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Heeding Barton's Advice

Heeding Barton's Advice

As soft-spoken as he is experienced, Ohio State's Todd Boeckman is set to lead the Buckeyes under center as the season begins. It took a confrontation from senior offensive lineman Kirk Barton to start pushing to be more vocal, though.

The typical image of a quarterback is the battle-tested, rough-and-tumble leader who has been through tough situations and emerged victorious. By his voice – as well as his actions – he establishes himself as the leader of the offense, directing his team down the field. Sometimes, it takes a more experienced player to remind the quarterback of that. In the case of Todd Boeckman, it was a...

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