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  1. Rise of Ohio State, Michael Bennett no coincidence

    Austin Ward

    COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The exact moment Michael Bennett's mentality changed is a bit too difficult to pin down more than a month later. Figuring out what adjustment the Ohio State defensive lineman made on the field is pretty clear cut, though. Thos...

    Blog | December 27, 2014
  2. Allstate Sugar Bowl: Stats that matter

    Austin Ward and Alex Scarborough

    Stats don't lie, but they can be deceiving. Like the average number of rushing yards to the right side of the defense on night games in the month of October, some pieces of information simply don't matter. That's why we're here. In order to hel...

    Blog | December 19, 2014
  3. With Tom Herman to Houston, Urban Meyer's coaching tree still gro...

    Austin Ward

    COLUMBUS, Ohio -- There was already more than enough evidence proving the sharpness of Urban Meyer's eye for talent, but add one more perfect example to the Ohio State coach's file. Tom Herman wasn't toiling away in total anonymity while at Iowa S...

    Blog | December 16, 2014
  4. 'Silver Bullets' are back for Ohio State defense

    Austin Ward

    COLUMBUS, Ohio -- A year ago, Ohio State's emphasis on stuffing the run came at the expense of a horrific pass defense. As recently as a couple weeks ago, the mandate to shore up the secondary seemed to be damaging what used to be the Buckeyes' st...

    Blog | December 09, 2014
  5. Coach of the Year still out of Ohio State's reach

    Austin Ward

    If it wasn't going to happen this season, the streak of never winning the Big Ten Coach of the Year award is probably never going to end for Ohio State. Urban Meyer's best chance to put his hands on a Coach of the Year trophy in the Big Ten just s...

    Blog | December 02, 2014
  6. Planning for success: Ohio State

    Austin Ward

    COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Even in its highest form, productive play for an interior defensive lineman can be hard to measure on a stats sheet. That's not exactly a problem for Michael Bennett, who doesn't mind taking on double teams, occupying room in the...

    Blog | November 11, 2014
  7. Big Ten morning links

    Mitch Sherman

    Your attention span is short on the Friday before a huge football weekend, so let's get in and get out quickly with a final take on the three Big Ten games most likely to impact the league title race. In East Lansing, Ohio State's defense is likel...

    Blog | November 07, 2014
  8. Buckeyes have seen best, worst of Rutgers QB Gary Nova

    Austin Ward

    COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The easiest way to catch the attention of Ohio State coach Urban Meyer is to put up huge passing numbers against Michigan. A surefire way to get cornerbacks a little more focused for an upcoming quarterback is to put a lot of int...

    Blog | October 16, 2014
  9. Boom or bust for Ohio State secondary

    Austin Ward

    COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Four plays haven't changed anything for Urban Meyer, but they certainly got his attention. The Ohio State coach hasn't lost any faith in the players he has recruited, the coaches he hired or the system he had installed to fix a b...

    Blog | October 01, 2014
  10. Big Ten morning links

    Brian Bennett

    Things are bad enough for Brady Hoke and Michigan just given the performance of the team. On top of the Wolverines' struggles, Hoke has faced heavy criticism for how he handled the injury to quarterback Shane Morris in Saturday's loss to Minnesota. ...

    Blog | September 29, 2014
  11. Instant analysis: Ohio St. 50, Cincinnati 28

    Austin Ward

    COLUMBUS, Ohio -- An entertaining matchup at Ohio Stadium featured some of everything, but not all that much defense. Ohio State was able to weather all the punches Cincinnati threw its way in a high-scoring affair on Saturday night, eventually pulli...

    Blog | September 27, 2014
  12. True test coming for revamped OSU defense

    Austin Ward

    COLUMBUS, Ohio -- If all Urban Meyer wanted was something to feel good about and reassure him progress on defense was being made, the Ohio State coach has plenty of numbers he can pull to set his mind at ease. The Buckeyes just pitched a shutout b...

    Blog | September 23, 2014
  13. Noah Spence is back, maybe a week too late

    Austin Ward

    COLUMBUS, Ohio -- There were no intentions of trying to rewrite history, and Ohio State also wasn't trying to make excuses. But the conclusion was simple enough to reach that there was also no sense in denying what was obvious for the Buckeyes. ...

    Blog | September 12, 2014
  14. Best case/Worst case: Ohio State

    Brian Bennett

    Football practice is in full swing, and we're just three weeks away from kickoff. To get you ready, we're looking at the best-case and worst-case scenarios for each Big Ten team in 2014. Do not view these as predictions in any way, shape or form. ...

    Blog | August 08, 2014
  15. Roundtable: B1G Top 25 players list

    Adam Rittenberg, Brian Bennett, Austin Ward and Mitch Sherman

    Earlier today, we wrapped up our countdown of the Big Ten's Top 25 players entering the 2014 season. Not surprisingly, Ohio State Buckeyes quarterback Braxton Miller topped the list as he aims for a third consecutive Big Ten offensive player of the y...

    Blog | August 01, 2014
  16. Preseason position preview: DB

    Brian Bennett

    Our preview of each position group in the Big Ten reaches its final stop on the defensive side: the secondary. The two best secondary players from last season both were drafted in the first round this spring: Michigan State's Darqueze Dennard and ...

    Blog | July 23, 2014