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Counting lesson, the hard way

Meyer takes special-teams breakdowns seriously, might change up personnel

Updated: September 25, 2012, 10:24 AM ET
By Austin Ward | BuckeyeNation

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The scheme might be complex, but the assignments and the math are simple.

The blockers on Ohio State's punting unit just have to count the guys coming, and then all they have to do is block them.

But when something goes wrong at the first level, the numbers get out of whack for the next guy -- which is how Zach Boren wound up trying to fend off three guys at once and how UAB ended up celebrating in the end zone last weekend at Ohio Stadium.

"I should have [blocked ...

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