first, I am shocked if Urban and team really thought they would be IN THE PLAYOFFs..and to me is a bit disturbing.
you have QB who can't pass and have performed terribly in big games except 1 quarter against PSU.
you have LBs that can't cover TEs/receivers and get burned routinely.
lost to OU at home (good loss but still at home by significant margin)
lost to iowa away by 100 points (you get the point)
last game on national stage in front of committee members all watching w/ Bama bias to begin w/ and do another standard OSU show - big plays.. horrible plays.. penalties.. interceptions..pull out a small win..
and you think you would be in???
Urban either needs to go back to his younger / more aggressive days with will to win every game and every down.. vs his "oh, i don't want to work up too much any more like i used to when i was younger" talk... you can't win championship w/ JT type of caliber. he CANNOT Throw. my 6 year girl knows this. he had 5 years and regressed. Urban needed to move earlier on QB position and never did out of loyalty. loyalty is admirable but i rather have Saban like approach when it comes to winning.
maybe this is the lesson urban needed...
hope JT wins the last game and move on.. great guy...
but most of buckeye nation is ready to move on from JT era... it's been most frustrating.. mostly because we have had talent to win 2-3 national championships during these 5 years.. yet we have 1, and 1 blowout loss and partly left out this year b/c of our (and MSU) 2 bad losses in the biggest stage in recent 2 years. to me, that's a bit of underachievement if you ask me.