Or is it?
It has been my experience that Ohio State diehards are no more or less fickle than any other fans around the country, but after only four games of the 2011 season, you might be forgiven for experiencing weekly bouts of whiplash as emotions surrounding the Buckeyes swing wildly from one extreme to the other.
They're underrated. No, wait, they're overrated.
They're great. No, wait, they're terrible.
No, they're worse than that. They're god-awful.
No, wait, they're going to be OK.
Who can possibly keep up?
Unfortunately, no one really knows if the Buckeyes are great, god-awful or somewhere in between because they pretty much squandered the first three weeks of the season trying to pound square pegs into round holes. That was never more evident than at the quarterback position since everyone knew Joe Bauserman was no long-term solution. No first-time starter who is also a fifth-year senior ever could be.
Unfortunately, Luke Fickell had to play the hand he was dealt.
Practically no one wants to admit this, but the Buckeyes have missed Terrelle Pryor more so far this season than they have missed Jim Tressel.
Read the rest by clicking on this link: Rea's Day Blog: Sept. 30.