Jeff Horton's weekly press conference Q&A part 2 -
On attacking down the field more by throwing the ball...
"Yeah, no question. I think from the game, not afraid to...Thomas did a good job I thought of changing up some tendencies that maybe we've established through when I was calling them, did some nice things, some change-ups on those that allowed us the opportunity to get the ball up.
With Da'Jon and MarQueis, both those guys, if you get some one-on-one matchups, Ohio State I know certainly will feel good about who they got lining up, they're mano-a-mano, we're going to beat you one-on-one, hopefully we can get some big plays out of them."
On using a different offensive gameplan for OSU than USC...
"I think Ohio State is a little different style of defense. Against USC, we felt that we could do some things running the ball on them. We kind of patterned our game plan a little bit after the way Stanford played USC, a little more power, physical running game. Had great success against them."
"I think with Ohio State, they're a little different style, so to speak. They're more individual one-on-one battles, try to disrupt things with movement. So that's why I think the difference, we can go at them and try to get them."
On anything particular that may be leading to slow offensive starts...
"No. We're trying obviously. I thought second drive of the game, we answered, came back and scored, was a big drive. I thought the drive right after halftime coming out of halftime after the way kind of all the momentum had swung in their favor after we didn't score, got the interception, ran it down and got the touchdown, I thought that was a big answer coming out in the second half."
"But it's not by design not to score. We're obviously still trying to put as many points as we can on the board. That's why I'm just saying, Let's just go for it."
On Jim Tressel saying he's seeing Adam Weber in his sleep and having nightmares about Terelle Pryor...
"You know, sometimes you're appreciated more maybe away from home, whether it's as a player, as a whatever."
I think, you know, Adam Weber, when you look, I think sometimes people think it was kind of ho-hum that he threw for 10,000 yards, because they said he still hasn't won enough games. Playing football long enough in the Big Ten to be one of the five guys that have done it, to me that's pretty special."
"I don't care what kind of teams you have out there, you still have to go out there and play. A lot of people on teams that have struggled and haven't done that. I think that's a compliment to him."
"With Terrelle Pryor, obviously he's given a lot of people nightmares. If you look at his maturation from when he was a freshman to where he is now, he's come light years. I remember the Rose Bowl last year against Oregon. I think he almost single-handedly won that game and did a great job with it. When he hasn't had maybe his best game this year, he bounced back like he did against Purdue and had a tremendous game."
"Ohio State is trying to get back in the national title picture. We got to expect their best shot this week and we better be ready for it."
Horton Presser 10/26 - Q&A -- Part 2
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