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In Conversation Podcast: PFF’s Diante Lee explains why OSU’s 2020 defense struggled, what they’re doing to improve

Lee also talks about what JTT would bring to the D and whether or not Kerry Coombs is up to the D-Cor challenge.

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On today’s episode, I am in conversation with San Diego’s Mt. Carmel High School defensive coordinator and Pro Football Focus and football analyst Diane Lee.

Lee breaks down what went wrong with Ohio State’s pass defense in 2020 and details what the scheme changes that Kerry Coombs is implementing are designed to do. I also ask him to speak very slowly and explain what the differences between a Cover 1, Cover 3, and Cover 4 are, since I am an idiot and don’t know how things work. He also gives me some clues as to what Buckeye fans can look for to determine whether or not the defense is improved or not.

Then we wrap things up with talking about what J.T. Tuimoloeau and Palaie Gaoteote would bring to the OSU D, and whether or not Coombs is up for the challenge of being Ohio State’s D-Cor.

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