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Comment 20 Dec 2014

The issues are numerous in my mind. The Seniors are scared like someone mentioned above. And outside of Sam, none have improved over the course of their 4 years. Amir is just useless. I mean useless. The hardest playing lineup consists of FR and SO, and either McDonald and maybe Lee. Amir needs to be the 3rd guy. I don't understand Thad's continued loyalty to him!! Can someone explain that to me? I know he's a players coach, I get that. But Dear God he is terrible. 

Our 2-3 zone is a J O K E. Seth Davis or Doug Gottlieb (can't remember which it was) said it best on the halftime show. It's not good, at all. Especially with players like Amir and even Loving, who are already lazy minded on defense. We are 9 deep supposedly. Why the hell aren't we playing man?? 

i don't mean to be all doomsday, because this is a solid team. And I heavily support Thad Matta! But this zone and his misguided loyalty to guys like Amir will limit us against top 15 teams. 

Comment 10 Sep 2014

Definitely agree - hopefully those double figure games he had in the Bahamas can give him the confidence he needs heading into the season. Getting someone who can put in 10-12 a night off the bench would be huge! 

Comment 26 Aug 2014

For me, it's simply scheme based. Team like the Academies run this Option scheme because they know they don't have the talent of major schools and never will, so they have to run something that gives them a schematic advantage. With only a handful of teams running the Option, it does that. When you aren't used to seeing something, it can take a great deal of time to get used to it. As a HS coach myself, it takes your kids playing EXTREMELY disciplined football. They option relies on defensive players not being able to do their job every play.  If the Bucks can do their assignment every time, they will be fine. If they can't, it will be much closer than any of us wants. The good part is, the Bucks have had weeks to prepare for it and hone their assignments, rather than only a weeks time if this game was in the middle of the season. 

Comment 31 Jul 2014

Just saw Jerry Meyer quoted his article on 247 that there is a "strong possibility" of a commitment from ESA come Saturday! Back to back great classes for Thad it looks like :)

Comment 03 Jul 2014

From everything I have read and seen, evidently it would be a complete shock if he didn't pick the good guys! 

Comment 07 Apr 2014

He can not play next year...will have to sit out 14-15 season. But with Amir, McDonald, and the incoming Anthony Lee all graduating after this year, it leaves Dave Bell as only big man on the roster for the 2015-2016 seasons. So we need this kid! And hopefully we can add Giddins, the 5 star C out of GA too. Crossing my fingers.

Comment 23 Mar 2014

Seems like all this depends on who he believes people think is the perceived "favorite." I say, that if he thinks everyone believes Duke is the favorite then I think it could be an OSU selection. If he thinks everyone believes UK is the fav then it could be a Duke selection.... But again I am ALL speculation haha. Amazing what recruiting will bring to your head! Just hope he picks the Scarlet and Grey! 

Comment 23 Mar 2014

Really BD? Haven't you heard? I, in fact, do know everything. Easy bro- it's a message board post my man. But until I hear something positive that he indeed is leaning toward OSU , I don't think there is any way he does. I hope to eat my words... But let's face it, the staff's inability to develop a big man is hurting us. Amir and Trey are not good and haven't gotten much better, if at all. You can't say Sully got that much better in his 2nd year...all he did was develop his outside game himself. His only post move was bullying through dudes, which he did do well lol. Mullens...nope, and Koufos...eh. 

Amir has a few moves...but we have never made the effort to include him in the offense. High school kids see that. So until I see something positive with him and OSU, I say he will follow the same thing Okonoboh and Elbert Robinson did and choose somewhere else. 

Comment 23 Mar 2014

Crossing my fingers here!!! We aren't getting Myles Turner...so we NEED this guy. Hopefully that will bridge the gap until 2015 when Daniel Giddins (hopefully) is our C.

Comment 22 Nov 2013

The thing that gets me about the Curtis Samuel ESPN scouting report is when they say they "aren't sure how fast he is because he has such good foot speed, he may look faster than he is." Lol wow...only timed 4.3 at The Opening. Oh ESPN.....

Comment 01 Nov 2013

The facts are guys, the Big 10 is a conference that HAS to go near undefeated in their bowl games pretty soon to get that respect back. That's about the only way it's going to get the respect back. And I believe the biggest way OSU gets the haters to shut up, is to win in good fashion in their BCS game this year....whether that turns out to be the NC or another bowl.

Until these things happen for the league and the Bucks...the bashing of both will commence weekly.

Comment 10 Oct 2013

I think the league winner is going to have 3-4 BIG 10 losses, like the past couple years. It's just SO hard to win on the road night in and night out with fan bases like we have in this league! I definitely think the Bucks can win the conference though for sure.

Comment 07 Feb 2013

Ah, so he's Evan Ravenel. Gotcha. Haha, average player. Again, I'm probably saying he's the difference in a bucket or 2..which wouldn't make much of a difference.

Comment 07 Feb 2013

It seems too many people are overestimating the impact of Jordan Morgan. He's averaging 5 ppg and 4 rpg, WORSE than his freshman season. Amir has better numbers! There's no way you can argue he's better than McGary, anyway.

He would've had minimal impact. So, I don't think anyone can actually say it would have been different with him or anyone is "forgetting" his impact. Maybe Amir doesn't get fouled one time and go to the line, but that's about it. He's average, at best.