IMHO the OSU defensive philosophy should be aggressive. Basically, the exact opposite of what it has been and I'm ready to tell you why... #1: The OSU offense is good...very good. I think we can all agree on this. #2: The OSU offense is based on rhythm. Get the first 1st down and they're off. Also, the more the offense gets the ball and the quicker they get the ball...the better. When they're on the sidelines for extended periods of time, they lose their rhythm. With the above 2 points addressed, we should play very aggressive on defense. If you can get a 3 & out, the offense goes right back on the field. If you get a turnover, the offense gets back on the field. You're not going to force many 3 & outs or turnovers by playing conservatively (last year's turnover margin was an exception...this year's is closer to what you can expect). Worse case scenario, you give up some big plays...not the worst thing when you have OSU's offense. They get back on the field quicker and will have a great opportunity to answer the score. The worst scenario played out in Norman and cost OSU the game. The defense played conservative and allowed OU to drive the field and use all of the clock before finally scoring. Then you go to overtime and the offense had been on the sideline for a LONG time. They were out of rhythm and were held to a FG attempt by a fresh OU defense who had been on the sideline for a LONG time. Then OSU's defense had to go back out there to make a stop when they were completely gassed by the long drive. OU's offense was in rhythm (having just come off the field) and were able to run it right up the middle 25 yards on 2 plays (when they haven't been able to run the ball all day). You can't tell me that OSU doesn't have the athletes to play aggressively...we saw Baylor do it last week in Waco.