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Ohio State Announces a Change at Kicker Starting Saturday At Illinois

When the Buckeyes take the field on Saturday they will sport a new look at the kicker spot, as Urban Meyer announced today that Sean Nuernberger will handle the kicking duties starting this weekend at Illinois.

Nuernberger takes the kicking job over after losing it to Jack Willoughby in the preseason.

The sophomore Nuernberger was Ohio State’s kicker last season, but lost the job in a kicking battle with Willoughby, who is a fifth-year graduate transfer from Duke.

Last season Nuerberger was 13 of 20 on field goals, thus far in 2015 Willoughby is 7 of 11 on field goals.

Meyer said Nuernberger won the kicking job back this week in practice on Sunday and Wednesday. The coach did go on to say that Willoughby will still handle kickoffs.

Matt Loede has been a part of the Cleveland Sports Media for over 21 years, with experience covering Major League Baseball, National Basketball Association, the National Football League and even high school and college events. He has been a part of the Cleveland Indians coverage since the opening of Jacobs/Progressive Field in 1994, and spent two and a half years covering the team for 92.3 The Fan, and covers them daily for Associated Press Radio. You can follow Matt on Twitter HERE.

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