Whether his coaches call him Corey or call him Philly, all that matters to Ohio State's Corey Brown is that they just keep calling his number.
Brown, dubbed ''Philly'' because of his hometown to differentiate him from defensive back Corey ''Pittsburgh'' Brown, has suddenly become the long-awaited go-to guy at wide-receiver for the Buckeyes.
''I just like the position I'm in right now, basically doing a little bit of everything,'' he said. ''It's obviously a perfect position, being able to get some carries, being able to do the screen passes and also getting some downfield throws.''
His name might not be distinctive but his numbers are.
The junior had 12 catches in the 12th-ranked Buckeyes' 17-16 win on Saturday at Michigan State. To put that into perspective, the leading receivers for the Buckeyes during the 2011 season had 14 catches.
''He's really improved. It couldn't happen to a guy that's more committed to excellence,'' said head coach Urban Meyer, who had verbally savaged...