I'm fine with most of this post, as I have only stated to my friends that I wish the offensive gameplan development was better.
The end is the part I'm not so fine with, firing everyone. If you have really followed Meyer's career, he has not been a great in-game coach really for the past decade. He can motivate a group of guys better than anyone, and can recruit with the best of them, but he has never been some genius who on gamedays can flip a switch.
To be fair, an offense with 4 new OL, a new QB and a new RB is going to have growing pains. Add in the fact that the WRs dropped a few too many balls, and we as fans think the sky is falling.
We were not going to be a playoff contender this year. Everyone wants to paint things rosy before the season begins (including myself), but when you look in the mirror, and look at players returning on offense, you should have been troubled.
Remember last season when we didn't have depth on the OL? Those guys who weren't providing depth on the O-line are now starting at Ohio State.
I was ready for a 10-2 season with Braxton, and am fully prepared for an 8-4 year without him. Fickell/Ash put together a good enough gameplan to win us that game (bad field position on the first TD, along with a non holding call where Bosa got tackled, and a missed fumble on the 2nd TD means the D played well enough to win, giving up somewhere in the range of 14-20 points), but the inexperienced offense couldn't do enough