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Staying Sharp While Rotating

To truly buy into the team concept, each individual player has to put aside personal glory for the overall good of the unit. Doing so often involves being supportive of teammates while watching them from the sidelines. See how liberal rotation has affected a few Buckeyes this season, and how they cope with it.

Through the first three games of the season, it seemed to be the best compromise available. As the Buckeyes worked to establish a team identity, the coaching staff frequently talked about the necessity of rotating players in and out of the game for a variety of reasons. Doing so early would help keep all the players fresh later in the season. It also provided some of the younger members of the...

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