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2010 Spring Question Marks: Defense

Is John Simon ready to start?

Many rarely have questions about the Ohio State Silver Bullet defense, but coordinator Jim Heacock is never among that group. With his spirit in mind, continues its spring preview by looking at what holes the unit needs to fill and how spring will affect those battles. In addition, the Buckeyes' special teams have plenty of unknowns.

Part I of the spring burning questions can be found here. What follows is Part II, which focuses on the defense and special teams. DEFENSIVE LINE: Is John Simon ready for prime time? The obvious answer would appear to be yes, given Simon's emergence as a player the Buckeyes trusted in all situations during his true freshman year of 2009. He finished with 16 tackles including 3.5 for loss in his... Recommended Stories

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