For years and years, Ohio State fans complained about the ultraconservative playcalling of coach Jim Tressel and his offensive coordinator, Jim Bollman.
Even as the wins piled up, they derisively referred to it as ''Tresselball,'' a bland blend of not doing anything risky offensively while leaning heavily on your defense and kicking games.
Then Tressel stepped down because of NCAA problems and Bollman wasn't rehired. Now there's a new regime running the Buckeyes. Even at this early stage, after a solitary game, it's evident that there has been a dramatic change.
The ball is snapped every few seconds. Multiple receivers and ball-carriers are utilized. There is continual motion. Speed is of the essence.
The early returns have been favorable so far for coach Urban Meyer and offensive coordinator Tom Herman.