COLUMBUS (AP) -- What's brewing with the 2012 Ohio State Buckeyes ...
BUCKEYES BUZZ: Head coach Urban Meyer had vowed to take a more active role in the defensive coaching after the unit surrendered a startling 87 points in the last two games.
Speaking on the Big Ten coaches' teleconference on Tuesday, Meyer made it clear he wasn't going to make any drastic changes to the schemes and sets.
"In no way am I going to go in there and change what we do," he said.
Instead, he intended to make it clear to the coaches and players on defense that he's keeping an eye on things and if they don't raise their game, he may have to make some changes.
Meyer still hasn't gotten over standing on the sideline as Indiana scored 15 points in a span of 35 seconds and almost came out of nowhere to steal the game from the Buckeyes, who held on 52-49, last Saturday.
It wasn't until Ohio State recovered a second onside kick -- having lost another one moments before -- with just over a minute left that it was assured of getting out of Bloomington, Ind., with the win.
"Yeah, it was really painful to watch. It felt like you couldn't stop it," Meyer said. "When we recovered the final onside kick, it was more, instead of the joy of victory, it was just relief that the darn thing was over."
SILENCED TALKER: A Columbus sports talk-show host who tweeted he wished ESPN's Desmond Howard would get fired or die has been suspended by his station.
Dave Van Stone, president and general manager of WBNS 97.1 The Fan, confirmed on Tuesday that Scott Torgerson had been suspended indefinitely for the tweet. WBNS is an ESPN affiliate and the flagship station for Ohio State athletics.
Torgerson tweeted over the weekend that he wished Howard, a former Heisman Trophy winner at Ohio State's chief rival Michigan, would get fired or die so Torgerson could again watch ESPN's College GameDay.
Kirk Herbstreit, a former Ohio State player who is a college football analyst on ESPN with Howard, blasted Torgerson during his own WBNS program. Herbstreit said the tweet was "disgusting and very sad" and "crossed a line."
Van Stone told The Associated Press that Torgerson was suspended "indefinitely" for the tweet.
TICKETS ANYBODY? Some tickets are still available for the noon game on Saturday between No. 7 and unbeaten Ohio State and Purdue at Ohio Stadium. Tickets start at $70 apiece. If you're interested, go to www.ohiostatebuckeyes.com .
Secondary-ticket sites, such as stubhub.com, reportedly had ducats going for as low as $40.
HEADED SOUTH: One of the success stories Meyer likes to repeat is that of backup QB Kenny Guiton. Guiton was ready to bail when Meyer came aboard.
Here's the way the coach puts it: "He was ready to get a one-way bus ticket back to Texas when I first got here."
Then, Guiton changed. He accepted his role as Braxton Miller's backup and started applying himself. He was rewarded with more time, including spot duty during some crucial situations at Michigan State and at Indiana when Miller was on the sideline.
"He is a coach's son and plays like it, practices like it, spends a lot of time with us on Sunday nights and Monday nights," Meyer said on Tuesday. "I can't say enough good things about him."
Meyer said he hoped to get Guiton into Saturday's game against Purdue.