Pass defense is a many-pronged attack, but the cohesion between pass rush and pass coverage will always be the key. You can dial up as many different looks and formations and defenses as you like, and they will all work as long you can rush the passer…
Ohio State players and coaches from the offensive side of the ball have talked at length about the differences with the offense now with Kevin Wilson at the helm. If you want a different perspective, however, you go to the coaches who are trying to stop this new Buckeye offense.
For the entirety of spring football, the Buckeyes went with Jerome Baker, Chris Worley, and Dante Booker as the ones at linebacker. Other players were sprinkled in here and there, but for the most part, it was those three players working with the first unit. Despite that fact, linebackers coach Billy Davis wasn’t ready to put together a depth chart after the spring because there is still plenty that could change.
Urban Meyer didn’t hire Kevin Wilson as Ohio State’s offensive coordinator to keep things status quo. The Buckeyes have already seen how that story goes. No, Meyer hired Wilson to make some changes — or maybe “fixes” would be a better term.