Great defenses do not give up over 500 yards (and 28 pts, which should have been more) to Cal at home, nor do simply solid defenses. Cal hadn't scored in the first quarter against much lower level competition at home. Some of the top offenses in the nation like Florida St are averaging about the yardage we gave up yesterday( against bad teams). What do you think Mich would have put up on out D yesterday? If Cal puts up 500 plus yards and 28? Glad we have a lot of time to try to figure this out before The Game. We have a ton of talent on D...we have the players we want on that side of the ball so the defensive coaches will, and should be feeling the heat.
Please don't be complete homers and dismiss those of us fans who fairly analyze and assess the issues everyone without rose/scarlet colored glasses on, as chicken littles. We know the sky isn't falling and we love the Buckeyes, we just need to get much, much better on D. The offense needs work too, but we have so much talent and more experience on D and expected much more to this point.