I like Fickel but he did show some . . . . . poor time-out managment- those errors did likely cost a game or two. Plus the missed extra point - tressle teams did not miss those xtra points - that is part of the Tressel ball strategy, or I am forgetting something.
Fickel did lose starters not sure how Tress would have delt with that. It is one thing to lose one starter - but 5! and these guys were 95% of the offense.