I have noticed a trend over the past couple of years of certain posters on this site making forums calling out our coaches, especially Fickell, after just about every game. This is especially true when they have the audacity to...gasp...gut out a win against a ranked opponent on the road! I don't support this activity, understand it, and am now officially fed up to the point that I can't take it anymore and here's why: WE ARE UNDEFEATED UNDER THIS STAFF!! 18 AND 0!!
For all those constantly whining like little girls because they didn't get a unicorn for their birthday, get over it! Now am I saying the staff can't be second guessed and have their decisions questioned? No. For example, I was also left fuming after the 3rd and goal play where we blitzed 3. But calling for Fickell's head after every game is ridiculous! Who do you think should be our d-coordinator? Who's so much better out there? Alabama's staff? They gave up 42 points to Texas A&M and lost a game last year! Why haven't they all been fired! Kirby Smart must be a terrible coach! Oregon's coaches? They lost a game last year where their offense struggled! Get rid of their o-coordinators they're clueless! If our fanbase complains about our coaches this much after a win, I wander what would happen after a loss. Is this site going to blow up? Will Ohio Stadium be swallowed up into a giant hole in the ground?
I'm not saying Fickell or any of our other coaches are perfect, but no coaches are. Our staff, including Fickell, have led our team to the longest winning streak in the country. Our last loss was something like 21 months ago. Some of you fans are so entitled and spoiled. Sorry we can't win every game 50 to nothing. We played a really good team tonight, on the road, who had an extra week to prepare for us and came out with a solid game plan. Instead of bitching about how Fickell should be fired and Herman should wake up, why don't you give the Northwestern staff and players some credit. They came out, competed and played their asses off.
One last note for all those criticizing Fickell after every game like its their job. If you want to blame a coach on our staff, you should be blaming Urban; not because he causes our defense to struggle or because he might or might not want to bring extra pressure, but because of the impact he has had on offenses throughout college football. Blame Chip Kelly and some of the other offensive coaches who have revolutionized the way offense is played now. The spread has taken over college football, and when run successfully, can be impossible to stop. The SEC supposedly has the best defenses, but that's proven to be a misconception now that they have some NFL level quarterbacks in the league, hence the Alabama-A&M and LSU-Georgia games this year. Against a good offensive team like Northwestern, you will give up yards and points. The key is to give up less than you score, which our defense has managed to do in every single game under this staff.
I'm sorry for the rant but this kind of stuff pisses me off. As I write this, Stanford and Washington are playing and the score is 31-28. It's at Washington, and is an entertaining game. I hope their fans aren't as spoiled and entitled as ours, because whoever wins might not be able to enjoy the fact they just won a closely contested matchup. Games like tonight should be what make being an Ohio State fan so great! It was an awesome game! Our team gutted out a hard fought victory! Carlos Hyde is some type of warrior-king superhero that we are lucky enough to have! Enjoy the victory and appreciate what we have: a 6-0 team with the possibility of going 7-0!