OSU Snowflakes - The Coaching

Submitted by LSAClassOf2000 on November 25th, 2018 at 11:00 PM

This will be the thread for hot takes and snowflakes regarding the overall coaching in this game versus Ohio State.



November 24th, 2018 at 4:09 PM ^

First called Patterson run in the entire game was after it was out of hand. Guess we were saving him for the playoffs?

Still running the ball up the middle down three possessions in the 4th quarter while huddling.

Nothing innovative like past OSU games. No double screen fake to TE seam, no offset draws, limited motion to misalign their LBs.

Defensive adjustments were too little too late and injuries made them futile. Hate to admit it but Urban Meyer is a great coach and he completely demolished our defense.

This was a terrible day from the coaches. I'm not calling for Harbaugh's head but I'm also not confident things will get better.


November 24th, 2018 at 4:13 PM ^

Agree with the play calling. Was not what it had been the past 3 years which was shocking. But not as schooling as how much the D got owned. Injuries in the second half contributed but the D can’t give up 62 points. If the D gets more than 1 stop the O may have done enough. 


November 25th, 2018 at 10:27 AM ^

You’re right. Had Urban ever faced Rich Rod, he definitely wouldn’t have torched him. Bring back the 49-7 beat downs Tressel gave Rich Rod. Much better than 62-39. Urban ran it up at the end because he is that arrogant. The score looks a lot worse than the entire game went... 19-24 at half, I’d have taken thinking our D would adjust at half time.

Central Coast …

November 25th, 2018 at 3:58 PM ^

Urban didn't run the score up. There were a couple of gift field positions given to OSU, by Blue. As were give to Blue by OSU. It's not Ohio States job to stop Ohio State, it's the responsibility of the #1 defense in college football to stop Ohio State.....

Truth is, Blue hasn't closed the talent gap yet, in the key areas and until they do, it'll be more of the same.


November 24th, 2018 at 4:37 PM ^

I think Harbaugh is probably fine as HC, but he definitely needs help that he's not getting. 

Jay Harbaugh - gone

Pep - gone

Shark fucker - stay or go

I'm not sure what the defense needs, but maybe it's time for Greg Mattison to move on in favor of a dynamic youngster. 

Next year should be better. 


November 25th, 2018 at 2:28 AM ^

The offense got 12 points on it's own by the time the score was 41-19.  It gave the free Evans TD right back with a horrible pick.  

The offense gave Malik Harrison the time of his life by running right into the one and only thing he does well, repeatedly.

The offense was incoherent, and chose, like it seems to always do, to avoid getting it's athletes the ball where they can do something with it.  Nothing for DPJ, nothing for Chris Evans (with one exception which scored), nothing for Ambry Thomas.

The whole team lost, but the offense has tools to stay in a game like this while the D finds it's footing.  And thus the most frustrating aspect of this game was the offense's unwillingness to use any of those tools.  The final output is a mirage; this game was over before the offense put up 20 in garbage time.


November 25th, 2018 at 6:49 PM ^

This poster gets it! I may have to use some of this. It like when the Lions score all the points and yards in their comeback wins. It's all a mirage after the defense lets off. Same thing with ND in the first game of the year, this offense wasn't scoring more than 14 points.


November 24th, 2018 at 7:24 PM ^

Who are we losing from the O? Shea isn’t even Rudddddock level. Higdon is gone, but not irreplaceable. JBB is probably going to be our worst loss but hopefully we get a decent OT to take over. 

The D loses more, including both DEs. 

I think just having a second season QB will be a big improvement. 


November 25th, 2018 at 12:18 AM ^

I disagree. I have thought that Shea will cost us one more game after ND. His strength is his weakness that is his scrambling and throw. His ceiling is not higher than McCaffrey. Even he stay, he may lose the battle to McCaffrey next year. I want McCaffrey to start 2-3 year in Michigan. He will be the real deal. Shea’s long ball has no touch , always underthrow. 


November 24th, 2018 at 6:47 PM ^

I’m not entirely sure Harbaugh is long for this job.  Here is the proposition: Coach Michigan and never make the BIG championship game despite perpetually enormous expectations because we can’t beat Ohio State, ever, and then answer questions all year about how it may be “different” this year when you know it isn’t and is never going to be.  


He is going to get absolutely clobbered over this game.  He was complete outclassed and everybody saw it and there is no indication that he has the answers.  He doesn’t even seem to profess that he does.  His stock is going to start to plummet.  I’m not sure he is going to want to come back for more.