Third-Year Reset: Brendon White Set for New Role in Ohio State's Defense After Breakout Sophomore Season

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Dillon G's picture

It isn't an insult to say he can't run like our recent corners and secondary stars. Because I sure as hell can't either. He could be a little bigger for LB, safety looks good though.

Now, pass me my doughnut.

#walkaway

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Buckbuster's picture

He should have been playing sooner. That one is on the coaching.

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Extramedium's picture

Didn’t you hear?  By some amazing stroke of luck, he just happened to have his very best week in practice the exact same week the BS targeting call forced young genius Alex Grinch to put him on the field.

 It’s  such a coincidence it’s almost ALMOST unbelievable that the light finally came on for him and he became one of our best players three days before he had to play.

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Blue Eyed Buckeye's picture

It sure is a good thing Greg Schiano called the play where Fuller is supposed to get called for targeting and ejected so that Brendan White would get on the field. I bet the opposing team didn't see that coming! That's the A+ level coaching we came to expect from the staff that included the wife beater and Urban's best man at his wedding!

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BbBnD's picture

Hey now. Everyone knows these coaches make a ton of money to do what they do and they’d never make a mistake, let alone a personnel mistake. They’re too highly paid to be questioned. 

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Hovenaut's picture

His versatility gives the defense options, and I like the coaches looking to roll with this and keep opposing defenses guessing.

Looking for Brendan White to have a very good season.

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SoulPatrol32's picture

Some guys just have a nose for the football and I think Brendon showed last year he's is one of those guys.  

Just posting and hoping my comment isn’t deleted. 

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huffdaddy's picture

If our biggest question becomes whether to have Wade or White on the field for our different packages, I will feel pretty good about things. 

"I don't think you necessarily have to get a trophy to be a winner." - Nick Saban 1/2/15.

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Blue Eyed Buckeye's picture

Our 5 best DBs are Okudah, Arnette, Wade, Fuller, and White. There is a gigantic drop-off from those 5 to the next guy on the depth chart. However coach lines them up, those should be the 5 on the field for nickel packages.

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RunEddieRun1983's picture

Brendon White was such an awesome surprise breakout last year. If he takes another step forward this year he should be downright special. 

Urban Meyer left an incredible legacy. 12/4/18 Ryan Day begins his.

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Extramedium's picture

Never been so thankful for a targeting call on OSU, and probably never will be again

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Steel City Buckeye's picture

I would bet the rent that he is more impactful in this new role than Peppers ever was.

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Darksungm's picture

Whenever Peppers is mentioned I lose fifteen minutes of my life watching clips of JT juking him into the ground.

Negativity is a choice.

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SantaBarbaraBuck's picture

I would argue that’s not losing 15 minutes... I would argue that is time well spent. 

"Man I wish everyone stop saying I beat a kid in the hospital 91-35.... It was 98-35, had 91 with 1:26 left in the 4th"
- Cardale Jones

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BucksHave7's picture

Only thing that matters.....Todays odds to win NC Game on 1/6/20: 

Clem 9/4

Bama 5/2

GA 9/1

tOSU 16/1

TTUN 16/1

TX 25/1

LSU 28/1

A&M 30/1

BucksHave7

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BucksHave7's picture

Correction.  We are 9/1.    OK and TTUN tied 16/1.

BucksHave7

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LPCBuckeye's picture

It will always be a mystery to me that it took such circumstances to get him on the field.  He was so clearly better that it had to show in practice.  Oh well, looking forward to seeing his progression this season.   

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Extramedium's picture

And people wanted Grinch to be our next head coach 

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Larryp713's picture

There was very little I envied about TTUN football over the last few years, but one thing I admired is what they did with their hybrid safety/linebackers. B White seems built for this position, and even Wint looked like a different player this spring when he was playing in this role. The Buckeyes seem to have the scheme/coaching/versatility to be a dominant defense again. 

One thing to watch is how to keep that very deep LB room engaged. Nickel and hybrid packages tend to keep LBs on the bench, and we have a lot of talented guys that want to play. I am bracing for some transfers and a change in recruiting focus if the defense goes this direction this season. Not necessarily a bad thing, because last year, things obviously did not work.

Respectfully,

Larryp713

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Trebor40's picture

One good thing to keeping our LB corp engaged is that our team plays in the B1G Ten and will have due to weather and mindset, far more opportunities to play a base defense even in games against spread teams, the B1G Ten spread offenses have far more of a power look to them than do most other conferences. 

I would rather be on hand with 10 men then elsewhere with 10,000 - Timur Lenk

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Trebor40's picture

White was so impactful in those final games that my doubts about this season were already beginning to fade! I admit that what I am about to say might seem ridiculous yet I believe we are going to see  as good of a defensive back field in terms of play if not talent as 2016! 

Here we come! 

I would rather be on hand with 10 men then elsewhere with 10,000 - Timur Lenk

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Monclovabuckeye's picture

I think they should call this new hybrid position, "The Tatum."

I don't give a damn for the whole state of Xichigan.

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buckzilla1's picture

Assassin sounds better. That's what they called Jack.

The only true worry we should have about this 2019 team is this:

Why is Sevyn Banks wearing number 12?

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Monclovabuckeye's picture

I'm not sure you could get away with that in today's politically correct world.

I don't give a damn for the whole state of Xichigan.

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stpetebuck's picture

Promotions and medals all around. 

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Browns88's picture

Great to see a legacy playing.  Not to be confused with Flounder.

Browns88

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BuckIhateTTUN's picture

"You can't be a real country unless you have a beer and an airline. It helps if you have some kind of football team, or some nuclear weapons, but at the very least, you need a beer." - Frank Zappa

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