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DB Shaun Wade (3rd Team All B1G)

Discussion in 'Buckeye Football' started by Krenzelicious, Jul 2, 2014.

  1. TS10HTW

    TS10HTW Senior

    Just put him at safety and see what he can do. With Pryor out for a half he should get a look.

    No offense to Wint, but if we have Fuller over the top with Kendall and Jeffery outside, I feel that makes the secondary faster and more athletic.

    Edit: Kendall
    Last edited: Oct 3, 2018
  2. Bestbuck36

    Bestbuck36 It's a brand new Day!!

    Just put him on the field and don't take him off.
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  3. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

    Football: Shaun Wade becomes utility player for Ohio State secondary


    Shaun Wade is willing to do whatever it takes to help the Ohio State defense prosper.

    After sitting out his first season following an abdominal injury in 2017, the redshirt freshman has done anything he can to get on the field while teammates and fellow 2017 recruiting class members, such as cornerback Jeffrey Okudah and safety Isaiah Pryor, receive regular playing time.

    Wade did not want to get lost in the shuffle.

    To make sure of this, he became the ultimate utility man for the Ohio State secondary, extending his ability from his original position of cornerback to the nickel and safety spots, allowing him to find playing time at positions for which he was not recruited.

    For Wade, position did not matter. He just wanted to make a contribution.

    “I just wanted to be on the field to help the team,” Wade said. “That’s all.”

    Ohio State safeties coach and co-defensive coordinator Alex Grinch noticed Wade’s drive. In the Sunday practice after Ohio State’s season-opening win against Oregon State, Grinch asked Wade if he was willing to play some reps at safety. Wade agreed and, ever since, has been in Grinch’s position room.

    Even though safety is Wade’s newest position, Grinch said he has shown signs of progress.

    “He’s flashed for us a little bit,” Grinch said. “That’s a guy, when you do those things, you kind of make a determination as a staff is what’s the best position for him on the current roster to help us in 2018.”

    For Wade, the major difference between playing corner and playing safety is playing off the ball; he was used to playing man-on-man and on the ball as a corner his entire career.

    Even though nickel is closer to his normal position, Wade said it has been a transition, having to guard the slot against smaller, quicker receivers.

    “Nickel actually is a fun position to play,” Wade said. “It’s just like corner, but you can’t back up at all and you have to get hands-on definitely. If you don’t, it’s going to be a long day for you.”

    However, there have been moments when Wade has shown he is still learning.

    Playing nickel against Penn State’s redshirt freshman wide receiver KJ Hamler, Wade did what he was not supposed to do: back up.

    Instead of doing what he was supposed to — get up on Hamler at the line of scrimmage and put his hands on him to force a deflection or a catch and quick tackle — Wade backed up after the receiver did a quick stutter step. This allowed enough space, after getting the reception from Penn State redshirt senior quarterback Trace McSorley, for Hamler to outrun Wade for 93 yards, tying the longest touchdown reception allowed in Ohio State history.

    Entire article:
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  4. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

  5. Dryden

    Dryden Sober as Sarkisian Staff Member Tech Admin

  6. GovTressel

    GovTressel Junior

    This guy is the star of the team next year...
  7. Frohlich

    Frohlich Junior

    Yeah he (and Okudah) is starting to shine. Dude bawled out today.
  8. dragurd

    dragurd Senior

    Should have been a fumble for a TD on the first one
    Jaxbuck, dav713, brodybuck21 and 9 others like this.
  9. scarletngray

    scarletngray Gold Pants

    Definitely brought the wood today. Delivered the two best hits of the game.
  10. Bestbuck36

    Bestbuck36 It's a brand new Day!!

    Going to be a lot like Denzel Ward next year. Glue in coverage and lay the wood on receivers all year. Hopefully Okudah will be like Lattimore and we'll lock people down

    MARVYMARV14 Senior

  12. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

    Re: this is arguably the most disrespectful hit in the history of ohio state/michigan

    You have to believe that (somewhere) this guy has a smile on his face and definitely approves of the hit......

    Last edited: Nov 25, 2018
  13. scarletngray

    scarletngray Gold Pants

    What was almost as sweet as Wade trucking their TE was the swag, happy walk, Cooper did after the play.
    Buckeyebred97 likes this.
  14. brodybuck21

    brodybuck21 THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY Staff Member Fantasy Baseball Champ

    Dan Hope on December 12, 2018 at 1:20 pm @dan_hope
    Mike Carter – USA TODAY Sports

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    For a visual representation of what Ohio State did to Michigan in this year’s edition of the rivalry game, one need look no further than a pair of hits made in The Game by redshirt freshman slot cornerback Shaun Wade.

    The first one came early in the third quarter, when Wade walloped Michigan running back Karan Higdon to break up a pass (which some argued should have been a fumble), then stepped over Higdon like Allen Iverson once stepped over Tyronn Lue........
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    MARVYMARV14 Senior

    excited for the player he will be next season, could very well be his last...

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