Joe Germaine is the most underrated player in buckeye history in my opinion. Boston and Miller were great, but their numbers were definitely helped by Germaine's accuracy
Can't believe I didn't even think of them...
Especially if you count Dayne
Quite some great RB's to come through here lately. Got me thinking, who should be considered RB University? (Last 15 years or so)
Probably would go..
4. Ohio State
Any others that should be in there?
It's hard to consider anything less than a playoff birth a "success" in my eyes
I have had 3 things happen while playing basketball with OSU athletes.
1. I swatted Terrelle Pryor during a pickup basketball game...
2. I got dunked on by BJ Mullins in a high school summer league game...
3. I almost had the entire crowd kill me for playing too hard against Jared Sullinger. Okay not kill....but I was boxing out (Attempting to at least, I'm 6'1) Sullinger during a summer league game and he tried to jump up to get the rebound...naturally I just kept moving backwards with the boxout and he flipped over top of me and landed on the ground. I heard people yelling "Watch out Jared he's trying to hurt cha!" and "That was a dirty F'ing play man!"
All 3 guys were pretty cool in the limited interactions I had with them.
Isn't Dez Bryant the one who got asked if his mom was a prostitute during the NFL draft interviews?
Have any NAIA schools talked to him?
I had an NAIA school talk to me as a senior for basketball. I'm not sure how it works for football, but for basketball the school I was talking to was allotted 6 full scholarships worth of money to disperse among their team. They could give 6 full scholarships and the rest of the players nothing or they could give 2 players full scholarships and disperse the other 4 throughout the team...etc.
I wasn't some prized recruit or anything so they were only going to give me like 1/5 of a scholarship so naturally I just chose to give it up since the school's tuition was twice as much as OSU's.
Elementary PE teacher and I also coach 8th grade boys basketball.
1. Russell (6'5)
2. Thompson (6'7)
3. Loving (6'7)
4. Tate (6'4)
5. KBD (6'7)
Give Lee one more chance because he showed promise the game before getting sick/injured. If he doesn't produce I would at least try this. Our big guys can't contest shots anyway. Say screw it to the defensive inside presence and focus on scoring the ball. With the length on the floor (Tate being shortest at 6'4) we should still be able to rebound decently.
I wouldn't say Smith too much. Really his role just increased as the talent around him left. His shooting percentages were down his senior year. Had Sibert stayed Smith might not have even been a starter.
Tough to say how much Lewis improved or didn't improve with him being a transfer and being overshadowed by his HS teammates during recruitment.
I'm not trying to say guys didn't improve at all, just more so attempting to say that expectations for improvement are often too high. If only a few guys in the last 8 years have drastically improved, then it comes down to us hoping a guy is a part of that 5% that do. We all should have known what Amir Williams was going to be after his Sophomore year.
Other than Evan Turner and Laquinton Ross, who really improved a ton from buckeye basketball teams the past 8 years?
I think part of the problem is that a lot of people think these players are drastically going to change their game over 4 years (Or less) when really the expected improvements should be much smaller. Things like defensive awareness and decision making often improve but besides that, what really drastically improves?
Probably have to win 3 out of their last 4. If they only win 2 out of 4 (Assuming losses are to Purdue and Wisconsin), then will probably have to win at least 2 games in the Big Ten Tourney to get in.
Anyone else still waiting on the NFL to make players run a 40 yard dash in pads? Can't believe more teams aren't asking for it. You play the game in pads, yet do all of these drills without pads on...
Would like to know how many average per game records were broken. Some of these are highly influenced by the team playing 15 games.
Nevertheless, still impressive of course
Was about to reply that he might stay because he is already pretty old...
Then I looked it up...the guy is only 53?! What a coach, but man he doesn't age very well...
If you've watched college basketball this year, I'm sure you have heard the wonderful monotone Shane Battier try to insert jokes with his very dry sense of humor into the telecast.
KBD this year reminds me so much of Laquinton Ross his Frosh year. Can tell the kid can shoot, uses his length well like Ross, but looks super awkward out there at times like he doesn't know what to do.
Craig Krenzel and Ted Ginn.
One was the best decision maker I've ever seen, the other the best athlete.
Can't believe more people aren't saying Art Schlichter
Jerry Lucas is the best buckeye basketball player ever. Sub him in for Oden. I would put Scoonie over Russell at least until the season is over. Then decide then. The rest I agree.
Agree with this. Especially because the trend is now to pull your MLB instead of your WLB when adding a DB.. MLB used to always lead a team in tackles. Not always anymore.
I always find it awesome that if you say "Siri, I'm drunk" that she will say "Would you like me to call you a cab?" And she does.