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Buckeyes defensive line should be a major strength

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - There might be some question marks elsewhere on Ohio State's defense.

The line, however, is expected to be the source of a lot of answers.

With Joey Bosa, Noah Spence, Adolphus Washington and Michael Bennett up front and quality players behind them, the Buckeyes are hoping to erase the memory of a porous final few games to the 2013 season.

A new coach, Larry Johnson, who was a fixture on the Penn State staffs from 1996-2013, has taken over for Mike Vrabel with the line. He is following coach Urban Meyer's lead in stressing ball-hawking instead of reading and reacting.

So far during spring practice, leading up to the annual intrasquad scrimmage on Saturday, the Buckeyes seem to have embraced Johnson and the changes he's helping to integrate.

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