Looking for trends in all the wrong places

Originally Published: October 13, 2003
By Ivan Maisel | ESPN.com

As trendspotting goes, the predictions that 2003 would be the year of the two-way player have been right up there with the ones about the recovering economy. It hasn't happened yet. In spite of the hype, coaches have shown a resistance to wearing out their top corners by giving them another 30 or 40 snaps on offense.

Look no further than Ohio State, which treats the far end of the first-down chain as if it's an invisible fence. The Buckeyes are in desperate need of offensive help, as their ...

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