BuckeyeNation links: Hall's rust

Austin Ward writes: The holes that Jordan Hall didn't read correctly or the defenders he couldn't shake against Cal were apparently a result of the rust accumulated through 10 weeks on the sideline, not the pain in his foot. And that likely bodes well for the Ohio State ground attack this week.

Ward writesInsider: Four downs, keys for Ohio State vs. UAB.

Brad Bournival writesInsider: Marcelys Jones was called to the principal's office on Friday afternoon. But the junior offensive tackle from Cleveland Glenville High School couldn’t stop smiling afterward. He got the offer from Ohio State he'd been dreaming about.