Several comments to the reactions on Twitter and on this site.
1) We do not have the same team as last year. We lost one of the best deep threats that OSU has ever had. We lost the combo of Washington and Bennett in the middle. We lost our best cover corner. We lost the advantage of having little to no game tape on our "new" qb and the system we put in place for him. We lost our Right Tackle. We lost our Mensa (obligatory mention) OC. We switched our Oline coach to our OC and split his duties.
2) The staff did not know whether we would have Zeke for the game. The weather conditions were horrific and Barrett just hasn't had enough reps for him to be in the end of the season form....He was not on target whether it was Oline, weather, or just over or under corrected. I don't know.
3) Do I like Beck...NO. Do I think it was Beck's decision to sit Barrett for the most of the season...No...Do I think Beck was responsible for the majority of the calls in this game....Probably Not
4) What I hate most is the whining...Strike me dead, but Nick Saban is right...when you build a team up to a certain level everyone expects no losses and easy victories....We played a tough team under grueling conditions and things didn't swing our way...The Season is NOT Over...We have TTUN next and it will say more about the character of our team what they do next....Do some players take their toys and go home because we lost 1 game....or do they use this feeling to motivate them not to lose again. E + R = O
And for those of you who would rather spend the day throwing blame around, whining about coaches salaries, players declaring for the NFL before the season is over, and being disgusted at people who would rather focus on the rest of the season then THIS IS YOUR DAY....HAVE FUN!