Amidst the rampant criticism of Ohio State quarterback J.T. Barrett, Ohio State offensive coordinator Kevin Wilson didn’t have any issue taking the blame Wednesday.
“The anticipation of what you’re doing, being sound at what you’re doing, I said it immediately after the game, I think I’ve got to do a better job through practice organization and game calling to put our kids is better places,” Wilson told reporters during a media session Wednesday. “I was awful Saturday.”
After a summer of hype, Wilson’s offense looked anything but like juggernaut it was assumed to be against No. 5 Oklahoma.
The Buckeyes passing attack accounted for only 183 yards through the air, as Barrett threw an interception and was sacked 3 times against a stout Sooners defense, as Oklahoma upset No. 2 Ohio State 31-16.
Wilson was adamant the lacking offense was a result of his play calling.
“We’ve got to get our offensive rhythm back, and that starts with me,” Wilson said.
Kevin Wilson on fitting in as Ohio State’s offensive coordinator
“I think for the most part, as far as trying to fit in, it’s been OK. At the end of the day, I think I still have to do a better job of piecing it together, anticipating in practice some things to get us in a rhythm with what we’re going to emphasize, gain some confidence and some momentum and efficiency as an offense instead of being all over the place right now.”
“So far, I think I’ve been a little all over.”
On Buckeyes quarterback J.T. Barrett
“Bottom line, it’s my responsibility to put it together and structure practice and get the flow of the game to give him a chance.”
“He’s going to look good at the end of the day when we — starting with me — do the job and get him going. He’s not a one-man [team]. It’s my job to get him in position so he can be the player that he is. We’re going to work hard to get it back on track.”