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2019 tOSU Defense (Official Thread)

Discussion in '2019 Football Season Capsule' started by bukIpower, Dec 2, 2018.

  1. heisman

    heisman World Renowned scUM Hater

    Not sure about his straight line speed. He's long, wiry, and physical. Those are his strengths. Probably best suited for safety long term.
  2. MililaniBuckeye

    MililaniBuckeye The satanic soulless freight train that is Ohio St Staff Member Tech Admin

    You mean after he's had 3+ months of focused sprint training?
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  3. MGMT

    MGMT Senior

    Has anyone else reallly worked Waze this season? Not to make excuses but I can’t imagine covering Taylor in those conditions on intermediate routes was easy. I’ll have to rewatch.

    I thought he’s been playing really well this season?
  4. buchtelgrad04

    buchtelgrad04 Pain is an opinion.

    Please do.

    Also, instead of waiting that long you could just watch him play. He’s a VERY good player. But if he can’t get his hands on the WR, he can be beaten because he isn’t that quick/fast. Look how Jeff Okudah runs and then look at how Shaun runs.

    Again, Shaun is a very good player and having a stellar season. I think he will be a very good pro. But covering NFL slot WRs shouldn’t be in his future.
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  5. buchtelgrad04

    buchtelgrad04 Pain is an opinion.

    Nope. He’s gotten beat in spots, like pretty much every DB will. I’m just talking about him as a runner.
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  6. MililaniBuckeye

    MililaniBuckeye The satanic soulless freight train that is Ohio St Staff Member Tech Admin

    I was only off by a week..
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  7. MililaniBuckeye

    MililaniBuckeye The satanic soulless freight train that is Ohio St Staff Member Tech Admin

    Updating with scoring from the Wisconsin game. Now the #1 scoring defense, extended its string of fourth quarter shutouts to seven games, and still hasn't allowed a first-quarter TD all year:

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  8. TS10HTW

    TS10HTW Senior

    Boy that FAU 2nd half must’ve been some film session. Glad they got it cleaned up. :lol:
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  9. NFBuck

    NFBuck Total Coverage.

    From the worst Buckeye D ever, to the best I've seen in one year. Remarkable.
  10. brutus2002

    brutus2002 Junior

    I think Wade needs another year. Unless he grades first or second round. Another year would do wonders for him.

    If Wade and Munford come back that would be huge.
  11. OSU_Buckguy

    OSU_Buckguy Senior

  12. MililaniBuckeye

    MililaniBuckeye The satanic soulless freight train that is Ohio St Staff Member Tech Admin

    Despite the second and third teamers giving up two TDs in the second half, we remain #1 in the nation in scoring defense at 8.56 ppg. Next closest are Georgia (10.11 ppg) and Clemson (11.5 ppg).
  13. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.



    Larry Johnson, Ohio State’s defensive line coach who Ryan Day once called “legendary,” has a go-to phrase. Something he says all the time. Something he definitely wishes he didn’t have to use on Saturday.

    “It's just a next-man-up mentality,” Zach Harrison said after Ohio State’s 73-14 slaughter of Maryland. “That's what coach J preaches.”

    Tyreke Smith, too, recalled a variation of his position coach’s words.

    “I feel like when one goes down, coach J always says one comes up,” Smith said.

    Next man up, in this case, meant Johnson turned Smith and Harrison off the edge as the starting defensive ends, and they produced as anybody would hope for from a pair of players once ranked as top-35 overall recruits. Smith had two sacks, and Harrison added one sack in his first career start, giving the duo three of the Buckeyes’ season-high seven sacks on Saturday.

    The next men went up, and they did what they needed to do.

    The conversation in the next two weeks won’t be centered on them, though. Everybody knew that before the game, during the game and after the game. Smith and Harrison could have combined for 12 sacks and they wouldn’t be the main topic of discussion in the next few days.

    Instead, everybody’s focused on one of their veteran teammates. Chase Young. The man nowhere to be found at Ohio Stadium on Saturday.

    The day before the ninth game of the season, Ohio State announced the shocking news that Young would be suspended for the game against the Terrapins and that the athletic department is looking into a “possible NCAA issue from 2018.” At the time, it was uncertain how many games Young would miss, and that’s still not known. Ohio State football spokesman Jerry Emig publicly refuted a report from ESPN that the team is preparing for him to miss four games, saying it doesn’t “have any expectations right now regarding numbers of games that will be missed.”

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  14. pnuts34

    pnuts34 Drunk off of wolverine tears

    But that's because OSU plays nobody :roll2:
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  15. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

    Jonathon Cooper? No Problem for Ohio State’s Defensive Line


    Ohio State came into the Maryland game knowing that they would be down not one, but two of their starting defensive ends.

    Senior defensive end Jonathon Cooper has missed the majority of the games this season due to injury, and with junior defensive end Chase Young’s future up in the air, the Ohio State Rushmen had to figure out a way to make up for the production of both Cooper and Young.

    In the Buckeyes’ 73-14 win against Maryland on Saturday, the defensive line stepped up and figured out a way to respond without two of their leaders. Even without Cooper and Young, the Buckeye defense recorded a season-high seven sacks against Maryland.

    “They all wanted to show they’re a team, this is a defense, and this is a defensive line unit, more than just one person,” head coach Ryan Day said after the game. “And I think they had their chests out and were proud of the way they played today, and they should have. They played with an edge and something to prove. And any time our guys come out with something to prove, we’re dangerous. So overall I thought we all had that approach, but especially the D-line.”

    Defensive line coach Larry Johnson has enough talent to rotate as many as 13 guys on the defensive line. He also instills a ‘next man up’ mentality that the leaders of the Rushmen preach to the younger guys so they know that they have to be ready to play at a high level.

    Many of the young defensive lineman have accumulated plenty of playing time in Ohio State’s blowout games throughout this season. Though they were well-prepared for this moment, Saturday’s game put that preparation to the test.

    The Buckeyes were relying on freshman Zach Harrison, redshirt freshman Javonte Jean-Baptiste, and sophomores Tyreke Smith and Tyler Friday to step up in place of Young and Cooper at defensive end. They were all listed as co-starters on the depth chart.

    Not only did the young defensive ends step up, but the entire defensive line’s production was felt.

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