Luke Fickell's chicken salad-making skills are being put to the test right now.
Fickell was handed a difficult situation at Ohio State in June and it hasn't gotten any better this fall. While Fickell is ultimately responsible for the Buckeyes' performance, he has inherited a pretty tough deal, especially on the offensive side.
The return of three offensive starters -- wide receiver DeVier Posey, running back Dan Herron and left tackle Mike Adams -- was supposed to provide some relief for Fickell's crew. But only Adams will be back in the starting lineup for this week's game at No. 14 Nebraska.
Making matters worse, the Buckeyes have lost No. 2 receiver Verlon Reed for the season after the redshirt freshman tore multiple knee ligaments,
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