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2019 tOSU Defense (Official Thread)

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

  1. Onebuckfan

    Onebuckfan classof76

    Is Jonathan Cooper going to play again?
  2. RhodeIslandBuck

    RhodeIslandBuck I Got Game

    I was thinking the same thing earlier this week. I recall reading something about Hilliard possibly getting a medical RS/hardship waiver for this season in order to play next year. Wondering if this is potentially a similar case?
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  3. MililaniBuckeye

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

    After yesterday's games:

    #1 Total defense
    #1 Scoring defense
    #1 Passing defense (yards)
    #1 Passing efficiency defense
    #2 Third down conversion defense
    #2 Red zone defense
    #5 First downs defense (total number of FDs surrendered)
    #8 Rushing defense
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  4. shetuck

    shetuck What do you need water for, Sunshine?

    #4 Yards/Rush
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  5. MGMT

    MGMT Senior

    I don’t want to misquote him or misremember what he said, but Day said that they’re looking forward to having him back “real soon” or something along those lines in one of his pressers leading up to the Maryland game; this was in response to one of the media asking if he was frustrated or something. It sounded positive to me.

    Someone please correct me if I’m wrong.
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  6. 1926Buckeyes

    1926Buckeyes Senior

    Yeah, based on what the Letterman Row guys said, they think he'll be back for PSU and TSUN. Only reason to play against Rutgers would be to knock the rust off, which would make sense.

    Feel for the guy. Captain and senior season and he's played maybe 3 games?
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  7. MSURacerDT55

    MSURacerDT55 Lineman aficionado

    Also what about Taron Vincent?
  8. buchtelgrad04

    buchtelgrad04 Pain is an opinion.

    Being #1 in scoring offense and defense, while also being #1 in 3rd down conversion pct and #2 in 3rd down conversion defense seems like a good thing. Is that good?
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  9. bukIpower

    bukIpower Senior

    I doubt he plays... if he does play at all maybe for the playoffs?

    If that happens he could still play the final 2 games and redshirt.
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  10. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

  11. brodybuck21

    brodybuck21 THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY Staff Member Fantasy Baseball Champ

    LJ is Worth every penny
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  12. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

  13. Onebuckfan

    Onebuckfan classof76

    I wonder Rutgers ranking.
  14. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

  15. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.



    Only nine times this fall has an Ohio State opponent rushed for 20 yards or more on a single play.

    Compared to one year ago, this is a staggering change. In 2018, the Buckeyes surrendered 23 such runs in 14 games, showing a marked improvement in a category which largely forced the ouster of 4 defensive assistants last winter.

    Despite entering the game as a massive underdog, Rutgers found a relative amount of success on the ground against the first-team OSU defense. While the Scarlet Knights were mostly toothless through the air, they were able to break off a few chunk plays thanks to a run game that schematically resembled the one seen in Columbus over the past half-decade.

    With its season already lost, the Knights have turned to redshirt freshman Johnny Langan at quarterback in hopes of getting the athletic 6'3" 232-pounder valuable game experience. In eight games this season, Langan has carried the ball 101 times, picking up a first down 23 times with the capability of breaking big plays.

    While other teams on the Buckeye schedule have featured quarterbacks capable of posing a real threat to move the ball with their feet, few made that tactic a core piece of their game plans against the Silver Bullets. Yet Langan was able to find a seam to pick up a 21-yard first-quarter gain thanks to an option play in which he was the primary ball-carrier.

    The Scarlet Knights followed the rules set forth by Urban Meyer, who was fanatical about his desire to gain a numerical advantage in the running game by including the quarterback. The Knights showed a variety of option looks, leaving an athletic Buckeye defender unblocked and using their movements against them.

    For the first time this season, however, an opposing offense was able to leverage the Buckeyes' base Cover 3 look against them, gaining an extra body in the box knowing free safety Jordan Fuller wouldn't leave his spot in centerfield.

    Though the Buckeyes employ a variety of man, zone, and blitz schemes from this look, they've hardly deviated from this single-high safety look. Even when employing a 4-4 look that should be stout against the run, it's incumbent upon the outside linebackers to set the edges, turning any runs back inside toward their teammates while the cornerbacks bail to their deep-third zones outside.

    When the outside 'backer doesn't keep proper leverage on a run and funnel plays back inside, the last resort is a cornerback reading the play and flying upfield to make a tackle. Luckily for Ohio State, freak athletes like Shaun Wade are in this spot (bumping outside from his typical slot-corner position due to Damon Arnette's wrist injury) and are capable of neutralizing potential big plays.

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