I don't think he blocked it but he surprised Payne enough by being right there that it caused him to sort of double clutch it.
They're still not as bad as the Zubas at least?
I would never miss a second.
On a slightly related note, I still have my old BuckID that is now roughly 4-5 years old to get in with student tickets I've bought second hand. I believe I've seen an updated version of the BuckID design. Are any current students able to confirm if I can still use my old BuckID with student tix or if anyone's heard of them cracking down on accepting the old ones? I plan on attending most games again this season and a lot of times the only tickets I can find available are students selling their tix.
@DerryKing - Are you enrolling for fall? If I remember correctly they'll (the university) definitely give you instructions on what you'll need to do to order student tix for the upcoming season. When I was in school we bought a package of student tix for basically when fall quarter started (we were on quarters back then) and then they allowed you to additionally buy the August and September games (or in other words the non-conference games) individually. Now that OSU is on semesters I'm not completely positive anymore.
We were overly reliant on one player to score and suffered trying to find a second consistent scorer all of last year as well...yet DT still lit the B1G/everyone we played on fire to the tune of 20ppg and carried this sorry offense while being the opponents defense's sole focus. I'd say that's a testament to how good DT is/was.
FOR-EV-ER, FOR-EV-ER, FOR-EV-ER...
I ask, nay, I DEMAND you not report anything possibly negative about our football team. You need to be a team player and cover that up!
These jackasses don't realize that this is a non-story if it just happens and that's the end of it. Who cares? Said jackasses have now turned it into a story. I've long said PSU fans are the worst, most delusional bunch I've ever personally come across (I haven't been to a Bama game).
Boy this sure does a lot to take down that whole sweeping things under the rug, small college town stigma they've become so famous for...
We'll do a speed limit if Saban does a size/strength limit on his players, you know, for "player safety concerns"...
Definitely, boneheaded plays on both ends of the floor at the worst times by seemingly everyone.
That's a "we are who we are" type of thing. This team is not going to be an even passably decent shooting team and we all know it. It's not going to change, so I'm not worried about that. I'm worried when the thing we actually do well - play defense - starts suffering. Even when Trey and Amir were both in I saw people getting lost trying to find a man to cover since we were switching pretty much everything 1-4. People getting beat back door and people getting wide open threes (luckily Indiana isn't very good and missed a lot of them) aren't simply due to Amir and Trey being on the bench. The defense definitely was more effective with Amir on the floor...but there were still breakdowns.
I knew this team was going to struggle offensively all season. I'd hoped that maybe they'd gradually get a bit better, which hasn't happened. What bothers me most is that they've seemed to regress defensively as well. The Indiana game was a perfect example. We were playing our typical defense for the first portion of the game and then it seemed as though Indiana made some adjustments and they just started beating us all over the floor be it on pick and roll or back door or whatever (also, the defense was infinitely more effective with Amir in the lineup compared to Trey, sad but true. He can at least erase things around the basket every now and then and our defense went to total hell when we had them both on the bench for a stretch). So often guys were getting caught watching or taken out of position or lost in rotations and Indiana just started feeding off of defensive miscues. I hadn't seen any stats to cover it but it looks like these suffice. At the beginning of the year we were forcing turnovers at an incredible clip and were out and running and getting easier buckets in transition often times. Our halfcourt D was lockdown. More and more recently I keep seeing people falling asleep, losing sight of their man because they're watching the ball, or getting lost in rotation and I keep seeing teams getting more and more open looks all the time. Obviously, they're still a good defensive team because they're so athletic and they play hard on that end...but breakdowns and boneheaded plays have been creeping in all year.
aw, hell nothin' personal. I was being a smart ass myself. My apologies as well, we're all frustrated after a game like that. We can most definitely chalk this up as a frustrating year and a down year of the Thad era...just hoping they can pull something magical out of their asses to send Craft and Lenzelle out in style this March.
For sure. I don't think I can have a serious conversation with anyone who says they can't wait for Craft to be gone.
There's athleticism, I'll give you that. Not a lot of offensive talent though. They had open looks and missed them today (and throughout the season). They had shots at the basket and couldn't finish. I'll be happy to put part of the blame on Thad for sure...but at some point some of it needs to fall on the players as well, the ones that actually go out and execute (or don't execute). As with most things in life, it's not so much black and white or his or her fault...but some sort of combination in between.
Basically, there's a lot of ingredients that are going into making this turd what it is today.
I've seen like one or two people harshly criticize Craft and only one say he can't wait for him to move on prior to your post (I haven't yet read any further below). If anyone in this equation takes a beat down regularly from the vocal minority it is Matta, unjustified or not. You were easy to downvote because we all love Craft and you made it seem as though you were attacking us fans generally for the remarks of one or two people and being aggressive and calling people pathetic. Rest assured though my man, the majority is indeed with you, not the minority.
I think I saw maybe one person say anything along those lines...in a thread fullll of dozens of posts in which 99% of people we not making disparaging remarks toward Craft. Maybe if you knew what you were doing you'd reply directly to THAT person. Classic burn with the "maybe you need to learn to read" though. Maybe you should go elsewhere or at least figure out how to click the reply button if you disagree with an individual.
The hell are you talking about? Who all is tearing into Craft?
us people, who are apparently pathetic.
We still suck?
I really, truly don't think we belong. Been so hard to watch this team this year. I know this is a down year for the program and we'll have better days to look forward to. It's not even just that they aren't that good, they're just so ugly doing it. Constant boneheaded plays every game, horrid shooting, underperforming players, etc. It's just been a season to total frustration. This team should be much better than this.
Very inconsistently called as well. At times they were letter people get hacked, slapped, etc. and at other times were calling touch fouls. That's the worst thing you can ever ask for from a bball official is inconsistency. No way to adjust your style of play accordingly.