I wanted to put them through a ritual to become a member of the team, but not allow hazing. And it took off. It’s been a hit since every place we’ve been. Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer
I think obviously the most important thing is we came out with a win. We regrouped there in the second half. Going into the week, even before Saturday I thought the key was for us to come out with some poise after a big game, some energy. And I’m not sure that obviously that showed to start with. Maybe our youth showed up a little bit in that, and you try and stay after them as much as you can, but we needed to come out with a little bit more energy, have some poise because you know on that offense they’re going to make some plays and continue to battle.
Buckeyes head coach Luke Fickell following Saturday’s win over the Hoosiers
According to our very own Mark Titus, who played and practiced with Sullinger last year, Sullinger possesses both a face-up game and a jump shot, but he hasn’t had to use them much so far in his career. This happens in college basketball, especially within tightly run systems where players are expected to stick to their roles. Sullinger has quick feet and a surprisingly effective handle, so it’s not too hard to picture him catching the ball ten feet from the hoop and driving by a defender. If he can shoot around 55 percent from the field, hit the defensive boards, and continue to develop his offensive repertoire, he will be the type of player who can single-handedly carry Ohio State to a no. 1 seed in March and a be a front-runner for Player of the Year. Grantland’s Jay Caspian Kang on Ohio State’s Jared Sullinger
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