I know some folks are blaming Fickell for the Silver Bullet issues this year and last and I am not entirely convinced the issues on D are all on Fickell.
Coaches coach to wrap up, but that doesn't mean the players still don't try for the highlight reel hit (and whiff). Coaches coach to keep the man in front of you, but that doesn't mean the players won't try to jump a route to get a pick six (instead they fall for the double move). Both scenarios, though well coached, have been occurring this year, along with the big play that accompanies the misses. At the end of the day, the players have to make the smart play.
With that said, if UFM decides to change DCs, who do you think will be our new DC?
Will he stay in house with someone like Vrabel or Coombs? Would either of them be much better than Fickell?
If he chooses to go outside of tOSU, who do you think he could entice? Would he go after someone in the B1G or from that defensive juggernaut know as the $EC?
I don't think I'm ready to pull the plug on Fickell and Company just yet, only because I don't know who would be better.