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OSU Spring Depth Chart Preview: Defense

Curtis Grant

After a rough final month of the 2011 season, the Ohio State defense will look forward to retooling this spring. Many familiar faces are back, but it remains to be seen how they will work with a couple of new coaches and a different man in charge of the unit overall.

For the first time since 2004, the Ohio State defense heads into spring football looking to begin a bounce-back year. After finishing first or second in the Big Ten in scoring defense every season from 2005-2010, the 2011 version checked in at sixth. The 21.0 points per game were the most since 1999, when the Buckeyes gave up 23.9 while posting their last non-winning season until this one. That...

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