I think we need to have some perspective. We KNEW this was going to be a bad year and anyone who thought that a 12-1 start was a foreshadowing of things to come was woefully optimistic considering B1G play had not really started.
Are we forgetting that the Buckeyes lost an entire 5 man class that would have been seniors this year? Matta left Old Mother Hubbard's Cupboard pretty bare for Holtmann. He pulled a rabbit out of the hat last year, but the rabbit was clearly going to be much harder to find this year. I don't think there is any coach in America that could make this a successful season given the youth and lack of a star player like Bates-Diop last season.
I am tired of the naysayers. This is going to be a lengthy rebuild. Let's talk about crappy players and poor performances a couple of years from now. This team at least plays pretty hard which is more than we can say for previous teams.