Watching games on television, it is pretty easy to see the difference between SEC and Big Ten football. At this point in time, probably no Big Ten team would be able to stand up to an Alabama or LSU—that includes the OSU Buckeyes.
The Buckeyes are not ready for prime time yet—not quite.
Improvement has been steady by the Buckeyes. Each week they have gotten a little bit better. I repeatedly say that they are the best team in the conference, but that’s not saying a great deal.
The conference is struggling at best.
One key weakness I see with the Buckeyes is the passing game. No receiver has sanctified himself as something better. We see a lot of potential but no fulfillment. Jake Stoneburner, Devin Smith, Evan Spencer, Chris Fields and Corey “Philly” Brown have disappointed. No consistency has been established. They’re capable, but they need to show it on a consistent basis.
It seems as if the tight ends have been the most dependable. Jeff Heuerman and Nick Vannett have shown more talent, catching the ball with consistency.
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