2. The Buckeyes will benefit from the Cornhuskers’ new coaching regime
The Cornhuskers are coached by former UCF head coach Scott Frost. His incredible run with UCF landed him the Big Ten coaching opportunity which had many excited for the potential of Nebraska moving forward. This significant coaching change in the Big Ten could create some interesting parity in the conference down the line.
However, it has been an agonizingly slow start for Frost and company as they begin 2-6. They have stepped it up though as of recent as they’ve put up over 45 points in each of their last two games. Their starting quarterback is true freshman Adrian Martinez. He has been very average at best this season as he has just 11 touchdowns and six interceptions.
Purdue coach Jeff Brohm has been underrated for some time now as a head coach and was rewarded in a big way as he defeated the Buckeyes in prime time. His leadership has overseen the Boilermakers get better and better over the last season and a half. The Boilermakers were finally able to put together a solid team at just the right time for when a struggling Buckeye team was coming to town.
The Buckeyes have some coaching issues of their own that need to be addressed. There seems to be some disparity between the coaches as of recent as the communication is out of wack throughout the team. This is in no way to place blame solely on Urban Meyer but ever since he came back the feeling has changed around the team. The offense is not operating productively is the first problem.
The issues within the Buckeyes as a team has to get cleared up here soon or the problems will only get worse. They need to come together and figure out what the true identity of this offense will be and stick to it. Yes, the offense is still very productive but it will have to stay laser consistent in order for this team to win as the defense will do them no favors. Expect the Buckeyes to pull it together against Nebraska.