The Ohio State Buckeyes may have finished the 2012 season undefeated, but there is plenty of work that needs to be done defensively. Finishing the year ranked sixth in the Big Ten in total yards allowed is not going to get the job done and it won’t be good enough if Urban Meyer and his team expect to compete for a national title.
What makes things even scarier for this defense is the fact that only four starters return. The entire defensive line is going to be replaced and there is only one familiar face at the linebacker spot.
Meyer knows that championships are won on defense and turning this group around may not be as easy as it would be on offense.
However, there are a few basic things that can be ironed out immediately. All it takes is simple communication and going back to the drawing board to learn some of the basic things that were taught to these guys at a young age.
Let’s look at a couple of things that Ohio State can do to improve its defense in 2013.
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