Nov 2, 2013; West Lafayette, IN, USA; Ohio State Buckeyes safety Vonn Bell (11) reacts as he runs onto the field before the game against the Purdue Boilermakers at Ross Ade Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

Ohio State Football: Buckeyes' defensive backs under most fire in 2014?


Despite being the favorites among many to make a legitimate run at the national championship, there’s still a lot that the Ohio State Buckeyes have to work on for the 2014 season. There are a few positions that could use some work and polishing up before the Buckeyes are considered legitimate contenders.

But which position group is under the most fire in 2014?

According to Brian Bennett over at the ESPN Big Ten Blog, that position for Ohio State is the defensive back group.

Ohio State’s defensive backs: The Buckeyes’ offensive line has question marks as well, but the secondary will be under the most scrutiny. The Silver Bullets got shredded in the back end down the stretch last season, and that was with future NFL draft pick Bradley Roby around for most of it. Urban Meyer hired Chris Ash from Arkansas to be his co-defensive coordinator and defensive backfield guru, and Ash will try to mold younger players like Vonn Bell, Tyvis Powell and Cam Burrows into a more aggressive, playmaking conglomerate.

Even with just the loss of Bradley Roby, we knew that this would more than likely be the case, however knowing Urban Meyer’s focus on defense lately, everything should end up being just fine in this department.

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