I don't know why anyone here is plaing blaime on the offenses(minus Datish from OSU). Each team scored PLENTY of points to win. Any blame needs to go to the defenses... which are obviously overrated compared to the offenses...
I'm not blaming the offense. I'm blaming Carr. Rather than controling the clock with a solid running game with Mike Hart, Carr elected to go with a gameplan that is completely foreign to the Wolverines with pass after pass after pass. I'm not against a passing offense if it is what you want to base your offense on. But, Michigans offense is based on running. For this 1 game, Carr went away from the basis of our offense. As a result, OSU held the ball nearly twice as long as UofM, effectively doubling OSU's opportunities for points.
The difference between last years conservative offense, and this years more "open" offense are HUGE... Why? Allegedly because last year it wasn't Carr calling the plays, and we now have a new OC. Again, allegedly the OC has total control over the offense, much the same way that for Michigan the DC has total control over the defense... I'm sure Carr gives input from time to time, but the majority of the decisions are left to the coordinators. If you want to blame anyone on the offensive side of the ball blame the OC.
IMO I can see why they would go with the a pass heavy offense while playing OSU. They lost three huge pieces of their secondary in recent years to the NFL draft, and their front 7 seems to be playing very well. However, we seemed to be able to move the ball on the ground against them... For that reason I think we should have abandonded the game plan and went with more runs. Still, I believe those are more the OC's decisions than they are the HC's, however.