds and the opening area (called a “traverse”) with these meters. However, I’ve pretty much replaced my Kestrel meter with a tool from the HVAC world—a hot wire anemometer (Figure 14 and Figure 15, Fieldpiece Instruments STA2 In Duct Hot-wire Anemometer). A hot wire anemometer has a fine wire that is heated above air temperature, and the rate of heat loss/cooling measures the airspeed. This tool is exceptionally useful because it has an extension probe that lets me “feel” for air leaks out of arm’s reach. A typical use is to depressurize the building, and put the probe on suspected air leakage locations. Figure 14 is the inside of a metal panel building—this panel seam was leaking despite the double-gasket design. Figure 15 shows measurements of air leaks around a window sill with the trim removed: hot, humid air was getting pulled from the masonry cavity at these openings under the window trim, condensing, and dripping. Figure 14: Hot-wire anemometer air velocity meter. Figure 15: Hot-wire anemometer air velocity meter. HVAC air flow measurements Getting more into the HVAC world, measuring air flow into grilles/exhausts and out of registers/supplies is often useful, especially when doing commissioning (or startup) measurements—is your equipment providing the flow that they said it would? Also, these tools come out when we’re trying to diagnose HVAC-related problems, like hot or cold rooms. The equipment that an HVAC technician would use is a flow capture hood (Figure 16)—it can be used for either supplies or returns (up to a limited size). As a warning, there are plenty of case studies showing that you get wonky results with problems like off-center placement, a register that “swirls” the airflow, or even their effect of “choking off” the airflow by putting the flow hood on the register (see “How Accurate is Your Air Flow Capture Hood Measurement“). A useful tool for exhaust fans is a “flow box” (Energy Conservatory Exhaust Fan Flow Meter, Figure 17) It’s a box with a variable opening, and measuring the pressure inside the box provides the exhaust flow. It is light, quick, reliable, and works well. Lastly, if you’re looking at exhausts, the “toilet paper test”—despite its simplicity—gives some useful information. If the toilet paper sticks to the fan face, you’re probably getting a decent airflow. Figure 16: Flow capture hood. Figure 17: Exhaust fan flow meter. -Kohta Ueno is a senior associate at Building Science Corporation. Photos and illustrations courtesy of the author.last_img read more

Bundit status as Ateneo volleyball coach in limbo

first_imgCone can’t wait to tell good pal Spoelstra about PBA record crowd PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd PLAY LIST 02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Read Next Liao said the final discussion would include Ateneo President Fr. Jett Villarin.Bundit led the Lady Eagles to their only two titles in the UAAP with three-time MVP Alyssa Valdez blossoming into one of the sport’s most recognizable figures.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutLiao said Bundit is “on leave for a week” as per orders of Ateneo Athletics Director Em Fernandez. Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH LATEST STORIES John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa MOST READ Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netTai Bundit’s days at the helm of the Ateneo Lady Eagles may come to an end.Lady Eagles team manager Tony Boy Liao said Saturday Ateneo officials will meet on Monday to talk about whether Bundit, a the two-time UAAP champion coach, will continue his job in Season 80.ADVERTISEMENT View comments CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPAlast_img read more

New Tools from the Fistula Care Project

first_imgPosted on January 4, 2011June 20, 2017By: Carrie Ngongo and Sarah Burgess, Fistula Care ProjectClick to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Obstetric fistula is a devastating birth injury that befalls many of the women who narrowly escape maternal death following obstructed labor. Women who suffer from fistula can have their lives transformed by surgical repair. With support from USAID, EngenderHealth’s Fistula Care Project is working to improve treatment and prevention of obstetric fistula.Fistula Care is pleased to release several tools that will help clinical providers to provide quality fistula services:Family planning can help to prevent obstetric fistula as well as to assist fistula survivors to heal completely from surgery and achieve a successful pregnancy if desired. Family Planning for Women and Couples Following Fistula Care is a booklet for clients that provides information about family planning methods including considerations for fistula survivors and HIV positive women. To facilitate quality family planning counseling, Fistula Care has also developed two posters for service providers: Client-Centered Reproductive Health Counseling Following Fistula Repair and the Quick Reference Chart for Contraceptive Methods.Informed consent is especially important in fistula care services because many women who have lived with fistula have experienced a traumatic event and have become marginalized as a result of their injuries. The booklet, Informed Consent in Fistula Care, will serve as a practical guide for providers regarding the process of obtaining informed consent for fistula treatment.The Fistula Diagnosis Poster and Fistula Diagnosis Job Aid were both developed in Ethiopia by Fistula Care partner IntraHealth. The tools guide service providers though a series of questions to allow them to identify fistula and refer for care appropriately. French translations of this, and the other tools, are forthcoming.The Obstetric Fistula Digital Stories Facilitator’s Guide can help to provoke discussion and dialogue about fistula among women with fistula, health care providers, and members of the greater community. The guide is a companion to the Learn from My Story series, a set of short videos created by Ugandan women who have experienced fistula. The booklet provides the text of each woman’s story along with relevant discussion questions.The Fistula Care Project continues to provide support for fistula treatment and prevention in ten countries. Between 2005 and September 2010, 17,780 fistula repair surgeries were supported with funding from USAID.To subscribe to the Fistula Care Project newsletter, click here.Share this: ShareEmailPrint To learn more, read:last_img read more

10 months agoChelsea ace Eden Hazard: I know I can do much better

first_imgChelsea ace Eden Hazard: I know I can do much betterby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea ace Eden Hazard insists he can do much more this season.Hazard scored twice for victory at Watford this week.But he reckons he has still not hit the form which helped him win Footballer of the Year honours in 2015 when Chelsea won the league with him playing as a winger.“I will get more goals playing through the middle, for sure,” he said.“But I will score more goals also if I play as a winger, so…“I get more chances through the middle. But my position is winger. I feel better as a winger, but I did well [against Watford] as a striker, against Brighton I did well as a striker.“So the manager chooses where to put me on the pitch and then I try to do my best.”Hazard added: “To score 101 is a special achievement. Of course. I am not focused about scoring goals, but to reach this level is good, especially when you play for this amazing club.“We want to win, I want to score, I want to help my team to win games. I am just happy.“I was not thinking about reaching 100 at all before the game. The guys just told me at half-time and I was happy, so I just gave a smile.“And when you score 100, you just want to score more, so I will try to get more.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Bucks eyeing conference tournament championship

Heading into the Midwestern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association Tournament as the top seed, the Ohio State men’s volleyball team could easily grow complacent.The No. 10 Buckeyes have won 10 consecutive matches, including a 3-0 win against tonight’s opponent, No. 13 Ball State. “We ended up beating three rivals to end the season,” said middle hitter Kevin Heine, “so the team is feeling pretty confident.” By winning the regular-season conference title for the fourth consecutive season, OSU earned a first-round bye in the quarterfinals and will host the semifinal match. Many players agreed that this was a big advantage, as they will get to play in front of their home crowd and won’t have to travel.The Buckeyes may also have the most talent in the conference. Redshirt junior Steven Kehoe was named the MIVA Player of the Year. He and three other Buckeyes are also members of the all-conference team, tied for the most from one school. Additionally, coach Pete Hanson was named the MIVA Co-Coach of the Year.While all the signs point to success in the tournament, the team knows it can’t take anything for granted.“We have a pretty healthy respect for our opponents,” Kehoe said. From here on out, any mistakes could result in the end of the season. “We know that every game is a must win,” Heine said. In order to advance to the NCAA championship in May, the Buckeyes basically must win the MIVA tournament. The NCAA championship features the three conference winners and one at-large bid, but should they lose, the Buckeyes likely would not receive the at-large bid. The Buckeyes did not let the extra time off due to the bye go to waste. “We had a really good focus at practice,” Heine said. The team spent last week working on its own skills and going back to the basics, sophomore Shawn Sangrey said.This week, practices shifted focus to preparing specifically for their next opponent Ball State, redshirt junior John Klanac said. The Buckeyes also understand that the entire team needs to play well for it to succeed. “Everyone understood their roles on the team,” Kehoe said. Especially at the end of the long season, the rest of the team is there to pick each other up when someone isn’t playing to their potential, Klanac said. “We don’t let anyone slack off,” Sangrey said. The Buckeyes face Ball State tonight at 7 p.m. in St. John Arena. read more

Football Two running backs previewing Maryland from Urban Meyers Tuesday teleconference

Ohio State redshirt senior quarterback J.T. Barrett (16) hands the ball off to redshirt sophomore running back Mike Weber (25) in the third quarter against Rutgers on Sep. 30. Ohio State won 56-0. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Photo EditorFor the first time all season, Ohio State was able to effectively use both redshirt sophomore running back Mike Weber and freshman running back J.K. Dobbins in the same game for multiple drives in Saturday’s 56-0 win over Rutgers.Moving forward, head coach Urban Meyer said on the Big Ten coaches teleconference he would like to use both of them in the backfield at the same time.“They’re that quality of players when you put your best 11 up on the board, those two names surface,” Meyer said. “Our obligation is to play the best players and you know, last week we really didn’t get the repetition we wanted with either one of them.”Weber finished the game with 44 rushing yards on 10 carries and three rushing touchdowns, while Dobbins had only six carries, but totaled 53 yards on the ground. The team will not always be able to use both running backs at once. When Meyer is forced to choose one over the other, he said the indicator of who is performing the best would be to see what kind of energy level the two backs have and who is displaying the best ball security.“That’s one position that’s fairly easy to find out a guy’s in a rhythm. Just the demeanor, the way [the running back] handles himself and obviously the production,” he said. “You can tell, like, it’s not much different than if the fan when you’re watching the game and you can feel every time that guy touches the ball, or even you just feel them on the field.”Here are some additional notes from the teleconference:On Dante Booker’s improvement: “I do believe he struggled a little bit. Wasn’t so much from the injury, just getting back in the flow of things. The injury was fine, it’s just when you miss that much time and Book is one of those guys that we’ve never had to worry about him going hard or worry about him. He’s a pleaser, he wants to do everything right and sometimes you paralyze yourself because you over-analyze everything instead of just playing four to six [seconds], a to b.”On Booker being named defensive player of the week: “Oh everybody loves him, including myself and the players respect him because they know how hard he works and how much Ohio State football means to him, so it was a big cheer for him and you know, just the way you want it.”On Dwayne Haskins: “He went to a smaller, very good high school, but a smaller high school. And I think the competition was not like it was [here]. Sort of took him some time to adjust to the speed and aggressiveness, et cetera. He’s growing up, he’s still growing as a player, a quarterback. Game experience is priceless for a guy like that and he’s really handled it very well.”On Maryland quarterback Max Bortenschlager against Minnesota: “I think he was extremely efficient with the quick passing game, getting the ball out and then obviously he had some big runs. You know Minnesota going into that was one of the top defenses in America and I thought he did excellent. But he was also, now he’s established himself as a starter and you see that, with a talented guy, you see that development work. Our … defense staff has got a lot of respect for him.”On impressive Maryland players: “I think the skillset of the offensive players, the six-out and their returner [D.J. Moore], he’s obviously very involved in the kicking game. So the skill positions on the receiver and the running back is very patient and great acceleration. And on defense, just another year in the system of coach [D.J.] Durkin and the understanding of that 3-4 style defense they play and the activity of the defensive front. That’s what catches my eye.” read more