Week 2 of the 2021 college football season is in the books. Two top-10 teams lost. Two other top-10 teams needed fourth-quarter rallies to avoid upsets.
But at the end of the day, here is what our reporters take away from the weekend's action.
The Ohio State defense misses Jeff Hafley
The Buckeyes' defense hasn't been the same since Hafley moved on to Boston College after the 2019 season. Last fall, Ohio State often looked ordinary (talent wise) and unimaginative (scheme wise). This year's unit might be worse in both areas. Ohio State on Saturday had no answers for Oregon running back CJ Verdell, a bullying Ducks offensive line and creative playcalls from Joe Moorhead.