Cus Words: Summer's Almost Gone

The 122nd season of Ohio State football is less than a week from beginning, and new head coach Luke Fickell has big shoes to fill after the exit of Jim Tressel. To read what Fickell's biggest challenge figures to be, check out the first Cus Words column of the 2011 football season.

Pads have been popping at campuses throughout the country for more than three weeks now, and nowhere has that sound been more welcome than Columbus, Ohio.

Anything that can drown out the talk of NCAA violations and coaching changes is a pleasant change of pace, and it has been an interesting fall camp. We've learned a lot, but one has the feeling the lesson has just begun.

To read about Luke Fickell's challenge in his first season as Ohio State coach as well as the usual features, click here to read the first 2011 edition of the Cus Words weekly football column.

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