After a pair of injury-plagued seasons, senior defensive tackle Todd Denlinger is enjoying a final collegiate season in which he has become a contributor on Ohio State's defensive line. An injury to Dexter Larimore has pushed Denlinger into a starting role and the Troy, Ohio, product is making the most of his opportunity.
October 21, 2009
Ohio State lost a key cog from its defensive line while playing on the road against Indiana last weekend. Now with tackle Dexter Larimore sidelined for the Wisconsin game, a pair of faces will see increased playing time this weekend as one of the nation's top rushing teams comes to town in what should be another Big Ten slugfest.
October 8, 2009
The return of football season means a return of BuckeyeSports.com staff writer Adam Jardy's weekly Jard Work notebook. The first edition of the 2009 looks at linebackers coach Luke Fickell moving closer to the field, what the offense feels it can do well and more.
September 4, 2009
It is an inevitable part of doing anything year-round, regardless of how enjoyable that activity might be: a growing sense of dissatisfaction. Ohio State senior safety Anderson Russell discusses how the Buckeyes blew through some tough early-summer times and emerged ready to go for fall camp.
August 10, 2009
With lots of new faces across the board, the focus for much of the Ohio State football team was on trying to grow up as quickly as possible this spring. For the defensive line, however, a different approach was needed: one that allowed what figures to be the backbone of the defense to mature at a different rate.
May 2, 2009
Todd Denlinger is one of Ohio State's busiest players this spring. The senior-to-be is splitting time between his usual spot on the defensive line and at tight end. Read on to find out more about Denlinger's efforts on both sides of the ball.
April 8, 2009
For the past couple of seasons, the Ohio State defensive line has featured a number of younger players who were learning on the job. Going into 2009, the script has flipped thanks to seven upperclassmen near the top of the rotation. Those returning older players are hoping to be the rock of an Ohio State defense having to fill holes in other places.
April 7, 2009