OSU cornerbacks and special teams coach Kerry Coombs talks to the media on March 30 at the Woody Hayes Athletic Complex. Credit: Nicholas McWilliams | Sports EditorSpoiled with the likes of potential first-round picks Marshon Lattimore and Gareon Conley last season, Ohio State football is returning just senior safety Damon Webb to its secondary. Although most writers and analysts deemed Lattimore and Conley the only two starters at cornerback, with redshirt sophomore Damon Arnette returning as the potential nickelback, cornerbacks and special teams coach Kerry Coombs feels one Buckeye keeps getting left out.“You guys keep saying (Denzel Ward) wasn’t a starter last year, and I know he didn’t walk out onto the field for the first snap of the game, but he played the same number of snaps as Marshon and Gareon,” Coombs said on Thursday. “So I would prefer it if you guys would refer to him as the third starter at corner. Because that’s what he was. We had a true three-man rotation.”Arnette was scrutinized for some mistakes early in the season, and eventually lost snaps to Ward. With both players entering their third year at OSU, it’s a race to see who will get the nod as a starter for the Scarlet and Gray next season. However, with a slew of young players arriving with their fair share of accolades and hype behind them, it might not be a clear-cut depth chart in the secondary, much like it was last season for OSU. Only this time, Coombs might be increasing the number of players who see snaps in the defensive backfield.“I tell them all the time in the room, if we have four guys who can go out there and cover their man so that he doesn’t catch the ball, we’ll play four,” he said. “In addition to the nickel.”Of the potential contributors, Coombs said any one of the incoming members of the 2017 recruiting class can make an impact.“The new guys are really, really playing well, as is (sophomore) Rodjay Burns,” he said. “This group of kids, from a pecking order standpoint, if we lined up today, I would expect six of them to play, or maybe seven, during the course of a game. They’re that talented, and we’re keep fresh guys out there.”Although Coombs isn’t giving anything away in terms of who he feels is the top cornerback, it would seem easy to infer Ward should be the frontrunner. After matching the number of snaps had by the two lead corners who will be playing soon in the NFL, his resume is impressive.Plus, Coombs would have to answer to OSU coach Urban Meyer if he wasn’t putting the best players on the field.“I don’t run out a guy who’s not as good as the other guys,” he said. “Who would do that? Have you met my boss? He would say, ‘Dammit, what are you doing?’”Webb, who will be staying at his position from last season while coaches attempt to find a replacement for Malik Hooker, said he shares the sentiments of his coaches, and is excited by what might come this season.“I see the younger players on the team coming along real well,” Webb said. “Incoming freshman, dudes that were on the team last year, I feel like they’re all stepping up and fighting. This is one of the best springs that I’ve had too.”OSU will present its new-look secondary on April 15 during the annual spring game. While the starters for the game might not be the same as the regular season, the scrimmage will give a good look into who is pulling ahead.
By Brad HaireUniversity of GeorgiaWould you buy turnip greens riddled with holes nibbled by insects? No, and that’s why Georgia produce farmers battle them. Unfortunately, one of the toughest in the world calls Georgia home.At the very least, the diamondback moth is resilient. At most, it can be unstoppable, said Alton “Stormy” Sparks, a vegetable entomologist with the University of Georgia Cooperative Extension.Given enough time and opportunity, this insect pest can overcome anything. And it feeds exclusively on cabbage, leafy greens and other related crops, which are worth about $53 million each year in Georgia.”It doesn’t take a lot of damage to make leafy greens unmarketable,” Sparks said. “Consumers tolerate little damage to the cabbage, collards, mustard or other leafy greens they buy in grocery stores.”The diamondback moth, or DBM, has a bundle of biological abilities that allow it to overcome insecticides, the main tool used to fight them. In fact, only one other insect in the world, the green peach aphid, can do it as well or better, he said. This aphid is in Georgia but doesn’t cause much trouble.Farmers have thrown dozens of insecticides across many chemical classes at the DBM over the past half-century, Sparks said. It has developed resistance to every one.A DBM doesn’t mutate to resist insecticides, he said. It overcomes them through a process known as resistance selection. Like a person whose genetic makeup may help him fight disease, a DBM in a population may have the one inherited DNA quirk that stops an insecticide from hurting it.Take a cabbage field in south-central Georgia, where most leafy greens are grown. The grower notices too many DBM caterpillars beginning to feed on the field. He sprays the field with the latest, most effective spray to stop them. The spray handles almost all of the DBMs, but a few have an inherited-by-chance DNA quirk to not be hurt by that insecticide that day.Those caterpillars develop, do what they do and make more caterpillars, passing on the quirk. In the heat of summer, a DBM can go from birth to giving birth in just two weeks. So the new, resistant population quickly begins to grow, live and thrive in the field.”I’ve seen entire cabbage fields harrowed up because the diamondback moths got completely out of control,” he said.Growers can go from spraying a few times in a few months to spraying twice a week or more in an effort to stop DBMs. This control can cost millions of dollars each year in Georgia. An average insecticidal spray costs a grower $20 per acre. Georgia grows roughly 21,000 acres of leafy greens per year.To overcome resistance selection, growers rotate several insecticides to try to kill all DBM caterpillars in a field. There are currently only three they can use.Sparks said a host-free period, or a time when no leafy greens are grown in Georgia during the summer, would help. With no food, DBM populations would decrease drastically statewide.But this would be hard to start, with economics playing a major role. Georgia growers have a market advantage and can grow leafy greens almost year-round.DBMs sometimes completely disappear in Georgia, with no obvious reason. Although scientists around the world have studied them for decades, there’s more to be learned.”A lot of my time is spent evaluating chemistries to fight diamondback moths and developing programs to educate growers on best management strategies for them,” Sparks said.He’s testing the effectiveness of new insecticides now that chemical companies want to sell growers to fight DBMs in Georgia. But he knows the moth will likely develop resistance to them, too, eventually.”With proper resistance management,” he said, “we hope to delay the development of resistance as long as possible.”
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