Hello all my loyal Hive-sters and welcome to your morning Hive, Tuesday edition. I hope all of you are staying safe and warm as much of the east coast is experiencing inclement weather as a result of hurricane Sandy. Also, it’s currently snowing here in Columbus. I can’t remember the last time it snowed here in October, nor do I want to. Hell, it was 80 degrees here just 5 days ago! I bite my thumb at you, Ohio weather. If this is any indication of the winter weather that is to follow, I do not like the look of this. But, I guess I can’t complain too much as last winter was extremely mild in comparison to the normal winter weather we experience here in the Buckeye state. I just hope the weather lightens up a little bit for this weekend’s
contest scrimmage against the Fighting Illini of Illinois. Well, enough about the weather, as I am not Ben Gelber or Jym Ganahl. How about some Buckeye football? Yep, sounds good to me also.
It’s time for your morning Hive, kiddos.
BRAXTON DOING BRAXTON THINGS
Enough cannot be said about the job that Braxton Miller has done this season and that notion was ever so prevalent during this past weekend’s game against Penn State. The sophomore signal-caller started off slowly–as he does most games–but he kicked it in to high gear in the second half, when it truly mattered the most. That one-yard touchdown run he had at the end of the third quarter was truly special. There’s not another quarterback in the nation that makes that play. He has been really exciting to watch this year.
Like most athletes, though, there is always bad with the good and Braxton, at times, was really bad throwing the football on Saturday night. Early on, he seemed to over throw or miss every receiver he targeted. But, in true Braxton fashion, he never got rattled and that’s what has impressed me the most this year about Braxton Miller. He stays calm, poised, and he never let’s his play up until that point in the game affect how he plays for the rest of the game. For instance, Miller threw an interception with about 9 minutes to go in the third quarter. As soon as he threw that, his stat line throwing the football for the game read: 4 of 13 for 45 yards, 0 TDs and 1 INT. However, he never got rattled and after throwing the INT, he was 3 of 6 for 98 yards, 1 TD and 0 INTs.
Playing at night, on the road, is never easy for any quarterback. And I think that was especially true for Braxton early on Saturday night. He seemed too excited at first and I think that’s what led to him missing throws all over the field. But after he was able to run the ball and take a couple of hits, he really settled down and took control of the game. It was truly remarkable to watch a player that was, to his standards, having a poor game midway through the third quarter, turn it on when it truly mattered the most. Like most of the year, Braxton got stronger as the game went on. What a special player
Bradley Roby was named a Thorpe Award Semifinalist. More details can be seen here.
As Michael wrote yesterday, the Buckeye basketball team will host Walsh tonight at 7 p.m. in an exhibition game. For more details, click here.
Urban Meyer’s weekly presser was yesterday. Full transcript and video can be seen here.
As always, and forever, Go Bucks!