Does Ohio State’s Defense Need To Dial Back The Aggressiveness In 2023?

Jim Knowles’ first season as Ohio State’s defensive coordinator saw some significant progress from the Buckeyes, but some glaring issues as well.

None of those issues were more obvious than the Buckeye defense giving up big plays in crucial moments against both Michigan and Georgia. So what was behind those issues, and does Knowles need to think about maybe playing it a little safer in 2023?

In this episode of the Buckeyes TomOrrow Morning podcast, you’ll hear directly from Knowles about that and much more.

  • What can the addition of James Laurinaitis bring to the coaching staff and the program?
  • Where can returning linebackers Tommy Eichenberg and Steele Chambers still improve?
  • How much will they be experimenting this spring?
  • What’s the plan for sophomore sensation Sonny Styles?

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Tom Orr

Writer, Photographer, Host of "Buckeye Weekly" and "Buckeyes TomOrrow Morning" podcasts