Saturday, November 26, 2011
At least that season of Buckeyes football is over
Well, thank goodness that's over. Rather than give you my usual write-up, I will just hit some high (or low) points of the season that was.
With two kids less than three years old, I didn't have a lot of time to invest in this team. Thank goodness. After a whole season, I don't feel like I know any more about this team than I did on day one. For example, is this the team that was good enough to beat Wisconsin or the team that was bad enough to lose to Purdue? The previous point goes especially for Braxton Miller. I have no idea what the Buckeyes have in this kid. The guy's first season was essentially wasted because the coaching staff obviously didn't trust him enough to throw the ball more than a dozen times a game. Hopefully, we'll never have to see that high school offense again. (Let's face it. It wasn't even a good high school offense.) If college football worked like Major League Baseball, Jim Tressel would retroactively be named coach of the decade. Luke Fickell will take the fall for this season, fair or not. Yeah the team stunk, but the guy was thrown into the fire, replacing a legend and not playing with a full deck. It probably would have been hard for any first-time coach to succeed in that situation. Going into the game against scUM, I know how Wolverines must have felt anticipating The Game during the Rich Rod era. Next year can't be any worse.