Buckeye defense not fooled by trickery

first_imgStuffedSomehow Wisconsin put up 17 points on the best team in the land despite Donovan getting sacked a mind-boggling nine times.“They bring a lot of different looks — three down, four down, five down and they bring from the boundary, they bring it from the field, they bring it with man pressure,” Bielema said.Defensive end Vernon Gholston finished with a school record-tying four sacks alone, helping to limit Donovan from finding open receivers, especially in the fourth quarter.“There’s a reason why they’re the No. 1 team in the country right now. They’re just very fundamentally sound in all categories,” Donovan said. “Their D-line gets a lot of push up front. They’re really athletic and know how to play their coverages to their advantage.” COLUMBUS, Ohio — When Wisconsin kept its first series alive with a fake punt turned into a 31 yard pass-play from punter Ken DeBauche to backup punter Paul Standring, it seemed that the Wisconsin coaching staff was trying to pull out all the stops to keep the top-ranked Ohio State Buckeyes on their heels.“I wanted to do anything to get some energy, some momentum going,” Wisconsin head coach Bret Bielema said.Between offense and special teams the Badgers tried a handful of trick plays. The problem was because Ohio State didn’t blink, most of them backfired.“We thought we could get on them, and they weren’t falling for it,” UW quarterback Tyler Donovan said.Tight end Travis Beckum’s receiver option in the second quarter went nowhere. He got stuffed for a 9-yard loss. Daven Jones’ good return on a reverse on a kickoff was called back due to one of four block-in-the-back penalties.The most costly of them all, however, came when Wisconsin wasn’t trying to be cute, but DeBauche thought it was. DeBauche was supposed to kick it away, but due to a mix-up in the playcall signals, he faked and tried unsuccessfully to run for the first down deep in UW territory.“Blake (Sorenson) made the call, and I’m 14 yards away from the snapper, so whatever he said, I don’t hear,” DeBauche said. “The way we had practiced was if it was on, he would signal back to me, and he didn’t signal it on, and I didn’t get the signal off, so I assumed it was on. Me being unsure, I could have called a timeout.“It was bad timing for that play.”The play led to an Ohio State touchdown and put a damper on Wisconsin’s chances.Essentially, none of the trick plays reaped any rewards as the Badgers gained 28 yards on the four plays, indirectly leading to 3 points, and more importantly, 10 points allowed. Hill doesn’t playContrary to prior belief, starting tailback P.J. Hill was not going to play, period, Saturday due to a lower leg injury.“Basically from Wednesday on, we had a feeling that P.J. wasn’t going to be able to go good enough to go on Saturday,” Bielema said following Saturday’s game.Initial reports were that the sophomore would be a game-time decision.Freshman Zach Brown started at running back in Hill’s place. He wasn’t fazed running against one of the nation’s stingiest defenses, accruing 63 yards on 20 carries.“He’s not afraid of anything,” Bielema said. “He came in, he didn’t have big eyes. He mishandled a snap there at the end, but he did a pretty good job protecting the football, which was a concern for us.”center_img Three more downAlready without three starters entering Saturday’s game against the Buckeyes, the Badgers lost three more during the course of the game.Cornerback Allen Langford left the game midway through the first half with a knee injury. Soon to follow, right tackle Eric Vanden Heuvel was knocked out of the game with an injury to his right leg.The final blow came on Wells’ second touchdown run of the game at the start of the fourth quarter. Defensive tackle Jason Chapman, who found himself sprawled out on the field on a few occasions accompanied by the UW training staff, was helped off the field for the final time. He did not return.From the sound of it, both Langford and Chapman could quite possibly be out an extended period of time. Bielema didn’t mention the gravity of his tackles’ injury.“I don’t know how significant it is, but I do know that Allen’s was pretty significant, [the trainers] feel, and they feel the same thing with Chappy,” Bielema said.Return man David Gilreath also didn’t play much of the second half with what Bielema described as a tight hamstring.last_img read more

Tesla Teams With Auction House To Increase Used Car Sales

first_img What To Buy? New Tesla Model 3 Versus Used Model S Source: Electric Vehicle News What To Buy: New Or Used Tesla Model X? Author Liberty Access TechnologiesPosted on November 20, 2018Categories Electric Vehicle News In order to facilitate the above situations, Tesla has teamed up with Manheim and Adesa KAR Auction Services, which is owned by Cox Enterprises. We are already aware that Tesla is buried in operational “hell.” So, dealing with used cars is just another piece of the pie that can’t be getting easier for the electric automaker. However, selling as many of them as possible is a key strategy that arguably needs to happen, and sooner rather than later.People familiar with the situation have revealed that Tesla is turning to these second-party auction services for assistance. The companies will help Tesla to deal with inspecting, reconditioning, and selling its used vehicles. Those aware of how Elon Musk and company operate may be surprised by this news, since the automaker tends to try to keep everything “in-house.”The reality is that we may begin to see these type of partnerships pop up more readily as Tesla grows. While its business model doesn’t necessarily lend itself to this, there comes a point that it just makes sense, especially as Tesla always aims to put the customer first, added to the fact that it has openly admitted that in its attempt to follow that model, some customers have surely suffered. We can only imagine that Musk, and Tesla as a company, want to make every effort to right any undesirable situations.The recent report cites a Tesla employee who revealed that about half of the vehicles that go to such partners return to Tesla ready to sell as CPO vehicles. In addition, these cars can be utilized as service loaners or employee cars immediately. The remainder of cars are actually sold by the auction houses.The aforementioned auction companies and Tesla have not officially commented on this new situation.Source: Yahoo! Finance Is Model 3 Affecting Used Tesla Sales? Now that Tesla has a multitude of used cars coming in, it’s high time to ramp up its used vehicle sales.The Tesla Model 3 has attracted an enormous amount of attention to the Silicon Valley electric automaker. Some half a million people have a reservation for the company’s new, small, lower-priced sedan. However, we’ve learned that there are just some people that are not willing to wait for their delivery, which makes perfect sense since depending on your global location, it may still be awhile.It comes as no surprise that some people have splurged and bought a Model S or even a Model X instead. Moreover, a used Tesla may be a solid option, and since Tesla offered some lease options on the Model S and Model X in the past, these used cars (lease returns and trade-ins) are continuing to stream in. Buyers could try to grab up a used Model S for the time being and then take delivery of their Model 3 down the road, or even wait a bit longer in hopes of securing a used Model 3.Other Tesla-Related Used-Car Content:last_img read more