All of this adversity hits OSU a week before the season, in week 3, the close call vs BaboonNation (Ped State), Barrett going down, the loss of Kosta, starting your 3rd string QB in the freaking B1G Championship game, destroying the Wisky Badgers, now having to up against the #1 ranked team in college football, a mere few hours from THEIR campus for a game in New Orleans, and Jerry Freaking Kill - Minnesota gets the B1G Coach of the Year for going 8-4 AGAIN (no better or worse than last year), then the American Football Coaches Assoc gives their Coach of the Year to Gary Freaking Patterson - TCU, who didn't get in the playoff because they blew a 28 point lead, AT HOME, to Baylor and played absolutely nobody in the non-conference schedule.
Ohio State will never win a COY award. I can't imagine a scenario when they would. I mean, even Tressel didn't win B1G COY in 2002/2003 when OSU won the FREAKING NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP. They gave it to Ferentz at Iowa who LOST 2 games that year. Maybe Urban internalizes it and puts on a good face and acts like it doesn't bother him or his staff....but you know deep down, he has to think "what do I have to do?".