Ohio State football Pete Werner
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Tackling and Scheme Helping Buckeye Defense Limit Chunk Plays

Last season, it was a common occurrence to witness an Ohio State defense allowing big plays time after time from opponent after opponent. It frustrated fans, players, and coaches alike. Just how bad was it? The Buckeyes were 13th in the Big Ten in allowing plays of 30 yards or more in 2018, and ranked 114th in that category in the country. Only two teams in the nation…

Damon Arnette, Shaun Wade Ohio State Buckeyes
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Buckeye Coaches Fine With Cornerbacks Talking Trash…To a Point

There are a handful of understood tenets in football.

Like games are won upfront, or quarterbacks have to be leaders, or wide receivers are divas, or all cornerbacks talk trash. The Ohio State Buckeyes are proving the first of those principles true this year. Justin Fields is growing into the second. Zone 6 has disproven the third, but the Buckeye corners are living up to the fourth.

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Buckeye Defense Can Still Get Better Per Jeff Hafley, Greg Mattison

Ohio State’s first-team defense held Nebraska to just 91 total yards on Saturday. They did that to a Husker offense that was averaging 556 yards of total offense in its previous three games. When the Buckeye backups came into the game in the fourth quarter, Nebraska went on drives of 75 and 65 yards. Before that, their longest drive was 49 yards, and five of…

Ohio State football head coach Ryan Day
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Watch: Ryan Day, Jeff Hafley, Justin Fields, Recap Nebraska, Preview Michigan Stat

COLUMBUS — Ohio State head coach Ryan Day met with reporters on Tuesday to recap the Buckeyes’ 48-7 win at Nebraska on Saturday and also to preview this weekend’s upcoming game against Michigan State. Day spoke for about 30 minutes on a number of topics, including the ongoing debate about student-athletes’ rights to name and likeness opportunities.