Brian Kelly explains what Ohio State can do to slow down Alabama's offense
We’re only a day away from the College Football Playoff National Championship Game between Alabama and Ohio State.
Ohio State trounced Clemson to get to this game, while Alabama shut down a tough Notre Dame squad.
Can the Buckeyes do what the Fighting Irish couldn’t and slow down Alabama’s vaunted offense? Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly shared his thoughts on the game during an appearance on “#Greeny” on ESPN and how the Buckeyes can have success (via 247Sports):
“Well, I think there has to be a similar plan (to what Notre Dame did), and that starts with what you do on the offensive side of the ball. And that is, you know, running the football,” Kelly said. “I think Ohio State has the ability to run the football but they also have, you know, great playmakers on the perimeter and, you know, we would have liked to have a little bit more firepower on the perimeter. I think Ohio State has that. But I think it starts with their ability to run the football and to use some clock.
“Now look, you do want to limit some of the possessions. That is an all-star offense that they have at Alabama, so limiting possession would be a smart thing to do. So, I think you start there and you build it accordingly.”
Will the Ohio State offense be able to run against Alabama’s defense? We’ll find out on Monday night in Miami!