In an offseason that saw the Buckeyes lose key members on the defensive line, including star defensive end Chase Young, Ohio State is turning to its depth for the 2020 campaign.

Without a true superstar on the defensive front, Ohio State is looking to kill teams by a thousand cuts, using an extensive rotation on both the interior and ends. Defensive line coach Larry Johnson said that the line will operate like it did in 2017, with a greater focus on the rotation rather than a specific individual.

“2017 was a year we had a lot of depth,” Johnson said Wednesday in a Zoom call. “We can play fresh. I’m really big on having guys playing fresh and playing fast and it gives us a chance to do that.”

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