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Linemen Hoping Leaner Leads To Meaner

For the past few seasons, Ohio State fans have bemoaned the size of a number of the team's offensive linemen. This season, sophomore Michael Brewster said the goal is to put those bad memories firmly in the past and show Buckeye fans what a leaner offensive line can do.

The minute Florida's Derrick Harvey blew past an Ohio State tackle in the 2006 BCS National Championship Game, the perception became a reality across the country. The big, fat Buckeye offensive line was too slow to handle an elite pass rush. Throughout the offseason, clips of OSU's Alex Boone and Kirk Barton whiffing on block attempts were replayed endlessly, hammering the point home. It is a... Recommended Stories