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2021 tOSU Defense

Discussion in 'Buckeye Football' started by ScriptOhio, Jan 16, 2021.

  1. maximumblitz

    maximumblitz Buckeye Samurai of Big League Blitzkreig

    It is disappointing that our two most highly rated cornerbacks in the class of 2011 won't arrive till fall (Hancock CB 4 and Johnson CB 3), so there is less of a chance of a "Shawn Springs miracle fix".

    The secondary is going to have to grow organically.

    My lone, desperate hope for a miracle fix for the secondary is for Sawyer to become an instant pass rushing phenom.
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  2. pnuts34

    pnuts34 Drunk off of wolverine tears

    Why do you say there will be a drop in LBs? All were every bit as highly ranked coming out of HS as the guys that they're replacing. And though the new guys haven't started much, all have been in the program for 3yrs. Add in the crazy athletic Young, and the 3 rising sophomores, and idk why we couldn't be as good as last year. Coming into the 2020 season the complaints were that Hilliard was an after thought, Browning had no real position, Borland was slow and should be playing for a MAC school and Werner was just good. They out played damn near everyone's expectations, and I could see this crew doing the same next year. Washington deserves credit.
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  3. pnuts34

    pnuts34 Drunk off of wolverine tears

    LOL, my hope is to have a normal off season!
    Coombs will have them ready
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  4. Bestbuck36

    Bestbuck36 Kyle Young man crush. Not ashamed

    I said they were really talented but there's no substitute for in-game experience and they'll be playing as a whole unit, in-game, for the first time. It's a crapshoot to predict but I also believe Washington will utilize the best 3 it's just going to take maybe half a season for them to settle in.
  5. BB73

    BB73 Loves Buckeye History Staff Member Bookie '16 & '17 Upset Contest Winner

    We’ve been waiting a looooong time for those two.
  6. pnuts34

    pnuts34 Drunk off of wolverine tears

    Uhh, they better be ready Game 1(not to mention game 2 as well! LOL
    That's a heck of a 2 game stretch to start a season with new starters
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  7. jwinslow

    jwinslow A MAN OF BETRAYED JUSTICE Staff Member Tourney Pick'em Champ

    Because Werner is a swiss army knife and Hilliard played out of his mind down the stretch. The chances of those two not experiencing a dropoff is pretty remote.

    Even if Tuf's replacement is an upgrade, there's little chance that all three play at a higher level.

    Especially remembering how much worse the senior crew of LBs were when they first started playing.
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  8. pnuts34

    pnuts34 Drunk off of wolverine tears

    Pope is also a swiss army knife, and Hilliard's play was completely a pleasent surprise. I'm just saying athletically, the guys we have coming back are damn good. I think we will have better speed from sideline to sideline with the 2021 LBs, IMO. The first 2 games will be a big litmus test
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  9. Bestbuck36

    Bestbuck36 Kyle Young man crush. Not ashamed

    Not to all of us. :argh:
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  10. bukIpower

    bukIpower Senior

    First two games are probably 2 of our top 3 hardest all year outside of IU.
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  11. pnuts34

    pnuts34 Drunk off of wolverine tears

    Then you're in the 1%, LOL
    Good for him for turning it around because 5th year seniors rarely do. Especially when it was so hard to find a spot for him between Borland and Browning.
  12. ShowMeBuck

    ShowMeBuck You know what? Chicken butt.


    Hilliard has been my fav LB the last few years with Pete right there too.

    But man, I’ve missed the Shazier and Daron Lee types.
  13. sparcboxbuck

    sparcboxbuck What happened to my ¤cash?

    I think the emphasis was supposed to be on surprise. Many weren’t surprised he had it in him.
  14. DaddyBigBucks

    DaddyBigBucks Moderator Staff Member Bookie


    we’re Ohio state fans

    a normal off-season for us is a terrifying game of spin-the-wheel-of-sanctions/arrests/injuries and see what you’ve “won” this week
  15. pnuts34

    pnuts34 Drunk off of wolverine tears

    You can say that for any CFB fan base. Were cheering for teenagers/young men... good decision making is still a work in progress

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