Zach Boren, in His First Game at Linebacker, Leads OSU in Tackles

October 14, 2012 at 12:41a    by Jason Priestas    
28 Comments
Says it all, really. (twitter.com)
Source: @11W

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LouGroza's picture

This tells the whole story.....wow.

NoVA Buckeye's picture

Ouch.

The offseason begins when your season ends. Even then there are no days off.

UrbanCulture's picture

gotta love him..but that is simply not good.

biggy84's picture

I can't believe that there aren't any linebackers on the team that aren't better than Boren. These guys were heavily recruited, and the defense is getting lit up anyways, so why not see what they can do? 

NoVA Buckeye's picture

To be fair, tackles don't accurately measure how good a defensive player is.

The offseason begins when your season ends. Even then there are no days off.

buckeyedude's picture

If Boren doesn't make those tackles, who does? And after how many more yards?

 

 

dbit's picture

So what does this mean?  Is he an OLB? MLB? 
Does he split time with Storm for the rest of the season?  Or is he officially moved from O to D?

highwire's picture

Ehh...ZB is just a great player.

highwire's picture

He wants to hit people...and he will.

gosolow2000's picture

I love your comment, and I really love your Pic.
 

Jimmy's picture

I'm honestly not surprised.  I really don't know what that says about me or about this defense.

dmurder's picture

Yeah, I saw him miss a few and look out of position. But, it was his first game at linebacker. I better not write anything else about this game tonight! 

"We have always had the best damn band in the land, now we have the best damn team in the land"- Jim Tressel 1-03-03

Doc's picture

That was like watching a slap fight between two third grade girls. Zach stepped in when he was asked to. Give the guy a Buckeye sticker.  I'm now officially worried about the rest of the year.  What a difference a week makes. 

"Say my name."

buckeyedude's picture

Hey! Hey! Hey! You better watch what you say about 3rd grade girls! Demeaning 3rd grade girls will not be tolerated! You have serious issues and must be reprogrammed! (SARCASM!) ~for the PC crowd.

 

 

Doc's picture

I know third grade girls have more fight in them.  I get my Buckeye Beer at the Anderson's what about you?

"Say my name."

AngelHeartsBuckeyes's picture

I'm not so worried. One thing we have consistently done this year is play to our competition. The D got caught taking plays off. I don't think this will happen again. Am I worried about the depth and the progression? Sure, but I'm not ready to call it a big bag of suck just yet. I think the D comes out big next week--we have the talent and the coaching and now after this embarrassment we'll get the drive and determination to go with it.

Buckeye born and bred. Buckeye til I'm dead.

Jugdish's picture

Our _efense just really sucked all around last night. The front played good, but still did not put enough pressure on the QB. This gave him too much time to throw. This also makes the LBs and DBs look bad because it is hard to cover someone when the QB has that much time to throw. Everyone knew what to expect from IU, so I have to give the coaches a minus for preparation and motivation. Coming off a big win over Neb. there may have been reason for a little let down, but last night was more than a little. Regroup and get ready for Saturday.

Remember to get your wolverine spade or neutered. TBDBITL

cajunbuckeye's picture

That stat is mind numbing

An angry fan...rooting for an angry team...led by angry coaches

DetroitBuckeye's picture

Was he that good, probably not.  Did he individually have a good game though?

 
cajunbuckeye's picture

He was definitely in on a lot of plays. I don't know how to judge a guys performance when he hasn't played the position for years. I think when you put it in perspective, he kicked a$$.

An angry fan...rooting for an angry team...led by angry coaches

DetroitBuckeye's picture

It is very hard to judge when everyone else around him seemed to be very mediocre.  I wonder if he played for a great defense if his lack of experience would of showed up a lot more.

 
cajunbuckeye's picture

If we had great linebackers at this point in the season I doubt we'd be having this conversation. Boren wouldn't play on a great defense. I think he played extremely well under the circumstances.

An angry fan...rooting for an angry team...led by angry coaches

DetroitBuckeye's picture

Agreed, he seemed to do okay given the circumstances.  

 
Denny's picture

Just shows how scrappy he really is.

Taquitos.