Wait, Was Hazell Calling Plays Against Toledo?

By Jason Priestas on September 23, 2009 at 11:23 pm

Tim May of the Dispatch with some potentially positive news:

There were times last Saturday when it appeared Ohio State assistant head coach Darrell Hazell was calling the offensive plays instead of head coach Jim Tressel during the Buckeyes’ 38-0 win over Toledo.

When asked after practice today whether it was true, Hazell paused.

“I don’t know, I’m not sure,” he finally said, then offered no further clarity.

Tim notes that at times when Pryor was confused about a call, he would seek out Hazell instead of Tressel. This might go a long way towards explaining the aggressive game called against the Rockets.