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Despite Changes, Buchanan Still In Good Hands
When Ben Buchanan arrived at Ohio State, it was about as secure a place as a highly rated kicking specialist could find. The three-star prospect from nearby Westerville Central was following in the footsteps of 2003 Ray Guy Award winner B.J. Sander, 2004 Lou Groza Award winner Mike Nugent and other successful kickers and punters like Josh Huston, Aaron Pettrey, Andy Groom and Kyle Turano. All of those players excelled under the tutelage of Jim Tressel, the coach who famously ascribed as much importance to the punt as any other play in football. For much of Tressel's tenure, the team's emphasis on the kicking game was one of its hallmarks, a bedrock that helped the team to a historic run of Big Ten titles and wins against Michigan. So when Tressel was forced out and it became apparent that Luke Fickell's grasp on his job was tenuous at best last fall, it could have been a concerning time for any specialist on the OSU roster, let alone one like Buchanan who was the...
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