Ohio State defensive line coach Larry Johnson was asked about Ohio State’s ‘Jack’ defensive position. Johnson, who has been on the Buckeye staff since 2014, made
I could be wrong, but I get the impression Larry Johnson is not a fan of the “Jack” position in Jim Knowles’ defense… pic.twitter.com/bBXCWhwwE9
— Marcus Hartman (@marcushartman) August 17, 2023
Last season, the Buckeyes’ Jack Sawyer and Javontae Jean-Baptiste played the ‘Jack’ position, but it sounds as though the Buckeyes and DC Jim Knowles are not going to use it in 2023.
“I don’t know how much we’ll be delving into the Jack this spring,” Knowles said. “We did not quite use the position as much as I had hoped last year. It just didn’t seem to develop with our personnel. And so this spring, I want to focus on the fundamentals of our four-down and really getting better at the fundamentals.”