Senior LB Etienne Sabino is set to return from injury to a unit that has made several adjustments without him.
Ohio State takes its bye week after playing the longest stretch of Urban Meyer's careeer, with a big homestretch to go.
Urban Meyer sends a loud and clear message to his defense that its effort on Saturday won't be good enough going forward.
Even though the Ohio State Buckeyes' defense nor Zach Boren turned in anything close to a perfect game in a 52-49 win over Indiana, it doesn't appear a return to fullback will be coming any time soon.
Storm Klein has come back from an offseason arrest and dismissal from the team to be a key contributor on the defense.
Short on experience at linebacker to begin with, the loss of senior Etienne Sabino will force Ohio State to deal with even less of it for about a month.
Michigan State running back Le'Veon Bell will provide a stern test for an Ohio State team that has struggled even making straightforward tackles heading into its Big Ten opener on the road Saturday.
Breaking down the 2012 Ohio State linebackers depth chart, a position in which the Buckeyes are traditionally strong, but with a group that's a bit young and not that deep.
Ohio State Buckeyes fullback Zach Boren, who lost 25 pounds in the offseason, could fill a unque hybrid role in Ohio State's offense
Mickey Marotti is a lot more more than a strength coach to Ohio State Buckeyes players
Urban Meyer doesn't believe he'll need gimmicks to lead Buckeyes through bowl-less season
Topics Buckeyes representatives are likely to hear this week in Chicago