By LG

Congratulations to Urban Meyer and his Ohio State Buckeyes football team for their second consecutive undefeated season. The Buckeyes are now 24-0 under Meyer and it is clear he taught these young men how to win.

Now someone on the team’s coaching staff has to take charge and show them how to tackle. The Buckeyes beat Michigan by only 1 point and it was a lot closer than it should have been.

The Buckeyes defense had a terrible showing in Ann Arbor. I haven’t seen this many blown tackles in a Buckeyes football game since 1995 when the team let Tshimanga Biakabutuka rush for 313 yards in the game.

The Buckeyes defense gave up 603 yards of offense to Michigan. If the Buckeyes would have made the first tackle they attempted I would say half of those yards would have been denied.

All season long the Buckeyes defense was questionable. Now comes the question, about why Luke Fickell is still the defensive coordinator of the Buckeyes football team.

I hate to be negative when it comes to Buckeyes football, but if they play defense the way they did in this game when they play the Spartans it’s going to be ugly.

The Spartans have one of the best defenses in the NCAA. We were fortunate to have a couple of Braxton Miller long touchdown runs and of course Carlos Hyde who rushed for 226 yards.

But can they do this against the Spartans? The Buckeyes defense is going to have to get back to the basics. Urban Meyer is going to have to step in and get those guys to tackle. The team is to good offensively to have a defense that misses tackles.

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  1. Anonymous

    Like must go, sad but true! How many times can you get fooled by a play of roll one way & throw back the other way & see nothing but open field & Blue jerseys? Adjustments is key to today’s football & Fickle is horrible at it. Good guy wrong job!

     

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