I have no hope that we will not compare offenses to the 2010 offense for decades to come and the pros and cons of spread vs pro style whatever that means nowadays, but could we please stop with the "well the offense was no good against good defenses it only worked against scrubs". Yes. Exactly. You are right. Fin.
That is why they are good defenses. They stop teams. This is the argument Paul Johnson fights at Georgia Tech. Everytime GT doesn't rush for 400yds and score 60pts they say "aha they figured it out". No. Stop. They have players that are on scholarship too and sometimes they stop us.
When the other teams have better athletes and they are experienced and well coached there is only so much scheme can do for you.
Nebraska used to go down to the Orange Bowl and watch their 50pt a game offenses get dismantled by Miami and Florida St teams in the 80's. Was the scheme flawed? No. they had better athletes. When they got better athletes in the 90's they rung up 60 on Florida with the same schemes and they stuffed Spurriers high flying offense in the toilet.
So when arguing the merits of a particular offense make the correct comparison. Don't say "we scored 40 a game against the scrubs but only 20 against quality competition the offense wasn't that good". The correct argument for last years team for the anti RR/spread group would be to compare our scoring/yardage against OSU/MSU/Wisc/Iowa/Penn St vs what the rest of the Big Ten did against those teams(Out of conference strength of schedule is to variable to get a decent comparison and to exclude Big Ten outliers gives you too small a sample size so I think this is one of the more accuarate comparisons) .
Thank you and please return to your regularly scheduled programming of trashing Penn St.