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SvoNotebook: Final Preparations

Ohio State and Oregon are in the midst of their final preparations for today's Rose Bowl, and so is BuckeyeSports.com with this pregame notebook. Check out anecdotes on Jim Heacock's prep, Casey Matthews thoughts on Ohio, and the two head coaches' biggest worries heading into the game is oh-so-close now.

LOS ANGELES – Ohio State defensive coordinator Jim Heacock went on a two-minute soliloquy when discussing No. 7 Oregon's quick-strike offense in the lead-up to today's Rose Bowl. First there's the tempo at which Oregon operates. Then there's the tricky spread option scheme from which the Ducks will call plays, which leads to misdirection and deception. In addition, the Ducks have excellent...

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