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...born and raised in the shadow of The Shoe...now living in Nascar Country.


  • SPORTS MOMENT: 2003 Fiesta Bowl

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Comment 12 Jan 2018

Let me add...for even additional front and coverage you add to your base defense you have to learn and practice lining up to every offensive formation/play you have scouted...so that means less reps for your base 

Comment 12 Jan 2018

Here is what Chris Ash told me...

The more you add, the more you do, is just another "snake in the grass" as he calls it...it is just waiting to bite you.

Goes back to the old cliche'..."jack of all trades, master of none." 

Ohio State wants to be a Master of their defense 

Comment 12 Jan 2018

Most importantly...Meyer has never been a 34 guy

You see elements of an odd front with the pressure packages but that is about it 

Comment 05 Jan 2018

Good for him...this is a guy a would like to have seen Ohio State go after as a DC 

Comment 24 Dec 2017


Comment 24 Dec 2017

Watching the video a 2nd time through, it appeared as if Grinch had his ILB on "auto blitz"...meaning, the say a certain stimulus, they had an automatic response...

Created a bunch of negative plays, but got them burnt a few times too 

But when your Head Coach is Mike Leach, who just assumes win 99-98...you can get away with that 

Comment 20 Dec 2017

Dabo took a call from him during his press conference and came back and said "this is going to make Clemson really, really happy" 

Comment 11 Dec 2017

IF Ohio State feels as if they have a decided advantage over USC upfront I you could play all sorts of games with the DL that allow your OLB play pass first and eliminate their run/pass conflict 

1/4i to short side

3/5 to wide wide

Did this against Oregon in the NC Game allowed the 2nd and 3rd Level to play pass 1st and shut down their option game with it 

Comment 27 Nov 2017

you see the same blocking schemes that Woody Hayes ran...for real...not for play...it is just out of the gun and no the "T" or the "I" 

You have actually seen some H-Back package with lead zone (or iso) implemented as the season went on

its easier to equate numbers, core principle of the spread, than it is in pro style...just go to throw it enough to make defenses respect it...(those bubble screens that drive everybody nuts) 

Comment 27 Nov 2017

Like, the offense, for example, at its core is still tight zone and gap scheme...but what Wilson and Day added is how to "protect it" as well as so simple passing concepts like Mesh and Y-Cross 

they didn't come in and do a whole sale change

When Schiano came in, he kept all the same verbage and terminology that Ash and Fickell had already implemented...just implemented more Cover 1 to compliment the Quarters Coverage instead of Cover 3 that Ash preferred 

Comment 27 Nov 2017

That is a great question...

It is a series of core values that are at the foundation of the 3 phases of football for Ohio State...

For example, guys like Steele and Diaz are huge zone-blitz guys...kind of 'live by the blitz die by the blitz' and have built a reputation as such

Meyer has never really been that style of defense...for example...Ash describe the Ohio State defense to me as "simple sh--" 

Comment 27 Nov 2017

MIke Elko...that would be a great hire...dude had a top 30 defense at WF for crying out loud

Plus spent time in Ohio when he was at BGSU 

Very, very smart football guy...

Meyer likes to take coaches from ND...so that would not be a first...

Very important point...Meyer is going to want a guy that can run the Ohio State Defense...not "their defense" a lot of these guys have built a brand on "their" defense...Steele, Aranda, Diaz for example...