Greg Schiano: Rotation at Middle Linebacker Will Continue, Shaun Wade Working at Both Safety and Corner

By September 10, 2018 (12:22 pm)Football
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Greg Schiano followed Ryan Day at the podium on Monday as the Buckeyes put the Rutgers game to bed and turned the page quickly to TCU.

Schiano said that Ohio State is working to move Nick Bosa around this week so that the Buckeye defense is not as predictable.

“He is playing at a very high level. As an offensive coach, you have to know where he is all the time,” he said.

Schiano also previewed TCU’s offense and updated Tuf Borland’s status and added that Shaun Wade could see more time on defense as the season progresses.

Schiano Notes

  • Praised Jordan Fuller’s athletic ability in Ohio State’s secondary. Added he could play corner if the Buckeyes needed him to.
  • Said Isaiah Pryor and Jahsen Wint are continuing to battle at safety. Mentioned Shaun Wade’s name as well when discussing the safety battle.
  • Said he was happy for Denzel Ward in his first NFL game when he tallied two interceptions. Added he was not able to watch though because of his work responsibilities.
  • Tuf Borland and Baron Browning will continue to rotate at middle linebacker, Schiano said.
  • When discussing Wade, Schiano said the redshirt-freshman is getting reps at corner, nickel and safety.
  • “They are a really talented offense. Their offensive line is as good as any in the Big Ten,” Schiano said. “This will be a huge test for our defense.”
  • Said the TCU quarterback scrambles to throw, not to run. “He is a 230-pound man who runs very well.”
  • “I wouldn’t get too excited,” when discussing possible Ohio State fan contingent at AT&T Stadium. Noted that the game is being played 30 minutes from TCU’s campus, so he expects a road environment.
  • Nick Bosa is getting double-teamed throughout most of the first two games, Schiano said. Added Ohio State needs to continue to move him around on defense so the Buckeyes become less predictable.