I don't know how long ago that was but we're 24 games in now and he's saying we can't guard in man to man. To me that means the opposite of what he's trying to say. If man isn't working why not try a zone?
Still think we should try playing zone. Loving and Bates-Diop are too slow to play man but they have the length to be effective in a zone. We have either Giddens or Thompson inside to protect the bucket so we can put more pressure on the outside shooters. We're giving up too many uncontested 3s.
I remember those teams. Kenny Glenn went on to play for the Globetrotters.
I agree. Returns for touchdowns are nice but don't really win many games. The only player that had more than 2 punt returns for TDs last year was Cyrus Jones and none of his was in a game that was decided by less than 25 points. Make good decisions and don't turn it over and I'll be happy.
I've been saying this for a while. Kam should be starting and getting 30+ minutes a game. If we were playing zone (which I think we should) he would replace Tate. Bates Diop and Loving's length would fit right in. But I realize that's probably not going to happen. So if we insist on playing man, one of them should sit more because they aren't athletic enough to guard some of the forwards in the BIG.
Agree. No coach in the history of OSU BB has had close to his degree of success.
From what I have read, we didn't pull George Hill"s scholly. Am I wrong about this?
I know Matta doesn't like to play zone but that may be the answer. Leave Giddens or Thompson inside to take away the easy drives to the bucket and nose up on the outside shooters. Too often our bigs are pulled outside in man defense.
Cupp has that look of someone you wouldn't want to mess with.
Michael, you read Cormac McCarthy? I'm impressed. One of the great writers of our time, that most people haven't heard of.
"The Buckeyes’ sophomore forward and de-facto team captain has not been himself of late"
Actually he has been himself. That's the problem. He shouldn't even be in the top two or three off the bench.
OK, I'm going to ask for the third time in the last couple days, why isn't Kam starting over Tate?
Only an indian could sneak up behind him.
I agree Lyle is very effective when he's looking to score like he did in the second half. I just don't like our other option(s) at point. My big issue is with Tate playing over Williams.
Just to be accurate, Haskins has never taken a snap either.
Actually he said average "at best". I agree he is being way too pessimistic.
Really like Thompson and Giddens inside on defense. We haven't had enforcers like them since...well, it's been a while.
I agree Cat. You can add the Springs(es ?) and the Spencers. Great families. I'm sure there are more.
Could be wrong but I thought you had to be a "consensus" All American to get a tree.
Matta is not a great interview. Guess I'm used to Urban.
I've watched OSU since the late fifties and in my opinion Terry Glenn is the best receiver we've ever had. I know many will disagree.
We still might have sneaked in the back door if either Florida or N. Carolina had anything resembling a QB.
Resume schmesume. Bama or Clemson lose I think we're in. They WANT us in.
I still don't get why the OL coach has to be on the field. Seems to me he could see what adjustments the line needed to make better from the press box and relay it to Cordle on the field like he did. It's not like Cordle speaks a different language or doesn't know anything about line play.
I believe, just like last year, the committee wants OSU in. They took some heat last year putting us in over TCU and Baylor UNTIL we won it all. Then they looked like geniuses. Bottom line is they're tasked with selecting the best 4 teams. If Bama and Clemson win there's no debate. They're in and we're out. If either one loses though, then there's at least one spot up for grabs. Forget all the conference winners and SOS crap, they don't want to put someone in who's going to be an almost sure win for whoever they play. So, of the teams that are still in consideration, who will they think is the best team, the least likely to get smoked? I may be biased but I know who I'd pick.