I know nothing.. but a couple observations...
I was not thrilled with Chris Ashe hire... I thought the def. needed a bigger overhaul than one coach. Interestingly enough there was much complaining the year before about not all the coaches being on the same page. He comes in, and it took more than 3 games for me to think Hey the defense could be much better...
I am trying to compare that to the offense now... As others posters have already posted.. my Number 1 concern is Warriner being stretched too thin.. The Herman departure imapacted 2 units and we lost an Architect. I would say the coaches are probably on the same page since Urban is an offensive guy. So this is not the 2k13 defensive disaster.. That some thought would fix itself, it was not going to. I dont know this for sure.. but I think Urban, Beck and Warriner are trying to adjust to new roles and responsibilities. Yes I included Urban he probably is spending more time with offense now.. Personally and selfshly I would love to just have Warriner do O-line and assist with OC because everything starts with the O-line. When the O-line clicks you can play almost any QB you want and they will look great.
I am usually more of a realistic pessimist than optimist, but I am not as worried about this situation as the defense 2k13. I think we have the right coaches and right players. This is more of a moving parts coming together. And I fully expect that to happen.
All off season the guys I watch the games with were getting sick of me bringing up the Indiana and PSU games. I kept telling them that basically the same team that beat Wisky, Bama and Oregon barely beat those teams(You cant beat every team by 70 pts every week, even the bad teams) . I also mentioned that having 3(2) QBs is always an issue when they are equal starters like we had. Because every bad pass gets magnified. <-- this is me sounding like a jerk I know... but I say it to say why I am not as worried as they are now... Urban is one coach who can manage this. It takes time and growing pains. The rewards will be worth it.
My biggest wish.. get the O-line in-sync... while still developing some depth.. next year will be here very fast.. This is a HUGE TASK and one that is harder than the the QB stuff.
The QBs. I am the only person in Ohio, who wants both of these guys playing... With Urbans offense, no way both of these guys stay healthy all year. I would rather have some discombobulation for a few more games I know we can win to keep both of these guys 'sharper'<insert joke here>.
The WRs and TE... is the clown show back? or is it just inexperience and growing pains. We know it is the latter, but these guys look a lot like the first year Under Urban. Michael Thomas is a beast.. but I have seen almost every other guy making frequent mistakes in their game.
My last comment which matters as much as the others :-)... I kind of like having some adversity. We are not FSU from last year... They lost their DC, who miraculous came in in one year and took some super talented defenders and made them an awesome defense. the def they had last year was less than 50% as good as their champ def,
We could line up and run Ezekial Elliot 50 times a game, and we would win every game on this schedule except the michigan sisters.. But that would not win the playoff.
side note: I am really excited to watch ESPN as the season goes on and SEC teams start beating each other to the point they may not even have a 1 loss team... Yes.. I also enjoy reading the headlines of the National Enquirer while in line at the grocery store.