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2012 Defense Discussion

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

  1. Jaxbuck

    Jaxbuck I hate tsun

    The biggest difference to me is still Boren.

    He makes the reads/fills/plays that simply weren't being made before.

    As great as that is for 2012 it is equally scary for 2013.
  2. bukIpower

    bukIpower Senior

    I agree. Boren has been exactly what this defense has needed for this year which is why it sucks we have to lose him next year.

    I'm not sure we have another linebacker with the attitude and leadership than Zach has given us.
  3. Taosman

    Taosman Hair On Fire!

    Boren has stabilized the defense and helped everyone do their own job rather than feeling like they have to cover someone's mistake every play.
    Next year we will need someone to step up and take Boren's spot so the linebacker's won't be a weakness. I'm certain one of the young guys will.
    Now, if we can just get Bryant to tackle people instead just going for the bone-crusher every time.......
    But next year a lot of young guys will have to step up their game for the defense to be solid. I love the talent level next year. :biggrin:
  4. Oh8ch

    Oh8ch Cognoscente of Omphaloskepsis Staff Member Bookie

    I find Boren's success encouraging for next year.

    IMO Boren is getting it done because of his understanding of the game more than his physical ability.

    Next year we will have six Sophomore LBs with another year of experience and a greater understanding of the game and potentially more physical ability and speed than Zach. Potential is nothing until it is realized, but the potential is certainly there.
  5. cincibuck

    cincibuck You kids stay off my lawn!

    One of the saddest memories I have from 60 years of watching buckeye football, was watching Shazier trying to play against Michigan on one good leg. My fear is that we might see a repeat this year, especially as tomorrow will probably be the most physical game of the year (while the wolverines play Iowa).

    Understand that this is still not Urban's team on the field, but I've been spoiled by a long string of outstanding linebacker play; a Bobby Carpenter goes down and a James Laurenitus steps up. Woody, Earl, Coop and Tress always had a trio of backers that ranked among the best in the conference and usually among the best in the nation.

    Some of you who follow the recruiting news, what happened at this position over the last 4 years? Why does this current crop seem so thin?
  6. Dryden

    Dryden Head Coach in Waiting Staff Member

    OSU's LB depth is enrolled elsewhere:

    Newsome: http://www.buckeyeplanet.com/forum/...-newsome-transfer-ball-st-11.html#post1960430

    Bell: http://www.buckeyeplanet.com/forum/...an-bell-transfer-duquesne-30.html#post1919461

    Whiting: http://www.buckeyeplanet.com/forum/...iting-transfer-louisville-20.html#post2117913

    Durham: http://www.buckeyeplanet.com/forum/...urham-transfer-pittsburgh-10.html#post2093358

    Two years ago the position appeared loaded.
  7. ant80

    ant80 Think less, feel more.

    Not to mention the loss of Trey DePriest who now starts at MLB for 'Bama.
  8. pnuts34

    pnuts34 Follower of Urban and the OSU way

  9. Muck

    Muck Buckeyes vs World

  10. OregonBuckeye

    OregonBuckeye Semper Fi Buckeyes

    Crowell too. If not for that injury, he may be getting substantial pt this year.
  11. NFBuck

    NFBuck Gonzo Weatherman™

    How do you "lose" something you never had?
  12. MaxBuck

    MaxBuck Slam Thompson!

    Oh, man, don't get me started.

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    muffler dragon likes this.
  13. Bill Lucas

    Bill Lucas Senior

    I was noticing how sound Stanford is at tackling and something occurred to me.

    I haven't seen anyone bitching about the Ohio State tackling in quite some time. There have been some huge changes on defense in that last few weeks.
  14. NastyNatiBuck

    NastyNatiBuck Sophmore

    I agree. They are playing 4-6 seconds now.
  15. lvbuckeye

    lvbuckeye Silver Surfer

    They played so well that we just beat Wiscy with Tresselball. And that is no mean feat this year.

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