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Comment 30 Mar 2016

This could be the "Amir Williams effect". Humor me here. Thad learned that sometimes even players who are recruited with great potential can't be coached. Enter Amir Williams who couldn't figure out how to follow the "after getting a rebound a foot from the hoop, stop bringing the ball down which lets defenders knock it out of your hands" instruction! Thanks to Amir, Thad is cutting bait with some of these guys early on and will bring in players he thinks are a better fit. He's not kicking them off the team, he's just letting them leave. In the end, I think the team will actually be better next year.

Comment 29 Mar 2016

Let 'em go! With what I saw on the court this year, I didn't see anything that outstanding and it would appear that some of  these players have entitlement issues. News flash! If you work harder and get better, you will play more! Jashon Tate's 60% foul shooting is embarrassing and is directly related to not putting in the time like Russell stated the other day. There are players that will come in and work hard at this historic university. If any more of Buckeye players want to leave, open that door wide open for them. OSU wasn't winning a championship next year anyway even with all the players returning. Russell leaving, hurt this team a lot more than we may have thought. Giving Thad a pass this time, but he will have to find out what is going on with the kinds of players he is recruiting. If it is systemic, which it could be, he'll have to find a way to adjust moving forward. This could be Amir Williams fault too. (please note the italics)

Comment 15 Mar 2016

Nothing surprising from Deangelo. We all knew Amir Williams coasted through without working hard, you could see that clearly. These young guys are doing some of the same things. It all goes back to free throws. I believe that is the barometer. If you can't hit 70% from the line, you aren't working on your game. If this team can't hit free throws down the stretch, they won't win those tough games that they need to get into the REAL tournament. It's sad really, I like Thad Matta. I think he is a great coach, but some of this has to land at his feet. As a fan, I'm just tired of the mentality of this team as of late, which is evidenced by Deangelo's statements.

Comment 31 Jan 2016

How can this team expect to win regardless of offensive/defensive scheme if they are that abysmal at the charity stripe? Coach Matta must be ripping out his hair having to face this handicap. At this level of basketball, I can't understand how a player doesn't concentrate on that part of his game on their own time, if necessary. I know they are a young team, but this must be corrected asap. Horrid team free throw shooting is costing them wins.

Comment 11 Jan 2016

This team is very athletic, but they still have trouble with the basics. They had better learn how to box out in the paint if they want to go anywhere this year. It was embarrassing watching Indiana dominant in the first half. That was as much as I could stomach. They're learning though and hopefully by tournament time, they'll be ready for the big stage.

Comment 08 Jan 2016

Total class act! I always wondered if we would ever see him throw the football again as a Buckeye. It was sad that we didn't get that chance. Hopefully we will see it when he is playing on the next level. Some lucky team is going to get an exceptional athlete/player, but an even better leader/man. Thanks for all the great memories Braxton. We will all miss not seeing you play for the Buckeyes!

Comment 08 Mar 2015

I hate to bang on an easy target like Amir Williams, but I cannot help it. How can someone be 7 feet tall and play that lathargically his whole career? Just show some energy and foul out due to effort. Just show Thad something for heavens sake. Next year will be so nice without him. It's 4 on 5 basketball when he is on the court. I'm sorry Amir, I pray that you have put more effort into your studies so that you can be successful in the game of life.