After watching the frustrating Peach Bowl game and now watching Haskins & OSU control the game against Washington I can't help but wonder how have things gone so well for OSU the past 10 years and so bad for UM? Is there some fundamental flaw at UM that continues to bring in coach after coach that seems to come up short and OSU the opposite? Both Tressel and Meyer dominated UM and Rich Rod, Hoke, and Harbaugh struggled against OSU. Prior to RR coming to UM who would have thought he wouldn't be successful? Prior to Tressel coming to OSU who would have thought he'd be so good? Prior to JH coming to UM who would have thought his offenses would struggle so much? And, who would have thought Meyer's QB would be one showing uncanny accuracy and ability to find the open receiver whereas our QB whisperer's protege, a former 5-star talent, struggled in our bowl to hit open receivers. I sit and watch Dwayne Haskins just drop dimes everywhere and I go back and look at the recruiting rankings only to find our own Brandon Peters and Shea Patterson ranked ahead of him in the same class. I find this incredibly frustrating.
I keep thinking this thing is cyclical and eventually things have to turn around, but every time there seems to be an opportunity to do so (Tatgate, JH hire, ZS saga, the trajectories of the two teams prior to our meeting this season, etc.) it always seem to work out in OSU's favor. I want to believe that Meyer retiring will be good, but it's hard to believe things will change when they never seem to despite multiple coaching changes on both sides. I know part this is just frustration talking on a message board, but it's really uncanny how bad of luck we've had in relation to OSU in the post-Carr era.