It's not necessarily panic.. it's just a realization that Tressel is Big-10 successful.
And because of the way the BCS system is right now, that has resulted in 3 BCS title games in 9 years.. true..
But getting blown out and embarrassed in 3 major games now (two BCS, and USC last night) in three years is NOT a good thing as far as recruitment goes. A few more of those, and guys like Pryor and Beanie Wells may look elsewhere.
I'm not necessarily saying Tressel should be fired. Like I said, I love the guy. But I know I'm not alone in thinking something has to change. He's very stubborn when it comes to coaching, as evidenced with his love for Boeckman and his refusal to change up gameplans. Like the USC linebacker said.. OSU did nothing different that they didn't see on tape already.
I think Tressel really needs to reevaluate his coaching and the way this team is built. He's built it for Big 10 success, which is great.. but maybe he should try to focus on the national level too. Like he said..
“I guess I’m only concerned with Ohio State fans.”
That can be a great thing.. but it comes back to haunt you when you get your ass handed to you everytime you face a good team.