By MARCUS HARTMANBuckeyeSports.com
Ohio State has no football game to play Saturday, but the Buckeyes are still working this week.Though the coaching staff has no opponent to prepare for, it has decisions to make, first and foremost deciding who will get the most work and how much.
Its a fine line, head coach Urban Meyer said Wednesday night. There are some guys who have played 800 snaps and others who have played zero.
The challenge is to keep his front-line players sharp and in shape without working them too hard while also getting experience for some youngsters who will be counted on down the road.
The Buckeyes returned to the practice field Tuesday, and Meyer liked what he saw in the first two days back in pads that included linebacker Etienne Sabino working with the No. 1 defense.
A senior from Miami, Sabino has missed four games while recovering from surgery to repair a broken leg.
Hes had two good days, Meyer said. Hes still got a little bit of a gimp, but hes practicing.