COLUMBUS, Ohio — When the Ohio State football team takes the field on Saturday, it will be with Etienne Sabino for the first time in more than a month. And the return of the OSU linebacker couldn’t have come at a better time for the Buckeyes.
With OSU’s opponent for Saturday- Wisconsin- utilizing a run-heavy offense, the Buckeyes will find themselves in their “base” defense plenty on Saturday, a formation that they haven’t primarily played since their Sept. 29 win over Michigan State. That will require the Buckeyes to field three linebackers at a time, something that hasn’t always been easy for Urban Meyer to do in his first season at Ohio State.
Due to the lack of production that Meyer has received from his five freshmen linebackers, and the underperformance of true sophomore Curtis Grant, there hasn’t been much doubt when it comes to which OSU unit has had the least amount of depth this season. That was before Sabino- a fifth-year senior and a captain on the OSU defense- left the Buckeyes’ Oct. 6 win over Nebraska with a fractured fibula.
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