I guess you could say they tried to flip him.
Well, I know I don't like when the media asks loaded questions like "Hey Zeke did you think you should have got some more carries?" like they did last week. There is apparently no right answer to that question other than to say no comment. Answer yes and suddenly you're taking shots at the playcalling. Answer no and you apparently lack confidence.
Hopefully JT finishes what he started last year.
I think Zeke is out of the running, but Reynolds might have a shot. I gave him a vote.
I've been watching this for 10 minutes.
On the bright side, I don't think they can play any worse than last Saturday. They should be a little more loose now I think.
Nicely done. Hopefully some good things come out of that loss.
They've got a lot of work to do this week for the challenge on Saturday.
I guess this is one of those situations where keeping it real goes wrong.
I really don't care that Zeke made a mistake and broke the "code" by answering a question honestly. We all know Zeke is a good kid. Hopefully they use this to clear the air and get the offense moving in the right direction now.
Just tell them that's as bad as it gets. You've seen us at our worst.
Expectations are always going to be ridiculously high in Columbus and we're never going to be good at dealing with losses.
We certainly don't know for a fact that Beck is solely to blame. Warinner and Urban are also involved with the offense.
Something has to change though, because in terms of the playcalling, X's and O's, making the right adjustments...the offense has been dysfunctional all year. They were underperforming all season and there was no switch to flip against a better opponent. Looking back I think you'll see that we were just getting by with having much more talented players than our opponents. Last night the talent advantage was somewhat negated and we got exposed.
I don't question the players efforts at all.
We had a prolific offense last year which mostly returned. I think it is dysfunctional right now because of poor coaching.
no tempo either
the offense is just nothing like what Urban molded it to be with Herman.
We need PSU to do us a favor and somehow beat MSU.
Then, convincing wins vs Michigan and Iowa would do it. I agree though from where we stand right now the offense would have to do a 180 which seems unlikely to say the least.
He just spoke the truth. Maybe he shouldn't have been put out there in-front of the media right away, but I don't have a problem with him being honest with his thoughts. It's also obviously not a secret that the playcalling was terrible tonight, why should he ignore the purple elephant in the room?
Finally...there we have it. This mysterious Reuben person is to blame for our offense.
It's going to be a divisive topic for sure. I respect your opinion that things are usually always better if kept in-house so to speak. Maybe it's the emotional letdown of tonight affecting me, but at the moment I don't have a problem with it. The players on the field know what's working and what isn't. The only difference is the coaches are grown men getting paid a lot of money to also notice these things. When they're incompetent it deserves to be called out IMO. Coaches love to lay blame on the players with "oh we just didn't execute", well coaches can fuk up too. He actually afforded them the same courtesy by not naming any names.
It's cool man, I wasn't trying to start an argument or anything.
I'm not even sure why I replied to you...think it was meant to be a general comment actually.
Coaches lay blame on the players all the time though. "We just didn't execute". Well what about when what you're trying to execute is the wrong play and everyone in the stadium has seen it fail numerous times? You're supposed to just pretend like that wasn't a problem when you're standing in front of reporters and get asked? At least he didn't mention anyones name outright.
I would have preferred Bollman this year.
I stand with Zeke. That was bullshit gameplan/playcalling.
Shocking that someone made a lot of money this year to be that incompetent.
Yep, he's continuously said Zeke is a 2nd half back and wears defenses down. How's he supposed to wear anyone down when he doesn't get touches?
The offense hasn't looked right all year. Kind of like the defense before we got Ash. We need to get someone who knows what they're doing on offense. A suitable replacement for Herman. Warinner is a good OL coach, and that's where he needs to stay. I was never impressed with the Beck hire and haven't seen much this season to change my opinion.
Did anyone think he was coming back?