I'm really curious how different this offense will look from the current. Not in terms of efficiency (it will be statistically better than last year, it has to be), but in scheme. And not because I question Wilson at all, but because Meyer has had pretty much the same system his offenses work from for as long as I can remember; i.e. the run first (especially QB run first) pass second offense. Whereas I see Wilson's spread as a pass first run second offense, but I could be wrong on that. I mean, that's how I remember the Sam Bradford Oklahoma teams operating. At Indiana it seemed to be the same, although I remember Tevin Coleman and Jordan Howard getting a lot of carries there. It seems to me, though, that Urban and Wilson have slightly different offensive philosophies, so how much will Urban step away and say to Wilson: "the offense is yours." I think if Urban gives up control to Wilson (and Wilson only) the sky is the limit. However, if Wilson feels like he's looking over his shoulder for Urban's imput, he could be handcuffed the same way Herman seemed to be at times his first couple of years at OSU (for example that famous QB sweep play against MSU that got OSU eliminated, which Urban admitted later was his call).
This makes me sound like I question the ability of Urban, which I don't. His system has been incredibly effective. But I do think OSU's offense (if we're to believe the announcers who claimed that Warinner, Beck, Meyer, and even Smith had some role in suggesting plays in game) this year definitely struggled from a too many cooks spoiling the broth scenario. One obvious place it effected them was the lack of tempo and the consistent snaps with 1-2 seconds left on the play clock (took way too long to get plays in, J.T. having to look at the sideline for adjustments, audible, etc.). Kevin Wilson is an offensive genius, and he deserves complete control. I hope Urban will give that to him. Speed up the offense, have a playcaller with an agenda/scheme that can be quickly communicated to the offense (or two playcallers with just Wilson + Meyer occasionally [ala Herman + Meyer during the championship season]), and let OSU's talent show on the field again. That's my hope, anyway.