I went into some depth with my thoughts on the game, still based off the original watch.
- Michigan believed based on film that their core playbook was sufficient for what they wanted to do offensively, and provided the highest likelihood for success (vs the idea of drastically altering things for one game in an effort to catch the opponent off guard, it's a risk balance equation)
- Michigan did add some new wrinkles, as they do in most game. There were some things OSU hadn't seen on film that in theory were good additions. Mixed results overall, but the new wrinkles were basically the scope of wrinkles added week-to-week
- Some plays that are in the playbook were missing, and I question some of that.
- Gameplan going into the game was mostly sound - they rode what got them there - but did not adjust quick enough when defense started struggling
- Don't like handling of backup QB. Other personnel issues aren't significant.
- Game plan going in was bad
- Brown made quick adjustments and then extensive adjustments at half; the game snow balled on him though
- OSU was extremely well prepared. They knew what parts of their core playbook they would start with, and understood Michigan's checks and adjustments and were consistently step-for-step with anything Brown threw at them
- Pressure didn't get home, to small degree there was a schematic reason (to protect against the run), but mostly was about execution on OSU's part
- Some questions about what to do going forward.
- There are no excuses. Michigan got whooped. Schematically, adjustments, talent; and then it snowballed on them. I don't think either side of the ball needs to drastically change. I think they need to adjust some things, add a few new wrinkles to help when the game situation changes on both offense and defense, and do a good self-scout so that opponents aren't so prepared to change with you when you do.