Buckeyes Mike Brewster Leads Way for new Ohio State Quarterback

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For the 2011 Ohio State Buckeyes, Center Mike Brewster is becoming a leader in the same mold as Alex Stepanovich, the Center on the 2002 national title team.

And leadership is an extremely valuable asset for a center to have, as they’re making all the calls in the trenches on offense, kind of like how a middle linebacker must make proper adjustments and calls on defense. It’s very key for a center to be calm and collected. NOT “calm and collective,” as you often hear athletes mispronounce the phrase. Unless they’re striving to be both mild-mannered and join a socialist, agrarian community with a Utopian vision of societal structure, then the phrase makes sense.

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Mike Brewster: Ohio State’s Leader Up Front

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With the multitude of megastar skill position players possessed by the Ohio State Buckeyes, it’s pretty easy to overlook the offensive line. And that’s the nature of football– OL is the most overlooked position group of all.

People like to talk about Terrelle Pryor first, then the tailbacks Brandon Saine and Dan “Boom” Herron, or the linebackers Brian Rolle and Ross Homan. With his highlight return last week, even Cam Heyward is getting some pub. And CB Chimdi Chekwa was national defensive player of the week.

But no one talks about Ohio State Center Mike Brewster, who is becoming a  leader in the same mold as Alex Stepanovich, the Center on the 2002 national title team.

By Paul M. Banks

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