I wanted to take the time to say that I appreciate the effort of the team, I appreciate the heart they showed to make plays when they had to for most of the game and how they left it all out on the field.
There were mistakes made for sure, and when they watch the film of the game it will be painful for a lot of them, but that should not diminish the fact that they out defended a defensive juggernaut, they had their chances to beat them and up until they end they fought hard. Players like Dylan Wynn, Justin Strong, Michael Doctor, Terron Ward, Sean Harlow, Caleb Smith, Connor Hamlett and basically the whole defense should be proud of their effort. I am sure they are sick to their stomachs today, and will hear all sorts of terrible things this week, but from this fan, I cannot express enough how much I appreciate how hard they played.
I also appreciate the coaching staff and their work. It was a loss and there is a lot to clean up for next week against Stanford, but any critique I give this week will be about mistakes, mental lapses and maybe a philosophical issue or two. What it will not be about is plays constantly getting in late, adjustments failing, abandoning the run, abandoning their identity or not preparing their team for what they would face.
Finally, as disappointed as I am, as crappy as my day overall was yesterday, I am ready for the next game and I feel like OSU has a shot. GO BEAVERS!