Two-Minute Drill: Inside Ohio State’s Postgame
By Brandon Castel
COLUMBUS, Ohio — It was a tough day for everyone at Ohio State, especially the 2011 seniors. They went out with a 20-14 loss to Penn State on Senior Day at Ohio Stadium.
Here is a look at what the players and coaches had to say after the game.
- Jake Stoneburner said his heart breaks for the seniors. His best friends on the team and they couldn't get them a win today. Orhian Johnson said the same. Both were members of 2008 recruiting class.
- Stoneburner admitted he had thoughts about that being his last game in Ohio Stadium. Happy he has another year.
- Michael Brewster said the thing he will always remember from this year is that the team stayed together. No one pointing fingers.
- Brewster admitted that this team has probably been drained by everything they've gone through. "We are still just college kids."
- Brewster said he thinks Fickell has done a great job considering the circumstances. Team never gives up. Keeps fighting for him.
- Players admitted they heard the rumors about Urban Meyer, but they don't concern themselves with that stuff.
- Fickell said he doesn’t pay attention to any of that stuff. Says they always tell the players to focus on the things they can control.
The Michigan Game
- Orhian Johnson said if playing Michigan doesn't get you fired up, you probably shouldn't have signed a scholarship to OSU.
- Asked if he thinks OSU’s defense can stop Michigan’s offense next week, he said “we have to, there’s no excuses.”
- Brewster said that getting a win at Michigan could help this team earn forgiveness for a 6-5 season.
- Stoneburner agreed that winning at Michigan would be a great way to salvage the season.
- Brewster said it was just a rough day snapping. He accepted full blame. Said he has always played with a glove, but might have to change.
- DeVier Posey said that Braxton Miller is going to be a special player and he was honored to get the chance to play with him.
- Stoneburner said Penn State did a good job covering their receivers today. He wasn’t open much, but he did get open on the TD.
- Penn State felt they had success running the ball because Ohio State wasn't ready for the wildcat.
- Jim Heacock wouldn't agree. Said they didn't see it on film, but they prepared for it last 2 weeks vs. Indiana and Purdue.
- Johnathan Hankins said he was pretty worried about his knee after last week, but then the doctors told him he was OK.
- Hankins said he thinks teams have adjusted a lot of their plan to stop John Simon after seeing what he's done this year.
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