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2020 Team Discussion Thread

Discussion in 'Buckeye Football' started by OhioState001, Dec 29, 2019.

  1. bukIpower

    bukIpower Senior

    Getting back on track I think the concerns about the defense are a bit extreme. We are still loaded up front, return everyone at LB, and get Proctor back.

    If we can get our corners up to speed I think we can be a top 10 defense again with the schedule we are playing.
  2. OhioState001

    OhioState001 Tressel Loyalist

    We don't return everyone at LB, we lose Malik who was our best player there. We have players at DL but they aren't as good as Young and Hamilton who were clearly the two best on that line. And I am deeply concerned about the secondary. Other than a few big hits, Proctor hasn't impressed me much in coverage.
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  3. Buckeneye

    Buckeneye That boy good

    2006 minus the pass protection issues.

    Get Fields to that next level as a passer, toss in Wilson, Olave and an 1200 yard RB. Then whoop ass and let the rest of the team develop over the course of the year while those 3 shoulder the load.
  4. bukIpower

    bukIpower Senior

    Ok fine we lose 1 backer but get all the rest back. Let's see where Togai goes as a Junior inside because let's remember Hamilton was a red shirt senior.

    Lots of players on defense we just don't know about too with Johnson, Vincent, and even a player like Shaw or Stover. Remember Stover is transitioning to end and IMO he has Sam Hubbard written all over him.
    Last edited: Dec 31, 2019
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  5. MililaniBuckeye

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

    Sure, compensating with "different play calls" offsets any limitations on a player. You don't think Fields would've been used more as a runner he had not had a gimpy knee? It's fairly clear that the game plan was adjusted because of Field's limited mobility.
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  6. OhioState001

    OhioState001 Tressel Loyalist

    Is returning Borland really a plus?
  7. Jaxbuck

    Jaxbuck I hate tsun ‘18 Fantasy Baseball Champ

    I don't think returning the LB corp sans Malik Harrison is a strength

    I second the notion that the secondary flat out scares the hell out of me.

    DL will be very good still but you don't lose the 3 5th year SR's up the middle with Chase Young and get better.

    Defense as a whole will be talented, inexperienced and a bit thin in the secondary. Hopefully the schedule allows time for them to gel because they'll need it.
  8. bukIpower

    bukIpower Senior

    Point taken but I think we will self scout and the staff will notice his struggles.

    Would love to see the trio of Werner, Mitchell, and Browning. Still have Hilliard too and I really like Pope as well as Gant.

    I think we see a ton of 4-4 alignment next season. Everyone has to remember we don't play 1 damn team that can stress our defense at the WR position. Not one.

    IMO watch out for Milton and Kourt Williams too. I believe we are fairly deep on the DL and very deep at LB. So look for us to utilize that!

    We will not structurally be the same defensively next season. We will review what we have coming back and we will put together packages to feature our strengths.

    Fuck it.. I predict this defense will be in the running for the top defense in the nation next year. It'll look different but it'll be effective.
    Last edited: Dec 31, 2019
  9. Onebuckfan

    Onebuckfan classof76

    Or a QB ..,
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  10. Jaxbuck

    Jaxbuck I hate tsun ‘18 Fantasy Baseball Champ

    Penn State skill positions can absolutely stress the OSU back 7.
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  11. Honor&Glory

    Honor&Glory Paper,Rock, Scissors, Lizard, Spock!

    I would like to see anybody but him on the field. kids can’t run and is easily manipulated out of position by opposing offenses. He is our much slower version of Joe Bolden.
    outside of Tuff the main concern for the defense is having 4 new players in the secondary. locking down that group’s coach will be the key to this offseason. I do expect on transfer DB maybe 2.
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  12. Onebuckfan

    Onebuckfan classof76

    Tuf has to play just to make sure the back 7 is on the same page. At least early in the year..Browning didn’t always look comfortable out there,
  13. Jaxbuck

    Jaxbuck I hate tsun ‘18 Fantasy Baseball Champ

    That continues to be the maddening part.

    Browning has the athleticism but continues to make mistakes, Tuf has the football IQ but lacks the athleticism (big time).
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  14. Onebuckfan

    Onebuckfan classof76

    Hopefully Washington can work some magic with the group.
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  15. bukIpower

    bukIpower Senior

    Not if they lose Hamler and keep the QB they started. They have a hell of a RB stable though.

    Like Jax pointed out with PED but do we really think their QB is going to make the plays to beat us? No way.

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