Jim Bollman must go
by, 10-01-2011 at 09:27 PM (784 Views)
For the past ten years, Jim Bollman has been the offensive coordinator and offensive line coach for the Ohio State Buckeyes. Throughout that time, the Buckeyes have had high flying offenses and high quality stinkers.
The 2011 squad is an example of the latter thus far.
Until this season, he never had playcalling power. That fell to head coach Jim Tressel. With Tressel retired, it's on Bollman.
It's already time for that tenure to end. As good of a guy as Bollman is, his Buckeye offensive lines have consistently underachieved, despite recruiting successes. Guys like J.B Shugarts and Mike Adams, who were highly touted recruits, have never developed, and they're indicative of a long-term trend, not a one-time fluke. Before Adams at left tackle was Alex Boone, a once-top recruit, now bottom-feeder roster spot occupier in the NFL.
Enough's enough. We need an offensive mind who can design a modern offense, or at least competently run an old school power football scheme. This mix of spread and power I and more spread followed by something that looks like it fell out of Dana Holgerson's trashcan at 4 in the morning during a late night bull session that failed is hard enough to take when it works.
When it doesn't, and when the top caliber quarterbacks and offensive linemen we continue to recruit continue to fail, it's unbearable.
Start fresh on offense next season, whoever the head coach is, that's my advice.