I would make each player make 8 of 10 FT in a row before leaving practice.
Belle, I was a Bengals fan from 1975. I stuck with them through thick and thin: Homer Rice, Shulà, you name it I was there. 41 long years. But the playoff debacle of the 15-16 season just did me in. I just don't care anymore and don't want any Buckeye to experience firsthand the misery I have experienced from a distance. But at least they would make big money doing so!
I just don't wish the Bengals or Browns on any Buckeye drafted. The Browns are quite a long way from being relevant and the window on the Bengals is closing under the curse of Mike Brown and Marvin Lewis.
The point has been made that evaluation should be made after the completion of the season and not on the basis of individual games/losses. Basically I agree with that.
But lets look at it in light of the recent football situation where the consensus seems to be that the results of the Clemson game and offensive woes at the end of the year served as an impetus to making needed changes.
If the season turns around and the basketball team finishes 10-8 in B1G with an upset or two, wins a league tourney game, finishes 21-12, somehow slides into the NCAA where it loses in the first round as a 12 seed. Would that satisfy the crowd? I don't think anyone wishes that the team continues to slide this season. But would a result like this prolong the status quo that seems to have beset the program?
TJ, for your next adventure, try walking on for basketball.
They had a 5'8" point guard last year. But he probably could jump higher than you.
This needs a whole lot more than Aaron Craft.
I thought about DV, but decided to UV you just for unabashed optimism. Its either that or extreme naiveté.
For Thad I feel sad
But this team is so bad
That I will be glad
When a new coach is had
There might be 5000 fans at Sunday's game assuming MSU fans don't run into bad weather.
Wasn't Jeff Cochran (94 Bungles) a running back and not a linebacker?
What has he done to deserve it?
I think it needs to be a brand new start and fans need to give the guy a couple of seasons to reinvigorate a stagnant program like Gary Williams did back in the 80's
We are battling with Rutgers for last place. That is rareified air!
Are you talking about football or basketball?
If basketball, why do you think it will be any better?
A new, better chapter will come to OSU basketball. I don't think it gets written this year and from the looks of it, I think the author might be different.
That is true. Facebook and Twitter provide a venue to display that truth to the rest of us. I personally hate social media. It gives people a platform to unabashedly say things about others that they would rarely say to their face. It also shows the arrogance of people who think that the rest of the living world really cares about what they do, think, or say.
I second your sentiments about St. John. I went to almost every home game in the late 80's when Gary Williams was the coach and it could get loud. I prefer it as a venue to The Schott which is pretty sterile. They weren't the best teams but the product and style of ball was fairly exciting.
Realistic: a possible NIT bid. They could easily start 0-6:in league play and be lucky to finish 6-10.
I don't see Thad surviving a year like that.
The good news was the top 6 players from last year's team returned.
The bad news is the top 6 players from last year's team returned.
It is going to be a long year boys and girls
The young team of this year is going to be very inexperienced again next year. There are going to be a lot of gaps to fill again next season. With all the announced departures and those yet to come, I am not feeling nearly as hopeful for a B1G title and return to the CFP.
Great in 2014.
Job taken away in 2015 and played good when given the chance.
Played in 2016 with shortage of good receivers, debatable line play at times, and poor play calling.
Do we really think a first year QB could take next year's team to expected heights?
re seem historically underutilized at Ohio State
Ohio State would not be my pick if I was a stud TE prospect.
“Our game was to be balanced and certainly not, whatever the stat you just said, that wasn't our game plan,” Meyer said. “We just didn't execute very well on offense.”
On 21 of the first 27 offensive plays, the Buckeyes directed J.T. Barrett to drop back to pass.
“That was not the game plan. I think we kind of got taken out of the game plan a little bit,” Meyer said. “But no, that was our plan, to be balanced. We didn't follow the plan."
Respectfully, how did they get taken out of the game plan when 21-27 of the first offensive plays were passes and Weber doesn't get the touches? Why didn't they follow the plan? Maybe my purely inexpert football mind is missing something, but they made no real attempt to establish the running game with Weber inside or outside. And about that missed catch, I propose that Barrett should have thrown it more to his inside shoulder. That was a harder catch than we think.
UFM clearly decided he was going to put the outcomes of the last 2 games squarely on JT's shoulders and see what happened. Well, he batted .500 but it wasn't real pretty. Thank you for writing an article on a topic that many of us have been scratching our heads about.