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Sharing Could Be Key In Crowded Backfield

Brandon Saine is eager to be healthy.

Going into the past four seasons, the Ohio State football team entered the year with a running back ready to carry the load as the clear No. 1 guy, but 2009 could be different after the loss of Chris "Beanie" Wells. Those involved said sharing the ball amongst young but talented backs should be a good thing this time around.

It's an understood truth of football that most skill position players have, at the very least, a greedy streak in them. Remember when NFL wideout Keyshawn Johnson wrote the book "Just Give Me the Damn Ball" after his rookie season? Johnson was widely panned, but he was just living under the offensive credo that big players want the pigskin in their hands so that they can try to do big things... Recommended Stories