Originally Posted by GAC
Let me ask you MWM.....
Do you see similarities between this OSU offense, especially at the QB position (Boeckman = Krenzel as far as not being spectacular, but very smart/efficient) vs the '02 championship squad?
I really think this year's defensive squad is the best under Tressel's tenure.
I think some of the comparisons are valid in terms of relying on the defense and younger players at the offensive skill positions, but Tressel trusts Boeckman more than he did Krenzel IMO. The offense is much more open than the 2002 offense, especially passing wise. Maybe with Beanie emerging against MSU Tress will get more conservative but so far he hasn't been afraid to throw the ball down field.
Krenzel only threw 12 TD passes during the entire 2002 season. Boeckman already has thrown for 18 TD's so far this season. Both defenses were great but I'd save making comparisons until we get through the next month of games against PSU, Illionois, Wisconsin, and Michigan.