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Friday, December 6, 2013
Marcus Hall won't start after ejection

By Brian Bennett

INDIANAPOLIS -- Ohio State offensive lineman Marcus Hall won't start Saturday's Big Ten championship game against Michigan State because of his actions last week in the team's victory over Michigan, coach Urban Meyer said Friday.

Hall was one of several players ejected after a first-half fight during Ohio State's 42-41 win over the Wolverines. Hall also made obscene gestures to the crowd as he walked off the field at Michigan Stadium.

The Big Ten issued a public reprimand to Hall this week but did not tack on additional punishment.

But Meyer has decided not to start Hall, saying he was "very, very disappointed" in Hall's actions.

Meyer did not say when or how much Hall might play against the Spartans, saying "We'll see what happens."

Pat Elflein, who filled in after Hall's ejection at Michigan, will start Saturday.