With the level of athletes here, I can see it taking a few games or even a half a season. I'm not willing to throw away a shot at a nat'l title to wait and see if this D improves under Fickel and Ash. This is game 12 for Gods sake. With the best talent in the BIG hands down.
This whole Fickell cool-aid drinking apologist thing really baffles me...What has he done that makes you so adamant he is the guy? The LB play in the 2004-2008 years was a Heacock led D supervised by a D minded head coach. Over the last 4 years have you seen a dominant OSU defense? We can't get off the field on 3rd down again this year. Opposing QB's still convert 3rd and 15 on a regular basis.
It is time for a change to a proven DC. No co- coord crap. Why on earth should MSU and Wisky have better disciplined and effective defenses than us?
That said, Luke is always a great Buckeye and we love him for that. Go Bucks!