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BSB Notebook: Changing Defensive Personnel

Curtis Grant

The regular season may be at the quarter pole, but Ohio State's defensive coaches are still in search of their best combinations of players. Rather than trying to find their top 11 players, they might turn to a variety of special packages as the season wears on.

Jim Heacock is one of those famously fretful coaches, never comfortable he has prepared his Ohio State defenses to be at their best on any given Saturday until he sees the ball go in the air and the pads start popping. The veteran leader has obviously done a lot of things correctly over the years considering the Buckeyes have never finished lower than sixth in the nation in points allowed since...

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