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Curtis Grant will be key in the middle

Ohio State goes into the season with just one truly experienced linebacker in Ryan Shazier, something that has head coach Urban Meyer concerned before Saturday's clash with Buffalo. Meyer and position coach Luke Fickell will count on a number of inexperienced players, including middle man Curtis Grant, early in the campaign.

The most pressing issue for Ohio State as it prepares to open the 2013 football season Saturday against Buffalo in Ohio Stadium is the development of an inexperienced linebacker corps. That should come as no surprise because head coach Urban Meyer consistently expressed throughout the fall camp a need to quickly develop a unit that has one legitimate stud in junior Ryan Shazier but a total of...

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