Presser Bullets: Brady Taylor and Branden Bowen Ready to Play If Needed On Offensive Line, Jeffrey Okudah Returning to Cornerback Rotation

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NHBuckeye's picture

I understand earning your way via playing on Special Teams first but if Keandre Jones is a better LB than others who are out there now it’s ridiculous that he’s not on the field.   I thought he looked pretty good in limited action last year.   

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WezBuck28's picture

Right!?!? I like this little piece "deferred to the defensive position coaches on why he has not gotten more playing time at linebacker"

Your the coach Urban, you can override your assisants decisions!

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BuckeyeinFlorida's picture

That's what's wrong with our program currently.

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WezBuck28's picture

Then Urban is also part of the problem..as much as I hate to say it, he needs to clean house because if I were the coach, I wouldn't want all that nagativity surrounding my program..with the exception of a few coaches that have earned their right to be there..

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WezBuck28's picture

Looks like we have a DV'er in attendance this morning!

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Buckfrombirth's picture

Bill Davis must've logged in.

I survived Cooper, and I hate Tai Streets.

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seyekcuB's picture

It's either a smoke screen and they are going to play White or they are just clueless. It's not even close. The way white comes up and makes a tackle is how an Ohio state Safety should play.
It is really disappointing the way Urban has handled the team since he came back. Makes me feel like he might be gone after this season. Day can step right in no issues plenty of talented players left in the two deep and a great 2020 class coming in.

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TigerSweat's picture

I hope that Jones and White are out there when the defense first takes the field on Saturday

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seyekcuB's picture

Fuller and White at safety will be nice. They can make the plays that the linebackers whiff on.

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Buckfrombirth's picture

So, what you're saying is, they'll make all the plays.

I survived Cooper, and I hate Tai Streets.

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bucks15's picture

It is infuriating that they need to perform on special teams to get minutes with the starters.  If they are one of the best 11, play them.  

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Thatunmguy's picture

This ^^^

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Johnny Amerikos's picture

Meh. I wouldn't say "infuriating". I feel it's more frustrating, but in a positive way.

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KENTACOHUT's picture

I agree with the grooming / hazing process of special teams but once the kids start showing promise  get them some game reps our LB’s play is horrendous ! We need playmakers on the field immediately 

"Vitalum Vitalis "

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Buckfrombirth's picture

Be careful using terms like "horrendous." There's a serial DVer on this thread that's clearly sensitive about acknowledging the truth.

I survived Cooper, and I hate Tai Streets.

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Buck68's picture

i'll acknowledge i'm curious, Buckfrombirth.  ;-{)}

how do you know, unless a DVer identifies himself with each of his DVs:

which voter dropped a DV on which post?

And, who ate cereal this morning.

And then there's 'miles to go', to seek 'the reason[s] / feelings why' he/she DVed.

Buck68

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Buckfrombirth's picture

See some of the comments above, B68.  Every time someone was critical of the coaching, the DV monster showed up to brighten everyone's day.  I can't tell if I'm being DVed, and really don't care, but there isn't even any good discussion or debate - just DVs. 

I survived Cooper, and I hate Tai Streets.

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Buck68's picture

agree Buckfrombirth that, with anonymity,  there is no person to ask, or topic to discuss/respond to.

these are two essentials for a "Forum" this Form lacks.

It's like we go to the Marketplace of Ideas... and find no food for thought but instead ...droppings.  11W provides a Forum...not a bathroom toilet.

A reasonable, common cure among several, would be to require a poster name or a cited source with a UV or DV.  Then any reader could ask the poster a question... and that U/DV could answer or not.

Visually, this could be done by putting UV & DV check boxes at the top R of the Comments section [blank for neither].

Buck68

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KENTACOHUT's picture

True ^^^^

"Vitalum Vitalis "

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Dominus's picture

I’ve never understood that reasoning either. If the player is among the best 11, just start him. He can also play on special teams if necessary as other starters have done.

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NeilAve's picture

These Tate comments are becoming annoying. Just say his role this year is a back up role. Nothing more nothing less. Seems like every week we hear they are working on packages for him or we are trying to get him in. 

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MercyTex's picture

it is a good thing we will not need help in the running game Saturday 

Our people are everywhere, Esto Dignus.

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seyekcuB's picture

I feel like MSU has major issues in the back 7 compared to years past and haskins will have a big day.

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Major H's picture

Seems like every week we hear they are working on packages for him or we are trying to get him in. 

And when it doesn't happen, I'm sure Tate, as well as a lot of 11W folks, get frustrated. Too much of the "coach speak" and he'll be outta here. 

I'd rather be an hour early than a minute late.

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Sanitarian2's picture

I certainly hope, pray and expect that the "coach speak" is for the media only and Urban and other coaches are more specific and honest with players behind the scene

Sani

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Buck68's picture

darn...we could say and do whatever and get away with it... if it weren't for those 2 scarred and desecrated words on Urban's Wall.

Buck68

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fishleehooker's picture

They are probably more for Tate than you or I.

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Cptnvideo's picture

These Tate comments are becoming annoying. Just say his role this year is a back up role. Nothing more nothing less. Seems like every week we hear they are working on packages for him or we are trying to get him in.

Maybe we will see him this week.  That would give TSUN something more to prepare for.  Or...... we could surprise TSUN and wait until THE GAME to play him. 

My favorite team? Whoever is playing TTUN.

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mittenst8buck's picture

If they had legitimate packages for him the time to get him in may have been when we were getting curb stomped by Purdue.

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I am Kirok's picture

It's like the Braxton flea flicker, it's coming just wait for it...any minute now Braxton will take one of those sweeps and pull up and throw.

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cmented36's picture

You Know that's not a flea flicker right?...

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I am Kirok's picture

Sorry that was meant to be two different statements that were frequently heard here during Braxton's senior year.

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BuckeyePat's picture

I’m tired of the Tate talk. We are adjusting schemes so we can run with Haskins in there. Why would we adjust AGAIN to accommodate Tate packages?

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Jsnyde45's picture

Ya know, I bet you're right. I'm sure all the team and coaches do at practice is work on staying complacent and not getting better :) /s

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BuckeyePat's picture

Yeah, because working in a 4 ft tall scatback at quarterback is of utter importance. .

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seyekcuB's picture

White is a safety. Wade is a CB. Why are they so stubborn.

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bucks15's picture

Because our depth at Safety is a lot more questionable than CB.  I think Wade could develop into a really good Field Safety.  

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Tyvis'sGrandpa's picture

Might have more depth at CB, but we "play" that position horrifically. Not sure why college players are coached to face guard in a league where you get PI flags for not turning around

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Hoosierbuck7's picture

I agree SeyekcuB. 

Put Wade back at the nickel corner spot and let White ball at safety. Not rocket science. They play enough nickel where Wade will play plenty. 

“I have yet to be in a game where luck was involved. Well-prepared players make plays. I have yet to be in a game where the most prepared team didn't win.” - Urban Meyer

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Cptnvideo's picture

White is a safety. Wade is a CB. Why are they so stubborn.

Just glad neither is named Pryor. 

My favorite team? Whoever is playing TTUN.

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Jsnyde45's picture

Lol all the fans were crying for Wade to be playing safety. 

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Buckfrombirth's picture

Good point, but to be fair, that was before White made his presence known.

I survived Cooper, and I hate Tai Streets.

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AlwayzABuckeye614's picture

Really Meyer? are you not the HEAD COACH? talking about deferring to the defensive coaches about Jones. Its YOUR job to put the best players on the field, hell I dont need to be paid 8 million to know that! Makes no damn sense. 

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TigerSweat's picture

He should step in and force a change at LB but I suspect that he's the one who has been insisting that Werner and Tuf start.

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fishleehooker's picture

Not too long ago he was fighting for his job and clearly there are coaches that aren't as supportive as before IMO.  Or something along those lines. But either way, the man had bigger fish to fry than worrying about one position on the defense. 

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Hoosierbuck7's picture

I actually like the responses. He's not defending his position coaches anymore and is letting them sink or swim on their own. This change in position is important if changes are going to be made post-season. 

“I have yet to be in a game where luck was involved. Well-prepared players make plays. I have yet to be in a game where the most prepared team didn't win.” - Urban Meyer

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tcm1968's picture

But he's not doing his job... You want to blame Davis for not making the right call then it's the same mistake by Urban for not making the right call and overruling his LB coach.. can't have it both ways... If a position group is having the same problems with the same personnel 10 weekends into the season it's always on the head coach to fix things.. always!

Go Bucks!

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NeilAve's picture

Ehh I don’t think I agree with this. Buck stops at Urban. If his assistants aren’t making the right coaching move he needs to step in and make the right call for the team. 

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awlinBrutus's picture

Come on guys, I know its a little hard to trust this staff now but not having your HC for all of fall camp and the first 2 weeks of the regular season isn't normal or a positive thing for chemistry imo. and to top it off we lose our best player in the 3rd game. having said that, this team is going to put it all together on 11/24 because ill be there!!!! FUCK ttun OH...….

MICHIGAN STILL SUCKS

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TigerSweat's picture

I believe!

This team will start to peak as soon as the LB's aren't getting embarrassed on a regular basis and the line gains some confidence.

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fishleehooker's picture

Finally a voice of reason. I can't really jibe with piling on Meyer for having the audacity to lose One game, a game we all thought would be tough since last season ended, after having to fight for his job and then miss all of camp and into the season.

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Tyvis'sGrandpa's picture

I'd like to think that OSU is more talented than Eastern Michigan. Add on terrible coaching/continued mistakes and the result is careless complacency 

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Jsnyde45's picture

Spot on brother. A lot of these fans are acting like stuck up assholes who think they know all The answers. Corch has 3 natties and he's 8-1 and staring down a big 10 title and a cfp birth, but some ass clowns want him fired. Fucking morons. 

Sorry bout language but damn it's frustrating how entitled some people are. 

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OldTownBuckNut's picture

And WHAT if Meyer DOES lose the last three games? You're going to call for him to be fired? Haha wow. We all know that's not going to happen, but come on. The man has EARNED the right to not be questioned, especially by the likes of you and the other armchair coaches. Good Lord. People out here acting like we're 4-4 right now. Winning ain't easy. 

Round on the ends and "HI" in the middle. O-HI-O.

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bucks4nuts's picture

Snaps have been iffy all year .. low.. and slow 

"To The House"

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ShawneeBuck74's picture

slow and low...that is the tempo. 

You win with people. 

And so forth...

9 Units Strong!

 

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Johnny Amerikos's picture

Strong as an ox, fresh out the box, the crowd is so live, they're coming in flocks

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HighStreetMafia's picture

Thumbs up! Makes me want to break out the Brass Monkey!

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Johnny Amerikos's picture

Well, that there's three of us, we could do a lot of things. I need Paul Revere and Sure Shot added to the list.

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ShawneeBuck74's picture

Now here’s a little story I got to tell about 3 bad brothers you know so well...

You win with people. 

And so forth...

9 Units Strong!

 

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Johnny Amerikos's picture

... the Sun is beating down on my baseball haaaat, the air is getting hot and the beer is getting flat....

Ok, I gotta go put the song on now

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tcm1968's picture

I can dream right :) 

DL : Young, Jones, Landers, Cooper

LB : Jones, Browning

Star : White

DBs : Okudah, Sheffield, Fuller, Wade

Go Bucks!

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EnonBuck79's picture

Vs Pro Style.... I can dream as well. Nice mix of speed in the back and size up front to keep Offensive linemen off the linebackers.

DL: Young, Garrett, Togiai, Jones
LB: Jones, Browning
CB: Okudah, Wade
Nickle: Sheffield/Arnette
Safety: White, Fuller

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Dublin68's picture

Wow, this is a dream for every OSU fan on defense, but our coaches are slow to adjust and very stubborn, I love Urban but his conference calls recently are so annoying, and he is trying hard to upset the Buckeyes nations. We want the old Urban back; we miss you, coach!

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ShawneeBuck74's picture

EnonBuck79, you must have gone all Inception in my dreams because that’s my dream team verses those pro-style teams coming up like Sparty and TTUN. 

We are too small on the D-Line to take on those peeps as is and not get pushed around. Need some big boys eating up space inside. Jones could be like Tyquan Lewis as a DE. 

You win with people. 

And so forth...

9 Units Strong!

 

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BUCKEYE3M's picture

Keandre Jones has done very well in the kicking game and that his blocked punt on Saturday are the type of plays he needs to make to earn more playing time on defense

What does one thing have to do with the other? This logic is so flawed.

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NashBuckeye's picture

Does anyone remember Borland and Werner making tons of plays on Special Teams before they were deemed "Starter for life"?

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Tyvis'sGrandpa's picture

They must have that intangible ~leadership~ quality that makes them twice as talented. Same ~leadership~ that helped JT make accurate throws downfield

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HighStreetMafia's picture

Slow and unathletic. Please let the athletes play Urban! Jones, Browning and Harrison combo for an entire game.

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ShawneeBuck74's picture

While JTB was an average passer, he accounted for almost 3900 total yards and 47 TDS last year & we had a good run game with him at QB. 

So, while the offense with DH was prettier passing the ball for 4-5 weeks, we couldn’t run. He’s on pace to match JTs production in yardage total ... or exceed it. And maybe he will have as many TDS as JT by the end of the year.  We aren’t anymore in sync with DH at QB. And that’s frustrating because as usual, this offense should be better than this.

You win with people. 

And so forth...

9 Units Strong!

 

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bucknutz18's picture

To Werner's credit he was always one of the first down on kick-off and consistently graded out as a special teams player of the week.  Not sure I ever heard of Borland make a play on special teams.  

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NHBuckeye's picture

Wint kicks ass on Special Teams.  Why isn't he starting?   /s   

(he does indeed kick ass on Special Teams though).

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Hateblue's picture

Have you watched him in the games at safety? He’s terrible. I’ve never seen someone take so many bad angles. 

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NHBuckeye's picture

That was all sarcasm.   Hence the "/s".  I know he's terrible at safety.

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Buckfrombirth's picture

SIGH...[slowly shaking my head]...the rest of us got it, NHB. At least you received a sticker for having to explain yourself. #smallvictories

I survived Cooper, and I hate Tai Streets.

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fenger's picture

Just gonna leave this here...hope it will be as therapeutic to you as it was for me,

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I am Kirok's picture

JT was a very strong runner.

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HighStreetMafia's picture

Give Keandre Jones more time and set Tuf Borland down. No matter what linebacker positions they play, do some different combinations. I’d like to see Jones, Harrison and Browning on the field at the same time. Borland has definitely lost a step and seems out of place/space a lot of times. Also Ryan Day for coach next year! Or Vrabel.

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RunEddieRun1983's picture

Keandrea Jones>Borland/Werner/Browning at the moment. Play the kid.

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

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unclebucky47's picture

Urban Meyer is having a "terrible season and lost the program" that is the feeling amongst most fans and the media.  REALLY?  8-1, Big Ten East, Big Ten Title game, Rose Bowl or Playoff still in play.  Urban has taken the Bucks since 2012 to:  3 Big Ten title games, 2 Big Ten titles, a 12-0 season in a Bowl Ban year, 2 playoff appearances, a National title, and just last year, was 12-2 and crushed USC in the Sugar Bowl.  Louisville, FSU, Illinois, USC, North Carolina are having terrible seasons and have lost the program in the wilderness---Ohio State?  No even close.  2 teams in the country have it better than OSU---Clemson and Alabama, everyone else in college football wishes they had OSU's "problems".

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