What else is there to say?
The gameplan was wrong. The players didn’t execute. The coaches made every single mistake possible, from non-innovative and non-aggressive playcalling to the the benching of Beanie. (Why, at least he might be healthy for Troy next week – let’s keep our priorities straight.) OSU has 20 returning starters, but you’d never know by watching this loss.
Yes, it’s just a game; and it’s not about winning and losing. But for the university to be humiliated again and again and again on the national stage can’t continue to happen. Ohio State – with the best football tradition of any school, cannot afford to keep being a pathetic punchline to the rest of college football.
What do you think happened to every single high school football player tonight? Think they’re considering OSU now?
Time to make some radical changes. I suggest you start with the assistant coaches. Clean out the old, unimaginative coaches (starting with the underachieving Jim Bollman), and give some new ones a shot. Give them a season or two, and if OSU continues to embarrass and disgust fans and recruits, then it might be time to find someone else to wear the sweatervest.
OK – so we have to find a silver lining – could you imagine a better trial-by-fire for a freshman Terrell Pryor than this one? And he played admirably, to boot (though he did miss a sure TD in the late 3rd quarter with a wide-open Hartline down the field).
Oh, well. Now we start rooting for a Big 10 championship.