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Vicious Indifference

Demetrius Brown is left-handed. I cannot remember when I didn't know this.

His southpaw nature dominated the chatter around Hastings Middle School in August 1987. Tricky ol' Bo Schembechler had something up his sleeve this season - maybe even his left one.

The word on the mean streets of Upper Arlington that summer was Bo was hatching a dizzying two-headed, two-handed ambidextrous passing attack which rotated Michael Taylor (a righty) and Brown (a faceless, left-handed demon) to take over for the finally-matriculated Jim Harbaugh with a shock and awe strategy the world had never seen.

Ohio State-Michigan was governed exclusively by fear back then.