Film Study: How Larry Johnson Molded Nick Bosa into the Potential Top Pick in the 2019 NFL Draft

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ScarletGray43157's picture

One of the best to ever coach at Ohio State will be the legacy of Larry Johnson.

Do not ever take this man for granted. 

In old Ohio there's a team that's known throughout the land...

Hovenaut's picture

LJSR is the d-lineman whisperer supreme.

Outstanding read, absolutely befitting the man.

Ugh...the chute...

Hindsight is, and in, 2020

BengalErnst's picture

Really wish I got to work with this man 

Nicholas l Ernst

AZ Buckeye13's picture

LJ is the reason that makes me wonder why some of the DL we lose out on in recruiting choose to believe the "BS" tossed at them by other schools who are recruiting them. That being said, I guess it is hard to top honey chicken...

bucks15's picture

These Monday film studies are so wonderful, thank you again Kyle!  Might even be prudent for the staff to tweet the link of this article to prospective d-linemen recruits- why wouldn't you want to be coached by the best?

TJ1's picture

Dynamic coaching and you know Coach Johnson is adding to the toolbox each off season. Great write up.

65 Toss Power Trap's picture

Nice work staff. Can you do one of these for the linebackers. I'd like to see what their responsibilities are (on these very plays). Lots of gap assignments it appears to me. Want to know if these guys are in the right gaps.

Knowledge is Power

chirobuck's picture

We're so damn lucky he became available, how could you go anywhere else if you're a dlineman


^ best post ever ^

countrybuckeye's picture

someone mentioned ‘honey chicken’ could be a reason

“Save yourself and relax during every game. I recommend a fine bourbon.”

Buckfrombirth's picture

I’d personally take Coach J., but honey chicken is good when prepared with snake oil. 

I survived Cooper, and I hate Tai Streets.

Dillon G's picture

We fans are damn lucky to have some one as gifted as Coach Johnson on the staff. 


stuckupnorth's picture

Coach has been such a huge pickup. He has had as much to do with OSU success as anyone. He recruits at a very very high level. Parents love him and most of the time players will cite their relationship with him as a primary reason for leaning OSU. He also coaches guys up once he he gets them. A lot can recruit but few develop that raw ability

Rocket Man's picture

"Didn't Larry Johnson retire?"

 -- any non-Buckeye coach around the nation talking to a DL prospect.

 Success - it's what you do with what you've got.  - Woody Hayes

BUCKEYE3M's picture

One of the best film studies on one of the best coaches we've seen in Columbus. Fitting. 

You outdid yourself with this one, Kyle. Simply incredible.

mathandler1's picture

Hopefully top end defensive recruits sit up and take notice to bring their game to OSU.

MountainsAwait's picture

Good thing the order of the 5 essentials isn’t flipped the other way...”PENAS” :)






"Thousands of tired, nerve-shaken, over-civilized people are beginning to find out that going to the mountains is going home; that wilderness is a necessity..." -John Muir

BuckeyeinFlorida's picture

Hoping he has a very successful season and enjoys a pay bump to echo our deep appreciation of his excellence.

Buckabroad's picture

This an excellent analysis. Much appreciated. Please send to former and present recruits that chose to go elsewhere due to lies circulated by opposing coaches. 

"The minute we stop expecting greatness, we become Wisconsin."

sharks's picture

Boy,very kind way of describing Courtney Brown's NFL career. I would have went with 'hot garbage'

As far back as I can remember, I always wanted to be a gangster...

buckeyenut74's picture

Imagine that, a video of an Ohio State player being held by a psu offensive lineman. Lol

CowCat's picture

Reading LJSR's Bio:

-- He's 66 years old ... but he looks, acts and moves like a guy in his 40's.
-- He coached at TC Williams HS in Alexandria, VA (the Remember The Titans school). I went to school there for a semester in the mid 1980's
-- At PSU he coached 22 Academic All Americans.

We're so lucky to have this guy. I don't know how Urban was able to get him, given that LJSR's kids played at PSU. Pay the man whatever he wants to keep him.

"We get paid to score touchdowns, not kick field goals"
-- Urban Meyer

buckguyfan1's picture

Thanks Kyle, great read.


Keyser Soze's picture

How does he not make over 1M a year?

That's how winners play. We convince the other guy he's making all the right moves.

BelowAverageJoe's picture

Any chance there's a video of the play in question against USC? I can't quite see the cup because of the quality.

Great Flim Study regardless!

Buckfrombirth's picture

I’m no D-line guru to be sure, but those two hits on Lewerke and Darnold had to hurt like hell.  Not that I feel bad about them, of course. 

I survived Cooper, and I hate Tai Streets.

LW O-H's picture

Really does make you wonder why OSU isn't lined up with 5 star recruits wanting to be coached by the best in college football. Coach Johnson is a legacy and you can't tell me that any high school kid that plays defensive lineman hasn't heard about it.


"The most important statistic, is the number of wins in a season".........Woody Hayes

RunEddieRun1983's picture

I would say other than solid, physical play by the defensive secondary, pass rushing and getting sacks by the DL is my second favorite thing about watching defensive football. We have the best coach in the country when it comes to molding players into monsters. 

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

typeOHpositive's picture

Great article. I love this stuff!...this is the detail behind the play info that we don't often get to learn, awesome, awesome stuff.

"I don't want to be around average, why be around average!" -UFM

Steelydan54's picture

You see this D Line work in a consistently destructive and integrated manner through the season. Even though there are superstars, there are no real weak links. That is coaching. And coach Johnson does it all with style, class, positivity and personal humility. He is a man to teach u more about life than about football, and that's saying a lot.  Never retire coach Johnson. 


AzBuckeye45's picture

Really interesting article!

"Cause I couldn't go for three!"
Woody Hayes-1968