I can't remember feeling less excited about The Game before, I guess mostly because we had a 1-game season and we already lost the game that more or less would've determined our playoff/postseason fate. Part of me thinks we'll come out with our hair on fire Saturday and lay waste to TTUN, but a large part of me thinks that there are some major issues on this team that will not be fixed in-season. And, aside from all of the great that Urban has done here, he's shown very little in his ability to manage THIS team and make adjustments. We look just as bad as we did in September against NIU, with MAYBE 3-4 excellent quarters of play since. That is my biggest concern.
Yeah, I know we'll come out fired up, but I have lost all confidence in our offense until they prove they can move the ball or score a few points against any team not named Maryland or Rutgers. The last 3 games offensively have been an absolute disaster, but like someone mentioned above, this offense has only "clicked" for MAYBE 5-6 halves of football all season. And Urban just now decides he needs to be "more involved"? Yeesh. This is more than just Herman being gone and Tim Beck being terrible; there's seriously something wrong with the Ohio State offense.
As much as I love Coach UFM and believe that he's the absolute best possible coach for Ohio State, I agree with what's being said here. He's not infallible by any means and I think he's made some pretty grave errors this season and in his 4 years at Ohio State. He's definitely stubborn and has a tendency to say a lot about certain things without actually changing such things. Look at the offensive struggles, which have occurred ALL YEAR. We didn't just now figure out that the offense - in particularly the O-line - was bad; it's looked bad since the Hawaii and NIU games. It took getting embarrassed by MSU for you to "be more involved" in the offense? That just doesn't add up to me.
No way, man. The offensive line regression this year is absolutely glaring to me. Ed Warriner has definitely done a poor job, at least in terms of results. Last year and 2013's O-line were legendary, but he's lost some of that goodwill he's built up, in my view.
Yeah, and there's what, 3 or 4 other games (non injury-related) where the same thing happened. It's absolutely ridiculous.
We're wasting a lot more talent than just Curtis Samuel. I never thought I'd see an Urban Meyer coached team squander offensive talent this badly before, but it's been that way all year long.
Intimidator, I tend to agree RE: the part about Urban needing to do this awhile ago. Did he not sense there was an urgent problem after the 20-13 loss to NIU? I'm glad he's going to be "more involved" (whatever that means), but I think it's a little late now.
Hilarious that NO ONE knows this. "I was censored!!!"
No, you have terrible takes. No one censored you.
Your post gets shaded out because of the large number of downvotes the post got. No one "censored" you. YOU shaded out your own post because of your highly questionable take.
For the record, I agree with a couple of your points about the number of bad teams hidden in the gaudy 48-4 record, but there are some pretty damn good teams in there, too. And Urban meyer has NO control over who is on the schedule, so faulting him for beating bad teams is pretty laughable.
That is simultaneously hilarious and depressing. Fuck Purdue.
I'm still pissed as hell about Saturday, but I'm coming around. Beating TTUN Saturday won't save the season, but it'll make the inexplicable loss to ***SU feel slightly less horrible. As far as TTUN is concerned, I still hate them and want to beat them every single time. Any Buckeye fans feeling like I am might take solace in these fun facts regarding our snooty neighbors to the north:
- Since 2002, we've won as many national championships as TTUN has wins against Ohio State: 2
- In 2014, Ohio State beat more teams that finished in the final AP top 5 (MSU, Bama, Oregon) than *ichigan has beaten since 2001. That's right, we beat more top 5 teams IN ONE YEAR than they have beaten in 15. "M" stands for "mediocrity".
Les is being fired because of his terrible offenses and his inability to properly manage his absurd roster talent. Yeah, I think that position(s) is already filled on the Ohio State staff...