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Jard Work: Iowa Edition
Slowly but surely, Ohio State senior safety Anderson Russell has earned more and more playing time as the season has gone on. Surprisingly, it has come at the expense of junior Jermale Hines, the player who took over the starting free safety spot from Russell in week two and held it down until the New Mexico State game two weeks ago. The junior from Cleveland Glenville has remained on the field at the nickel back position, but he has given way to Russell in OSU's base defense. Neither player has had a drop-off in production, having recorded five tackles each since the switch. Hines has not been available for interviews since the Wisconsin game and Russell is loathe to talk about the topic. According to safeties coach Paul Haynes, the reason is that Hines is still adjusting to the grind of playing on an every-down for an entire season. "This is the first year that he's been back there at safety, so he's done a lot more movement than he's used to," the position coach said. "There's...
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