I feel bad for Cardale. He should have left a year earlier. The arm is unquestionable. But I think the intrigue and mystery that surrounded him a year ago is diminished.
Zeke to Dallas makes a lot of sense to maybe prolong Romo's career.
I have been a Bengals fan for way too long. But I don't wish for any Buckeye to have the misfortune of landing with the Bungles. Not at least until Marvin Lewis either figures out how to win a playoff game or resigns/retires.
That was pretty much the beginning of the end. After he ran that kick back I thought we were on our way.
I don't think it is that hard to say what Gene said. With a basketball program valued at 240 million, I think he can say he isn't concerned. If Thad doesn't get it turned around, I think Gene must believe that he can easily bring in a top flight coach.
Players and coaches share in the kafuffle.
Now it is time for Thad and staff to get their act in gear and fix this situation by getting some good players who can step in and contribute immediately.
I thought he was posturing for next season with his talk about next season being a pivotal year after the Florida game. What happened?
If this is the measuring stick, then Thad may as well go now. This team is not going to make a Sweet 16 run next season. As I look at the caliber of teams in this season's Sweet 16, this OSU team is no where close to that level. And many teams that didn't make it to the round of 16 were better than the teams that did.
If we win 1 game in the NCAA it might be seen as a step in the right direction.
I keep hearing where I live that Thad is going to hang up the sneakers sooner rather than later due to his back/leg issues.
Thad needs a new offensive scheme, or an offensive scheme period.
I am watching Stephen F Austin play and it is totally different than Ohio State. We pass around the perimeter a lot, try to do something one on one, or take a mediocre shot late in the shot clock, with a lot of guys just standing around. SFA players move without the ball, pass to the paint, penetrate and pass for good shots, and run when the opportunities are good. Plus, they play defense with energy and effort.
I have to lean towards your opinion. I just don't see the pieces in coaching or players at this point to lead me to think that this team will be vastly better on 2016-17.
I just don't see that. But I think that Thad needs at top 5 in the B1G, play in the conference tourney semi finals, win 1 NCAA game and at least make a good showing in the second round. That really isn't a fantastic season but that is the minimum acceptable in my thinking.
I have been ambivalent when it comes to Thad seeing both sides of the the argument for and against. But if this program continues its downward trajectory next season after the past 3 seasons, then it is time for a change. Not that anyone cares about my opinion.
Things went South with Tressel but how did they go stale? I am not saying I want him back with the most important play in football being the punt. But they won the Rose Bowl against Oregon and even though it didn't officially count, the Sugar Bowl against Arkansas. The team that would have been back in 2011 would have been pretty good had it stayed intact.
Late to the game on this thread, but a Buckeye QB holds one impressive all-time NFL stat: Pryor is owner of the longest QB TD run in NFL history.
MSU just kept a lot of money in-house at Vegas since so many put money on them to win it all. I just wish I would have put $25 on MTSU. I would be $500 richer. Now they know how OSU felt with football.
I hate to see the B1G embarrassed but there is a certain joy in watching Valentine and MSU crap themselves on the national stage.
Now Valentine and MSU know how OSU felt after that football game. You know who the better team is but there isn't anything you can do about it
There are some good teams in the NIT with understandable chips on their shoulders for getting snubbed. They will play like they have something to prove. We better be ready to play.
I agree it was bad, but unforgiveable?
I would suggest that John Cooper going 2-10-1 against UM and 3-8 in bowl games is unforgiveable.
I assume you are being facetious.
And I think I heard that Monmouth played more true road games than anyone else. As a mid-major they did what the committee has asked over the past few years--play road games, play tougher games out of conference, etc. I supposed they go penalized for losing to Canisius very heavily. But still, I would pick them over Syracuse who really had to lose some horrific games to end up with an RPI as low as they had given the fact that they played in the ACC and had a decent non-conference schedule. Boeheim got in because he is old and in his last year.
Are you into the Oz Principle?
uh-oh. This game might show that we are the 5th best team in the state.
Completely off topic but in the picture of Lyle shooting, I looked at the crowd and saw a lot of old people (older than me and I am 50)close to the court. I wonder what game that picture comes from because to me it says a lot about our home court advantage, or lack thereof.
On topic, this tells me that Matta lays into Lyle because he knows he can take it and take it in the right way. It also says that he is depending on him to be the key to bringing this program out of the doldrums.
But I am really bothered by the statement that he wasn't ready to play. Why? Is that player or coaching related, or both? Did they go into the game with the mindset that they didn't stand a snowball's chance of winning?
If what a lot of people seem to think about the returning players, Thad, and coaching staff is true, then it should get better. I hope they are right. I look at that roster and I am underwhelmed.
Syracuse this year is somewhat reminiscent of Ohio State in 2007-08. Same record. Same kind of quality wins. Similar conference tournament result. That Ohio State team would have done some damage in the NCAAT but got shut out. I am curious to see what happens to the 'Cuse in Boeheim's swan song.
I am not talking about a change at this point. Saying they haven't been relevant for 3 years doesn't mean that I am advocating a coaching change. Fact is, they haven't been very relevant the past 3 seasons. Winning 1 NCAAT game in 3 years isn't relevant.
I talked to a guy who played in the Reds organization during the Dusty Baker era. He asked me if I thought that Dusty should go. My problem was that while Dusty never produced in the post season, that Reds fans needed to be careful what they asked for because who was going to replace him. Case in point since Brian Price came on as manager.
It could be the same situation at OSU. We might want to be careful. But at the same time, there are a lot of good basketball coaches (more than in MLB) who would be glad to come to OSU. I can think of one right here in Ohio that would be a great hire if that time comes.