True freshman James Laurinaitis was pressed into service at Michigan when senior outside linebacker…
Unlikely Heroes Laurinaitis, Tyree Deliver
It was one week ago today when Ohio State pulled out a 25-21 win at rival Michigan. That victory helped propel the Buckeyes to a share of the Big Ten championship and a 9-2 record on the year. OSU awaits its fate on its bowl assignment. However, we have a chance to look back at the Michigan game and spotlight a couple of unlikely heroes in freshman linebacker James Laurinaitis and fifth-year senior tight end Andree Tyree. Laurinaitis filled in at outside linebacker when starter Bobby Carpenter went down with a broken fibula. He suffered the injury on Michigan's first play from scrimmage in the first quarter. Over the course of the game, Laurinaitis subbed in at linebacker whenever the Buckeyes were using their 4-3 "regular" look. He routinely came out of the game when OSU went to the nickel defense. He was credited with just one tackle in the game, although he seemed to be around the ball quite a bit. "We knew we would go to our nickel package whenever they went to two tight ends...
3,145 Fans online
- Something to watch for in the game on Saturday...
- Depth Chart Released
- WR Van Jefferson to announce tomorrow.
- If you could change history what 2 games would you change
- OT: USC CB Josh Shaw (This is fantastic)