Brendon White stole the show on Saturday, even though he played a little more than half the game.
White entered the contest in the second quarter after Jordan Fuller was ejected for targeting and was immediately the most productive player of the field, leading the team in total tackles, solo tackles and tackles for a loss and earning himself defensive player of the game honors from the coaches.
With his performance, coupled with Ohio State's struggles at safety, it seems obvious that White could help fill that void, with Fuller moving to the field safety spot and taking over the boundary safety role.
But as of Monday, Urban Meyer was not ready to formally announce White as a starter.
“Those decisions are being made in the next couple of days,” Meyer said.
While that's far from committal, Meyer did say that White has certainly earned playing time with his performance on Saturday, and the next step is to do it with consistency.
“We're going to find out,” Meyer said. “He's certainly going to play – he's earned that right.”