Freshman focus: LBs ready for work 

October, 10, 2012
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The time to wait is over.

A senior has been removed from the equation at linebacker for at least three weeks for Ohio State, and it's going to be up to a freshman to fill the void at the second level starting on Saturday at Indiana.

There is no shortage of options with a handful of talented defenders waiting for a chance to contribute, but to this point they've all largely been limited to special teams work. Two of them were given opportunities to show what they could offer in a blowout win against Nebraska with some inconsistent results that reflected their youth, but they both factored in this week's Freshman Focus and could be critical players to watch on the road against the Hoosiers.

Devan Bogard

  • Position: Defensive back/special teams
  • Stats sheet: Two tackles

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