September 28, 2011
"I went back to Ohio..."
good thing, knowing our people," he said. "Knowing our kids, it will be a good thing. I think that possibly in the past we had a lot of Ohio kids that thought that, ‘You know, I wasn’t quite as good as those guys that end up going to Ohio State’ and I think we have a lot of Ohio kids now that feel like, ‘Go in there and win this ballgame.’ So I think it will work out well with the mentality of our Ohio kids.”
program here that’s so great and you want to be a part of it. I love it here … This is my family.”
Watching left tackle, I'm not surprised France is the clear No. 1, even though Reynolds did some good things -- more good things than anyone should have expected for a guy who was at nose tackle six days earlier. I thought France played pretty well for the most part, and I think he has the potential to be really good. Reynolds had some nice moments, getting a combination block executed perfectly on a Bell sweep in the second quarter. On Bell's first TD run, Reynolds turned the Sam inside, allowing Bell to get downhill and easily through an arm tackle. Then on Bell's third touchdown, Reynolds absolutely buried his man. He's an offensive lineman.
Tony Lippett showed with his legs and feet why the offensive and defensive staffs want to claim him as their own. He can be a standout on either side -- but he has to do a better job of catching the ball. And Dion Sims is an absolute force in the passing game (his TD catch was the second of two terrific throws by Andrew Maxwell) but still has progress to make as a blocker.