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Tight Ends See Hope In Passing Game
A simple question about the physical condition of Ohio State tight end Jake Ballard led to another that seems to have dogged the senior since he arrived on campus. "I'm a little bit leaner," he said when asked by the local media on Thursday about how his body felt. "I dropped probably about 10 pounds since Arizona. I feel like I'm more athletic and running faster and running better routes." Faster, better routes, Jake? Why would that be? Any chance you're going to see a few more passes coming your way in 2009? "We block first, catch second," he said, an oft-repeated mantra at OSU. "But I think the tight ends will show you a little bit of something you haven't seen the past couple of years." One thing that's for sure is that the tight end spot has not been a primary target during the past few seasons at Ohio State. Last year, Ballard and senior Rory Nicol combined to make just 11 catches, two of which were touchdowns. The year before, the two combined for 29 grabs and two scores...
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- Something to watch for in the game on Saturday...
- Depth Chart Released
- American Heritage (Torrance Gibson) v. Dwyer (Sun @ 3PM on ESPN)
- WR Van Jefferson to announce tomorrow.
- If you could change history what 2 games would you change