Before this weekend, I was really impressed with how we had played at Iowa. I was also really unimpressed with the way OSU was playing, obviously on offense. I thought we had a really good shot to end the season playing the same role that MSU played against us earlier in the year – underdog playing one game to basically define a season. After the Purdue loss, I am worried that this sort of thing could rally the Suckeyes. There is undoubtedly a boatload of talent on that team, and Tressell may very well realize that his "philosophy" might not work against teams with an explosive offense. While I'm glad to see OSU lose, I kinda would have been ok had they won (just barely) and maintained the status quo until november.
Coaches' timeouts are worse. Basketball teams should get one, full stop.