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Coombs Expects Better Special Teams In 2013

Drew Basil has added punting to his job.

Ohio State's special units had dizzying highs and rough lows a season ago, but the Buckeyes have reason to believe things will be better in 2013. New special teams coordinator Kerry Coombs lays out the reasons why in this piece.

When the dust settled on the 2012 season, the Ohio State football team's numbers on special teams were not, well, special. The Buckeyes didn't finish in the top 30 in the nation in any major special teams category, topping out at 31st in punt return defense. There were big plays to be sure – think Corey Brown's punt return touchdowns vs. Nebraska and Wisconsin – but there were also long plays and...

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