Urban Meyer did a lousy job preparing his Ohio State Buckeyes football team to play the Michigan State Spartans. The Buckeyes didn't look ready to play this game and the blame for this has to fall on head coach Urban Meyer.
The Buckeyes had the chance to show the Nation this team was for real, and after winning 24 games over a 2 season span, Meyer was a let down on the biggest stage the Buckeyes played on since his arrival.
This was a case of being out-coached. Meyer couldn't get his Buckeyes offense going and when the going got tough and the Buckeyes needed to run the ball for a first down, Meyer had his star running back Carlos Hyde out of the game.
Why wouldn't he use Hyde, arguably one of the best running backs in college football rush the ball. On 4th and one when the Buckeyes needs to convert a first down, he didn't use Hyde.
You have to wonder why not. The Buckeyes defense did what they could to stop the Spartans offense. They were on the field way to long and they couldn't keep Michigan out of the end-zone.
Meyer did a terrible job getting his guys ready to play in the Big Ten Championship. He let down Buckeyes fans. This was the poorest showing the Ohio State Buckeye have had since Meyer arrived in Columbus.
Connor Cook out played Braxton Miller and tripled Miller's offensive production in the game. Miller only passed for 101 yards completing 8 of his 21 passes. Cook destroyed the Buckeyes throwing for over 300 yards with an offense that wasn't supposed to be that good.
The Buckeyes lack of production in the game made the Spartans offense look good. It is back to the drawing board for Urban Meyer and his Ohio State Buckeyes. Meyer has to find a way to turn Miller into a passing quarterback and he has to find a defense that can defend against the long pass.
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