Luke Fickell told reporters Monday in Miami that Ohio State could face Clemson in the Orange Bowl…
Scarlet And Gray LBs Green Going Into Opener
The most pressing issue for Ohio State as it prepares to open the 2013 football season Saturday against Buffalo in Ohio Stadium is the development of an inexperienced linebacker corps. That should come as no surprise because head coach Urban Meyer consistently expressed throughout the fall camp a need to quickly develop a unit that has one legitimate stud in junior Ryan Shazier but a total of only six scholarship players, including freshmen Mike Mitchell and Trey Johnson. Exacerbating the problem is that the defensive line is green as well. "The biggest concern right now is we have a lot of inexperience in the front seven and a lot of young guys," Shazier said. "When we get a lot of guys who haven't played together it's kind of a struggle." Fortunately for defensive coordinator/linebackers coach Luke Fickell he can anchor the defense...
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