Urban Meyer Could Be Making A Change To Ohio State’s Starting Defense

first_imgA closeup of Urban Meyer on Ohio State's sideline.INDIANAPOLIS, IN – DECEMBER 02: Head coach Urban Meyer of the Ohio State Buckeyes looks on as they play the Wisconsin Badgers during the second half of the the Big Ten Championship game at Lucas Oil Stadium on December 2, 2017 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)Ohio State is a team that wants to run the ball. Michigan State is a team that’s adept at stopping the run. When the two teams play each other on Saturday, something’s got to give.Ahead of the Ohio State-Michigan State game, Buckeyes head coach Urban Meyer announced that there could be some big changes would be coming to the lineup.Namely, Safety Brendon White is increasingly likely to get the start in the game.White had a breakout performance this past week against Nebraska, recording an impressive 13 tackles and 2.0 tackles for loss.Urban Meyer said the decision on whether Brendon White will start will come “in the next couple of days.”“He’s certainly going to play,” Meyer said. “He’s earned that right.”— Eleven Warriors (@11W) November 5, 2018The Buckeyes went on to win the game 36-31.As for the prospect of facing the Spartans and their top-ranked rushing defense, Meyer assured reporters that he would adjust his scheme to account for it.Will what worked for Ohio State’s running game against Nebraska be sustainable against Michigan State’s No. 1-ranked rushing defense?Urban Meyer: “It has to be,” but he said the scheme will change this week because Michigan State’s defensive scheme is completely different.— Dan Hope (@Dan_Hope) November 5, 2018Ohio State have won back-to-back games against the Michigan State, but the games have often been close.Four of the last seven games between Ohio State and Michigan State have been decided by three points or less.last_img read more