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How Ohio State Transformed into a Two-Deep Defense in As Many Weeks

It's worth pointing out how rare this is.

Film Study

Despite having spent three weeks of spring ball, four weeks of training camp, and three games playing one way this fall, the Ohio State Buckeyes virtually threw out their approach to playing defense following the Tulsa game two weeks ago. After playing a single-high style of either Cover 1 (man) or Cover 3 (zone) for over 90% of snaps going back to 2019, Matt Barnes has the OSU defense playing a completely different style, virtually overnight.