We need to stop with all the timeline stuff. Urban has a completely different scheme than Coach Tressel did and needs to get all his pieces in place. I think the Bucks will be better this year than last and year 4 is going to be amazing.
Next year is going to be a great year.
With the recruits we have gained in the last two years on the defensive side of the ball and an offseason (tOSU weightlifting program in the offseason), I think the defense will make a huge improvement. Joey Bosa training all spring at the college level? He is already a stud and was in high school at this time last year. Vonn Bell played great yesterday in my opinion, he showed good instinct and HE TACKLED REALLY WELL. There are so many solid young players Urban has stockpiled.
C Hyde will be hard to replace on offense, he is a BEAST and I hope he has a great NFL career, he really grew up and played hard 100% of the time. However with Braxton coming back and the playmakers we have stockpiled, watch out. Same as the defense, offseason weightlifting program and training will really help out the young guys on offense who show great promise.
2014 is going to be a special year.
I think that our biggest problem on defense is the defensive line. There is not a lot of pressure in the backfield. Against Iowa I only recall one play where the defense caused negative yardage, I could be wrong however I know there wasn't a single one in the first half. With that said, the line is young and I think they have great potential.
i think next year when some of these younger players have a season under their belt, they are going to a great unit. Hopefully Shazier and Roby come back for one more year. If they do, we will have one of the best defenses is the country with a great offense as well.