Who is going to step at safety for Ohio State, the Big Ten’s ‘murdery’ Fox promos and more

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Greg Schiano still searching for his safety

With less than a week until kickoff in Bloomington, Ohio State is still looking for Damon Webb’s partner at safety.

According to Greg Schiano, neither sophomore Jordan Fuller or redshirt junior Erick Smith has taken the position outright to this point.

“They are both doing very well and making the decision very difficult,” Schiano said Wednesday night. “We have some decisions to make. We are going to sit down and talk after [Thursday] and formulate a plan.”

My money is on Fuller landing the starting spot.

Buckeyes’ FOX promo is less murdery than most in Big Ten

In case you missed it, the Big Ten is moving to FOX Sports and with it, a whole slew of edgy promos designed to ignite the passion of various fan bases have been released by Fox leading up to the football season.

Ohio State’s promo detailed the Buckeyes famed silver helmet and what motivates them to keep it empty: the desire to cover it in the misery of other teams. That misery, in this case, comes in the form of well-earned Buckeye leaves.

The rest of the Big Ten’s promos? Well…some are a bit more aggressive. Doug Lesmerises from Cleveland.com did the dirty work of watching them all and ranked them in order of their murderousness.

No surprise: Greg Schiano is coach teams want to hire

Ohio State defensive coordinator Greg Schiano reportedly turned down two high-level Divison 1 coaching jobs this  offseason. So it’s not a surprise  the former Rutgers and Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach is expected to be once again be a hot commodity when the coaching carousel cranks back up.

Schiano is No. 3 on Sports Illustrated’s list of hot assistant coaches this coming offseason, trailing Penn State’s offensive coordinator Joe Moorhead and LSU defensive coordinator Dave Aranda.

It would be a major surprise to see Schiano in Columbus for a third year. If anyone can pursuade him to stick around though, it’s Urban Meyer.

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