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College football: Ohio State offensive line shows signs of dominance

Adam Cairns | Dispatch

Center Jacoby Boren (50) and guards Billy Price (54) and Pat Elflein (65) are part of a more cohesive offensive line that is earning praise from Ohio State coach Urban Meyer.

Offensive line play is always a work in progress, but Ohio State coach Urban Meyer is confident that the Buckeyes put in a solid foundation up front through the first four games this season as they’ve brought along four new starters in the quintet.

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Coach prepares Maryland to face Ohio State, challenges of new league

Randy Edsall isn't taking a different approach to coaching just because the Maryland Terrapins are in a new conference.

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Ohio State football notebook: Urban Meyer excited over play of special teams

After costly meltdowns against Virginia Tech, Ohio State’s special teams had its second straight strong game last week against Cincinnati, but a bigger test awaits on Saturday.

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College football: Michigan alters policy after QB’s concussion

Tony Ding | Associated Press

Michigan quarterback Shane Morris leans against offensive lineman Ben Braden after taking a hard hit that left Morris with a mild concussion.

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Michigan announced changes to its injury protocol yesterday, admitting it made a mistake in handling quarterback Shane Morris following a suspected concussion because of a “serious lack of communication” and “confusion” among the coaching staff.

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Michael Arace commentary: Time hurts, not heals, Jackets and Ryan Johansen

Negotiations between the Blue Jackets and restricted free agent Ryan Johansen have been rejoined, which is good news for Jackets fans. Maybe there will be some give on one side, or the other, or both. If there is, it’ll be an upset.

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Blue Jackets notebook: Jared Boll not taking spot for granted

MARK HUMPHREY | ASSOCIATED PRESS

Jared Boll (40) is out to prove that he can be more than just an enforcer for the Blue Jackets.

Jared Boll is the Blue Jackets’ longest-tenured player, his time with the organization dating to the 2007-08 season, when Rick Nash, Nikolai Zherdev and Michael Peca were the Jackets’ top scorers and Boll and Ole-Kristian Tollefsen were the resident tough guys. But you would never sense Boll’s seniority during training camp.

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Royals 9, Athletics 8: Royals’ final comeback nets victory in wild card

Charlie Riedel | Associated Press

The A’s Sam Fuld loses his bat during the sixth inning of an American League wild-card game against the Royals.

Salvador Perez’s two-run double in the 12th inning capped a two-run rally and gave the Kansas City Royals a 9-8 victory last night in the American League wild-card game. With the win, the Royals advance to play the Los Angeles Angels.

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NFL: FCC addresses blackout rule, Redskins issue

WASHINGTON — The Federal Communications Commission voted to end its 1975 blackout rule for the telecasting of NFL games, and the agency also is considering whether to punish broadcasters for using Washington’s team nickname of Redskins, a word many consider a slur toward Native Americans.

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Bob Hunter commentary: Indians, Reds can’t afford to stand pat next year

The Cleveland Indians and Cincinnati Reds packed up their seasons and went home Sunday, shut out of postseason play that begins tonight. Both teams made it last year and had expectations of a return trip, but the similarities end there.

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Around college football | Florida State coach adamant: no faked injuries

Jimbo Fisher fired back at North Carolina State coach Dave Doeren after he accused Florida State of faking injuries on defense in order to slow down Saturday’s game.

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Ohio College Football Insider: Bobcats freshman Ouellette excites fans

A.J. Ouellette

In a football sense, 19-year-old A.J. Ouellette has gone viral while playing in just five games for Ohio.

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The Next Step

Ohio State football is gearing up for their Big Ten opener, as they'll play Maryland Saturday on 97.1 The Fan.

Today we'll hear from two members of the OSU defense, which has some issues to work out. We'll also hear from a member of one offensive unit, specifically the offensive line, which seems to have turned a corner.

Posted on Oct 1, 2014 0 Comments

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