Lathan Ransom Ohio State Buckeyes Safety

Notebook: Buckeye Safeties Excited About Being Dangerous

COLUMBUS — Tuesday was the first day of classes for Ohio State students, but the learning process has been long underway for the Buckeye football team, and particularly those players on the defensive side of the ball.

Following practice Tuesday evening, the Buckeye defensive backs spoke with reporters, and each of them spoke of their excitement about playing in defensive coordinator Jim Knowles’ scheme.

Knowles has called this a “safety-driven defense,” and part of the reason for that is all of the responsibilities that he has given to the safeties. Chief among those with responsibilities is fourth-year junior Ronnie…

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