I felt okay until the Defense allowed Nebraska walk downfield after Dobbins long TD run. It’s just not going to happen this year. The defense is unreliable. They couldn’t even slow down a 2 win Nebraska team when the game was possibly on the line. Urban admitted that he let loyalty blind him from firing Smith and now he’s doing it with Davis and Schiano. We have 5 stars playing like 2 stars and that’s entirely on the coaching.
DT that eat up blockers make average LBs look great. Our DT are too busy attacking which puts the MLB on an island by himself when the spread out the other LBs.
He is buying the sales pitch that he can be “THE MAN” at Nebraska and help be one of the players that restores Nebraska to its former glories under their new destined to be the next big thing coach. I get why a 17yr old kid might buy into that.
We’ll probably win out and it won’t matter. An ass whopping by a mediocre Purdue team disqualified us from the playoffs. Besides, Alabama would absolutely embarrass us if we were to play us. This season is a wash. It’s time to start considering Day a the future of OSU.
Will you step aside so that Ryan Day can take this program to the next level? Urban has obviously lost his nerve. He tightens up in close games, He refuses to revamp the running game despite the fact we don’t have a running QB. He continues to give a pass to Schiano and Davis despite the fact the defense is a steaming pile of garbage. Urban has become the new Cooper. Recruits the best talent in the country and under achievies.
Obvious issues. Urban’s run scheme only works with the threat of a running QB. Defensive changes need to be made as far as coaching goes. Urban held onto Zach out of loyalty even though he underperformed. He’s doing the same with Schiano and Davis. There’s no reason why a defense full of 4 and 5 stars should be getting toasted by 2 and 3 Stars other than poor coaching.
45-28 We continue to get burnt in the first half. Possibly give up a punt return. Second half defense tightens up and the offense keeps chugging along. Hopefully we can get the running game figured out this week.
4 years of all world hype for a solid Sophomore year. He’s a great player and I wish him the best but it’s sucks to think about what could’ve been.
Next years team will be extremely green. The good news is that the cupboards are stocked with elite talent. There are definitely going to be some growing pains next year. We will struggle. We will lose some games and I’m okay with that. We have been absolutely spoiled as a fan base since Urban has been here. Most schools have a rebuilding year every 3 or 4 years. We’ve been lucky. The only thing that would give us a legit chance to be competitive is if Haskins stays. If not it will be a bumpy ride.
Safeties are taking poor angles and our LBs are either hitting the wrong gaps, out of position or are getting swallowed up by lineman. That is what is leading to these huge plays. This can be fixed with good coaching. We have top level athletes at all of those positions. The question is will Urban have the balls to make a coaching change to fix the problem? We all know he’s loyal to a fault and Bill Davis seems to be one of his good friends. And I haven’t even brought up the lack of swagger in this D. Instead of exuding confidence, cockiness and intimidation they look lost and soft. It’d be a shame if we wasted a National Championship offense because our Defensive Coaches can’t coach up a group of 4 and 5 stars. We may be able to out score everyone that is left on our schedule but if the D isn’t fixed we’ll get bounced in the playoffs. We need 4 quarters of quality defense. We can’t sleepwalk through the first half against legit teams. Crazy how we’re at a point where the offense is unbelievably exciting to watch and the defense is absolutely excruciating to watch. Complete opposite of the Tressel years.