Ohio State might be 3-0, but one cog in the Buckeye offense has not been functioning at maximum…
Special Teams Hardly Special So Far
Ohio State is so serious about improving its play on special teams that a starting running back could find new work as a gunner on the coverage teams. That was the message from linebackers coach Luke Fickell, who also oversees the team's punt coverage team. Junior running back Dan Herron, who goes by "Boom," could have a more expanded role this weekend as the Buckeyes try to shore up their special teams. "You might see some guys like Boom Herron running down doing some things on the punt," the coach said. "We're trying to get some of those guys involved a little bit more that are great players but don't get as many reps." Having a main running back playing a key role in special teams is not new – fellow starter Brandon Saine covered at least one kick in the Rose Bowl victory against Oregon – but doing it this season is. The team's performance in the first two games of the season gives a few good reasons why drastic changes could be in the offing...
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