Buckeyes vow they won’t look past Herd

Call it ”The Marshall Plan” for Thursday’s game at No. 2 Ohio

State.

In his head-coaching debut, Doc Holliday wants his Marshall

Thundering Herd to play error-free on offense, force turnovers on

defense, to not get rattled by the crowd – and for Ohio State to be

thinking ahead to its showdown nine days later against No. 13

Miami.

Much as he hopes the Buckeyes are looking past his team Thursday

night, Holliday realizes it’s Ohio State’s coaching staff will take

measures to make sure that doesn’t happen.

His counterpart, Jim Tressel, acknowledged that his Ohio State

team cannot afford to look past the Thundering Herd to its game

with the Hurricanes on Sept. 11 in the Horseshoe.

Besides, the Buckeyes’ game with Purdue last year serves as a

cautionary tale.