Buckeyes Setting Nickel As Opener Nears

While much of the focus this fall has been on the Ohio State defense trying to find three linebackers, there's also the matter of trying to settle on who will man the "star" position in the nickel defense. OSU's coaches talk about that and which linebackers will play nickel in this update.
August 28, 2012

Safeties Want To Be Big-Play Men

Last year's Ohio State defense wasn't quite up to the usual high Silver Bullet standards, and one reason was the Buckeyes couldn't convert as many turnovers and big plays as in some years past. That was especially true of the team's safeties, who hope to turn things around in that realm in 2012.
May 16, 2012

Johnson Settles In As Secondary Veteran

Junior safety Orhian Johnson was thrust into a starting role during the 2010 season and held his own. He hopes to do more than that this fall as one of the most experienced players in Ohio State's defense.
August 22, 2011

Chatting with OSU's Johnson

Get to know Ohio State's Orhian Johnson a little better when he caught up with FOX Sport/Scout.com's Simone Scott at Big Ten Media Day.
August 2, 2011

Players In Chicago Ready To Move Forward

The three players representing Ohio State at the Big Ten Media Days this week in Chicago are ready to turn the page and get back to the gridiron when fall camp starts next week. In the meantime, though, the players have a lot of talking to do in the Windy City, and questions about football never sounded so good considering the NCAA mess that hit the program is still a hot topic.
July 28, 2011

Injuries Dulling D's Playmaking Abilities

Ohio State was already running low on bodies on defense before Tuesday's news that Ross Homan and Christian Bryant are likely out for Saturday's game with Purdue. That leaves OSU without its most productive linebacker and another personnel change at its biggest playmaking spot, leaving open the question of how the Buckeyes will get their big plays.
October 20, 2010

Jard Work: Miller's Return To Health

As Big Ten play kicks off, BuckeyeSports.com staff writer Adam Jardy cleans out his notebook before Ohio State takes on Illinois. In this edition of "Jard Work," get updates on Andy Miller (pictured), Andrew Sweat, Johnathan Hankins, Martez Wilson, Denard Robinson and more.
October 1, 2010