Meet Keenan Reynolds: The Man Ohio State Will Need to Stop on Saturday

By Tim Shoemaker on August 27, 2014 at 10:21a
Versatile Navy quarterback Keenan Reynolds

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The question posed to Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer during his Monday press conference was quite simple: "What do you think of Keenan Reynolds?"

Meyer paused, then reiterated the name as he thought out loud for a second.

"Keenan Reynolds?" he asked.

Meyer was then reminded Reynolds was the name of Navy's starting quarterback, one who set an NCAA single-season record for rushing touchdowns by a quarterback last year with 31.

"Oh, I'm sorry. Yeah, I'm a big fan of his, too," Meyer said. "I didn't know him coming out of high school, and I just know him, the Navy coaches and some people I've talked to think that he's the best that they've ever had, which that tells you — takes your breath away a little bit."

Reynolds is the leader of the Midshipmen offense, one of the most potent rushing attacks in all of college football. Navy averaged more than 325 yards per game on the ground last year and Reynolds accounted for 103.5 of those. His 1,346 rushing yards last season were the 14th most all time by a quarterback in NCAA history for a single season.

He scored 31 of the team's 50 rushing touchdowns, while also passing for 1,057 yards and eight TDs. Reynolds, a junior, is 15-6 as the starting quarterback for Navy and had a seven-touchdown performance on the ground last season against San Jose State.

“He’s their guy. They go to him when they need plays so you just have to prepare for that," Ohio State linebacker Joshua Perry said of Reynolds. "He’s a guy who isn’t necessarily a burner speed-wise, but he has really good vision and he knows where the seams are. Once he puts his foot in the ground he gets vertical, and that’s what he likes to do so we have to be prepared for that."

The fifth-ranked Buckeyes know if they can contain Reynolds, they improve their chances significantly of knocking off the Midshipmen.

But how exactly do they go about doing such a difficult task?

"We have to take really good angles, we can’t overrun anything," Perry said. "If a guy is supposed to be running the alley, he has to run the alley then know who’s coming to block him, too. You need to be able to have guys who can take two so you can be able to defend them because the quarterback is a big deal in that offense.”

Reynolds, a native of Antioch, Tenn., is listed at just 5-foot-11 and 195 pounds, but none of that matters according to Navy head coach Ken Niumatalolo. His decision-making, poise and confidence are what make him such a dynamic player.

"He gives me a lot of confidence. Will the play work? I don’t know. But I know he’ll put us in the right play," Niumatalolo told Eleven Warriors back in June. "He allows you as a coach to know the ball is going to be where it’s supposed to be, It’s decision-making that sets him apart."

While Ohio State's ability to contain Reynolds will rely heavily on the the battle of the line of scrimmage, the Buckeyes know what type of difficult task Reynolds and the Midshipmen bring to the table. They know nothing will come easy against Navy.

“It’s a challenge, no doubt. Navy is a very well-coached football team," Ohio State co-defensive coordinator and safeties coach Chris Ash said recently. "The triple-option schemes that they run are unique and different to anybody else who we’re gonna play on the schedule. You can go four, five years and never play a team like that."

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Sightlygrain6's picture

I'm hoping our defensive line can just push the o-line back into him

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Buckeye_Ryan's picture

This.

Born a Buckeye, raised a Buckeye, will die a Buckeye.

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11UrbzAndSpices's picture

And the fullback will gladly take the handoff in 2/3 Midline while the defensive linemen run past him

Not stopping until I have more Helmet Stickers than M Man

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HomeBrewed's picture

It's all about how our DL combats their cut blocking scheme. Pray the injury bug stays away as well. 

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BrowardBuckeye's picture

^ This. DL won't have much of a chance to get their hands on Navy OL to push them back because of all the cut blocks. It's all about knowing where the cut block is coming from and staying on their feet and in their lane.

Mizzillion's picture

"...the Navy coaches and some people I've talked to think that he's the best that they've ever had, which that tells you — takes your breath away a little bit."

High praise, indeed.  I wonder if he means the best that those coaches have ever had.  Because if he means he's the best that Navy has ever had, I bet Roger Staubach disagrees.

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Wesleyburgess1's picture

Oh I'm so dumb. Now I know why my Dad just blinked twice and shook his head when I told him that KR was the best Navy QB ever. He probably thinks I don't even know who Rodger Staubach is.

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slippy's picture

I think they meant the best they've ever coached.  Pretty sure Ken was not coaching Navy in the 60's.

QBYBuckeye's picture

I remember at Tampa, the year before Earl showed up there, they had a 195 pound nose tackle who dominated the LOS.  Of course having John Matuzak at DE taking on double and triple teams helped.

And in 1967 the Coast Guard Academy had a 155 pound Nose Tackle who was effective (Of course that was DIII).

The point is, quickness, leverage, and technique are important, and that's what Navy brings to the party. 

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Jpfbuck's picture

Mick Tingelhoff was a Center for the Vikings who was still getting all pro recognition as late as 1970 and continued to start in the NFL until 1978 and is a HOF candidate for 2015 played at only 6'2" and 237, ie smaller than Carlos Hyde

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WezBuck28's picture

Just form tackle the guy..

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Dmac3212's picture

Players still for tackle?

WezBuck28's picture

I mean I think...almost like Sasquatch, you just never see it..

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apack614's picture

I, like many am going to put this on the D-Line to get into the backfield and disrupt everything they throw at us.

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Obuck's picture

Actually Staubach said that he thinks Reynolds is exceptional: "Every time I've seen him play, he's been fantastic," Staubach says. "Keenan is as elite a quarterback as there is in college football today, I think. He's in a system where he doesn't throw as much (as others), but he does everything you have to do as a quarterback, as a leader, to win."

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Mizzillion's picture

I'm sure he's an excellent player.  I just have trouble putting him in the same league as Staubach, a Heisman winner.

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HandsOfSweed's picture

And then you'd have an even harder time putting him in the same league as Staubach, a Hall-of-Famer.

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TMac's picture

I'm sure Mr. Reynolds will be introduced early and often to Mrs. Bosa, Bennett, Washington, Frazier, Schutt, Miller, Carter. Hill, Lewis........

Toolface4's picture

Does this mean their mothers will comfort him after the loss?

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Zimmy07's picture

It's hard to get into the backfield against cut blocks.

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FROMTHE18's picture

Dudes a very good player, but if he torches our defense there are literally no excuses. Our defense goes against dual-threat QBs every day in practice and has had a while to prepare for the tricky triple option (and passing game) of Navy. OSU underestimated Navy in 2009, I don't think that happens again. If our defense plays as it should, the way we lose the game is from stupid mistakes from the offense, specifically JT. If he holds on to the ball and we make some plays, I see it being what I predicted it to be a few days ago, a 20+ win for OSU with early struggles and pulling away late. 

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it'salways2002inmyhead's picture

We couldn't beat them by more than 5 in '09 and we had Pryor and Boom Herron. Thinking 20+ is a good prediction isn't warranted. 

THEreasonfortheseason

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Squirrel Master's picture

yeah but we are talking about a game where OSU had a strong lead early and took the foot of the gas pedal. Plus, tresselball.

I think the 09 defense would laugh at the defense now, but I have no doubt Urban will pump that score as much as he can.

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Barnsey69's picture

I'm with you, night and day, 2009 - 2014...can't compare the two games from a personnel or coaching stand point. 

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it'salways2002inmyhead's picture

Tressellball? Ole Tress won a National Championship, he owned the Big Ten during his tenure, he won BCS bowl games. Give me a ring when Meyer at OSU matches Tress at OSU.

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MichiganBuckeye222's picture

JT was a winner.   Can't argue with his success, even if it was conservative

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Squirrel Master's picture

in what way was my use of Tresselball a diss?

I'm quite aware of his accomplishments.

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Humbuck's picture

Up by 15 with 6 minutes left and a chip shot FG to go up 18.  Instead Tress gambled with Herron on 4th and 2 from the 15 yard line.  Boom got stuffed and Navy went up top for 85 the next play. 

Bottom line, Tress did something very un-tresslike and didn't take the points.  An 18 point lead with 6 minutes and no momentum from a stuffed 4th down play and that game ends much differently. 

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THEOSUfan's picture

I believe Tressel ran Dave on that play, and the Navy coaching staff, all 11 Navy defenders, 104,000 in the stands, every soriety member, and several 4 year old girls knew it was coming.

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Jpfbuck's picture

that 09 game is a great example of team not focused for 60 minutes

we take the opening KO and proceed right down the field and score to go up 7-0, Navy then goes right down the field and scores too, 7-7

we then right back down for 1st down on the Navy 11, Saine runs for 1 yard, TP throws an INC and then a false start (guess who?), then on 3rd and 13 TP completes an 8 yard pass to Saine for 8 kick the FG up 10-7, 

OSU D then forces a 3 and out but on the PR we get called for a block in the back and instead of having the ball at our 20 we have at the 10

we go 3 and out and kick a short punt putting Navy at midfeld,,,they fumble we take it in for TD 17-7,

Navy get 1 FD then punts,,,the game is far from in hand but Tressel puts in Joe Bauserman, we do drive down to the Navy 14, but on 2nd and 10 we call a QB draw for Joe B and on 3rd down he throws the ball away!!! kick a FG up 20-7 half time

Navy goes 3 and out to start the 2nd half and is pinned deep in their own end, they punt we get the ball at the Navy 42

an run for 4 and its 2nd and 6, a false start and a dead bowl foul followed by a hold and though make it 2nd and 26 at our 42, a QB draw goes for 4 and then an INC pass kills good field position and we punt again downed at the Navy 1.

The D which much now think we have these guys figured out allows a 99 yard drive allowing them to convert a 3rd and 14 on a TD pass for 16 yards to end the drive 20-14 its a game again.

the offense wakes up a bit drives enough for 52 yd FG to make it 23-14.

The D wakes back up and gets a fumble, we drive it in for a TD to make it 29-14 but we botch the XP

we then get a INT, and get the ball at midfield, we are up by 15 have the ball at midfield drive for any score and the game is over

so we get down to the Navy 15 and on 4th and 2, Tressel breaks type and instead of kicking the chip shot FG goes for it we fail and instead of going up by 18, ie 3 scores and putting the game away, we are still only up 15 (2 scores) and now Navy is pumped

sure enough the D goes back to sleep and allows an 85 yard TD pass so now its 29-21.

now it is time for TP to go to sleep and throws a INT giving Navy the ball back in our end again, they drive for the score and finally Rolle saves it

OSU was a comedy of errors that day from the coaching decisions (Bauserman and 4th down), Special teams with a  botched XP, to the QB not being careful with the ball late in the game with an INT, to the D giving up a long TD when you should be in prevent, to stupid penalties killing drives

even a reasonably clean game by OSU and we win in a walk over. we played inconsistent and sluggish all day and Tressel compounded it by playing Bauserman early to kill momentum and instead of making a wise coaching decision late to take a FG and go up by 3 scores he instead wanted to "make a statement" and failed as we often did with a Bollman line, this keeping Navy within striking distance.

 

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JoeAndSo's picture

anytime the words "Joe Bauserman came into the game" usually doesn't end well for the good guys.

Mercy is for the weak.

BrutusB's picture

The downside to playing Navy first is that we won't have any answers to our questions about the secondary until the VT game.  Seven different times last year Reynolds attempted less than ten passes (completed 5 or less on seven different occasions too).  The only real thing we'll learn is how quickly the LBs can swarm, assuming the DL plays like it's supposed to.

Nutinpa's picture

Actually, we won't have any answers on the secondary until the Cincy game.....other than their ability to provide run support on Saturday and against VA TECH.  Still...it is a good evaluation of the D as Reynolds will be a talented QB to stop.  Not a world beater with this arm, but a talented and smart player nonetheless.

nikolajz1's picture

Considering how Gardner and Connor Cook torched our secondary last year, seeing how we do against a mediocre QB could be a good or bad sign on where the defense is. Last year during the 2nd and 3rd quarters of the Buffalo game I knew right away we werent title contenders because how awful our secondary is. We should know the first two weeks where we are at.

Dmac3212's picture

Va Tech game is when we get questions answered on the offensive side of the ball. They have a real talented defense, who I believe was top 3 in the country last year. They absolutely manhandled Alabamas offensive line, which doesn't happen often. If there wasn't for 2 kick/punt return td, Va Tech has a shot at winning that game single handily lead by their defense. Thats when we get to find out what our offensive line and JT are made of. But for now I can't wait for Navy, they play a tough brand of football, and the bucks can't afford to look pass them. 

brandonbauer87's picture

Saturday might be uncomfortable for a while. Navy will move the ball at times. The good guys just need to make the stop at the right time. 

James Mee's picture

They also need to make the most on offense. If they can get ahead early and force Navy into long down and distance, they'll be hard pressed to move the ball effectively. 

JohnnyKozmo's picture

I'm going to be there, and am thinking the same thing about being uncomfortable for awhile.  I really hope it's not for too long, or I'm going to be blowing through a lot of cash drinking stadium suds.

Seattle Linga's picture

I would have loved to see RDS fly around the field against a team like this - so glad we've got them game one with a few extra weeks to prepare.

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JollyFatMan's picture

Starts up front. The beasts in the trenches need to put a hurting on their O-Line. 

How firm thy friendship..

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osu_killernuts's picture

I hope one of the LB's can plant him early, just a good clean hit and make him second guess himself throughout the rest of the game.  Ask Corby Jones how effective he was after Katzenmoyer did this:

Probably one of my favorite hits in Buckeye history, top 5 for sure.

Hate is a strong word.  I hate ESecPN almost as much as I hate the whole SEC conference which is a close second to TTUN.

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Nutinpa's picture

Yup, agree.  And quite frankly, there haven't been many hits by the Buckeyes Defense like that since Hawk, Carpenter and Whitner left in 2005.

Barnsey69's picture

It is my favorite hit...I was at that game...biggest "OHHHHHHHH" I have ever heard in that stadium.

Big Kat was the shit.

Thank the Maker that I was born in Ohio, cradle of coaches, US Presidents, confederate-stomping Generals, and home of The Ohio State University Football Buckeyes!

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SLVRBLLTS's picture

You go to a lot of Missouri games?

"Because we couldn't go for three"

Ohio Guy in Jersey's picture

A great form tackle on top of being a great hit.

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Dmac3212's picture

I watched that video yesterday for the first time in a while, Ic'm glass I get the privilege to see it 2 days in a row. Lets not forget this hit as well. Not a proper form tackle, but he blasts ttun Rb his freshman year. 

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TossTrap's picture

Yep, I remember that hit like it was yesterday. Jones was supposed to be the next coming, but after the Big Kat's hit he became one timid soul.

First and goal at the five and Arch is getting the ball.

ibuck's picture

Great tackle. The trouble was that it was after a 7-8 yard gain.

Our honor defend, we will fight to the end !

If you can't win your conference, just quietly accept your non-playoff bowl game.

GOOMBAY's picture

Ah - it's been many months, but that white-knuckle creeping doubt always finds me before every game.

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buckeyebean81's picture

Talking with the midshipmen during their summer cruise when they go out to sea and get hands on experience with the fleet. When I asked about their chances against our buckeyes most started with an overwhelmed look on their face and a bit of a stammer in their reply...Reynolds on the other hand  didn't say a word but had a look of confidence and/or cockiness.  You could tell he thinks he is ready and will have the rest of his team ready by the game. Ready or not it should be a great game and me and my Navy buddies will be watching down here in Georgia. Go Bucks!

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McBane's picture

I am not worried about stopping the run.  I am, however, ready to see the much-hyped/improved pass defense.

BucksLoverInPGH's picture

As others have said, we won't get a good look at our hopefully GREATLY improved secondary.  This game will be a test for the DL and LBs.  I'm interested to see all of the playmakers on offense.  I want to see Dontre's expanded role, the committee of RBs we've been hearing about, and how JT handles running the offense.  We should know a lot about how the year will go after the first 2 weeks!!  Can't believe we're just a few days away!!!!!!!

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rllbucks1's picture

Afraid you won't learn much about our pass defense in this game.

rllbucks1

stevebelliseeya's picture

True, but we can still learn if the DB's and safeties have learned how to tackle and not throws themselves at the runner like Roby did 95% of the time.

"We are eternal. All this pain is an illusion." - Tool

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NavyBuckeye91's picture

First they'll have to prove they can shed their blockers, then tackle the runner.  Navy's receivers and slot backs block downfield better than just about any other team.  When the DBs start cheating and go for the runners, Reynolds steps back and passes.  He doesn't throw many, but last year he completed 53% of his attempts and had a 140 QB rating. On top of that, he only had 2 INTs out of 128 attempts, which is about twice as good as Miller did percentage wise (7 INTs, 255 attempts).  This game won't test the secondary in the manner everyone needs to see to believe, but it will test them.

Buckeye by birth. Navy for life.

Hovenaut's picture

Time to get this party started.

Run defense, engage.

(Light a) fire Fickell!

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ab42beerman's picture

I'm sure Navy will have more success on the ground than most of us are thinking.  As one who was in the stands when they came to the Shoe a few years back I'm fully expecting to be screaming at the TV a lot while Navy's on offense.  Damn chop blocks...just hope none of our guys get hurt.

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Seattle Linga's picture

Depth and rotation will play a huge factor this Saturday. Stay in your lanes and stay disciplined.

NavyBuckeye91's picture

I agree with you on the first count - Navy has proven they can move the ball effectively year after year. But it's not because of so-called "chop blocks".  You sound like Charlie Weiss and Lou Holtz, who wined incessantly about about Navy's 250-pound O-linemen hurting their 320-pound D-linemen.

Navy uses cut blocks, which are completely legal under the rules.  A "chop block" is an illegal block when a player already engaged above the waist is blocked my a second player below the waist.  This results in a 15 yard penalty imposed against the offending team. Navy's smaller O-linemen and slotbacks use legal cutblocks to get lower than larger defenders to get leverage.  It's exactly what every football coach tells blockers to do at every level. Get low, get leverage, win the battle.

Bottom line, it's not the blocking. Navy uses wide spilts, spreads the line, and effectively employs the triple option.  It's similar to the zone read that Oregon uses, except it comes right at you instead of waiting in the backfield for the read.  The QB takes what the defense gives him, and as long as he protects the ball and makes good reads there are usually 3-4 yards to get on nearly any play.

This should be a great game, and we should hope that no players on either team get hurt. Everyone loses when players get injured, especially players who plan to fly airplanes, drive ships and submarines, or lead Marines in the defense of our great country.

Buckeye by birth. Navy for life.

Barnsey69's picture

I for one am drinking the kool-aid. New year, new defense. Navy deserves respect on every level, on the field and off, but their own coach admits it in Patrick Maks "Real Warriors" post earlier, Navy is always at a disadvantage against teams like OSU in terms of athletes. I think that manifests itself Saturday and the Buckeyes roll. Navy won't quit, but the Buckeyes need to make a statement and prove this year's team is legit without #5.

GO BUCKS!

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Zimmy07's picture

"Keenan Reynolds?" he asked.

Meyer paused, then reiterated the name as he thought out loud for a second.

Is that intentional gamesmanship maybe trying to get Reynolds to make incorrect reads from a desire to make a statement to Urban Meyer about what his name is?

Humbuck's picture

I always look at how strengths and weaknesses match up.  First game of the year so there are a couple unknowns. 

N Strength vrs. O Strength: Navy's run game against OSU's front 7 run defense. It will be a battle for sure. Navy will get yards and points.  OSU has to win a couple possessions early and give offense/special teams a chance to build a lead.  Navy's O does not play from behind.

N Weakness vrs. O Weakness: Navy's one read passing game against OSU's untested secondary.  If OSU can win first down and put Navy into 3rd and 6+ situations they'll get a chance to play pass D.

O Strength vrs. N Weakness: OSU's ground game against Navy's interior. Navy's run D was awful last year and they lost their two best ILB's. Briont'e and Rod should make hay inside. This is a good first opponent for an untested OL. 

O Strength vrs. N Weakness:  OSU's multiple playmakers in space vrs. Navy's inability to keep up with speed.  If JT can put the ball in the hands of Wilson/Elliott/Samuel/Marshall it is going to gash their D.

O Unkown vrs. N Weakness: OSU's untested vertical passing game against Navy's lack of DB talent. Don't know about JT's arm.  If this was Miller we would probably see a lot of Devin Smith downfield with 3 steps on his defender.

O Unknown vrs. N weakness: JT in the pocket is a big unknown.  Navy has a hard time generating a pass rush. Our OL is untested.  If the OL gives JT time and he gets comfortable the distributor is going to deal the ball. 

O Strength vrs. N Weakness:  OSU's return game against Navy's kicker's inability to reliably deliver touch backs.  60 times last year he put the ball short of the end zone.  Don't kick to Dontre...

O Strength vrs. N Weakness: OSU's punt block team against Navy's smaller punt protection unit.  I'd be shocked if we don't block a punt.

We match up exceedingly well with this team.  Not many areas where OSU's deficiencies will be exposed by a Navy strength.  As for Navy, they have some weaknesses that have to face a lot of what OSU has done well under Urban. 

ibuck's picture

Good analysis. Thanks.  I suspect Navy will be able to run successfully and test OSU's discipline. How Navy plays defense & special teams, and whether OSU makes mistakes (in blocking, offsides, being a bit off-kilter), will determine how the game goes, IMO. 

Our honor defend, we will fight to the end !

If you can't win your conference, just quietly accept your non-playoff bowl game.

Ahh Saturday's picture

Cut blocks are awful and ought to be banned outright, but as it is there are some thin lines that separate a cut from a clip, lines that Navy crosses all the time. Basically, any team that routinely uses cut blocks also routinely clips. If the refs let Navy slide with clipping it will be a long and painful day for our DL. A happy result for me in this game is a victory of any margin, and no injuries. I hate playing Navy.

WezBuck28's picture

My remedy for a guy who's diving straight at your legs..help him get where he is going even quicker by pushing his face mask in the grass..

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Zimmy07's picture

I think that's generally the technique but you have to keep your legs back and it completely kills forward momentum for a second.  Hurdling a player you've just pushed into the ground to get into the backfield involves a certain amount of risk that they'll be able to sweep your legs before you get over them.

WezBuck28's picture

Joey bosa doesn't agree with that statement..

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Humbuck's picture

Cut block and a leg whip go hand in hand.  I know the leg whip is dirty business but any team that cut blocks a lot will leg whip you too. 

chirobuck's picture

The good news is that its been talked about so much I seriously doubt they are taking them lightly

 
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BeatTTUN's picture

Tom Tupa's son is a Freshman for Navy

for those of you too young to remember Tom Tupa was a punter for the Buckeyes, he was in the same Class of 1984 as Chris Carter and some other dude that ended up being an above average LB Chris something or other

Go Buckeyes Beat Michigan

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cdub4's picture

Also starting OSU qb and had a long NFL career.

buckeye phi's picture

Yes, Reynolds is great at what he does - and Navy will be a well coached, disciplined team. However, the Buckeyes are well coached, too.  The defense should be able to slow him down - they'll have simply too much talent for the overmatched Midshipmen. 

Fortunately Navy is not a particularly good passing team - so if they decide to go to the air Chris Ash's new pass defense shouldn't face too much of a test right off the bat..

Good judgement comes from experience. Experience comes from bad judgement. - Will Rogers

NavyBuckeye91's picture

Don't confuse a non-prolific passing team with "not particularly good".  The last time Navy and tOSU met, a kid named Ricky Dobbs went 9 for 13 passing for 156 yards, 2 TDs and 1 INT against the Buckeyes in the Shoe. It was his single best passing game of the season, and it was the best completion percentage and tied for most TD passes of any offense tOSU played that year.

Keenan Reynolds, based on what I've seen the past two years, is Dobbs' equal in the passing game and a better triple option QB.

I foresee Navy only "going to the air' when the secondary gets frustrated and complacent and begins to run past Navy's WRs to get to the rushers. This game will be all about discipline.

Buckeye by birth. Navy for life.