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DC Kerry Coombs (Do Better)

Discussion in 'Buckeye Football' started by WACO, Jul 30, 2005.

  1. Onebuckfan

    Onebuckfan classof76

    Combs shouldn’t be fired for what he did with the Oregon game plan but what he didn’t do from January to August.
  2. Systems_id

    Systems_id Senior

    2014 from day one was better than the shit show we’ve seen so far. At least dudes were actually in the right position. 2021 looks like an unholy mix of dudes with little game time experience and a coordinator who has no idea what the fuck he’s doing.
  3. bigdog3300

    bigdog3300 The G.O.A.T.


    I just want blitzes. Pressure. Give the back 7 a break and not ask them to cover for 10 seconds.
  4. buchtelgrad04

    buchtelgrad04 Pain is an opinion.

    You must not remember the Cincinnati game that year.

    You could drop that game in 2020 and never know the difference.

    The only difference is they didn't score 3td's on THE SAME FREAKIN' PLAY.
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  5. Woody1968

    Woody1968 Agent Provocateur

    The defense has had problems since 2012. Have you forgotten all the casuals screaming to fire Fickell annually?
  6. Woody1968

    Woody1968 Agent Provocateur

    I agree there needs to be a change with the defense. Coombs probably should not be the DC. But this wasn't an unranked team we lost to.
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  7. Buckeneye

    Buckeneye I lead, you follow.

    Conversely certain pressures tends to expose your secondaires man coverage ability.

    Sending additional bodies doesn't just fix the issues at hand.
  8. RugbyBuck

    RugbyBuck Our church has no bells.

    Inexperienced young guys or not, I'd like to see what Hafley or someone like him would be able to do with this group. I honestly don't think it's the players (for the most part). Wouldn't it be statistically unlikely for a whole team and backups to all (most, anyway) grossly underachieve? That's scheme and coaching.
  9. jwinslow

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

    I think there are talent reasons they aren't fielding Jordan Fuller / Vonn Bell at safety (especially without Proctor) or great at LB (recruiting has been fairly good not great there).

    But there should be some Tyvis Powell types at 1-2 spots in the back seven.

    There are no excuses to be less than average at most slots. They can certainly execute at an Iowa level on defense. They are executing at an Alex Grinch OU level.
  10. Mike80

    Mike80 Kevin Warren is a fuckwit

    They looked pretty bad against Minny as well. And for the most part looked bad last season against any offense with a pulse. It just finally bit them against a team they should beat most of the time. Up until now either the offense was good enough or the other team didn't have the players/coaches to game plan and execute at a high enough level unless it was Bama.

    Ultimately - the book is out on this defense. Sometimes you have to change your ways or you get left in the dust. It was happening to Urban's offense until he landed Day on the staff. It's happened to the defense now.
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  11. 1926Buckeyes

    1926Buckeyes Senior

    Hoping Ransom or Hickman can somehow work at FS.
  12. bigdog3300

    bigdog3300 The G.O.A.T.

    I'd agree - but our CB's I'm very confident can hold their own. That's the area that gets the most responsibility in those situations.

    Blitzing, in general, does two things that would greatly impact this defense; gets our LBs more into zone as opposed to man, which they've for the most part shown no ability to do man nor should they, and decreases the amount of time before pass which relieves our now even shorter safeties situation.

    Additionally, with our LB's continuing to struggle, their lives are much easier when they can chase after the QB then sitting back and getting picked apart. Blitzing doesn't solve everything, but when you blitz only twice against Minnesota and I don't know how much against Oregon but it wasn't much.....that ain't enough.
  13. Buckeneye

    Buckeneye I lead, you follow.

    Zone pressures involve linebackers using proper leverage, alignment and zone match pass-offs. Especially against all the pre-snap shifts they're likely to face moving forward. Something we struggled with greatly the few times they showed it against Oregon.

    I believe you're over simplifying a solution to a more complex issue.
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  14. Systems_id

    Systems_id Senior

    Cincy was a top 30 offense that year and even then we didn’t give up 30. I’d bet significant cash this Oregon squad doesn’t even finish Top 50 this year.
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  15. buchtelgrad04

    buchtelgrad04 Pain is an opinion.

    Cincinnati threw for a little over 350 yards with a 65% completion percentage.

    The very next week against Memphis, they threw for a little over 255 with a 40% completion percentage and 14 points.

    That 2014 defense had a lot of issues. They just had coaches that wouldn’t allow them to get beat by the same thing over and over.

    Even Darron Lee doesn’t think that 2014 defense was that good. They were good compared to what they were in 2013, but they finished 46th in total defense in 2014. ‘15 & ‘16 defenses were miles ahead of that 2014 defense.

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