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The Shift to a 4-2-5 Says More About the 'Who' of Kerry Coombs' Defense Than the 'How'

As I read the observations of 11W's Dan Hope after he and the rest of the OSU media were granted access to an Ohio State practice for just the second time in a calendar year, I found myself daydreaming. Here is Kerry Coombs, now in full command of the Buckeye defense, changing its shape from the year prior to a 4-2-5; addressing the weaknesses of a unit that seemed lost when defending the pass.

Oh, the possibilities...

Maybe this signals the return of Chris Ash's Quarters system, the one in which the Buckeyes lined up with two deep safeties and won a national title with Kerry Coombs coaching the cornerbacks.