I keep reading about how the coaches can't do everything and while I agree with that, there are some things they control. Blocking is one of them. You do not need to be talented to block and yet ISU's receivers did not block a soul all night. Blythe took every other play off. Yep, Blythe can catch, but he can't bother with the little things like playing winning football and blocking someone. JJ Bass is down the sideline twice if Blythe just touches his guy. If I were the receivers' coach or OC I would have yanked him right there. The coach can control the tempo of his offense by the way they prepare. ISU was slow to the line. I'm guessing no one else noticed that late in the game the call was relayed in from the sideline incorrectly and the line blocked one way while bass set up for a screen on the other. Meyer played poorly, but he was confused all night. Much of that goes to the OC. That's why they gameplan and talk through the primary receivers. Meyer looked lost from the beginning and that is a bad sign about how ISU's offense prepared. Anyone who thinks those things were up to par for any DI team even for their first game is crazy. I'm not jumping ship, but I'm not going to act like it's all on the players. That's why you hire good coaches. Both are very important. McFarland had some huge oversights in preparing for this game and there is no doubt about that. PS If someone won't block, yank them. I don't care who it is. To win you can't take plays off.