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Matta and winning 'Big Games'

A rather heated discussion here got me taking a hard look at Ohio State head basketball coach Thad Matta from a statistical standpoint. While I am one of an unpopular minority who thinks the obviously outstanding coach is still a work in progress - or at least, that his work at Ohio State is not yet...
05 Jan 2013
by AndyVance

Comparing Thad Matta to the Legends

Comparing two coaches within the same sport is notoriously difficult. Analyzing the relative success or failure of a major college football or basketball program involves a number of variables and inherent subjectivity. What is the most important thing on which to base the evaluation? Is it ...
04 Jan 2013
by AndyVance

About Thad Matta - Can we Talk Seriously?

I had some time to kill before the Fiesta Bowl so put on ESPN2 hoping to see the Wildcats make a basketball game of it. All during the early portions of the broadcast - which was as long as I could bear to watch AACC cruising - the announcers were absolutely gushing over the scUM sophomore point gua...

Penn State Sanctions To Be Undone?

If you have not read the entire 43 page lawsuit filed Jan 2, 2013 by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania against the NCAA, then you need to do so immediately. A link to the document is already provided by the staff at Eleven Warriors. I, like most people, did not look beyond the surface of the publ...

SEC defense domination this bowl season?

Watching Louisville shred Florida's mighty SEC defense last night made me curious: Just how dominant have the SEC defenses been so far this bowl season? Let's take a look at the scores put up against SEC teams so far... Louisville 33 vs Florida Nebraska 31 vs Georgia Michigan 28 vs South ...
03 Jan 2013
by Killer nuts

Get to know your Roundball Buckeyes

I'm hoping this will open a discussion about our Roundball Buckeyes, I'd like to know if people agree with me or certainly what your differing opinions are.  As you will see, there are some advantages to having us non-writers stick primarily to reading because I can't say this ...
02 Jan 2013
by Buckeye2005

A Little Holiday Rhyme

I totally stole this from my buddy's dad.  I'm sure he wrote this half drunk, listening to some of the wonderful commentators on ESPN, but I thought it needed to be shared:   Twas the night before bowl season And all through the house Not a creature was st...
01 Jan 2013
by Buckeye80

Yeah, the bowl ban does really suck

I thought I'd be ok with the lack of the Buckeyes playing post-season.  I'd mentally prepared for it all season.  Figured, what the heck - there are plenty of other games to watch - I'll be ok.  I'm not.  Every time I watch one of these sucky teams play (i.e.., VT...
31 Dec 2012
by gordon38

Trey Johnson Details his Upcoming Decision

One of the Buckeyes' biggest remaining overall targets in the 2013 class is Lawrenceville (GA) Central Gwinnett LB Trey Johnson. The Buckeyes appear to be in the lead for the former Auburn commit as things stand right now. I briefly spoke to Johnson about his upcoming decision at the Under Armou...

2014 Georgia Recruits Visit Plans

I just finished chatting with a few of the premiere 2014 recruits on the Ohio State coaching staff's radar. The state of Georgia holds an all-star game after the playoffs have been complete for the current juniors. Several of those prospects have the Buckeyes in their top group.  LB Raekwo...
28 Dec 2012
by Derek Young

Anyone watching BTN this week?

Not sure if anyone is taking advantage of vacation time and has flipped through college football to find that BTN is basically replaying the entire B1G football season this year.  I have rewatched most of the games in the past few days and have a few observations:   1) Carlos Hyde had on...
28 Dec 2012
by abrahajc

George Brown Jr. Introduction

The Buckeyes are already taking a look at several 2015 prospects in the state of Ohio. While only one, Eric Glover-Williams, holds an offer from the scarlet and gray, many others are already hearing from the Buckeyes. One of these prospects is Cincinnati (OH) Colerain OT George Brown Jr. I caught up...
27 Dec 2012
by Miles Joseph

The appearance of impropriety

In my high school and college days, one of my mentors was an educator now working in the upper echelons of the Ohio Department of Education. Among the many things he taught those of us benefiting from his mentorship was to behave in a way that our actions were "beyond reproach," in other w...
26 Dec 2012
by AndyVance

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