Dear Unreasonble Expectations,
What is all this talk about demoting/firing the defensive coaching staff? Have you given any thought to the fact that maybe Coach Wilson is an offensive genius and IU is actually good on offense? 27 points against MSU is an indication that IU is pretty darn good on offense (OSU only scored 17). Mr. Unreasonable Expectations, have you given thought that IU has a good short to medium passing game that takes the defensive line (a huge strength) almost completely out of the game and puts all the pressure on our LBs and DBs (the weakness)? Is it at all possible that the defense was caught in a down week after being up for two huge games? Or maybe the defensive coaches and players are still trying to adjust to a new(er) system? Could it be the high tempo offense creates more plays for the defense to be on the field? And maybe the lack of depth really hurts right now because of the high tempo offense?
I'm not saying the defense is good, good sirs, but shouldn't we relax a little bit. Things are different. People are adjusting. Players and coaches are learning. The offense is HUMMING. The Buckeyes just won MORE games than all of last year and the SAME number of games in Tressel's first year before going on to win the National Championship the following year.
Things are not perfect but they are definitely just fine in Old Columbus Town. Enjoy this team for what it is. A budding offensive juggernaut with growing pains on defense and special teams. Coach Meyer will have this team in GREAT shape heading into next year. Just let him do his thing this year and take a deep breath.