Personnel info and questions

Submitted by AC1997 on November 30th, 2013 at 7:39 PM

I wanted to discuss some individual player information from the game with the board.  First, the records:

  • Jeremy Gallon - With his 175 yards today he has 1284 on the season, just 46 yards behind the single season record set by Braylon Edwards in 2004.  He also set the record today for most receiving yards by a Michigan player against OSU.
  • Blake Countess - I checked to see where his 6 interceptions stack up in the all-time records, but they aren't even close.  The record is 10 by Tom Curtis in 1968.  The most recent season high is 8 by Woodson in 1997.  Countess is tied with a bunch of people for 7th all-time.  
  • Devin Gardner - With his amazing day today (451 passing, 10 rushing) he finishes with 3443 total yards.  This puts him second all-time for total yards  behind Denard's record setting 2010 season (4272).  He passed John Navarre (3240) for second.  

Now for the players who didn't play today.  Anyone have any information on these guys?

  • Jarrod Wilson - He didn't play at all and as a result the first two OSU touchdowns were significantly the result of bad plays by Furman and Avery.  
  • Brenden Gibbons - All I heard today was that he hurt his leg and was on crutches.  Anyone know the story?  
  • Richard Ash - Anyone know why he saw meaningful snaps?  I'm not saying he did badly (couldn't tell), just curious why he was on the field given our struggles to stop the run.  Just rotating more guys?  
  • James Ross - Any report on what his injury is?  

Controversial Calls:

  • Did anyone see something that caused the Frank Clark unsportsmanlike penalty?  They didn't show anything on TV that seemed to justify it, but I was wondering if they just didn't catch it or the refs called the wrong number.  Dumb play, dumb call, or both?
  • What is the consensus on the Gardner fumble?  I was SHOCKED that they upheld the call.  I'm not sure what the replay guys look at as there were two TD calls in the Alabama/Auburn game that the refs went against what I expected.  



November 30th, 2013 at 10:30 PM ^

gibbons was accused of rape his freshman year.  no charges were filed, but, they often aren't in cases involving athletes.  see: winston, jameis

regardless, it does make you question his famous 'brunette girls' remark made in the 2011 season.


November 30th, 2013 at 8:54 PM ^

I was there and saw it plain as day. Clark made a gesture with his hand (honestly I don't know what it was meant to convey) at yelled something. The official was right there and threw the flag after the hand gesture stopped.


November 30th, 2013 at 8:59 PM ^

Deveon pancakes a guy and they called it holding. His hands were inside and he just drove him into the ground. Matter of fact, the ohio player actually pulled Deveon down onto him.

DG's knee was definitely down. Frank Clarck's penalty was straight trash. And ohio's "great" o line was fucking holding the ends all day long.


November 30th, 2013 at 9:20 PM ^

They definitely got away holding on their drive before halftime - it was pretty blatant.  

The Gardner "fumble" is the one that sticks in my craw the most though.  OK, refs are going to miss plays here and there, but how the replay booth get it wrong?



November 30th, 2013 at 11:35 PM ^

I have two questions also. 1) Wasn't Wile recruited as a place kicker? The commentators kept calling him "the punter." I know he punted this season because of Hagerup's suspension, but I thought he was recruited as a place kicker. Which leads me to question 2) if we kick a field goal instead of going for it and not converting on the 4th down play, I think in the 4th quarter, do we win this game? I feel like we may have left points on the field and I'm not sure if it's because we were being aggressive or if it's because they don't think Wile can kick a 30 yard field goal.

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November 30th, 2013 at 11:49 PM ^

Wile has the leg to kick from well over 30 yards.  His issue today was everything was going left.  When he came out after half time he couldn't make anything long.  I wonder if part of the issue is that he has been working so hard on kicking into the left corner of the endzone on kickoffs that it has messed with his mechanics.  I honestly believe that more than anything else, his issues in warmups are why Hoke didn't want to kick FGs today.


December 1st, 2013 at 12:33 AM ^

So your sequence of events involves Hoke calling a timeout for no reason, watching Wile miss after the whistle, and then deciding to kick having called a timeout, and then Wile actually making it.

Wile also almost missed a few extra points.

If Gibbons is there, perhaps Hoke just lets Brandon kick the FG.