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Maligned O-Line Seems Fine With Opener Near

Despite the fact that Ohio State ran for nearly 200 yards per game a season ago, the Buckeyes' offensive line has been a lightning rod for criticism over the past months. This year's rebuilt unit took a while to jell, but indications are that Jim Bollman's troops are ready to go as the opener with Navy sits on the horizon.

If there's one position more scrutinized than the others at Ohio State because of how things have gone the last few years, it's the offensive line. A season ago, a veteran unit battled injuries and struggled to get the push expected at a place that has developed such luminaries as Jim Parker and Orlando Pace. It got to the point that head coach Jim Tressel famously dedicated an unusual amount of...

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