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

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Urban Meyer addressed Ohio State in the week leading up to its season-opening 40-20 win over Buffalo.

Urban Meyer addressed Ohio State in the week leading up to its season-opening 40-20 win over Buffalo.

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.

Ohio State coordinator Tom Herman works extensively with QBs Kenny Guiton (left) and Braxton Miller.

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?