“I’m looking forward to Meyer being the next major conference coach coming to a man’s league and losing when Big 10 season arrives. “
Sparty had a good year, but the bottom line is Sparty is the little brother in his own state.
OSU is a different story. And Meyer has won in 2 places. Meyer had the Utah Utes in the national picture! Then he won in the SEC. No comparison with Rich Rod, who is a jerk. I wish Michigan still had him. :)
Next year will be good, but the 2013, the Buckeyes will be all the way back.
We red-shirted all except one player in the last recruiting class. Most of our line is young and coming back. Our weakness should be a strength next year if they stay healthy. We lose two backup d-tackles, Foreman on offense, and maybe Worthy. Cousins and Cunningham are big losses, but Bell and Baker will be back, and Maxwell is supposed to be real good and will be a redshirt junior.
Meyer is real good when he has his quarterback. Alex Smith and Tim Tebow on the college level make most coaches look great. Tressel won a national title with Craig Krenzel, whom I don't believe even had a 90's era MSU offer. He won big 10 titles with folks like Beanie Wells and Clarett in the backfield, tough defense, and a Wisconsin/Iowa style O-line.
If Meyer can keep Tressel's defense and not have it pansied from his spread offense, he'll be fine. If he weakens their toughness from his spread, OSU will drop a step and be fired in three years Notre Dame style since multiple 8-4 seasons aren't acceptable.