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Ohio State Football Notebook: ‘Our guys are playing with an edge to them right now’

Following Ohio State’s fifth touchdown of the game late in the third quarter of Saturday’s game against Cincinnati, Buckeyes’ co-defensive coordinator Jeff Hafley told starting cornerback Damon Arnette that his day was done. Leading 35-0, it was finally okay to sit the starters down and bring in the backups. Arnette unbuckled his…

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Ohio State Notebook: ‘I haven’t done anything like that in my whole life’

Jeff Hafley considers himself a college coach, having spent 10 years on college sidelines and seven years in the NFL. But over all of those previous seasons in college ball, he never experienced anything like he did on Saturday. Since Ryan Day hired Hafley to be co-defensive coordinator, he as been living a life of first experiences, but that’s what Ohio State can do to a guy.

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Where Will Ryan Day’s Coaching Staff Be Stationed On Game Days?

It won’t be hard to find Ryan Day’s coaching staff on Saturdays this season, provided you know where to look. Some of his assistants will be upstairs, watching the field from the press box. Others will be on the sidelines, able to give face-to-face feedback to their players. As to where the Buckeye assistants will be next Saturday, that is still being worked out.