We're talking about seperate things here, you realize right? I said the Iowa offense went AGAINST 7 top 20 defenses last year and another poster was like, well, yeah, those teams all play in the West so those #'s are inflated. To which I said, TOSU isn't in the West, Michigan isn't in the West. ISU is in the Big 12, Kentucky is in the SEC. Those teams weren't aided by playing the Big West Offenses every week. I realize we move the targets a lot and the debates go sideways but we're talking about different sides of the ballI am not sure what you are driving it here, but I think comparing the West to OSU and Michigan proves the point. The last time we played those teams they put up pinball numbers against our D (with the help of our O's incompetence). Despite the skewed games against the powers of the East, we still ended up being a Top 10 D because we feast of Fleck, Frost, Fitz and other incompetent offensive minds.
The West is simply bad offensively. Any D coordinator would crawl over his mother's twitching body to coach against Brian "25" Ferentz and the Western Fuckalong Gang.