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Tressel Thursday Update: Barton Will Play

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Ohio State head coach Jim Tressel met with reporters following Thursday's practice. Tressel feels very good about the progress of right tackle Kirk Barton and believes he will draw the starting assignment against Michigan State on Saturday. Tressel also talked about the progress of defensive tackle David Patterson, the similarities of OSU's and MSU's offenses and much more.

Ohio State head coach Jim Tressel feels good about the progress of right tackle Kirk Barton who played sparingly last week against Bowling Green with a foot injury. Tressel says Barton will definitely play and possibly start against Michigan State on Saturday (3:40 p.m., ABC). "In fact, (offensive line coach) Jim Bollman told me after yesterday's practice and reinforced again today that Kirk...

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