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“Urban Meyer would admit following the game that after Guiton’s late interception he told him he would “win this game for [Ohio State]“. Guiton proceeded to do just that. A pass to Jake Stoneburner gave way to a series of runs by Guiton and Hyde. A somewhat comedic dive effort by Hyde was just enough as he got across the goal line and an ensuing three and out by the Buckeyes was all this one had in store.
While the exciting nature of the victory likely largely masked a number of issues including a wealth of injuries and less than optimal stretches on both sides of the ball, the Buckeyes are still unbeaten and 8-0. Miller’s health status may ultimately determine how far this Ohio State team can go the rest of the way, but Kenny Guiton’s calm demeanor under center will mean if nothing else the Buckeyes should have a steady hand to guide the ship.
Ryan Shazier led a better but still not up to recent historical standards by the Buckeye defenses with 12 tackles and 1.5 tackles for a loss. The still learning the position Boren added five tackles a week after having seven against Indiana. Carlos Hyde finished the day with a team high 91 rushing yards and 2 TDs while the previously seemingly invisible Fields had his 2012 break out with 3 catches for 44 yards and the game tying two point conversion setting up score.
Where Ohio State goes from here is anyone’s guess. While there’s still improvements to be made defensively, injuries to circumnavigate and heal through, and more challenges on the horizon, the Buckeyes are still perfect. For now.” [Luke Zimmerman/Land-Grant Holy Land].
“Eight seconds and, in all likelihood, two plays remained. But Guiton would only need one.
On the next snap, he found Chris Fields open at the goal line. A poorly thrown ball nearly derailed Ohio State’s touchdown, though, as Fields had to dive for the ball. The play went to the replay booth, but it was ruled a touchdown with three seconds left.
It sent the 105,290 fans in attendance – actually less because several thousand left – into a frenzy. But Ohio State still had to convert the two-point conversion.
Offensive coordinator Tom Herman ran a play called Y Hide, and it worked to perfection. Guiton first went to his right, where the rest of the offense shifted except for tight end Jeff Heuerman, who came back left and was wide open for the game-tying points.
However, it was nearly the play that wasn’t.
“I asked him before we got the ball, I said, ‘What’s our two-point play,’” head coach Urban Meyer said. “The offensive line was screaming at me to run the ball. I mean, screaming, and same with Carlos Hyde. And I almost changed that play. I said, ‘Tom, let’s pound it at them.’ He said, ‘No, let’s go with this.’ So he won that battle.” [Kyle Rowland/Eleven Warriors]
After leading Ohio State’s comeback, the internet thinks Kyle Guitton won’t have a hard time meeting women. [Luke Zimmerman/Land-Grant Holy Land].
“No matter what, I just want the Browns to actually win football games against other teams in the NFL. I don’t care how they get to that point, I just want that point to be here. Now. Relevancy is almost at hand. Somehow, this team took my favorite week of the year – the one where they win their first game – and made me upset about it. If the Browns lose to the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday, suddenly everything is a wash and I’m back to being furiously angry about everything.
This is a little off-topic, and I apologize because I’m scatterbrained tonight, but there was an air in Red Ivy when I walked in for the Browns game against Cincinnati last week. We knew there was a win in the works. Several people were saying it to each other before the game started. It just felt like a win. The team has gotten better almost every week, albeit with some hiccups, and major steps forward have been taken. We just knew that the Browns would win.
I have a feeling that the Colts game will be the same. I don’t want to jinx anything, and I’ll never write something into an article that predicts the outcome of the game, but I do feel like the Browns will win this week. Not guaranteeing it. Just know that, looking back, the team is 1-1 with its best defensive player, Joe Haden, and should really be 2-0 with him. That’s not bad.” [Kevin Nye/Dawg Pound Daily].
“The Browns have been showing improvement this season, even if it has been slow and hard to see at times. A win on Sunday to give them back-to-back victories would go a long way toward rewarding the team for hanging in there.
There haven’t been any games so far this season where fans could say that, if the Browns just take care of business, they should be able to walk out of the game with a win. This week is one of those times.
The Browns have clear advantages where the Colts are weakest, now it’s up to the Browns to figure out a way to exploit those matchups.
“My job is to make sure we keep our eye on the ball as we prepare for the Colts,” Shurmur said. “I told the players that winning is a by-product of the preparation and of course, then getting it done on Sunday.”
This week, the Browns will get it done on Sunday.
Welcome to the NFL, Jimmy Haslam. Enjoy your first win, because you never know when the next one will come.” [Tom Moore/The Cleveland Fan].
“Hernandez had as rough a 2012 as any Cleveland Indian and his trouble began before he even reported to Goodyear, Arizona. Just being able to report became Hernandez’s problem in January when he entered the United States Embassy in the Dominican Republic to apply for his work visa to return to the United States.
At the time, the 28-year old Fausto Carmona was looking to rebound from what may be his worst season as a starting pitcher in 2011. He was 7-15, with a 5.25 ERA in 2011, and despite his struggles, the Tribe elected to pick up his $7 million club option for 2012. A struggling Carmona was valued to be a bargain versus what the Indians would have to pay on the free agent market for a starting pitcher.
But when Carmona walked into the U.S. Embassy in January, he walked out in handcuffs and known as Roberto Hernandez. He was no longer 27-years old, but 30, and charged with falsifying his identity and government documents. What ensued was a six month battle with the government before being granted a work visa and permission to return to the United States.” [Mike Brandyberry/Did the Tribe Win Last Night?]
“Miles claimed he didn’t clash with [Jerry] Sloan.
“I did not,” he said. “I paid attention. I wanted to get on the floor. The easiest way to get on the floor is to do exactly what he said. Once he trusted you, your leash got longer and longer and he let you play a little bit.”
He said it helped his development having a coach who cared so deeply.
“It was great to have that early and have somebody instill that in you,” Miles said. “It becomes habit. Now in the situation I’m in now, coming to a new team, I’m able to put that as my identity the second I step on the floor. You don’t have to question whether (I’m) going to practice today, whether (I’m) going to work hard or what kind of C.J. you’re going to get.”
Miles said he sees similarities between Sloan and Cavs coach Byron Scott.
“Just the way they look at the game,” he said. “They take pride in being good defensive teams because they know that creates offense and easy baskets. When I was in Utah, we were a paint team. We ran a lot of post plays, made a lot of cuts to the basket. He wants to make the game as easy as possible.”
Scott probably relates to his players a little better than Sloan, who took two Jazz teams to the NBA Finals.
“(Scott is) a little younger,” Miles said. “He relates to the younger guys. Coach Sloan was a funny guy. He was a great guy to be around. I loved him a lot. He was a great dude.”" [Bob Finnan/News Herald].