Behind the scenes at Ohio State: 10 lessons from the Buckeyes

Wednesday September 25th, 2013
Urban Meyer addressed Ohio State in the week leading up to its season-opening 40-20 win over Buffalo.
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Herman recalls getting everyone in the booth to call people on the field to keep as many lines open as possible: "It was, 'You call this person. You call that person. You're breaking up. Gimme that phone.'" Welcome to big-time college football.

Ohio State coordinator Tom Herman works extensively with QBs Kenny Guiton (left) and Braxton Miller.
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The first time Herman called it, Buffalo blitzed and no one was home -- Jordan Hall ran untouched 49 yards for a touchdown. The second? Miller got sacked for a three-yard loss. The third time came when Ohio State was bleeding out the clock in the fourth quarter. Freshman Dontre Wilson ran for five yards. Simple, right?

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