“Some of our key players now are just kids, and so they're kind of going through the same growing pains that other guys do at the same time.”
WEEDEN QB DRAW COULD HAVE BEEN USED DURING BEDLAM GAME
OSU coaches used the bye week before last season's convincing Bedlam victory to design a defensive game plan that blitzed like crazy and an offensive plan that utilized the Cowboys' running game.
Turns out that's also when the “Weed Whacker” — or the Weeden's quarterback draw used in the Fiesta Bowl vs. Stanford — was first installed.
“We didn't need it,” Gundy said in a Q&A session during OSU's Football 101 for Women event last month, a statement that was met by huge applause from the 300-plus ladies in attendance.
So instead, the Cowboys held onto that unexpected play for the Fiesta Bowl, which tied the game at 21 late in the first half. Weeden ran to his left, dodged linemen David Perry and Ben Gardner and dove into the end zone, where cornerback Harold Bernard and linebackers Jarek Lancaster and Trent Murphy could not stop him.