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Buckeyes Setting Nickel As Opener Nears

Buckeyes Setting Nickel As Opener Nears

While much of the focus this fall has been on the Ohio State defense trying to find three linebackers, there's also the matter of trying to settle on who will man the "star" position in the nickel defense. OSU's coaches talk about that and which linebackers will play nickel in this update.

For the past few seasons, the "star" position has become one sort of synonymous with the Ohio State defenses as the Buckeyes have looked for ways to combat the proliferation of spread offenses across the college football landscape. But as the 2012 season nears, there simply hadn't been much talk about what has become of the hybrid linebacker/safety spot played by the likes of Antonio Smith... Recommended Stories

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