As long as he doesn't request a massage from any of the players, this is cool.
Down year in general for college hoops. The fact the Buckeyes are still in the top 25 is actually shocking to me. That being said, it gives us hope come March.
Definitely. It's a mix and match every game. Watching them this year has been painful. No one is on Russell's level. There's too much standing around. They don't know how to play with each other and it's painful to watch. They are wasting a year where they have one of the best players in the country.
I don't think you're appreciating the talent difference between the NFL and college football. Russell Wilson is a better true quarterback than Braxton Miller is. How do you form your opinions? Do you think Braxton is a better QB than JT Barrett? If so, I have bad news for you. JT Barrett can make all the throws and hits his receivers where they need to be. Being a better athlete doesn't make you a better QB. Best example is the 2013 B1G Championship game. MSU wasn't afraid of Braxton's arm, they stacked the box and he got shut down. It's delusion to think he can play QB at the next level and be successful, he's too good of an athlete not to be utilized where his skills shine.
His strongest skills are his agility, and his acceleration. If this was a video game he'd have 99 in both those attributes. We have two guys right now who are true QBs. Urban Meyer even said in the past "He's an athlete playing quarterback right now." Granted, that was almost three years ago, but the guy knows how to evaluate talent and his persuasion skills are top notch. I'd bet all my money on a switch to HB/RB next year. I know I shouldn't use this example but Denard Robinson had a pretty good year at RB for the Jaguars. If I'm Urban, that's my #1 selling point.
Great letter. Something I've noticed since Urban has been the coach is the improved behavior of the players. They say the right things, they do the right things, and their outlook is positive. I think he's spent more time trying to teach these guys how to be young men with character. I believe one of the reasons he left UF was because he was unable to instill the proper culture with those players. So it's been a huge point of emphasis with the Buckeyes, and they have been receptive. I can honestly say I'm less worried about this off-season than at any time in the past. Here's to not sticking my foot in my mouth!
Kam has an incredibly smooth jumper. Honestly, he should be starting. I don't mean to offend Marc Loving, but he looks like he's playing in slow motion a lot of the time. I think Kam is a better athlete, and better scorer of the basketball. But then again, what the hell do i know?
Friggin hilarious! When I inevitably win Power Ball and become a millionaire, I'm starting my own media company that will be devoted completely to making media members eat crow. I will show up to events where the likes of Paul Costanzo are, with an actual crow, read him his own words, and then force feed him the crow.
I know things are different when you're just a student, and not a student-athlete. However, just going to school at tOSU was one of the greatest experiences of my life. The sense of community is outstanding. In general, just good people all around you.
"There was one time this year he had it and he fumbled it. He was carrying the ball way out here in Texas when he should've had it closer like Indiana. You know, I called him out on Twitter and it's kind of like Twitter lore now. So, it's kind of entertaining. But I just tell him to go out there and do your job. This is your job and this is how you stay employed. Go out there and make plays."
-Candice Lee after the National Championship
Sign her up, we could use another assistant.
Possibly the best thing that could have happened to this team. The strides they made after this game were enormous, and I guarantee the lessons learned from this game played a huge part.
Kid was a beast yesterday. If you had told me he was 6'4" while watching the game yesterday, I would have laughed at you.
I agree completely with this assessment. That's just going off pure emotion. When they beat Bama I was bouncing off the walls. When they beat Oregon it was just pure joy.
Yikes. He had 33 points and we won by 2? It's also the way he plays. Russell looks to facilitate the rest of the team but a lot of the time it looks like every is standing around. I just don't get how a freshman, no matter his talent level, can have a better understanding of what's supposed to happen than the guys who've been in the program 2,3,4 years.
After the VT game I thought this might be the worst line in tOSU history. I even wrote that. After that game, and over the course of the season they turned into one of the best in Buckeye history. Amazing transformation from an amazing group of individuals.
There's a lot of talent on this team, but when they play good teams they look lost. It's almost hard to watch because Thad is such a "team" guy, and you know it must be driving him crazy the way they are playing against better competition.
I'm going to bring 1000 items for autographs.
It's amazing to see someone who has reached the pinnacle of their craft multiple times be able to always make the adjustments needed in their life. A lot of successful people are stuck in their ways because what they have done and how they behaved has worked for them. It's a true testament to Urban's ability to adjust to his demands from all angles.
So 'Bama it hurts. Forget logical constructs, forget reasoning, and forget sanity. Love this guy!
Ohio State recruits extremely well, and I love the team the Buckeyes have, and are going to have over the next several years. That being said, I think when Ohio State loses a tight recruiting battle a lot of the time it comes down to the quality of the conference. That's a recruiting tool they don't have right now, and when the B1G turns around (hopefully) look out because Ohio State will get almost everyone they go after.
Lived on 9th and High, and that was my backyard. Truly interesting stuff happening there.
Whoops, definitely didn't know that. Now I feel like a dick. My apologies, I was a little emotional while writing that.
Absolutely terrible. There are no excuses for anyone involved for Ohio State. That loss set them back so far, it's hard to even compare to anything we've had in recent history.
Offensive line: F- (as far as I'm concerned Billy Price should have quit some time between last night and this morning) Running backs: incomplete (gotta touch the ball) Wide Receivers: D JT: C- (no time, no protection) D-Line: A Linebackers: C+ D-backs: C- (only because they had a couple turnovers).
I don't know if anyone told Urban, but on the college football landscape, you do not lose at home, at night, to any unranked team, especially at Ohio State. Do that again, and you're probably gonna be on the hot seat. This isn't Michigan. What makes this even worse is how much talent Ohio State has recruited. To me, this is a case of getting 100% outcoached, by a guy who has permanent stroke face. Future not looking bright for the Buckeyes.
Samuel - 143