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Fickell Discusses Shake-Up On LB Depth Chart

James Laurinaitis

There has been a good deal of speculation regarding the depth chart at linebacker this season for Ohio State. On Thursday, linebackers coach Luke Fickell shed some light on how the Buckeyes might line up when the season starts in a little more than two weeks. The big news is that sophomore James Laurinaitis is now starting in the middle.

After months of wondering who would be Ohio State's starting middle linebacker in 2006, linebackers coach Luke Fickell might have answered the question on Thursday. "Right now, if we went out there, we would probably line up (James) Laurinaitis in the middle," Fickell said. "(Marcus) Freeman is on the strongside and John Kerr is on the weakside." Kerr was listed as the starting MLB heading...

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