I think the sky is falling mentality is looking at the entire program as a whole... comparing recent years performance with this years and now the "supposed" next stars/leaders of our program leaving as well. I don't think the sky is falling... It fell. So now it's time to set reasonable expectations and show Buckeye fans that the proper steps are being taken to rebuild and restore.
Right well... We went from Sugar Bowl champs to 6-7... and them immediately went undefeated, 2 years later a national title and have only accumulated 4 total losses since.
Hoops went from Sweet 16 bounce to first round bounce to NIT bounce. I love your optimism, don't get me wrong. I'm just not cool with the overall "pass" being handed out considering the recent downward spiral combined with the 3 (4 supposedly) transfers ON TOP of DeAngelo Russel coming out and calling out the culture of the OSU program as a whole.
Why would anyone downvote this haha? You're 100% spot on. I wouldn't call him a constant foot out the door... I would rather say he never really had a full foot in the door.
Just to be original...
There was a cerebral moment of mine recently that aligned well with the aforementioned theory.
Shawn in your attempt to contradict the guy you literally just proved his point and answered your own question. But please continue...
Yep, and if I had wheels... I'd be a wagon.
I'm coming out of left field spitting something original, something out of the box, some abstract thinking here... Fire Thad
Apparently you haven't watched too much Buckeye hoops this season.
Can't run and press and expect the boys to not get tired. Much needed TV timeout.
AND HE MADE THE FREETHROW!!
Bad shots, poor offensive sets, missed free throws. To only be trailing by 3 is great. Come out and play even our B+ ball and we should turn this around.
2016 - (Inserts literally 1,500,000 scenarios because he has no idea what to expect)
Should I be optimistic, hopeful and somewhat delusional by saying we have the grit and the youthful exuberance to pull off the upsets on the way to the semi finals? Or should I just be happy if we keep it close and get out of the first round? And then of course should I just prepare to be "understanding" and "reasonable" if we don't even accomplish that much?
Brings back the old adage: "Just Win, Baby."
You can point at this or point at that... fact is we haven't won enough. No excuses necessary. We aren't a tournament ready team this year. Would like to see Thad take this team of young "blue collar grinders" (like Tate) and develop them in to a top 10 team next season. Horizon could be exciting.
I dig that watch he's wearing @1:20 in the vid.
No idea why you got a DV here. But you have my good graces sir. (Or Mam)
I don't have the ambition to compare the two via Google, but your comment after is spot on. Thad is protected by his squeaky clean reputation, charming demeanor, above average results over all, and most of all the notion that "Ohio St is a Football first, second, and third school." So long as our football team is dominant (and his Bball program stays violation free), Thad and the BasketBucks will always get something of pass from Buckeye Nation. "Ehhhhh we can't have it all guys, let's just be happy we're not IU or Illinois. Oh, and only X days til the Spring Game!"
And therefore he could probably retire a buckeye if he wants, when he wants.
I have zero qualms with moving on from Thad if the right candidate exists. Thas's had a really good career for us. Not great or elite by some standards (even just 1 national title I would say he's been great). He's had great recruiting classes that have turned out some pretty good results. I would support Thad more had I been able to say pretty good recruits turning out some great results, but that's just not true. Thad is an amazing ambassador for the game and I have a ton of respect for him. But I also have no problem bringing in the next young gun, Brad Stevens type cat, who wants to rejuvenate our decade long "B+ average" program.
Fact stands that we can't even get the top talent in Ohio to stay here and play for us anymore. Maybe it's ok to say something needs to change. Maybe it's ok for Thad to take some blame. It's honestly disturbing to see this impenetrable shield some of you have built around him as if he is absolved of any and all responsibility.
Those of you Thad faithful ridiculing those who aren't, there's nothing wrong with you being in love with perennial high hopes and receiving moderate to above average results. But there's others who just seem to just have a higher standard for success than you do. And that's ok too.
(...sorry man, I had to.)
Dude it's time to set the record straight!
It was 4 TDs and a 2pt conversion and it was against Ottowa Glandorf. will you stop overselling yourself already... I mean it was fuckin 25 years ago man. Ps you still owe $25 for the class reunion and Frankie down at BB Tool n Die said to tell you that you didn't get the job.
A forum topic that is simple yet meaningful, well themed, does what it says swiftly and appeals to the majority...
...you beat me to it as I was editing.
So... Is it too late now to say sorry?
You should go and love yourself.
What do you mean?
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"...uh yeah man, whats up?"
"Do you have any snacks?"
"I don't know, go ask my mom..."
"...can you go ask her?"