April 3, 2013
Name: Kenny Guiton
Hometown: Houston, Texas
High school: Eisenhower
2012 Recap: Guiton played the role of hero last season when he came off the sidelines and led Buckeyes to a come-from-behind overtime win vs. Purdue after an injury to Braxton Miller. Guiton saw action in nine games backing up Miller, completing 56.5 percent of his passes with two TDs in Coach Meyer’s spread attack.
2013 Outlook: Heading into his fifth and final season, Guiton looks to the future to keep growing not only as a player, but as a leader as well.
Q: What was life like for you after the Purdue game last season?
A: It was really cool. I went back to class and people were noticing and recognizing me. One day I was in a lab and this guy walked up to the front of the classroom, took of his jacket and his shirt said “Keep calm and put Kenny G in”. I felt like I was walking on water or something.
Q: What has spring practice been like so far?
A: It has been energized since day one. We have been coming out, having fun and competing a lot, too.”
Q: How do you and the other seniors plan to fill the leadership void left by the seniors last season?
A: I think the team follows me and listens when I have something to say. I just want to be a positive leader and someone they can look up to. I want them to know that when my number is called, I am going to do something good.
Q: With a full year of learning Urban Meyer’s offense behind you, what do you look forward to in the upcoming months?
A: I’m looking forward to “the juice”. This staff keeps “the juice” up and you have to stay hyped when you are around them. The way Coach Meyer treats his seniors is pretty cool. Seniors come first.
Q: What is your relationship like with offensive coordinator/QBs coach Tom Herman and what is the best advice he has given you?
A: One thing I like about Coach Tom is that he can have fun. He is a very down-to-earth type of coach. He tries to speak our language sometimes and put a little slang into it. It’s so funny having him around.”
Q: With such a highly-ranked freshman class coming in this fall, what advice do you have for the new recruits?
A: Never stop working. Just because you have committed or you are the best in the country at your position, does not mean that the work stops. It only gets harder.
-- Sarah Marshall, Ohio State Athletics Communications student assistant
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