Ohio State Coach's Show Recap: Rutgers Post-Mortem, TCU's Built-For-Speed Defense, and Stopping a Mobile Quarterback

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ChicagoBuckeye10's picture

ON DEFENDING TCU'S MOBILE QUARTERBACK SHAWN ROBINSON

"We really have to be disciplined."

No doubt I'm most curious about how this plays out on Saturday night.  But this team feels special and like they're on a mission.  Can't wait!

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bd2999's picture

Yeah, that is the main thing. The defensive line is good, but can they also keep the running lanes and force the plays? Young has shown a bit of a problem with being over eager. They will get theres but the line and the LB vs the QB will be critical.

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NorthBerg's picture

One way of thinking about it is the defensive line being "blockers" allowing the linebackers to clean up the ball carriers. Disciplined, assignment based defense is what is needed to defeat a team with somewhat equal talent. Raekwon McMillan was an elite athlete and linebacker, yet rarely made the spectacular play because of scheme utilized by Fickell.

Too much time spent at the North Heidelberg rather than the classroom. SSD 68-72

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Sanantonefan's picture

I think guys like Browning and Malik Harrison can shadow him and help keep him contained.

You Got Barbecue Back There!?!?!?!

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RunEddieRun1983's picture

Let the bloodshed begin, TCU... goin down.

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

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Thomas 7's picture

Wow.   I was at the game.  First, Congrats to Ohio State for winning Saturday 48-27.  I was surprised TCU got ahead early 10-0 on a field goal on 1st possession and a KeVontae Turpin electrifying punt return.

Though the game was competitive and fun to watch, once Haskins and his two stallions at RB turned on the juice by mid 2nd half OSU was up over 3 touchdowns.   To early to consider game in control, the Buckeyes did just that and racked up over 325 yards on the ground.   Air power was not a pressing need, but there were some connects to keep the Frogs defense honest.

Was fun game to attend..  congrats again to OSU.

Sir Thomas

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Thomas

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EZE's picture

Thanks for the recap, sir time traveler.

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southernstatesbuckeye's picture

I’m sorry to inform you that the real Time Traveler hasn’t as much as glimpsed “Sir Thomas” in the time stream.  If he had been into Saturday already, he would have known that the Buckeyes scored the first two touchdowns...and he certainly would have been prohibited to announce any final score (Time Disclosure Act 5a)!

When I last talked to Time Traveler, he was headed back to 1916 to watch the Oberlin game live.  He muttered something about “all those points in one game” and then right before he vanished, he winked and said, “Buckle your potootee, Buckeye, the storm is coming, and it’s raining nuts!”

I like cookies.

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WC Buckeye's picture

I am really looking forward to being able to gauge just how good this team can be. We'll know a lot more after the game, which rightly sounds like it will be a fast, physical, very aggressive test. I think those things favor us because we've got more depth to stay fresh longer, but time will tell. Tick. Tock. Tick. Tock...

The only thing that's new in the world is the history that we have forgotten.

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CreekBuck's picture

I can feel the Juice oozing from Coach Day.

You win with people.

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input4u's picture

With the new redshirt rule we have been able to get many young bucks in the game.  We need them to be game ready when called upon...

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MDBuckeye23's picture

"When you can have him on the other side of nick, it poses some issues for offensive coordinators."

This has to be the leader in the clubhouse for understatement/captain obvious quote of the year right?

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Sanantonefan's picture

Not to mention DreMont and whomever is beside him in the rushmen package. Who do you focus on? You can't double-team everybody.

You Got Barbecue Back There!?!?!?!

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MDBuckeye23's picture

He didn't mention it because he didn't want to rub it in people's faces. It's like when the rich kid gets all the good presents at christmas and his dad tells him to keep his mouth shut around his poor friends.

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cafiero.3's picture

I know the LBs have gotten a lot of slack lately. But I think TCU will be a good match up for them. Our LBs might not be the most disciplined group, but they're really fast. Having 1 spy the QB is going to be a better matchup for them than say playing against Wisconsin's style of offense.

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Buckloving's picture

We know we have talent there. We just haven't seen them play to there potential. Fingers crossed

bobbyd

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WezBuck28's picture

So their offensive line is "big", and we have smaller, quicker defense linemen, who wins?

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Dstacify's picture

Young and Bosa are both more speed than power so it depends on how well their "big" offensive linemen move, particularly off the edge.

11 Strong.

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SleepyLeviathan's picture

Bosa has both speed and power in spades. But what really sets him apart is his ability to bend and his hand technique "violent hands" is a big understatement. Most complete DE at the college level I've seen in my time on Earth (27). 

Young looks like more of a speed guy at the moment, but he certainly seems to have the build to bullrush if he needs to. 

I look for both to continue to terrorize opposing QBs. With Jones and Landers in the middle, you really can't doubleteam a single player along the line. It's a great problem to have. 

TCU's line is of a higher quality than Oregon St and Rutgers, but if you give up 3 sacks to SMU, you're not dealing with a Bama quality line either. 

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Thomas 7's picture

TCU is yet to give up a sack

Thomas

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Sanantonefan's picture

Tell Nick that please.

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Bukirob's picture

So did Rutgers Tackle going into that game... he ended up not only giving a sack up but allowed his QB to get DESTROYED by Bosa. 

TCU will be a test no question but the numbers make it pretty clear that OSU is better up front on both lines. 

I just dont see this being a close game. 

You WIN with people.

 

 

WW Hayes

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awlinBrutus's picture

If landers can penetrate they will double team him, giving the QB a little more time. Pressure coming from the middle of your oline blows up the plays quicker. Thats where msu killed us in 2013 /2015.
If your OL handles tbe inside guys your QB can step to buy himself a 2nd or 2. That's tbe only knock I've seen with Haskin's, he doesn't consistently step up into the pocket like martel does. Thats an easy fix though, martel looks like hes doing it like its a habit. Love martel but he's just not the passer "yet" that we need to beat the bama's and Clemson's imo. TCU is a very dangerous and well coached team. We get our answer this week if we are contenders, at least at this point of the season. I really think Meyer being absent so long has brought the staff and players close, which is a good thing imo, sorta like losing Braxton 10 days before the season, brought out the best in the coaching staff.

MICHIGAN STILL SUCKS

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brutus0717's picture

Lander's had a play last week where he blew through the Oline with ease, so much so that he turned around looking for the screen, and there wasn't one. He's gonna get pressure this weekend too.

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

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SleepyLeviathan's picture

Oh crap my bad lol. I misread a stat line on the SMU game. 

Just watched both of their games last night. Their line has done a pretty good job considering their opponents, but the crew coming their way tomorrow is a completely different animal. 

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bd2999's picture

OSU has generally done fine against about any offensive line in terms of pressure and such. Not really worried about the front. Their guys are also very young and have not seen anything like OSUs DL either.
 

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Dstacify's picture

The only exception being Iowa last year when they were breaking in multiple freshmen linemen for the first time. Our pass rush was utterly non-existent in that game.

11 Strong.

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bd2999's picture

Yes, but Bosa was also ejected early in that game. And that seemed to throw everything off as well. The line is more seasoned for something like that now but the Bosa thing was pretty big in that game.

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Dstacify's picture

Yep. There was also one play at the goal line on one of their many TDs where Hubbard beat his man and had Stanley wrapped up around the legs and Stanley still got off the pass for a TD. So it's not like Stanley wasn't even being touched in that game. The sacks just weren't coming, especially after Bosa went out.

11 Strong.

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OSUFlash's picture

Even though this game will probably be a nail biter I love sitting in my usual spot in the family room surrounded by my 3 sleeping dogs during an Ohio State 8PM start. It's 4 hours of blissful anxiety.

osuflash

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Iwouldliketotalktoyou's picture

FLASH. My dogs try to sleep. Lol. Then I yell something. Then they leave and go upstairs and wake the wife up. Lol

Gotta love it.

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Noahkat's picture

Every day coach Day looks less and less like Eddie Munster.   Good.

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JohnnyKozmo's picture

"They're built for speed."

Or comfort?

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

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lammers2006's picture

Spencerville! I'm from there! Don't know any Fred's though...  ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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TENacious.D's picture

Spencertucky as us from Minster call it...

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Trebor40's picture

It would appear that the type of line TCU would recruit would be well suited to blocking our guys as they should be quicker than the average B1G O-Line which could spell trouble for our guys yet my hope is that as mentioned previously in the thread our LB's might be ideally suited for this team as each on the field - particularly Harrison and Werner are extremely fast and should be able to stay with either the QB or the TB hence simplify the D calls! 

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

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bd2999's picture

Not sure there is a type of offensive line men that is well suited to stopping that sort of defensive line consistently.

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Trebor40's picture

I believe against the pass that long yet lighter and quick linemen would harm our pass rush. 

Yet against the run I am not sure that ANY line will succeed because of our line's versatility and training! 

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

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LaceyBuckeye's picture

http://i.imgur.com/ZBM51.gif  Let's go!!! <3 I am so excited

Go Buckeyes! #TeamUrban..

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Yance's picture

I know it's normal fandom, but the TCU message board community seems to think we're "drinking the kool-aid" when it comes to how good our team can be.  I completely understand it comes off that way, but there's definitely something the air with this team.  It's just different.   I'm beyond excited to watch us smack the living crap out of these guys on Saturday night, purely for the satisfaction I'll feel when I return to the killerfrogs forums Sunday morning! 

#skobucks! 

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