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Resetting Ohio State football’s defensive depth chart after the spring

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COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio State football came out of the Rose Bowl with genuine questions at no fewer than seven defensive positions for 2022.

It did not need to solve all of them this spring, especially considering defensive coordinator Jim Knowles was installing a new scheme and making his first talent evaluations. What one could see developing this spring is more layers of security throughout a defense that struggled with scheme problems and injury-depleted talent gaps last season.

The growing pains of 2021 may pay off this fall, if the spring momentum carries through the summer. After Monday’s look at the potential offensive depth chart, he’s our examination of how the defense might stack up.

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OSU’s Stroud, Smith-Njigba ink NIL deals with Columbus-based retailer

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (COLUMBUS BUSINESS FIRST) — Express Inc. is getting into the name, image and likeness business with a pair of Ohio State superstars.

The Columbus-based retailer on Monday named quarterback C.J. Stroud and wide receiver Jaxon Smith-Nijgba its first-ever collegiate athlete style ambassadors.

“We’re a fashion brand,” said Sara Tervo, the retailer’s chief marketing officer. “We’re always looking for ways to create awareness and excitement.”

What better way to catch the attention of sought-after college-age customers than working with two of the highest-profile players in the sport?

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