In this very special Friday edition of Accost the Field, we discuss the Ohio State defensive back situation heading into spring football and beyond. This is the fifth position-specific episode so far, as we have already handled the running backs, the receivers, the linebackers, and the quarterbacks. With the departure of Kerry Coombs and the addition of Alex Grinch, there are a number of twists and turns that the Ohio State secondary can take.
[Note: This show was recorded Tuesday night, prior to the announcement that Greg Schiano would absolutely be returning. Feel free to fast-forward the parts of the show where his pending departure is addressed. Or just listen and roll your eyes. Whatever works.]
+ The departure of Kerry Coombs is addressed.
+ Tom recaps Urban Meyer’s Wednesday comments the night before he gets to hear them.
+ Speculating on Coombs’ replacement.
+ The players getting an opportunity to make their first impressions a second time with a new coach.
+ Will NFL expectations for the cornerbacks be readjusted now without Kerry Coombs?
+ Is Jeff Okudah the next great Buckeye cornerback.
+ Expectations for Shaun Wade.
+ Can the cornerback rotation stick around and even grow?
+ Somebody at cornerback is going to have to move to safety, right?
+ Can Isaiah Pryor step in for Damon Webb and defend slot receivers?
+ Jordan Fuller was underrated and completely adequate.
+ Is Brendon White finally at home at safety?
+ What should we expect from Jahsen Wint and Wayne Davis?
+ Can freshman Josh Proctor get into the two-deep like Vonn Bell, Jordan Fuller, and Isaiah Pryor did as freshmen?
+ Mt. Rushmore of Cornerbacks.
+ Mt. Rushmore of Safeties.
+ Mt. Rushmore of the OSU Secondary (two CBs, two SAFs).
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