Comparing Ohio State's 2018 Defensive Tackle Roster To Urban Meyer's Previous Buckeyes Teams

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Hovenaut's picture

The Rushmen have gotten the headlines, deservedly, to this point.

2018 may tip the scales (pun intended) back inside.

Hindsight is, and in, 2020

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Grouchy_Old_Vet's picture

Clemson who? Never heard of her...

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Hovenaut's picture

The pundits love those guys, and that's fine.

Times change.

Hindsight is, and in, 2020

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chemicalwaste's picture

Yes you have. They're the ones who stick their fingers in each other's butts for fun. Good luck down there, Carman.

Ignorance isn't bliss for the rest of us.

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KBonay's picture

Looking for Haskell Garrett to break out this season.

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BTBuckeye's picture

Bobby Landers is one of my favorite players. He frustrates the hell out of opposing OC/OG's. 

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SoulPatrol32's picture

Agreed. Just a tough kid with exceptional explosion and leverage. 

Just posting and hoping my comment isn’t deleted. 

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Davep160's picture

He is so damn quick.

The lord of brevity.

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Byaaaahhh's picture

And cheated out of a fat guy touchdown.

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Chewbucca's picture

An absolute tragedy, that return was a thing of beauty.

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Byaaaahhh's picture

You speak the truth.

That masterful stutterstep doe.

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Chewbucca's picture

The very play, nice.  You have to love the stutter step the big man lays down.

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SnGinWV's picture

no rotation drop off …  gonna be a scary group.   

can't wait to see it on the field

Life long fan of... The!

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MOBUCKK91's picture

Can't wait to see what Vincent and Togiai will do ... beasts I tell you!

You don't know what you have until it's gone .... for example, toilet paper.

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Byaaaahhh's picture

This definitely feels like the strongest DL yet. Might be the most fun unit to watch this season. One of the ones I'm most excited to see, for sure.

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analyticalguy's picture

I know it's a cliche, but games are won and lost in the trenches. The Buckeye DL should win some games this year.

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JohnnyKozmo's picture

Going to be interesting to see how deep of a rotation LJ looks to use inside at DT.  If there’s not a ton of drop off, I’d say go at least 6 deep...keep them big boys fresh not just in game, but for all 15 games.  

You're too stupid to have a good time. -Dalton

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McGrind's picture

Zaid thinking after seeing this...only need to pass 35 stars to see some action. 

Justice delayed is justice denied....#FTP

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BeatTTUN's picture

Kneel Before ZAID! 

I saw Ryan Day hang 62 on Michigan...His hair was perfect.

Go Buckeyes Beat Michigan

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Buckfrombirth's picture

On paper, the D-line is going to be the toughest problem for opposing OCs to solve. Hopefully they can carry the load for the first few games while the secondary and LBs get up to full speed. Nasty.

I survived Cooper, and I hate Tai Streets.

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rockyincbus's picture

With Jones, Bosa and Young all dominant pass rushers, somebody still has to find a way to keep Bob Landers out of the opposing backfield.  And it is not going to happen.  When I was a kid, I used to watch a guy named Michael Dean Perry disrupt entire game plans for the Browns.  Like Landers, he was VERY generously listed in the program at 6'1, he was built like a bowling ball, and he was past the guard and center before they could get out of their stance.

As much as I will miss guys like Holmes and Lewis, I can't wait to see what this d-line can do.  Don't sleep on the rotation guys either, the Bucks are stacked. I. Can't. Wait.

You've got barbecue back there?

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Buckfrombirth's picture

As a lifelong Steelers fan, I hated Michael Dean Perry but respected the hell out of him at the same time. That guy was ferocious.

I survived Cooper, and I hate Tai Streets.

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Dillon G's picture

Michael Bennett certainly played like it was his last play, seemingly every down.

#walkaway

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theopulas's picture

Vincent, Togiai, and Garrett will all get plenty of playing time this season to make sure they don't consider transferring, and to get them ready for a dynamic D-line next year. And Jackson, if he doesn't become a starter this season, will be a star next year. And just taking a moment to think ahead... maybe a starting line of Vincent, Togiai, Young, and Harrison in 20... but first things first. One Big Ten and National Championship please! 

Theopulas

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brutus0717's picture

If the prophecies are true, Chase Young won't be here in 2020.

"We gotta go win this next game and make the State of Ohio proud!"-UFM

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vroomery's picture

I think this year is our all around most talented group. We won't be able to truly judge them until a few years have gone by to see if the first true 5 star DT turns good. All that being said, Big Hank is still the best DT I've seen under Meyer at OSU. Not that others have been poor, but he made it impossible for opposing teams to move the ball between the tackles.

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Browns88's picture

Absolutely loaded at DT, with game experience and talent waiting in the wings 

Browns88

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CowCat's picture

Hulk smash!!

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

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Buckeyeboy's picture

You can change the position mentioned in the first line, of the last paragraph before the list, from D-ends to D-tackles. Nobody's perfect.

Go Bucks!

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RBurgundy4's picture

Not to be a jerk, but I'm going to be a jerk. That's the entire contribution of your sorry-ass post. Did you know what the author meant? Was the gist covered to the point of comprehension, or did the whole End/Tackle thing thow you for a complete loop? Why be a jerk, dude? Just why? You're right. Congratulations.  

Thanks, Author. This group of DT's clearly appear to be the strength of the D, if not the entire team. Pressure up the middle is a heck of a thing to overcome play after play, from an Offensive perspective. Not many fixes for the problems that this group presents. 

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theopulas's picture

When you start two ends to a team, and one end is the best player in  all of college football, and the other player may be as good or/and may be a top 10... 5... or better NFLer, it is hard to say that any position is better... but you may be right. 

Theopulas

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stpetebuck's picture

Can’t imagine how this line gets any better, but it will. 

More than ever the LBs are going to be targeted. Bucks will hold everyone to under 100 yards rushing. So the dinks, wheel routes and quick slants will be the only chance for most teams. 

This will be fun to watch. 

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RunEddieRun1983's picture

I really, really like the 2018 hall of DT's... Man, oh man. I do wish some of those freshman were a tad more seasoned to factor into the rotation. Can you imagine Landers and Jones as starters with a 2nd/3rd year Taron Vincent and Tommy Togiai factoring in there?

I think Barrow, Garrett, even Cornell in spot duty as the matchups allow, along with Jones and Landers, and that new blood of Vincent and TT is going to make life hell for opposing OLs.

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

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