Andrew...thanks for the work you put in for us. A vacation, or time away, is long overdue. Enjoy your next few days. Go Bucks!
It's far better in the recruiting process to know where you stand with a kid early than it is to find out late. OSU will survive. I am sure that Coach Holtmann and staff will be relentless in recruiting and be able to find young men who fit their style and want to be a Buckeye.
Dane Goodwin seems like a fine young man and will be an asset to some college hoops program. Regardless of where he ends up, best wishes to Dane. Go Bucks!
I'd suggest you go back and slowly re-read what my post said. My concern about the search was how McDermott made the list. IMO, he checked none of the necessary boxes a coach needed to check to be a good fit for OSU.
As for Coach Matta's departure, I said "Being old-school, I hated to see Coach Matta leave under the terms he did but change was in order." Coach Matta left OSU with the program in a downward spiral after having a very successful run at OSU. Who would want to leave a job under those terms? I would have liked to see Coach Matta be able to go out under his terms, more succesful, not the way it played out. Furthermore, that quote says nothing about Coach Matta being replaced being bad and even ended with "but change was in order."
Upset? Not me. You seem to be the only one upset here but that's due to your jumping to conclusions. I'm happy with Coach Holtmann and believe he is the right man to lead the OSU basketball program going forward. Go Bucks!
My issue with the search, with no disrespect intended or directed toward McDermott, is how he ever made the list of candidates for this job? OSU desperately needed a coach with passion, energy, a social media presence, and connections in Ohio in the basketball program. McDermott doesn't check many of those boxes.
I'm happy with Holtmann and believe he will do well at OSU. Being old-school, I hated to see Coach Matta leave under the terms he did but change was in order. Go Bucks!
Gant is a huge recruit for Supreme '18. It's especially exciting that Dallas is from Ohio and such a fine young man. Go Bucks!
Brenton Cox is yet another outstanding additional to the Buckeye football family. This defensive line haul for the 2018 lass could be special indeed, Go Bucks!
The Pacers have officially gone fishin'! This was a difficult series by the Cavs, as the Pacers are very talented. Thank goodness the Cavs that played this series was very different than the team that played out the season. The week of rest is well-deserved and should benefit an older roster. Go Cavs!
Conley was tremendous last night in Game 4. Playing in small market Memphis, Conley doesn't get the national recognition his peers in larger markets do do yet his work both on and off the court deserve the highest praise.
From the return of veteran players, the work being done on the recruiting trail, the 'new' additions to the offensive staff, and escaping the spring without any significant injuries, the vibe with the football program is nothing but positive. I hope these young men can make great choices through the spring/summer and that all make it to fall camp.
Above all, the work done by the 11W staff, as always, has been exceptional and is greatly appreciated. Go Bucks!
Hove...thanks for sharing the link. I didn't know anything about Elijaah Goinswas prior to seeing his name on the fastest Buckeye football list. Elijaah's story is inspiring and the kind of young man we all love and respect. His parents must be very proud of him and for good reason. Go Bucks!
The thing that truly stands out to me about Coach Snyder is that when he took the KSU job it was most likely the worst job in America. Coach Snyder took a job with far more negatives and has been a very consistent winner over time. Coach Snyder, unlike so many in the coaching profession, has never been about him. Coach Snyder is, to me, a giant among men.
My thoughts and prayers go out to the Snyder family, the entire KSU community, and college football. Coach Snyder not being on the sideline would be a huge loss for all.
Okudah just seems like a very special young man. His letter to his mother when he committed to our Buckeyes demonstrated a maturity and character that is rare for an 18-year old. I am very confident Okudah will make a big impact this fall. Go Bucks!
It's hard to imagine what Reagan's family and friends are going through now and will moving forward. My thoughts and prayers go out to all whose lives Reagan touched. May the justice system move swiftly so the family won't have to re-live this over and over.
What a tremendous game tonight to watch?! It was an especially great win for the Cavs beating a 'hot' team at home, breaking their long home court winning streak, and winning a bit short-handed and against the odds. As has been said above, this game in DC could well be the game of the year in the NBA. Go Cavs!
What a great win and especially so against TTUN. Go Bucks!
and those rotten-rat bastards from the north still suck! Go Bucks!
It sounds like Thayer Munford has traveled a somewhat difficult road yet has not lost sight of finding a better path in life. This is the kind of young man I usually find myself rooting just a little harder for than usual.
Best wishes to Munford as he chases his dream of being the first to graduate from college and to one day be in the NFL. Go Bucks!
That's a very cool story about Amir Riep and his dedication to becoming a Buckeye. I'm very glad he'll be in Columbus during his college career and am excited to watch him in the future. Go Bucks!
It's hard to imagine a man at Kyle Snyder's age being as dominant as he is on the world stage. Snyder's accomplishments are almost unmatched in American wrestling lore.
Congratulations to Kyle and best wishes going forward.
Based on my life experiences it's just my opinion. I have family members who are ND fans so know all too well of the arrogance of that fan base. I also live near and work with many Gator fans, most of whom are still bitter and blame Urban Meyer for everything that has gone wrong for them since his departure. ND is 3rd on my list fwiw. Go Bucks!
I try not to root for bad things to happen to others but may have to make an exception here. In terms of pure arrogance, their fans are second only to those arrogant pricks from the north. Go Bucks!
I try to always appreciate the contributions of student-athletes and members of the coaching staff who have put in so much work to represent OSU in the best of ways. It's no different for me with Warriner, who certainly did fine work on the offensive line.
However, the role of offensive coordinator carries much more pay and thus, far more responsibility. The play of the Buckeyes in the biggest moments in the last two seasons has been unsatisfactory to say the least.
Best wishes to Ed Warriner. It's time for everyone to look to the future. Go Bucks!
I was unable to watch tonight's game but just saw the ending. Wow! I've seen far too many basketball games in my life to count but have never seen one end like that! I'm very excited for Thad, the staff, and those Buckeye hoopsters. Hopefully they will be able to continue building momentum. Go Bucks!
Thanks for the nightly updates Andrew. You are doing great work and it is much appreciated. IMO, the search for another receiver tells me there will be some holes in that room before the year ends and that Kevin Wilson is going to have a full hand to play next fall. Go Bucks!.