Good article from Brian Bennett of ESPN.com re: Luke Fickell’s job candidacy. I have voiced these same thoughts, especially following the victory over Wisconsin. IF Ohio State wins out, and that is a big IF, how can Ohio State not offer Luke Fickell a long-term contract for winning The Big Ten, especially after all this team has gone through since last December?
Ohio State does need to win its last four games, which are not guaranteed (Indiana, @ Purdue, Penn State, @ Michigan). Coach Tressel always emphasized that “November is for contenders”, and it seems as though Coach Fickell and his team realize that as well. If the team wins out, it will be very interesting to see how the Ohio State administration responds.
Asked a two-part question Tuesday about the development of freshman quarterback Braxton Miller and his own development as Ohio State head coach, Luke Fickell combined his answer.