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I hope their kick returners haven't figured out how to catch yet. :lol:

This is going to be a good game. Breaking in a new long snapper can cause issues sometimes. I dread losing Kyle Andrews this year. He has been rock solid for years.
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Actually, if IIRC, one of the Marshall return men may have fumbled a punt or kickoff against Richmond. Can anyone verify this? A lack of experience should definitely play in our favor and we can use any edge we can get.

GO BUCKS! :osu:
Beat NCst!!
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brutus2002 said:
I was on the NcSt BSB board and learned that NcSt has a new PK, Punter, and Long snapper. This could be a major advantage for the Buckeyes!!!!!!

Check out the Blog Preview on N.C. State ... it's all covered there. A more interesting tidbit is that the punter and long snapper that N.C. State lost, had started every single game in their careers for the Wolfpack. Amato has only used these 2 guys (at N.C. State) until this season.
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osugrad21 said:
Does the advantage even out when we consider tOSU will have Youboty and possibly Ginn along side Santonio returning kicks at times? Possibly punts too...
I would think Hall would be back on KO returns now that he isn't dinged up. I think they will stick with Holmes at PR and Hall and Ginn at KO returns. At least that is the way I would do it. Once Hall gets up to speed he is fast, it just takes him a couple of more steps then it used to due to his knees, or so it seems. Personally, I hope Hall has a great year at KR and maybe get a shot in the NFL as a KR specialist like Dante Hall from KC.

If it does indeed rain as much as they are saying, having a new long snapper and holder could be HUGE for NCST. Wet balls, gusting winds, tOSU, and little experience would have some impact on a rookie long snapper.
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:lol: Only Ohio State fans would dissect an unranked out-of-conference pre-season opponent's team to the point of identifying weakness in the long snapper position which might be magnified by a potential tropical depression!

TBDFITL! Advantage? Ohio State!
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All joking aside guys this may be the difference in the game. How many games this season have been won or lost on the kicking game. Ask Oregon St., Clemson, Michigan, and Northwesten how important special teams is. I seriously believe we will win because of special teams.
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