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Guiton enjoys huge weekend as reserve QB

October 26, 2012
By SETH STASKEY - Buckeye Blitz ( , Times Leader

It was quite a day, weekend and week for Ohio State junior Kenny Guiton.

Actually, it's been quite a season and a lengthy road to get to the point he reached last Saturday when he came on for an injured Braxton Miller and engineered two scoring drives to allow the Buckeyes to remain unblemished with a 29-22 overtime victory against Purdue.

There was a thought that Guiton, who is a Houston, Texas native, might leave the program when Urban Meyer came on the scene. Meyer just wasn't sold on his attitude, work ethic and desire to be Buckeye.

Then something just seemed to click.

But, why? Or how?

Meyer isn't totally sure, but he's now certainly sold on Guiton.

"I'm so proud of that guy right now," Meyer said. "Just imagine being Kenny's mom and dad sitting there watching that. That's all good. All good."

Each Sunday after a win, the Buckeyes have a "victory meal" together as a team and they watch highlights of the previous game. Meyer certainly enjoyed this past week's meal.

"I just kept yelling Kenny Guiton, Kenny G., or something like that, and the players were all laughing and we're watching him," Meyer said.

Guiton has appeared in almost every game this season. He's actually capped a scoring drive in several games, including throwing a beautiful shovel pass for a score at Indiana.

Since the "old right hander" has performed well, bought in and continues to improve, Meyer continues to talk about the time when he might be able to utilize both Miller and Guiton at the same time in different sets, but don't look for Guiton to be used in the same capacity as a runner.

"Kenny has earned the confidence to go in the game and perform," Meyer said. "If we did, Braxton would be the runner, and I'm not sure it's the right time to do that."

Meyer was then asked about letting Guiton carry the ball.

"Let Kenny run it?," Meyer smiled. "Nah. I love Kenny, but nope."




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