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Defensive Notebook: Pressure Is Job One

Jay Richardson

Members of the Ohio State defense -- including Jay Richardson, who had 2-1/2 tackles for loss in last week's opener -- talked about getting pressure on Texas redshirt freshman quarterback Colt McCoy. We also have notes on the breakdowns against Northern Illinois and the play of safety Jamario O'Neal, who was named special teams player of the week.

Much of the talk this week in leading up to Saturday's showdown between No. 1 Ohio State and No. 2 Texas (8 p.m., ABC) has centered on the fact that the Longhorns will start redshirt freshman Colt McCoy at quarterback. McCoy was pressed into service this season – perhaps a year earlier than UT coach Mack Brown would have liked – after Vince Young opted to leave school a year early to enter the...

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