Ronnie Hickman Embracing Another New Role In Another New Defense

Ronnie Hickman came to Ohio State to play safety and as a third-year sophomore last year, he finally got a real opportunity to do that. But even then, it didn’t happen exactly as it was intended, which has been the story of most of Hickman’s career to this point. Hickman arrived as a true freshman …

Spring Recap: Buckeye Safeties Finding Their Footing In New Defense

Now that spring football is over, it’s time to look back at exactly what we just saw. We’ll continue going over each position group for the next two weeks discussing what was learned and what still needs to happen for the Buckeyes. Up next will be the Ohio State safeties. [Previous: Quarterbacks | Linebackers] Quick …

Buckeye Safeties Taking Shape This Spring

Ohio State defensive coordinator Jim Knowles has said that this Buckeye defense is going to be driven by the safeties, and while football may start up front, it will be the back end that keeps everything under control. Fortunately for Ohio State, they return nearly all of their safety contributors from last season, including a …

Grumpy Old Buckeye: Ohio State vs. Utah

If there’s such a thing as the Rose Bowl no one wanted, this was it for Ohio State. The Buckeyes got waxed by their rivals to close the regular season and that already prompted an upcoming change at defensive coordinator. Several key players opted out of the game — a decision I respect and understand …

Five Buckeyes On Defense Who Need Strong Performances In The Rose Bowl

The last time the Buckeyes took the field, they were bullied and beaten up by the Michigan Wolverines. For the first time since 2011, they lost to a rival. But it wasn’t just a loss, it was an unsettling display by a team that was seemingly exposed on the line of scrimmage. Now, they are …

Ronnie Hickman Excited About Role In Defense, Saturday Matchup With Ducks

Ohio State finally got to see the coveted “bullet” position in full force in last week’s win against Minnesota. That force was Ronnie Hickman, aka ‘Rocket,’ who led the team in tackles. Hickman’s 11 tackles were no surprise as the buzz around the sophomore from New Jersey grew throughout camp, culminating with his first career …

Versatility of Ronnie Hickman Has Interesting Possibilities

Every day until fall camp begins for Ohio State, we will profile a different Buckeye football player. Today that player is redshirt sophomore safety Ronnie Hickman. Yesterday it was left tackle Thayer Munford. You can find all of the daily Scoop Profiles right here. Ronnie Hickman No. 14 | Bullet / Safety | 6-1 205 | Redshirt …

Spring Gleaning: Some Welcome Clarity At Safety for Buckeyes

Now that spring football is over, it’s time to look back at exactly what we just saw. We’ll go over each position group over the next two weeks with what was learned and what still needs to happen. Up next will be the Ohio State safeties. [Previous: Quarterbacks | Running Backs | Defensive Ends] Quick Position Overview Ohio …

Spring Breakdown: Ohio State Safeties Ready to Step Up?

Snapshot The ability to replace Jordan Fuller at free safety last year was always going to be one of the biggest issues for this team and that proved to be the case for most of the season. The Buckeyes were able to get away with it because of their offense and other aspects of their …

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