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  1. Meyer involved in fixing Ohio State defense

    Austin Ward

    COLUMBUS, Ohio -- If not for Urban Meyer's preseason vow to get more involved in fixing issues on the other side of the ball, it might have looked like the famed offensive coach was trapped in a defensive Bermuda triangle when spring practice opened ...

    Blog | March 06, 2014
  2. Ash preaches 'staff philosophy' on defense

    Austin Ward

    COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The job responsibilities are mostly easy to identify for the newest and final addition to the Ohio State coaching staff. A tattered pass defense is in need of renovation, and Chris Ash has a track record that suggests he is the r...

    Blog | January 24, 2014
  3. OSU offseason to-do list: Defense

    Austin Ward

    COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Another 12-win season is in the books, though the second one under Urban Meyer did come with a pair of losses at the end that took a bit of the shine for Ohio State. As the Buckeyes turn the page to Year 3 under Meyer, they'll c...

    Blog | January 09, 2014
  4. Improving defense at top of Meyer's list

    Austin Ward

    COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Presented with a one-question, multiple-choice quiz, Urban Meyer barely even needed to hear all the options to come up with his answer. What does the Ohio State coach need to address with his beleaguered defense? A: Personnel ...

    Blog | December 23, 2013
  5. Season report card: Ohio State

    Austin Ward

    Final exams are either ongoing or all wrapped up around the Big Ten. We're passing out grades, too, for each team's regular-season performance. Each team receives a grade for offense, defense, special teams and overall play. Up next: The No. 7 ...

    Blog | December 20, 2013
  6. What we learned: Week 15

    Austin Ward

    COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Lessons and developments from No. 2 Ohio State's 34-24 upset loss to No. 10 Michigan State in the Big Ten title game on Saturday night in Indianapolis. The Spartans had the better plan: The Ohio State defense has had some rough p...

    Blog | December 08, 2013
  7. Video: Ohio State center Corey Linsley

    ESPN.com staff

    Ohio State center Corey Linsley talks about Michigan State, a tough test from a stout defense and motivation for the No. 2 Buckeyes....

    Blog | December 04, 2013
  8. Luke Fickell gets defensive over defense

    Austin Ward

    COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The last goal on the list was the most critical. The plan obviously wasn't to give up more than 600 yards of offense. Ideally, the defense wouldn't have allowed 41 points. Of course, the best-case scenario probably didn't c...

    Blog | December 03, 2013
  9. Injury bug taking a toll on Buckeyes

    Austin Ward

    COLUMBUS, Ohio -- There won't be a surprise appearance with an offensive starter magically showing up to save the day on defense. If there was a candidate to fill Zach Boren's versatile shoes and make that jump, Ohio State would have already pull...

    Blog | November 20, 2013
  10. What we learned: Week 12

    Austin Ward

    Lessons from No. 3 Ohio State's 60-35 road victory over Illinois on Saturday that kept the Buckeyes undefeated and tied the school record with their 22nd win in a row. The defense needs healthy bodies: A lack of depth even at full strength has mad...

    Blog | November 17, 2013
  11. True tests coming for OSU pass defense

    Austin Ward

    COLUMBUS, Ohio -- A visit to the defensive meeting room by the head man at Ohio State typically isn't a friendly encounter. The Buckeyes had one coming their way last month after a couple shaky outings. Wisconsin had picked apart the secondary....

    Blog | November 15, 2013
  12. Bye week No. 2: OSU to-do list

    Austin Ward

    COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The offense and its quarterback have perhaps never played better. A defense that was questioned at just about every level at some point this season is coming off a shutout and is finally playing the aggressive style its coach see...

    Blog | November 08, 2013
  13. Dynamic frosh has opponents' attention

    Austin Ward

    COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The best weapons don't even have to be used to be effective. And if simply showing off the arsenal is enough to get an opponent to back down, right now that makes Dontre Wilson the ultimate deterrent for a defense. Ohio State ...

    Blog | October 30, 2013
  14. OSU adjustments better late than never

    Austin Ward

    COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Halftime is working just fine as an adjustment period. Sooner would be even better for Urban Meyer. The Ohio State coach has watched an almost identical scene play out over the last two games with his defense, which has been g...

    Blog | October 23, 2013
  15. What we learned: Week 8

    Austin Ward

    COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Lessons from No. 4 Ohio State's 34-24 win over Iowa on Saturday at the Horseshoe. There's no stopping the rushing game: The Hawkeyes came in with one of the nation's toughest rush defenses and a streak of not allowing a touchdown...

    Blog | October 20, 2013
  16. Video: Shazier on College Football Live

    BuckeyeNation

    Ohio State linebacker Ryan Shazier discusses last year's undefeated season, areas where he can improve and biggest question mark on defense....

    Blog | May 24, 2013