The Ohio State team won’t be in Indy this year playing for the Big Ten Championship for a long time. Part of the reason why this is so is because of the defence. It simply hasn’t been good enough in either of the Buckeyes’ two defeats this season, and it’s cost them a lot of time.
One big way to fix that defense is that Ryan Day should go after a former Buckeye player to coach his defence. That former player is a reliable man, a good recruiter, and knows well what he is doing as a young defensive coordinator at South Bend.
That former player is Marcus Freeman. Unfortunately, Day’s lack of action made it too late. It is reported that Freeman will now be assigned a contract to head coach at Notre Dame. That’s a big missed opportunity with this Ohio State football program.
Freeman was supposed to have been a hired man in Columbus. He’s an alumnus who knows what it means to put on Scarlet and Grey. He will turn defenses very quickly. The date would probably have been held throughout the league for such a tenant.
Because of his inaction, one of the best defensive coordinators in the country got a different job with a different program. Now, the Buckeyes will have to try to find someone else who can take on that defensive coordination role, because it’s not Matt Barnes or Kerry Coombs.
It’s unfortunate that this is where we come in with defence. We don’t know who will step up and change this defence. All I know is someone needs to do it and do it well. Otherwise, there will be more disappointment for the Ohio State team.
https://scarletandgame.com/2021/12/02/ohio-state-football-missed-opportunity-marcus-freeman/ Ohio State football missed an opportunity with Marcus Freeman