Former Ohio State junior safety Brendon White announced Friday morning on Twitter that he is transferring to Rutgers for his last year of eligibility.
After ending last season as the Rose Bowl defensive MVP, White didn’t exactly produce the same numbers this year. This season, White has made 19 total tackles compared to last year’s 46. Ohio State’s new defensive scheme has proved to be heads and tails better than last year’s, however it typically only requires one safety on the field, and that job has been going to Jordan Fuller more often than not.
That’s presumably why White entered his name in the transfer portal at the end of the regular season. Rutgers is actually not a surprising choice for White. Former Ohio State defensive coordinator Greg Schiano is now the head coach at Rutgers, and is also partially responsible for White’s success last year. There’s no doubt that White will be a huge asset for a Rutgers team that needs it now more than ever.
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Former Ohio State quarterback and current College GameDay host, Kirk Herbstreit, raised his children as Buckeye fans, however two of his sons now play for the Clemson Tigers.
Identical twins, Jake and Tye Herbstreit, attended a Clemson camp between their junior and senior year of high school, which led to a preferred walk-on offer from the Tigers.
According to the Dayton Daily News, Tye said his dad’s high opinion of Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney really made the decision easy for he and his brother on signing day.
Both are true freshmen at Clemson, and have seen action in only four games this season, meaning they are still eligible to redshirt. Jake plays cornerback and Tye is a receiver.
While the family has been nothing short of supportive of the twins’ choice (their mom, Allison, will be sit on the Clemson side at Saturday’s game), their little brother, Chase, is having none of it, according to Kirk via the Dayton Daily News.
“He is crushing them, like ‘You haven’t played anybody. You’ll see!’ So if Ohio State loses, Ohio State players will be sad, but nobody is gonna take it harder than Chase.”
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Former Ohio State defensive tackle Dre’mont Jones was named the NFL Defensive Player of the Week after his career-high performance in the Broncos’ 27-17 win over the Lions on Sunday. Jones had 5 total tackles, 2.5 sacks, 2.5 tackles for loss and three quarterback hits.
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“Usually people who are athletic specimens like [Young] aren’t necessarily the most refined in their technique because they have the ability to rely on being better than everyone else physically. He’s really done a great job with his technique and his coaching. Being able to go to work with his hands, find where you’re leaning, find if you’re over-selling. He can really take advantage of that.”
It’s a near impossible task blocking Chase Young, but unfortunately, someone has to do it. And that someone on Saturday will be Clemson tackle Jackson Carman.
Carman will have help of course. Blocking Chase Young is not a solo job. The Tigers’ other tackle, Tremayne Anchrum will assist. Clemson back Travis Etienne may have to jump in as well, considering the only success teams have had at blocking Young came from triple-teaming him. And while Carman said he is confident in his ability to block and Clemson seems to be prepared, Young has done some research of his own.
“It’s definitely something that you have to prepare for differently than earlier in the season. I just take it as a respect thing, man. Have to definitely be a technician, have to do more things close to perfect, more than any other game. By doing things close to perfect, it will put you in the best situation to make the most plays,” Young said.”
“More things close to perfect, more than any other game,” he says? Bucks by 100.
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