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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.
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