All but one of Ohio's defense assistants still have to train a game in red and gray.
First chief coach Ryan Den made the coach of the defense line Larry Johnson the only holder. He hired Deputy Coordinator Greg Matheson, Defense Coordinator and Secondary Coach Jeff Haffley, coach Al-Washington Linear Basketball Coach and Assistant Coach and Coordinator of Special Matt Barnes to complete his remaining defense staff.
As a result of the turnover, significant changes come to Ohio's security scheme. And although Buckeyes have not yet played in a regular season, we have been able to see how defense can look.
Since the beginning of the presidential camp is approaching, we will look at everything we know about the new defense scheme.
Balanced between "bend-but-don-not-break" and "aggressive"
The day is mostly focused on the crime in Ohio, allowing coaches from the defensive assistant to lead their way to the ball. But he has a philosophy of what he would like to see in defense.
Starts with stopping; "This is not a must," he said last week at Big Ten Media Days. Against the table, he prefers a combination of "aggressive" style and "bend-but-don-break-style" style that differs depending on the opponent, time in the game and other factors.
"As an offensive coach, I think about the boys who give us the hardest time and that's the combination of these two things," Den said last week.
Four security lines
When designing his defense training team, Day decided from the outset that Ohio would continue to use the four-line protection line.
Larry Johnson has appointed the defense leaders' culture in the current list of Ohio, and he has cast out the dominant college players and NFL choices in a formation that usually uses two defensive ends and two defensive attacks. Given his success, Day was not interested in changing what Johnson was already doing.
"We had long discussions about what this was, but just felt that if we went on a three-down scheme too much that we would take a guy out of the field, maybe we should not," said Day on March 6. " There are too many talents, so we hired him. Larry has done such a good job. It was the only thing we started. For the most part, we will be fourth in front, and where do we go from? "
This spring, Ohio's security line focused on penetrating offensive lines at a higher frequency and flying faster than a year ago.
"I love it," Jonathan Cooper said last week. "I feel like football should be north and south."
Larry Johnson said this spring that focusing every attacker on controlling his or her own gap allows players to get aggressive in the back of the field without worrying about moving sideways. Therefore, hypothetically, it is not necessary for the lineers to think so much during the plays and to play more instinctively.
The carrier shall be placed in place of "2i"
At the front of the four people, the nose usually overshadows the right or left of the center. The State of Ohio, however, has moved to a defense that directs its nose towards the inner shadow of the guard, commonly called "2i." This movement is usually done to increase nose penetration and make it more difficult to move from outside.
"I think this helps us do much better and better with our hands," Tommy Toghia said on March 29th. "And then you can also get out straight and work the right way."
For most TV viewers, change will not be noticeable, but will be an absolute factor in enemy plans.
Many rotation of a security line
This is not new, but worth noting. As in the past years, Ohio will continue to spin several players in every position in their line of defense.
Robert Landers and Daven Hamilton will play on the nose, with Toggia and Anthony Jackson, who insist on time. Jashon Cornell, Taron Vincent and Haskell Garrett will receive all 3 technique.
"I never felt we had too many (security solutions)," Johnson said on March 29th. "We have a plan to play these guys."
Chase Young, Jonathan Cooper, Tireke Smith and Tyler Friday will play on a defensive edge. Javontae Jean-Baptiste, Alex Williams, Zack Harrison and Noah Potter can also be a factor in the rotation.
Linebackers make the most preliminary conversations
Jordan Fuller revealed in the ten big media days that Ohio's defense has made most of last year's defense notices. They trusted so much about the responsibility that Fuller said it would not make sense to meet in the same room – as with current staff – safety and inhibitions – because congestion would "have lost time" by hearing Safety learns about calls.
Leaders will have confidence to make the bulk of calls this fall, Fuller said last week.
"If I'm in the middle of the field, I'm still going to call," Fuller said. "So it's not like I'm missing, but I'm definitely not going to think so, I'll say that. Just because last year, if there was someone on the move, I had to be ready. So I would get in my position and be like, well, if he goes here, then I'll say that. If he goes here, I'll say that. "This year I really do not have to do that much."
It now depends on the players.
In the defense, which allowed more than 400 yards a match last season, leaders stand out as one of the weakest.
In order to improve the position of the group that brought all three newcomers back, the state of Ohio simplified the testimonies of the leaders who play with the media this spring. This, said the line-up, will lead to an increased speed of the game.
"I would say that this year we will play simpler and we will just go down and play fast and make sure it's simple and we'll do it and play fast," Dallas Gantt said on March 29th. "Last year, a lot of changes with moves and stuff, which was not difficult, but sometimes it was not certain, and sometimes we played this way, which made us play slower, which was not bad, was just a change. , I just play simpler, I would say. "
Restorers can rotate
Even with the three beginners – Malik Harrison, Tuff Borgand and Pete Werner – for the season 2019, rotation is not outside the scope of opportunity.
"She keeps you fresh," Den said last week. – Later he helps you in the game. Helps you later in the season. But they have to win a seat. We will not do it just to do it.
Harrison will undoubtedly start and play the bulk of the weak side players before Dallas Gant. Werner will probably start with a strong leader, like Vaughan Pope behind him. Borland competed with Teradja Mitchell and Baron Browning to keep their midfield.
The hybrid bullet for safety of the line of defense
No defensive change has received more attention than off-season than bullet performance, a hybrid safety position for the bearers.
Brendan White is expected to be the starting bullet. Jahsen Wint spent the spring, practicing the position.
"This is a multifunctional position so I can play safe and I can go down and play on the track with" supporters, "White said in March.
It is not yet clear how exactly Buckeyes will use the position and how often the games will use it.
But Mathyson, who trains all of the line's advocates, wants the bullets to have the ability to play on any level of defense and to make plays from different areas. This requires a special combination of size and athleticism.
"This man is a man who can hold on, he can rush to passers-by; not all safety can do that, "said Washington. "He is a man who must be able to play on the battle line and use his hands; not all safety can do that. The man must be able to cover the man, the slot; not every defender can do that. "
When stacked on the second level, the bullet will often force a player to exit the game. This means that the linear defender – Werner – may not play as many pictures as the two in-house players.
Both coverings per person and area
Under Urban Meyer, the clogs played with the press. That's what they did.
Hafli, as a secondary coach, changed the principle. He does not want to completely avoid the press, noting that he intends to use this coverage, but expects to play more zone, giving a different view of the violations.
"I just think you have to mix things," Hafli said on June 5th. not simply being in the person all the time. I also think you're getting tired of playing the whole game you need to protect these guys sometimes and mix them. "
Use different staff and schemes to coincide with crimes
Welcome to one of Ohio's main principles of defense.
Defenders Coordinators Greg Matsson and Jeff Hafli want to be able to switch between schemes and personal groups to match opponents. They do not want to stay in something without being able to change its look.
If a lucky team passes with four broad hosts down, the coaches do not want to rely on three opponents for the entire game. Conversely, when faced with a heavy team, they plan to be able to put the right staff in the field to match. Hafli and Mattison want a certain degree of flexibility – both in their players and in the schemes – for them.
Only a deep field safety for a "solid amount" of time
The state of Ohio uses a single deep safety in defense formations for elongated parts of the practice this spring, and it is fair to expect that this will continue in autumn.
Fuller, the returning starter and captain of the team, will play most of the photos in deep security. He said he believed that the number of photos with only one safety would depend on the enemy and the plan of the game of Hafli.
"But I think a fair amount of time will see a safety," Fuller said last week.
This is a friendly change for Fuller.
"In some selections last year, we will begin to split and turn to a tall one, so the only difference is that you are already there, which is great," Fuller said. "It's a little easier because you do not have to run for it. Having a quarterback is also fun. You can make more plays. "
Try to confuse the crimes by arranging in such forms and playing differently
Although coaches have emphasized the flexibility and the ability to offer a different look, Fuller assumed that the defense formations might look alike, even if what happens after the ball changes in each game.
"It's going to be hard for crimes, because we're probably going to look pretty similar at any moment, and you really will not know what we are," Fuller said last week. "A defense will take that and it may be susceptible to one thing, but another defense we play will look the same in advance, but it will take away any other cover."