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Orton's Game-Time Demotion

Discussion in 'Buckeye Football' started by sandgk, Oct 31, 2004.

  1. sandgk

    sandgk Watson, Crick & A Twist

    Will Tiller's pulling of Orton put a funk on House Purdue?
  2. Buckeye513

    Buckeye513 Stable Genius

    Did he take him out because of his performance or because of his health?
  3. tibor75

    tibor75 Banned

    I think losing 3 in a row is enough of a funk.
  4. KillerNut

    KillerNut Banned

    I thought he was going to win the Heisman?
  5. MililaniBuckeye

    MililaniBuckeye The satanic soulless freight train that is Ohio St Staff Member Tech Admin

    Here's some excerpts from the CNNSI article on the game:


    Ailing Purdue quarterback Kyle Orton, once a Heisman Trophy favorite, was ineffective and pulled late in the third quarter.

    Slowed in the Michigan game by a right hip pointer, Orton said he hurt his left hip flexor against the Wildcats, an injury that left him unable to twist or get any torque when he had to throw the ball. A howling, swirling wind that gusted up to 40 mph didn't help matters.

    "I couldn't really move around, I couldn't twist my hips," he said. "I couldn't get anything on the football and offensively we were stagnant, so we decided to make a switch."

    But coach Joe Tiller said Orton's problems went beyond his health.

    "We made the change because he was really struggling with the offense," Tiller said. "It's one thing to not be at your best physically, but it's another thing to not be at your best mentally. If you're not at your best mentally, then open receivers aren't spotted and we had a number of those."

    Orton finished 15-of-33 for 143 yards, including a 12-yard scoring pass to Dorien Bryant. It was his least productive day of the season. He also had a fumble in the first quarter that set up Northwestern's first score.


    Looks like a combination of both.
  6. PRBuck1

    PRBuck1 Newbie

    Purdue plays at Iowa next week. Tough test. It will be interesting to see what happens since we get them the week after.
  7. bukIpower

    bukIpower Senior

    Right now with the way MSU got beat up physically in the Michigan game, and how Purdue is on a fall with Orton being physically/Mentally not their I believe the tides are starting to turn our way.
  8. DiHard

    DiHard Guest

    if you read my pre-season bigten blog or my weekly matchup will see that I was never impressed with matter what the media thought when they were #5....just another team that can rack up 50 on the sisters of the poor....and blow against a good defense....

    im glad to say that i was dead on regarding them.....

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