The 2014 team exceeded expectations from the beginning, middle and end of the season. That’s how you get not just a national championship but a year for the ages.
In 2015, Meyer had probably the most talented team in the country and didn't win anything of note, so that can’t be seen as anything but a disappointment.
The ending was a buzzkill, but Meyer’s young Buckeyes were at least as good as they should have been considering graduation losses, strength of schedule, etc.
A rebuild of that magnitude isn’t easy even if Meyer made it look so.
Some might ding him for failing to win the Big Ten last season, but that was mostly a result of a fluky loss and the fickleness of divisional tiebreakers.
What about this season?
Meyer has the best team in the Big Ten again on paper.
Another playoff appearance could come, but let’s wait and see how everyone else looks, shall we?