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Some Buckeyes Thriving In Unique Roles

Gibson got to know Clark

Plenty of the best-laid plans of Jim Tressel and his Ohio State coaching staff have not turned out the way they were intended for the 2008 Buckeyes, but lately they have been able to find a trio of experiments paying off as the season reaches the quarter pole.

When last seen in game action, the Ohio State defense was handcuffing the Penn State offense, which entered the contest ranked among the nation's leaders in several categories. Much of the effort that helped hold the Nittany Lions – who won 13-6 thanks to a late 10-point flurry – well below their season averages in points per game and total yards came from the play of two players who were...

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