Former Indiana DC Kane Wommack explains best way to slow down Ohio State's offense
Former Indiana defensive coordinator Kane Wommack thinks that Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields is a true playmaker heading into tonight’s College Football Playoff Championship.
Wommack knows a thing or two about Ohio State, having served as the Hoosiers defensive coordinator since 2018. This past season, Indiana lost 42-35 in a tight game against Ohio State.
And with No. 3 Ohio State playing No. 1 Alabama tonight in the championship, Wommack spoke about Fields and what he brings to the Buckeyes offense.
“As most great offenses work, [Fields] is the one that makes them go,” Wommack said during an interview with WJOX in Birmingham, AL.
“I think the difference in the game is his ability to extend plays with his feet. …There are some things you can do on the back end, but what you’ve gotta do a great job of is making sure you get him on the ground. Don’t allow him to extend plays with his feet, because that’s where the game can be won or lost.”
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Wommack was named South Alabama’s head coach last month.
Fields has had a tremendous 2020 having thrown for 1,906 yards with 21 touchdowns and six interceptions. Against Indiana in the fourth game of the season, Fields was 18-of-30 for 300 yards with three touchdowns while also throwing a season-high three interceptions in the win.
He was sacked five times in the game, also a high for the season.
Wommack said he spoke to Alabama about stopping the Ohio State offense ahead of Monday night’s game.