Well done Buckeyes, indeed!!!
Credit goes to the entire coaching staff for addressing the challenges of a young, developing football team - unexpectedly without their starting quarterback, not once, but twice - and making the necessary adjustments. Especially, what Coach Warinner has done with the development of the offensive line this year is very impressive. He, and the offensive line, deserve much of the credit, for the improved play of the offense during the year.
Improved game preparation and play calling, especially on the offensive side of the ball, has brought out the talent of this team. Talented athletes, with an effective game plan, who then execute that game plan, are the recipe for domination. We saw that against Wisconsin. When Cardale Jones completed that first TD pass to Devin Smith, demonstrating that he could effectively throw the ball, it forced Wisconsin out of their defensive game plan, from which they never recovered. MVP of the Conference Championship Game in his first start. Wow!
But even more importantly, I believed that limiting Melvin Gordon was the key to the game. The defensive did that, and more . . . 76 yards on 26 carries, a 2.9 yard per carry average, with a long run of 13 yards.
This was a total team effort in excellence, coaches and players. Most impressive and well done. And now, bring on Alabama!!!