ScoopNotes: Confidence Building All Over For Buckeyes

Confidence without experience is better known as arrogance. It takes actual experience — and success – for real confidence to set in. Over the course of the first half of this season the Buckeyes have gained experience, and the confidence — both individually and as a collective program — has increased. The results on the …

Buckeyes Will Continue To Add, Evolve Defensively

This was not the defensive season that Ohio State head coach Ryan Day envisioned for his Buckeyes. No head coach goes into a year expecting to shuffle around his coaching staff after just two games, but that’s where Day found himself after OSU’s 35-28 loss to Oregon. Defensive coordinator Kerry Coombs relinquished playcalling duties to …

Silver Bullets Podcast – Oregon Rewind & Tulsa Preview

Ohio State welcomed the Oregon Ducks to Ohio Stadium on Saturday but it was the Buckeyes laying the egg with a horrific defensive performance and an offense that stopped itself a few times too many to overcome the problems on the other side of the ball. Chip Minnich and I break down the game and …

Structural Changes Coming For The Ohio State Defense

Speaking with reporters on Tuesday, Ohio State head coach Ryan Day said there would be some changes coming to the Buckeye defense. It wasn’t just the 35 points that Ohio State allowed to Oregon in Saturday’s 35-28 loss, it was the ease at which those points came and OSU’s inability to put up any kind …

Buckeye Defense Searching For Identity: ‘We have to do things differently’

By all accepted measures, the Ohio State defense is currently one of the two or three worst defenses in the Big Ten. The Buckeyes currently have the conference’s worst rush defense (236 ypg) by nearly 60 yards. Their 7.4 yards allowed per pass attempt is third-worst in the league, as is their 129.91 pass efficiency …

Silver Bullets Podcast — Ohio State Position Group Concerns for 2021

As the Ohio State football season approaches, there’s little cause for outright worry about Ryan Day’s talented team. But that’s not to say that there aren’t any concerns. In this week’s episode, Chip Minnich and I discuss the position groups that have us a little apprehensive entering the 2021 college football season. Some of these …

ScoopNotes: Are the Corners Back for the Buckeyes?

One of the bigger questions for the Buckeyes coming into this camp season was how healthy fourth-year junior cornerback Cameron Brown would be compared to his former self. Brown has been one of the faster players on the team since he arrived in 2018, but an Achilles injury last year cast a significant shadow on …

Jyaire Brown Is Embracing the Competitive Nature of Being a Buckeye

WEST CHESTER, Ohio – Even though he isn’t the most vocal recruit, let’s not forget that four-star cornerback Jyaire Brown was Ohio State’s first commitment in the 2022 class. At the time he was a Louisiana native and a prospect that LSU wanted but OSU defensive coordinator Kerry Coombs worked his magic to pull him …

Four-Star Texas Cornerback Terrance Brooks Commits to Ohio State

Recruiting comes in waves, offers come in waves, and so do commitments. For much of the 2022 recruiting process, Ohio Stsate had their cornerback board set. They had their targets and even landed three commitments from five-star Jaheim Singletary, four-star Jyaire Brown, and three-star Ryan Turner. However, Ohio State has had their eyes set on …

Defensive Staff Changes Allow More Eyes On Back End for Buckeyes

If your lasting memory of the 2020 season is Alabama receivers running free through the back end of Ohio State’s defense, you’re missing the bigger picture of what it took to even get to that point for the Buckeyes, but you’re also not alone because head coach Ryan Day had that game in the front …

Ryan Day, Kevin Wilson, Kerry Coombs Wrap Up Spring For the Buckeyes

Ohio State head coach Ryan Day spoke with reporters on Friday in order to put a bow on spring football for the Buckeyes. Also joining the session were offensive coordinator Kevin Wilson and defensive coordinator Kerry Coombs. The highlights of everything that was said during the hour-long session can be found below. Ryan Day — …

Missing Last Year, Opportunity To Teach In Spring Key For Buckeyes Secondary

The evidence was seen this past January in the national championship game against Alabama. Facing the Crimson Tide’s dynamic passing attack, the Buckeyes went with their most trusted and experienced defenders. All too often, however, that put four senior linebackers on the field and only three defensive backs. Ohio State gave up 464 yards passing …

Ohio State Football Notebook: ‘If we’re standing on a mound, we’re throwing man to man’

What Absolutely Must Happen for Ohio State? Ohio State will be back out on the practice field Tuesday morning, which will be their ninth of 15 practices this spring. After seeing how the development of the team was hampered by having almost no spring camp last year, the fact that the Buckeyes have been able …

Ohio State Football Notebook: ‘You have to have an urgency about you’

Despite making it to the College Football Playoff national championship game last season, for some people the lasting memory of the 2020 Ohio State football team will be the Buckeyes’ defensive struggles in the back seven. In two playoff games last season, the OSU defense allowed 864 yards passing with seven touchdowns and just one …

Kevin Wilson, Kerry Coombs, Buckeyes Talk Spring Ball

Ohio State coordinators Kevin Wilson and Kerry Coombs met with reporters on Friday following the first spring practice of the year to preview the next month of football for the Buckeyes. Also joining the session were left tackle Thayer Munford and defensive end Zach Harrison. Here are the highlights of everything that was said. Kevin …

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