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Safeties Sweating The Small Stuff

Russell's forced fumble in 2008.

As a player becomes more used to starting at the Division I level, the big things about playing the position became old hat as time goes on. That's where Anderson Russell and Kurt Coleman excelled in 2007. Now with a year of experience under their belts, the two hope to add more to the OSU defense in 2008.

For a pair of first-year starters, Anderson Russell and Kurt Coleman did pretty well at the safety spot in 2007. Coleman ended up third on the team behind stars James Laurinaitis and Marcus Freeman with 64 tackles while adding a sack. Russell was one tackle behind with 63 while making seven stops for loss and three sacks. Both started for a defense that was No. 1 in passing yards, points and...

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