Ohio State fans – and running backs coach Dick Tressel – have salivated as the Buckeyes have…
Herron Earning His Nickname
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 ended up calling him Beanie," Tressel said. Herron also has a nickname. Most everyone on the team calls him "Boom," as do his friends, family members and even some of his professors. Just not Tressel. "I don't know if it's a level of respect or it's from my teacher days that nicknames didn't jump out that quickly at you," he said. "I call Boom ‘Boom' quite a bit, but he's Dan." He came about the nickname "Boom" when his father started calling him...
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