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Column: With defensive struggles continuing, Ohio State’s finish in the 2022 class becomes more vital

It has been no secret for quite some time now that Ohio State has had plenty of struggles defensively throughout the last couple of years. The Oregon contest last Saturday — which saw the Ducks, led by junior running back C.J. Verdell, totally outclass the Buckeyes and pace their way to over 500 yards of total offense — just seemed to be where things boiled over.

There are plenty of questions that need to be addressed on that side of the ball going forward; Are coaching changes needed and/or inevitable now? Are they running the scheme that puts their guys in the best position to succeed?