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Herron Earning His Nickname

Herron has been healthy this season.

The 2010 Ohio State offense figures to have two primary ballcarriers in Dan Herron and Brandon Saine. Coming off an injury-shortened season, Herron is hoping to have a bigger impact this season while also convincing at least one coach to call him by his nickname, "Boom."

Dan Herron has not reached Chris Wells status in the eyes of his position coach in one area. A few years ago, running backs coach Dick Tressel coached Wells, who was exclusively known by his nickname of Beanie. In three seasons, Wells racked up 3,382 rushing yards – a figure that puts him fourth on the school's all-time rushing list. "I started out calling him Chris but he liked Beanie so I...

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