There wasn't a whole lot to complain about
"Probably the only thing that's disappointing is that
we left the ball on the ground a couple of times and if we do that this week,
we're in trouble," said Jim Tressel.
Tressel on the QB
play against Kent State
"We wanted to get Craig (Krenzel) out there making
decisions, both run and pass. Trying to decide between run and pass. And I think
he did a good job there, he made some nice decisions... And it was good to see
Scott (McMullen) get some time. There is going to be a point in this season
where it's a big game and Scott may have to get it done for us. So, I was happy
that they both got some throws under fire."
Tressel on the
"We want to try and get them the ball because they can
make plays. If you leave guys like Michael (Jenkins) and Chris (Gamble) alone,
they have the chance to make a really big play so it was nice to see them get
more opportunities last week."
Wilhelm on the emerging crop of freshman 'backers
"We have great camaraderie as a linebacker corps. The
freshmen are really developing and kind of proving themselves. You get respect
when respect is deserved and the freshmen are working hard, producing on the
field and earning the respect of the older guys. It's great just to see them
learning. You are going to see us playing a lot of linebackers this year because
it's a luxury to have so much talent in one group."
Wilhelm on the new
style of play in the Big Ten
"The Big Ten has changed. It's not your prototypical
power run every other play. You are going to get a little bit of Texas Tech in
Has time flown by at
OSU for Wilhelm?
"Yeah, it really has been four quick years. It's
amazing. Once the season is over, you are just so into working hard towards the
next season, or rehabbing an injury and everything just goes by so quickly. Mike
Doss and I were talking about that the other day; how fast the time has gone by.
I am just trying to work hard and enjoy my last year at
Krenzel on what to expect from
"They are going to be tough, they have a lot of
talent. We've just started to watch some more film on them. We watched a little
bit this summer, but we are starting to crack down now. They seem to have a
really good front four and their linebackers and secondary guys are talented.
They are going to come and play us tough because they are a great football team.
We are going to have to have our 'A' game if we want to win."
Did OSU use the
"We didn't really look at it that way, I don't think
you can ever approach a game that way," Krenzel said. "
Tight end Ryan Hamby
on what the team has to do to get ready for WSU
"We just have to prepare like we do every week,"
Hamby said. "Go in there and study film, listen to the coaches, practice
hard and I think it will take care of itself."
Is Hamby a Ben
"I watch Ben and I try to get better from him.
Obviously, you can see that I'm not the receiving tight end. He's been making
some one-handed snags, so, he definitely speaks for himself. They say Ben's the
blocking tight end and I'm the receiving, but I think it's actually the other
way around. No, but I've been working hard on my blocking and I feel a lot more
confident out there... Ben is just a complete player and I try to pattern my
game after his."
Is Hamby still
glowing from his first touchdown as a Buckeye?
"Definitely. I'm still excited about it. I didn't do
anything special on that play, but it definitely felt good to get that first
Mr. Archie Griffin on
OSU's running back "problem"
"I think we are very fortunate that we have the group
of running backs we have right now,"
With so much talent
at one position, is there bound to be an "odd-man out" according to