The whole staff? A bit extreme. LF, yes. Soft zone calls and rarely blitzes has driven everyone (mostly fan base) crazy. Coombs, not sure. We all love his enthusiasm, but some simple mistakes by the CB's we've seen this season really bite the team in the @ss, but again, we all love his energy. We as a fan-base (outsiders, at least me) do not really know the extent of Withers and his involvement in the play-calling, maybe for better or worse. Vrable HAS to stay because of his recruiting and coaching abilities.
Although LF took one for the team, it shouldn't play a factor in the judgment/review of his current position with the team. Don't try and tell us that the performance against Indiana was superb and wonderful. By that argument, who has a better O, MSU or Indiana? The same issues and mistakes (not with the kids, the play-calling) are being made from September of 2012 to December of 2013.
I know that we as a fan-base should not be complaining about things such as this. Going 24-1 is no effing joke. It takes a lot of talent on the field, talent in coaching, general preparation and luck. However, everyone is walking away tonight feeling hollow and empty because what many (I will admit, I was in denial and thought the Band-Aid on a gash wound was fine due to the O) thought was "writing on the wall" wasn't corrected - even this blog had a poll about what the D could ultimately lead to... I voted "it could lead us to trouble" or whatever the answer was.
Let's take a night/case of beers to pout and tomorrow we'll all get over it and move on to make a statement in whatever bowl game our beloved Buckeyes end up in. They are 18-23 year old young-men, they need nothing but our (family, friends, alumni, fans, etc.) positive support.