WSAZ | West Virginia, Kentucky, & Ohio | Sports

Boren Changes Jobs to Help out No. 7 Buckeyes

By: The Associated Press Email
By: The Associated Press Email

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Injuries, departures and disappointing play led Ohio State's coaches to look for somebody to help out at linebacker.

They got a volunteer - their starting fullback.

Now Zach Boren, a standout linebacker in high school, has made the transition from offense to defense after three years with the Buckeyes. Not only that, he led the team in tackles in last week's 52-49 win at Indiana.

He'll be in the starting lineup - at linebacker - when the seventh-ranked Buckeyes host Purdue on Saturday.

Coach Urban Meyer doesn't discount the possibility that at some point he might just let his new linebacker carry the ball again.

Boren, meanwhile, is happy to fill a void on the team.


Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus
WSAZ NewsChannel 3 645 Fifth Avenue Huntington, WV 25701 304-697-4780 WSAZ Charleston 111 Columbia Avenue Charleston, WV 25302 304-344-3521
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 174831401 - wsaz.com/a?a=174831401