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Missing Last Year, Opportunity To Teach In Spring Key For Buckeyes Secondary

The evidence was seen this past January in the national championship game against Alabama. Facing the Crimson Tide’s dynamic passing attack, the Buckeyes went with their most trusted and experienced defenders. All too often, however, that put four senior linebackers on the field and only three defensive backs. Ohio State gave up 464 yards passing …
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Spring Breakdown: Can Ohio State Corners Get Back to Being ‘Best In America’

Snapshot Ohio State loses starting cornerback Shaun Wade from last season, but does return the other starter in Sevyn Banks. (For our purposes, we are only considering the outside cornerback positions here and will cover the “slot corner” (from here on out known as “slot safety” or “strong safety” or “box safety”) with the safeties …
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Kerry Coombs, Jonathon Cooper, Buckeye Defense Discuss Challenges of Clemson Offense

The Ohio State defense had its turn with the media on Tuesday to preview this weekend’s Sugar Bowl against Clemson. Defensive coordinator Kerry Coombs, cornerback Shaun Wade, defensive end Jonathon Cooper, defensive tackles Tommy Togiai and Haskell Garrett, and linebackers Justin Hilliard and Pete Werner. Here are the highlights of everything that was said. Defensive …