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2012 Defense Discussion

Discussion in 'Buckeye Football' started by BB73, Dec 18, 2011.

  1. BB73

    BB73 Loves Buckeye History Staff Member Bookie

    For talk about the overall Buckeye defense. There are specific thread for DL, LB, and DB, as well as threads for each individual player.

    Please attempt to post comments in the most appropriate thread.

    2012 DL - last year's: 2011 DL

    2012 LB - last year's: 2011 LB

    2012 DB - last year's: 2011 DB
    Last edited: Jan 20, 2012
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  2. Buckeyebred97

    Buckeyebred97 Newbie

    2012 tOSU Defense

    Buckeyes lose Andrew Sweat and Tyler Moeller who both played solid. However we return 9 starters from this year(Nathan Williams was granted medical reshirt) and a new look on defense at coaching staff with Fickell DC and Withers in the mix. How well does everyone else see them doing? Shazier, Roby, Simon should have a big year imo.
  3. k2onprimetime

    k2onprimetime All in

    I cant wait to see how the DBs develop with Withers. Hopefully he can help out OJ and Bryant.
  4. stowfan

    stowfan Senior

    IMHO, practicing all week against a real offense is going to make a world of difference compared to last season
  5. maximumblitz

    maximumblitz Buckeye Samurai of Big League Blitzkreig

    Apparently, the key to beating Cal next year will be relentless defensive pressure:
    http://www.mercurynews.com/college-sports/ci_19641014

    Here's hoping that next year's returning DL starters, plus Nathan Williams, plus the fabulous DL freshmen will be bringing the heat! I am feeling optimistic about it. So far, it is impossible for Urb to have done a better job on dialing up the heat.
  6. darbypitcher22

    darbypitcher22 Sophmore

    That will be the key. They couldn't block a soul against Texas's defense.
  7. BB73

    BB73 Loves Buckeye History Staff Member Bookie

    Brandon Castel looks at the depth chart for the 2012 defense.

    Ozone
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  8. LitlBuck

    LitlBuck I Don't Want Any Trouble

    Brandon Castel breaks down the projected 2012 depth chart.

    Ozone
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  9. maximumblitz

    maximumblitz Buckeye Samurai of Big League Blitzkreig

    The Ozone wrote:

    There is a recent video interview with Withers saying that he and Fickell agree that the run has to be stopped first. However, the Ozone depth chart might be the natural progression anyway.
  10. pnuts34

    pnuts34 Follower of Urban and the OSU way


    I thought Luke Roberts was a mike.
    And I also though chase farris was a de, he's 15lbs lighter then the next dt. Isn't he a tad undersized for dt at 265?
  11. Bestbuck36

    Bestbuck36 Urban Renewal Project

    Not if he's faster than all the Olinemen he faces and if he's strong enough to stand them up. After watching Marotti's video this morning and hearing about the new regimen these guys are going through, it'd be near impossible to predict what kind of shape or size these guys are going to have come fall. He could probably put on 20 pounds and be a 3 technique without compromising a great deal of his speed.
  12. Cash and Clarke

    While it's nice to get the extra schollies, it's a real shame about Cash and Clarke not being contributors going forward, both seemed like future NFL talents and we'll be significantly weaker in our 2-deep at CB and safety next year and possibly in 2013 as a result. I thought Clarke should have been starting all season over Howard based on what I saw of him, and Cash seemed like he was a special player from reports I was reading.

    No matter how much talent you have, it almost always takes a while to get comfortable reacting instantly to all the scheme responsibilities in the game. Hopefully Doran Grant can be ready quickly and live up to his promise, and Tanner, (Pittsburgh) Brown, or Wood can do the same.
  13. pnuts34

    pnuts34 Follower of Urban and the OSU way

  14. pnuts34

    pnuts34 Follower of Urban and the OSU way

  15. BuckNut65

    BuckNut65 The Hopfather

    When you look at all of the transfers in the secondary and Domicone blowing an ACL in the bowl game they are going to be awfully thin in the secondary for the Spring game.....just like last year's game with the o-line injuries and departures.

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