In 2 weeks, I've gone from thinking about winning the Big 10 title, to hoping that we can win 6 to become bowl eligible this year.
There's a lot to blame to go around, Tressel needs to start taking some of it. He's hide behind a National Championship wall free of criticism, now Bucks fans are saying "wait, you won with Coopers class, your heir apparent Zwick sucks, and your offensive gameplan can't score on Prarie View A&M."
Zwick gets a lot of criticism as well, he's only a sophomore, but if you're a Big 10 QB, you don't get that ONLYA luxury as an excuse. Michigan isn't saying that Chad Henne is ONLY a freshman, no school can say that. He can't throw a spirl, he cant hit is WR's, he cant fluently run an offense right now. When he got injured at the end of the 1st half, me and my dad were at BW3's and all the Bucks fans with us were hoping that he was injured enough that he couldn't go in the 2nd half.
Tressel gets blame as well, there's no way that Zwick can play that poorly, and not give Troy Smith some snaps at QB. The guy is elusive with a great arm, and up until 3 days before the 1st game of the season, we didn't know if he or Zwick would be our starter. The guy is good, and he cant be much worse than what we're seeing from Zwick.
Our offense is pathetic, and a lot of blame goes there. Snowball effect here, our offense would be good if we had a QB, but our QB might be ebtter if we had a running game to take some pressure off, but our running game might be better if our OL was good and could open up better holes etc. Regardless of what the hell it is, we've scored 4 TD's the last 2 games...AND 2 HAVE BEEN ON PUNT RETURNS!!
It;s sad to see this WR corp go to waste, Holmes, Hall, Childress, Ginn, have all shown what they can do with the ball in their hands, hell, Holmes and Ginn have been the players taking the 2 punt returns back. These guys will win us games if we could get them the ball, they are the only part of the offense that doesnt deserve any blame or criticism, they are a solid group.
I may be young, but I've always followed Buckeye football, and I cant remember a time when I was actually worried about playing teams like Iowa and Purdue, as good of teams as both have, they were never OSU calibur, now they've gone over us. We still play Indiana and Michigan State, but after Northwestern and the way our offense is playing, there's no such thing as a gimme win for this team.
I could rant for awhile, but will leave it at that for now, I'm just pretty upset.