Freshman playing varsity
I agree with lowering the shot clock (although this may make it worse because I can see team throwing up worse looking bricks/ prayer shots). Unfortunately the only way to speed the game up and increase the scoring consistently is by making it more like the NBA. The biggest factor is defensive of 3 seconds. Having 7 footers, who should not even be on the court (Amir Williams), sit in the middle of lane to take up a lot of space greatly reduces what 18 year old kids can do.
We have to remember that for the most part the best players in college basketball are freak athletes who have not spent much time working on a jump shot (because why would you rather do that in high school when you can/ and are probably one of the only people on the court who can dunk the ball every time down court?). So, unless they get a wide open uncontested shot for the most part, shooting percentages will be way down. So if you brought in defensive 3 seconds to the NCAA you would see a lot less zone being run forcing teams to play man to man. This will lead to more open (and easier) shots, and seems for players to take advantage of.
I can't stand watching the NBA but if we want college basketball to be more entertaining like the NBA then it's rules have to be more NBA like.
Our D- Line is absolutely loaded. There is no reason we shouldn't be the best in the country.
THE FOLLOWING STORY WAS THE BEST DAY OF MY LIFE
When I was in high school one of my best friends was being recruited by OSU and I went with him on his unofficial to the OSU vs. TTUN (1 vs 2 in 2006). We met just about every great you could imagine. Spent a long time with Mike Doss because our coach coached him while he was at McKinley. This is while he was still with the Colts but was injured. He was in a full blown 3 piece suit topped off with a fedora with a feather in it. Being from Canton we talked to everyone from around there (Dustin Fox, I think Mike Hartline was there with us to watch his brother Brian but im not positive, Peterson etc.) Also we went to high school with Barton so we talked to him for awhile as well.
Walked with the team to and from skull session. Got to meet Tressel and was on the field for pregame warm ups right behind Teddy and Troy. When we ate lunch at our table sat CC, Eddie and Terry Robiske. After the game we went back up to the locker room and ran into a few more greats. Topped it off by taking a picture with Jeter and we made him take of his ugly _ichigan baseball hat he was wearing and put on a Buckeye hat.
Best part of the whole day was beating TTUN in probably one of the best rivalry games I can remember in recent history.
I was thinking the same thing. In the NW game we have 2 o lineman more than 5 yards down field by the time the ball is thrown. Looks as if one is actually closer two 7 yards down field and already blocking the ILB.
Johnny football or Bridgewater if available at the 4. If both are gone, trade down to 5 or 7 and then draft Watkins unless Clowney is available. They have to take a QB at number 4 if available. You can not build a team around a number 2 WR. Yes all of these QBs have questions but everyone keeps trying to compare them to Andrew Luck. That kind of QB only comes around once a decade or so. Teddy or Manziel should be serviceable such as an Alex Smith. Don't get me wrong Sammy Watkins is a freak and will be very good in the NFL but you can not build a team around a WR. Also, many people forget that Hoyer only won 2 games last year, one against the Vikings where he through 3 picks and we scored 2 defensive TD's. The other against Cinnci where we won 13 to 9. I wouldnt mind giving him a chance if we did not have the number 4 pick, but there is a reason he has bounced around the NFL.
Roby will run a sub 4.4 and impress at the combine. Late first round. Hyde will come off the board next in the early second (good possibility he goes to the Browns at pick 4, 1-3 all are set at RB) Shazier will go in the mid second (if he does not have a good showing at the combine or runs a slow 40 he will drop to late second possibly third) then Mewort is going to surprise and go late second.
Not apart of the 2015 recruiting class, but do you have any information on Richard LeCounte? Him and Raekwon were teamates and he was a true freshman. Here are his highlights. I have been told we have already offered.