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I'm the most positive guy on this board and I'm at a loss. Maybe it was just one of those games that went south fast, I don't know. We clearly weren't prepared and they played with their hair on fire.
My question is, do we keep on keeping on or what do we do?
I would like to get honest answer and not just a quick "fire Bo". Lack of talent? Unprepared?
I'm in the same boat. Somehow this feels like a bad dream. We clearly are not that bad on defense. If I had to point to one thing, this team was flat, unprepared for what Wisconsin was doing, and showed little emotion. In the biggest game of the year they crumbled. Answers are going to be hard to find.
Seems like Wisconsin spent more than a week preparing for this one....
unprepared. turnovers. penalties. coming into a game with a ty plan and getting behind early. out-efforted. everything, and it all starts with coaches. i know you discouraged a quick "fire Bo," but
Not using this as an excuse, but they did lock up their division a month ago. Plenty of time to draw up plays to get to the rose bowl.
seems that way.
Yep. They showed nothing like this against PSU or OSU.
I don't disagree with anything but do we really think firing Bo is the answer? I really don't.
Honestly, I almost pass this game off as a fluke. Just went south from the first snap.
they knew they didn't necessarily need those games... they've been preparing for this one for a while.
Wisconsin was ready to play.
They lost 5 games by 3 points or in OT. Nobody wanted to hear that. They are a good football team.
They threw everything and the kitchen sink at us and really exposed our defense and our offensive tendencies.
Give credit to their coaches. They had us locked in and masterly planned from the get go. And kept throwing in new wrinkles each and every offensive series in the first half.
This is what I have called out all year in which our coaches aren't ready for anything that they don't see on film. They said it every week, and it never got corrected.
Great coaching staff's prepare for the unexpected. You don't get undressed like that in a single half to start a game as to where you have no ability to recover much less have no idea what they are doing or how to stop it.
If you are a great defensive coach, then your opposing team's coach doesn't put forth such a risky offensive gameplan like they did tonight. They executed things they hadn't ran all year. And ran them like they were bread-n-butter.
Motion and movement before the snap, and unleashed speed like we had never seen before.
While we were worried about Wisconsin running between the tackles or going over the top deep without a Safety over top, they went in a completely different direction.
They spread the field in the run game with the Jet Sweep and 9 OL Wildcat. With a QB who threw a grand total of 8 passes.
pretty well sums it up exactly... another problem was our Safeties took horrific angles on all those plays.... the safeties didn't respect the speed on Wisconsin's team and took awful angles and that led to huge plays time and again.
Probably our biggest factor for getting beat this bad is that we didn't respect the speed they had on offense.
We knew about Abbrederis could run, but we didn't know that Gordon was faster than anybody on our team as well.
Throw in Ball and White, and we looked silly. Plus they were more physical.
Bring the Pain-
I don't think firing Bo is the immediate answer, but I do think it is the right short and long-term move for this program. Bo Pelini is soiled goods; the media hates him (warranted or not), the officials hate him, the fanbase isn't really sure about him at this point, and if I were a recruit, Bo officially has lost any credibility he had as a head coach and defensive guru after a series of absolutely embarrassing losses on national television.
Let him go to the MAC when he can get blown out by a middling B1G team and not have anyone care.
That is Wisconsin football, that is how they play every week. You have to stop the run to beat
them or your going to get your butt handed to you. I dislike that team almost as much as ttun.
Buckeye fans really wanted you to put a beating on them. Your "D" has some work to do.
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