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Notebook: Whaley, Peterson, Beckman

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Center Tyler Whaley, running back Trever Robinson, fullback Ryan Franzinger and wide receiver Derek Harden were all placed on scholarship this week. In this notebook, we check in with Whaley, who is battling to be the backup center. We also chat with tight ends coach John Peterson, and cornerbacks coach Tim Beckman.

It's a day four former walk-ons will always remember. Since head coach Jim Tressel arrived in 2001, Ohio State has a history of rewarding hard-working walk-ons with scholarships. And on Tuesday, sophomore center Tyler Whaley, junior running back Trever Robinson, senior fullback Ryan Franzinger and senior wide receiver Derek Harden were all elevated to scholarship status. Elevated could also...

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