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DB Damon Arnette (Official Thread)

Discussion in 'Buckeye Football' started by MD Buckeye, Jun 26, 2014.

  1. Buckeye86

    Buckeye86 I do not choose to discuss it

    Anyone feel like taking the time to craft a solid double negative joke?
  2. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

    Just sayin': Damn, it would have been great if Cris Carter could of called a few more Buckeyes too?.......i.e....Weber, Jordan, Sheffield,.....etc.

  3. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

  4. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

    Nothing But Positives From Jeff Hafley When It Comes To Damon Arnette


    Cornerback can be a thankless position. When they make a good play, they’re just doing something they’re supposed to be doing. When they give up a big play or get a flag thrown on them, however, there is no brighter spotlight in football. And that spotlight can burn an indelible mark on some players.

    As a redshirt sophomore starting cornerback in 2017, Damon Arnette had a long line of starting Buckeye cornerbacks to live up to. The season began in a rough way for the OSU pass defense, with 806 yards passing allowed in the first two games.

    Ohio State’s pass defense would only allow four more games of 200 yards passing that season, but some reputational damage had already occurred to cornerbacks Damon Arnette and Kendall Sheffield. Last year, their play improved, but the stigma was impossible to shake. And there were a couple of gaffes that came at the wrong time. For instance, of Arnette’s five penalties last season (which tied for third-most in the OSU secondary), two came against Michigan. And his inability to properly contain Maryland running back Anthony McFarland on one particular 80-yard run was impossible to ignore.

    But that’s life on an island. Every decision has heavy consequences.

    Following the season, Sheffield opted to turn pro a year early, but Arnette surprised some people by coming back for his fifth year.

    This offseason, Arnette was greeted by his third different position coach in three years and began the process of learning his third different defense as a Buckeye.

    About halfway through spring, new secondary coach Jeff Hafley was asked about what he had seen from Arnette, given his “ups and downs.” Hafley replied at the time that he had seen no downs.

    Last week, Hafley met with the media for the first time since that day and reiterated his position on Arnette and how well he has done so far.

    “It is hard to see a change because I was never around him,” he said. “I watched his film. I studied his film as I was getting ready to take the job and I saw a very talented player. He plays hard and has tremendous ability. Can cover, tough, physical, and then I saw the same things on the field. He’s a guy that loves football and a guy who works hard, a guy who gave it his all every single day, a guy who actually seemed like he enjoyed being out there. He played with confidence and has a ton of ability.”

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  5. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

  6. MaxBuck

    MaxBuck 2014 National Champions!

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  7. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

    Ranking Ohio State’s Playmakers on Defense: No. 7 — Damon Arnette


    The No. 7 player on this list is now in his third year of starting at cornerback for the Buckeyes, but this will be the first year that he isn’t rotating with two other starters.

    No. 7 — Damon Arnette, Fifth-Year Senior Cornerback
    Five years ago today, Damon Arnette committed to South Carolina.

    A 3-star prospect, Arnette was still looking around leading up to the 2015 signing day. That January, he took official visits to Michigan, South Carolina, and then Ohio State.

    The OSU visit took place the weekend before signing day. Shortly after his visit, he announced his decommitment from South Carolina and committed to Ohio State. Two days later he signed his letter of intent.

    Arnette arrived with a leg injury and redshirted as a true freshman. Kerry Coombs, who was the cornerbacks coach at the time, was hoping that Arnette could turn a planned 3-man rotation at cornerback in 2016 into a 4-man rotation. That didn’t happen, but in 2017 Arnette stepped into the rotation and he remains there to this day.

    Arnette has four interceptions in his career, with two of those coming in 2017. He finished with one pick last year and broke up six other passes. The interception return last season only went for one yard, but came in the Big Ten Championship Game against Northwestern.

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