Happy with the win, but it wasn't pretty for most of the game. The Buckeyes turned it on a bit in the second half after Indiana took the lead, but the game was too sloppy. Jalin Marshall looked great today. JT looked pretty good, except for his first interception. I blame the second interception on the WR. The defense still isn't playing well. Outside of Bosa, the D line is not that good. That late TD run by Coleman was unacceptable. But, we got a win, and now it's time to focus on beating UM. Hopefully, we can beat UM so bad that they don't let Hoke back on the bus home, Kiffin/USC style. Go Bucks!
I won't panic just yet. We're clearly the better team, we're just shooting ourselves in the foot. I think the boys will regroup after halftime and crush IU's spirit. Here's hoping anyway...
I don't think Luke needs to go. He can stay and coach the LBs. He can keep the title as long as the new D coordinator does the play calling for the D.
This is what I expected. I figured Braxton's NFL grade would be low and Shazier's would be too high to pass up. Let's hope the O-line will be good next year, and our young linebackers can play. I think (hope?) 'Kwon will come in and play solid, and that Mitchell will be able to step up and use his great athleticism to become another good one. Perry has played pretty good. We have the pieces, but it's up to the coaching staff to get these young guys ready. I know some people are saying bad things about Miller (and Philly, Roby, and even Shazier), but we should just appreciate these guys and be grateful. Could have been a worse year - we could have gone 7-6 with a loss in the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl. At least the future is bright. Now, I am really looking forward to finding out who will replace Withers as the new D coordinator - important hire. If this season teaches us nothing, it should reinforce being humble. Too much smack talk from Buckeye fans when we haven't accomplished anything under Meyer yet.
I saw someone on 247 bring up a guy who worked under Urban Meyer at Florida. He seems like a good candidate if UFM can pry him away from the NFL again.
We can't count on them to beat themselves. We need to do it for them.
Why can't we implement a scheme similar to Michigan State? We have as good or better athletes. Maybe Fickell can study their D and implement some of their concepts - if not in time for next week, then maybe for the bowl game.
If Indiana could field a decent defense, I think they could make the same strides Baylor made in turning in to a good team. They have built a good offense with less talent than many B1G teams. If they could develop the D, they could be scary down the road. Big if though.
I think when he stated that Grant "manifested a simple faith in success," I think he meant that Grant manifested a faith in his own success, not success in the abstract.