Jason joins us again with another review of this week’s game…
The old adage of “a win is a win” certainly rang true on Saturday. The Buckeyes performed well enough to walk away with a somewhat convincing win, 31-16 over Central Florida. And this is in way to take away from UCF’s accomplishments Saturday afternoon, but that was what we call an “ugly” win as errors in the secondary, offensive line issues and penalty’s plagued the good guys all afternoon. Let’s look back.
The back 7
It’s early, but for the second week in a row we have seen major issues in the secondary and back seven in general in passing situations. Corners leaving receivers assuming they have safety help and linebackers chasing slot receivers across the middle are disturbing and happening too frequently. I don’t believe talent is the issue as some of these guys are athletic freaks of … [Read More]
We’re back with another 2013 recruiting position overview.
We may be a little late with our review of the defensive backs considering the players that are already committed, but that is a good thing when you look at the talent already assembled.
Additionally, limited remaining spots in the class make it easier to predict who might fill the last few openings at the position.
2013 will probably see the Buckeyes grab at least 4 and possibly 5 players in the secondary.
We have already landed OH DB Cam Burrows, who was our first commitment of the year and a top 5 player in the state.
After watching Burrows on film it is easy to see why he is so highly rated. He has great size (6’2″ 195) for a DB, but the best thing about him is that he can play at any of the 4 positions in the … [Read More]
After losing three starters from last season, one would think the secondary would be in rebuilding mode at camp. Like the rest of the defense, that has not been the case at all. The starters (with one small exception) have been set from day one.
Continuity in the secondary is important, and the Buckeyes have had plenty of it so far. Outside of the offensive line, communication and coordination is more important in the secondary than anywhere else on the football field, and having the same players together helps out tremendously.
I have been very impressed by the secondary during practice. Despite three new starters, they all play (and most importantly communicate) like seasoned veterans.
Bold prediction time: despite the attrition, the 2011 defensive backs will be better than a year ago.
Here is a player by player breakdown of the two-deep.… [Read More]
The DBs were hit pretty hard this year with the graduation of Kurt Coleman and Anderson Russell.
On the other hand, both starting corner’s return as well as Jermale Hines, who started at safety and the star position in a total of eleven games last season. So while the Buckeyes did lose some starters and some depth, things aren’t exactly bleak either.
Speaking of Jermale Hines, he has the versatility to play either safety position as well as the star position (I will explain what that is more later), and he will probably start and play at multiple spots throughout the year. So yeah, I would just like to thank Mr. Hines right now for having the versatility to make the depth charts for DBs relatively meaningless right from the start.
Despite the uncertainty of the depth charts heading into spring, I am still going to attempt … [Read More]