I'm a huge Buckeye fan, but not a homer or an apologist...for those of you who are, please tell me anytime in your lifetime that you've seen the Buckeye D give up so many easy yards. Everything is open to the offense we play 10 yards off and all the quick pass routes are there, running lanes are open all over. It doesn't matter if we have them backed up in their own end or we get helped by big 15 yard chop-block penalties we cannot get them off the field....and it's bad at the begging of games as well so it's not because they are tired from being out there too much when our offense isn't moving the ball.
This D with more talent and experience than last year, is considerably worse so far. It has to be in part to the changes on the defensive coaching staff. The worst part is, we are not playing good teams, not even average teams yet we are giving up more yards and big plays to these much less talented teams than we would normally give up to top 10 teams over the years. Things are way out of whack on the defensive side, and yes the offense is having trouble too, but the D has generally always carried us. Scary!