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Buckeyes To Face Familiar Faces At Purdue

Buckeyes To Face Familiar Faces At Purdue

The Ohio State of Jim Tressel's days is gone, but there's one program about four hours northwest of Columbus that in some ways is trying to recapture some of that magic. Longtime Tressel assistant Darrell Hazell and former OSU linebacker Marcus Freeman are on staff and trying to use what they learned at Ohio State to turn the Boilers program around.

Marcus Freeman doesn't hide from it – like most former Ohio State football players, he bleeds scarlet and gray. "I'm a fan of Ohio State when I'm not playing them," Freeman said Tuesday. "I'm the biggest fan there is." The problem for the former Buckeye linebacker, then, is he is playing his alma mater this week in his capacity as the linebackers coach at Purdue under former Ohio State assistant...

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