After new defense comes up wanting in loss, No. 22 Ohio State scrambling to find some answers

After his defense had been exposed in losses in the Big Ten title game and Orange Bowl last season, Ohio State coach Urban Meyer hired a new coordinator and started from scratch.

In the wake of Saturday night's stunning 35-21 defeat to Virginia Tech, the Buckeyes aren't back to the drawing board but they're certainly scrambling to iron out a number of problems.

The defense surrendered just 320 yards, but it was more a matter of when the Hokies got them. They converted their first five third-down plays and nine of 17 total.

The players and new coordinator Chris Ash say it was just minor mistakes that can be fixed prior to Saturday's home game against Kent State.