March 31, 2014
ATHENS, Ohio - The Ohio University football team took part in its 10th practice of spring practice on Monday inside Walter Fieldhouse.
Following practice, Ohio defensive coordinator Jimmy Burrow and middle linebacker Ben Russell (Cincinnati, Ohio) spoke with reporters on how the defensive unit has fared during spring practice.
Burrow begins his 10th season in Athens as the Bobcats' defensive coordinator. In 2013, the Ohio defensive unit ranked fifth in the Mid-American Conference in total defense as it held opponents to an average of 405.8 yards per game. In addition, Ohio ranked second in the league in sacks as it totaled 36 on the year.
Three of the Bobcats' 36 sacks were courtesy of Russell. In his first full season as Ohio's middle linebacker, Russell led the team with 88 tackles and finished second on the team with 8.5 tackles for loss.
All spring practices are open to the general public and fans are encouraged to attend. The spring schedule will conclude on April 12 as Ohio plays host to the annual Green and White Game, which will begin at 2 p.m. inside Peden Stadium.
2014 Ohio Football Spring Schedule
Practice #10: March 31, 7-8:30 a.m.
Practice #11: April 2, 7-8:30 a.m.
Practice #12: April 4, 7:30-9 a.m.
Practice #13: April 7, 7-8:30 a.m.
Practice #14: April 9, 7-8:30 a.m.
Green and White Game: April 12, 2 p.m.