The team from two years ago might have very well made it to the title game. They laid an egg in that game, but doesn't mean they weren't a legit team. Plus, a playoff would mean teams were playing at the end of the regular season and not 5 weeks later. Last year's team was just lucky. They were never that good to begin with and were it not for a bizarre season, they never would have got there.
But the 2005 team at the end of the season could have played with anyone. I would have LOVED for a playoff that year. I'm not suggesting they would have won, but they very well could have. The second half of the season Tressell finally wised up and put Troy Smith in the starting role. But the end of the season, he was playing great every week. And that defense with AJ Hawk is the best defense they've had in the Tressell era, maybe even better than the National Championship team.
But to suggest that Buckeye fans are scared of a playoff is assinine.