You know what makes play calling better... hitting WIDE OPEN receivers and making the correct reads. Go back and look at the tape at the zone reads that went for a loss, take notice of the wide open field in front of Jantz.
This is why the play calling is good... the playmaking is not.
Play calling under Herman and now Mess has been better and less predictable than under Mac and Chiz when I considered it horribly conservative and predictable, we just had better QBs and sometimes WRs in some of Mac's years. It's been a while since we had a real consistent playmaker on O. I hope we get to see what a CPR team can do with a QB and WR corp that can throw and catch. I'm not expecting us to have personnel like OU, we just need a few playmakers on offense like we do on D.
But to say the playcalling was good is a joke... it was kinda awful, and to those who say jantz was making wrong reads on those runs, there was nowhere to go either way and would you rather him keep it and go into defenders or give it to someone with more actual running ability? His throws were off though, had a couple drops, they blitzed A LOT, just seemed like no one showed up to play...
Nope, Steve Loney managed to put together a very good offense with very similar talent. Ohio State has not looked good on offense other than having a qb who can run very well. The problem is never the scheme. It's how it is coached and whether you have the players to run it and can coach them to run it. ISU has more than enough players to run the scheme at other positions. QB play is not good though.
ISU has no identity on offense and it starts with the quarterback position. Play calling is all over the place because you can't count on the Jantz to consistently make plays against decent defenses.
Jantz is not good at all against decent defenses. His undiscipined play does not work then. I do blame the OC for not figuring that out.
You are correct that Jantz will look good again against a terrible WV defense. Barnett beat the only decent team on the schedule that also has a good defense. He also about beat a very good defense and team in Kstate. Start barnett to beat Kansas.
I fear starting Jantz against Kansas who does have a decent defense will lead to a loss. I would play him against WV.