ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- The pass sailed into the fading light of a late Saturday afternoon at The Big House.
Ohio State receiver DeVier Posey had broken free down the sideline. A third-and-four play from Ohio States 24 with just more than 1:20 left could give the Buckeyes one of their most memorable wins in a memorable rivalry between the Buckeyes and Michigan.
So much rode on this pass -- down six, Ohio State had its third chance of the game to hit a big play in a passing game that this season had been, at best, pedestrian. This play, though, was the most important because it was the last. A freshman quarterback threw it to a senior receiver who had been suspended for the seasons first 10 games.
On the sideline, Luke Fickell watched the throw. He had brought his team to this point where a decided underdog had stood with Michigan, rattled the Wolverines, fought with every ounce of sweat and desire it had. Even if he wasnt staying as the Buckeyes coach, Fickell could remember this pas...