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Ohio State notebook: No ‘rocket surgeon’ needed to run offense

Tom Herman reached deep into his offensive coordinator lexicon yesterday to describe how Ohio State’s offense, at its base, is not all that complex for a quarterback to master.

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Ohio State football: Buckeyes have big advantage along offensive line

Barbara J. Perenic | DISPATCH

At 285 pounds, OSU center Jacoby Boren, with ball, weighs more than all but one of Navy’s defenders.

Ohio State will be starting a quarterback in their opener who hasn’t taken a snap in a game in about 23 months. However much the Buckeyes profess their faith in J.T. Barrett — and they do — it would be Football 101 to assume that they will want to ease his load when he makes his collegiate debut on Saturday against Navy in Baltimore.

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Ohio State vs. Navy: QB flew under radar until he found niche running Midshipmen's offense

Matt Strasen | Associated Press

Keenan Reynolds scored 31 rushing TDs in 2013, an NCAA record for a quarterback.

Having played a game the night before, Keenan Reynolds was looking forward to a long, relaxing Labor Day weekend when he settled in front of the family television set five years ago for the first of three days of watching college football.

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Ohio State football | Jack Looks Back: Not always smooth sailing against Navy

Jonathan Quilter | Dispatch

In the most recent meeting between Ohio State and Navy, coach Jim Tressel watched his Buckeyes hold on for a 31-27 in the 2009 season-opener.

Ohio State will open its 2014 football season on Saturday against Navy in M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore. The season-opener away from home is OSU’s first since losing 23-12 to the Miami Hurricanes in the 1999 Kickoff Classic in East Rutherford, N.J.

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White Sox 3, Indians 2: Abreu’s single costs Tribe

CHICAGO — Rookie Jose Abreu did it to the Indians and Corey Kluber again. Abreu singled with one out in the seventh inning last night to give the White Sox a 3-2 victory over Kluber and the Tribe at U.S. Cellular Field. It was Abreu’s third hit and second RBI of the game against Kluber.

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Reds 7, Cubs 5: Latos helps steady ship

Al Behrman | Associated Press

Kristopher Negron of the Reds scores on a hit by Skip Schumaker in the fourth inning.

CINCINNATI — Nothing comes easy for these Reds.

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Bengals: Starters unlikely to see much action against Colts

CINCINNATI — If the third exhibition game is considered the dress rehearsal, then perhaps the fourth should be known as the final curtain.

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College football notebook: USC cornerback says he lied about saving nephew

Southern California cornerback Josh Shaw admitted to school officials that he fabricated a story about rescuing a nephew from drowning and lied about how he suffered ankle injuries, the school announced yesterday.

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Sports roundup: Los Angeles Clippers give Rivers five-year contract extension

Doc Rivers is staying as the Los Angeles Clippers’ coach for another five years.

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NFL: Rams angry despite ESPN apology on report on Sam

ESPN reported on Michael Sam’s showering habits.

St. Louis Rams coach Jeff Fisher remains angry over an ESPN report that dealt in part with the “ showering habits” of defensive end Michael Sam by ESPN reporter Josina Anderson.

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OSU's Last Media Availability Before Navy

Ohio State players and assistants met with the media Wednesday for one last session previewing their season opener against Navy. Here are Michael Bennett, Curtis Grant and our favorite "Rocket Surgeon" Tom Herman.

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