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LB K'Vaughan Pope (Official Thread)

Discussion in 'Buckeye Football' started by MD Buckeye, Nov 26, 2016.

  1. pnuts34

    pnuts34 Drunk off of wolverine tears

    I can see the LBs rotating like pretty much every position. Keep them all fresh for the end of the season, and get the young guys real reps.
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  2. mendensa

    mendensa Senior

    As long as the production is there, I agree. I would prefer somebody step up and grab a position or two by the horns as well as rotate a few able bodies in for meaningful reps as long as there isn't a drop off. There is a ton of talent in that room, but the Bucks need some consistency and a leader on the field from that position group the majority of the game snaps for the defense to be more successful than last year.
  3. RB07OSU

    RB07OSU #7 aka Vick the human joystick Staff Member BP Recruiting Team

    I think Harrison is going to be that guy this year. Then you hope Borland is another staple. Beyond that, a rotation could be a good thing.
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  4. sparcboxbuck

    sparcboxbuck What happened to my ¤cash?

    What’s the word on How Tuf is moving. That’s clearly a long recovery. Hope he’s back to full speed this year.
  5. RB07OSU

    RB07OSU #7 aka Vick the human joystick Staff Member BP Recruiting Team

    All the reports I've read are just that Al Washington has been working with him a lot. No real word on his progress. Hopefully he's back full tilt by the opener.
  6. sparcboxbuck

    sparcboxbuck What happened to my ¤cash?

    Thanks. Agree. While not ideal, losing a step can be made up for, to some extent, with better (read: less aggressive) angles. If that’s going to be the case that’s a shame because it’s likely the difference between great and elite. Hope he’s full speed soon.
  7. scarletngray

    scarletngray Gold Pants

    Great game today against the Turtles.
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  8. TS10HTW

    TS10HTW Senior

    Wow. Dialed in. For the opportunities he had he flashed. This guy and Craig Young need to see the field more. I know. I know. Who do you sit? More tic really. Just a fuckin embarrassment of riches on this team.
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  9. pnuts34

    pnuts34 Drunk off of wolverine tears

    He looked real good out there, and that bodes well for the future. We lose Harrison and Hilliard after this year(can't remember if Borland is a senior as well), and Pope could definitely fight for a spot in the rotation. I'm assuming the staff will continually rotate, and guys like Pope, Young, Mitchell and Gant could see time
  10. brodybuck21

    brodybuck21 THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY Staff Member Fantasy Baseball Champ

    Borland is a junior and hilliard is going to try get a 6th year
  11. pnuts34

    pnuts34 Drunk off of wolverine tears

    Gotcha, thanks
  12. WiseBuck

    WiseBuck Intheknow

    Borland is a 4th year Junior. Ohio State would have to grant him a 5th year but are not obligated as schollies are for only 4 years.

    Borland and Hilliard (if NCAA grants him a 6th year) could possibly both be Grad status and transfer out if they do not want to go to the NFL after this year.
  13. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

    Pope has two interceptions this season, both of which have come in the past two games. Only one other linebacker on Ohio State's roster – Tuf Borland – has picked off a pass this year.

    Due to the presence of Harrison, Borland, Pete Werner and Baron Browning, Pope has played limited snaps. However, his recent pair of interceptions increased his profile a bit in recent weeks.

    The Buckeyes, a year after struggling at linebacker, have a glut of depth at the position. Pope, Teradja Mitchell and Dallas Gant are a trio of linebackers who don't regularly rotate in competitive games but have shown flashes of readiness in the second halves of games this season. With only Harrison and Justin Hilliard as seniors – and Hilliard possibly seeking a waiver for a sixth year – Ohio State will have plenty of options at linebacker again next year. Pope's recent play has ensured he gets a long look from the coaches in the offseason.

    Entire article:

    I think everyone would agree that the linebacker play this year is way better than last year. IMHO, Harrison will be missed; however, with the depth at the position our LB play should be even better next year, especially if Hilliard and Browning come back healthy. I actually believe that our Sophomore backup LBs (Pope, Mitchel, and Gant) would be starters for many D1 teams.
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  14. brodybuck21

    brodybuck21 THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY Staff Member Fantasy Baseball Champ

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  15. buchtelgrad04

    buchtelgrad04 Pain is an opinion.

    I’ve been high on him since he first popped up on this forum. Glad to see him do well with his opportunities.

    I will say though, he looks a little smaller than I thought he would.
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