Brandon Saine is still in the mix at tailback

The Ohio State Buckeyes will need to replace Chris “Beanie” Wells in the backfield next season, and the will hae plenty of candidates, including Dan Herron and a number of freshmen who were included in Ohio State’s steller 2009 recruiting class.

Doug Lesmerises has an excellent series on reviewing each of the positions on the Buckeye roster for 2009. In his latest installment, running backs coach Dick Tressel reveals to Lesmerises that Brandon Saine is still in the mix, despite past injuries.

Is Brandon Saine a tailback or some combination of a fullback and receiver out of the backfield? Where does he fit it?

Tailback. The fact of the matter was he had a great spring last spring, so we came into this fall, we have all these good tailbacks, how are we going to get them on the field? So he can do these other things, so maybe he’s the guy you move around to do these other things. He had injury issues, so it all didn’t happen for him and us. Fortunately, we get to regroup and have him in a position to move forward.

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