The emphasis of practice No. 7 was on the passing game; and defending it
Earliest start, perhaps, in school history comes after a 103-day break in practices
Buckeyes, off to their best start since 2007, look to improve to 9-0 Saturday at Beaver Stadium
Buckeyes to play second consecutive night game; making first trip to Bloomington since 2009
Buckeyes looking for second consecutive win over a ranked foe Saturday night at Ohio Stadium
Ohio State Overview: After seeing action in all 25 games in 2011 and 2012 for the Buckeyes, including a start at cornerback in 2012 vs. Alabama-Birmingham, Doran Grant is poised to be a starter for the Buckeyes in 2013 ... an extremely hard worker, Grant is one of two Buckeye skill players (CB Adam Griffin) to earn the Iron Buckeye Award for winter 2013 ... the award is given to the student-athlete(s) who best exemplifies unquestionable physical training dedication, determination, discipline, toughness and leadership ... Grant is a two-year letterman whose experience includes 165 defensive plays from scrimmage for the 2012 undefeated Buckeyes ... playing behind all-Big Ten cornerbacks Bradley Roby and Travis Howard, Grant had 19 tackles in 2012, including 15 solo stops ... starting in place of the injured Roby, Grant recorded a career-high seven tackles in his start vs. UAB plus had a quarterback sack, a fumble recovery and his first career interception ... also had a pass break-up and a fumble recovery on the season ... he lettered in 2011 as a true freshman after playing in all 13 games, including considerable action in the secondary ... he totaled six tackles on the season, including three in his first game as a Buckeye, vs. Akron.
More on Doran: Doran is majoring in criminology ... he excelled as a receiver, cornerback and kick returner for coach Dan Boarman at Akron St. Vincent-St. Mary ... he was named a two-time all-state honoree during a career that included his recording 203 tackles and six interceptions for the Irish defense and 88 catches for 1,115 yards and 25 touchdowns on offense ... he was named to the Under Armour All-American Game, Ohio North-South Classic and Big 33 Game ... USA Today all-USA ... Dapper Dan selection ... the 2010 Ohio state champion in the 110-meter hurdles (outdoor) and 60-meter hurdles indoors ... also a basketball letterman ... played age-group hockey ... is the son of Tonya Grant and Ted Jones ... father was a receiver at Michigan State.