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Ohio State Chalk Talk: Beating the ‘Bear’ Front

OSU fans were introduced to the “Bear” front after Virginia Tech Defensive Coordinator Bud Foster held the vaunted Buckeye offense to 327 total yards and 3 turnovers in an opening night 35-21 victory in Columbus last season.

After an offseason fueled by speculation into what Bud Foster had up his sleeve for Ohio State’s opening night rematch in Lynchburg, he pulled the ultimate rabbit out of the hat by utilizing the same defensive scheme that caused so much havoc last year, the same 4-6 “Bear” with jailbreak blitzes and a healthy dose of man coverage behind it.

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