No. Clearly the MSU game was an aberration. This team will probably finish sub .500, what an absolute disastrous season. I honestly never thought I would live to see the day when we would lose to NW at home. Just unthinkable.
I think OSU wins comfortably today. NW is not a legit tourney team, take a look at their schedule. They haven't beaten anyone good yet, their only OOC games vs decent teams were losses to Butler and ND. The win at Texas looked good at the time, but we have since learned that Texas is awful. OSU certainly hasn't played to their potential much this season, but I think this game is going to like all the other home games vs NW go - a double digit Buckeye win.
This is more about money than it is about player safety. If they were truly concerned about player safety they would shorten the season and make it start later. It's far more dangerous to play games in hot weather than in any other condition. I would prefer to see the opening game take place around Sept 15, get rid of the ridiculous CCGs. Play an 11 game season then a 4 week playoff with the NCG on Jan 1. Pretty simple.
Last night was not a very encouraging sign of any kind of "momentum" building. A mediocre team squeaked by a bad team on the road. Nothing more. They should win the next 2 home games vs NW and Minnesota. If they win those games comfortably then we can start to think maybe they are starting to make positive strides, but if those games are close, or God-forbid they actually lose one of them, then this team will absolutely finish sub .500 in the B1G.
Wow what a testament to both himself and the program. He clearly is a guy with his head on straight, and I wish him success in whatever field or fields he chooses to pursue. I'm sure this isn't the last we have heard from him, and I am confident he will be one of those guys who shines a positive light on the value of an OSU education.
I still can't get very excited about this team. They should be sitting at 4-1, not 1-4, so it's hard to get too optimistic, but they will be favored in the next 5 games, so if they can make the turn at 5-4 and start off the second half with a home win over Maryland, they would be sitting 6-4 at the end of January with maybe a flicker of a hope for the postseason.
I really, really wish I was exited for today's game, but all I can do is hope we don't get totally embarrassed on national TV this afternoon.
Wow, I am surprised at how many people think there is going to be some kind of search. We hired Matta's replacement after last season ended. Chris Jent is the "coach in waiting." Initially I thought Thad would hang around for another 2-3 season to get that elusive title, but this year has gone so poorly that the switch is going to certainly be made for next season. As bad as things look right now, with Jent in charge I am still optimistic about the long term future of Buckeye basketball. It pains me to see Matta's tenure here end on such a sour string - he is the best coach we have ever had and it sucks that he got dealt a shitty health issue. I was really hoping for a 25-30 year run with him as our coach, but now I have shifted that focus to Jent. Let's hope he can stay healthy, I know he will be able to return us to the standard Matta established here in his first 10 years.
This is NOT a young team, it's full of sophomores and juniors - with a senior, which in today's CBB is a veteran team. Last year they could use the "inexperienced" excuse, but not this year. I fully expected a B1G title challenge from a team returning the nucleus of a team that finished 1 game out of 2nd place. It has all crashed and burned to the floor and lower.
The B1G is bad, not SEC bad, but bad. There isn't a single team worthy of the top 20 right now, and I would say it probably ranks 5th among the conferences- ACC, Big East, B12, PAC, B1G, SEC. OSU is solidly in the lower middle tier, which is absolutely inexcusable. The league might not even get 6 tourney bids this year and OSU is pretty much already out of the running for that. In January. Unbelievable.
They should absolutely be concerned. There is really no excuse for not starting out 2-0, we were gifted 2 softballs and dropped them both. Not surprising given the fact that they dropped 2 OOC games that they should have won. I think they can win at Minnesota, I don't believe the Gophers are any good, but they will lose a 56-53 type game at Wisky and the MSU game could be ugly. I see 1-4 staring them in the face, when they really should have been no worse than 3-2 at that point.
I have zero hope for this season. The team hasn't jelled like I expected, and now KBD is done. They are certainly not going to make the tournament, and at this point, even an NIT bid isn't a given. How far things have fallen. And this year is most shocking since they brought back the nucleus of a team that was making progress at the end of last season.
Hate to hear this, but hopefully he can still take a medical redshirt. I think we are very close to the point in the season where the "imaginary line" is, and considering he missed a ton of games already due to injury I hope he can get the year back.
I don't care what their record was, their players walked out, then came back, then threatened to walk out again/transfer once Claeys was fired. It's a mess up there. Doing a rebuild in the MAC is nothing like trying to do one in the B1G. Every year the best MAC coach (or 2 or 3) leave for better jobs and the teams they leave behind take a step back, or fall off a cliff. Any team in the MAC can rise up in a given year. He's going to find the rowing is all upstream in the B1G.
He must love rebuilds, but this one is going to be much tougher than the one he just left in Kalamazoo.
Yeah he was jettisoned. Urban requests a 2 year commitment from the guys he hires into coordinator positions and I assume that means the 2 year commitment is reciprocal. The offense has gotten steadily worse over Beck's 2 seasons here so he was clearly not going to be retained. You don't leave OSU with a rock solid coach for a flailing Texas program that just hired an up and comer (who happened to be your predecessor) without knowing you were not going to be retained.
In other news, water is wet.
I'm looking froward to seeing what he and the rest of the offense can do with a legit OC back on the sidelines. Spoiler - it's gonna be good. Our 2 year Tim Beck nightmare is over!
It is definitely a must win, but it might not be an upset. I haven't seen a line come out yet, and with Purdue having already lost at home to Minnesota, I would not be surprised to see OSU favored. Plus Purdue has only ever won 1 game in the Schott.
Having said that, I have zero faith in this team, as they have already lost 3 games they should have won. For the first time in 15 years I really am just not all that interested in OSU basketball and I never thought I would get to that point while Matta was still in charge. This team is just too frustrating to watch. So much so that I consider myself lucky that BTN wasn't working for most of the Illinois game. Normally I would have been on the phone with TWC ranting and raving, but Sunday I was actually a little relieved I was only able to see the last 4 minutes (which were awful).
This was a bad loss to a bad basketball team, but I was expecting it. Luckily BTN wasn't working for most of the game, but I did get to see us fuck up the last 4 minutes. I just cannot believe how every year our collective basketball IQ seems to get even lower. We are in a full on spiral downwards and it just makes no sense. This is a game that last year's team with freshmen and sophomores might have lost, but no way should a team of experienced players have lost to Illinois on the road. If you can't handle that weak ass team, what the hell is going to happen when you go to East Lansing or Madison? I really, really didn't want the Matta era to end with a dud like it is, but it is time to move on to Jent next season.
Arguably? lol no, without question it was the worst bowl loss and there isn't even a close second. OSU should NEVER get shutout. At least this is the final nail in Beck's coffin. And if this makes some juniors decide to come back, I guess that's a plus too, but the program took an enormous black eye last night. As did the conference. Generally I don't care much about the B1G in terms of reputation etc, but B1G teams have now been shut out 38-0 and 31-0 in back to back years. This is going to make it very hard the next few years for any B1G team to make the playoffs unless they are undefeated. So basically our margin of error is now zero. And deservedly so. That was beyond embarrassing.
The roof is retractable and the field itself can roll outside too.
Regarding the Group of 5- that coach is correct - they have no shot, nor should they. When you play one or MAYBE 2 games vs P5 competition then play 11 games against G5 or 1-AA teams you just simply do not deserve a spot. When there are 5 P5 conferences and 4 playoff slots there is no case that could ever be made for a G5 team to get in. That's why eventually the P5 programs will split off entirely and the whole point will be moot.
I really do not understand this "competition" between Texas and OSU on beer sales at games. I like beer, wine, and liquor, but I don't particularly care for the crappy mass-produced beer they are selling, and certainly not at those ridiculous prices.
And the lady with the pet gator may have a Merry Christmas with him, but I would not be surprised to see an article in the next week or 2 with the headline "pet gator bites off owner's head".
It's appalling that there was any kind of investigation. The video replay too like 5 seconds to confirm the call of the field was correct. People tend to forget that only the nose of the ball needs to touch the 15 yard line since the original LOS was at the 25. 3/4 of Barrett's body was well over that line, including both of his arms and his waist. What a waste of time and effort to investigate that.
You know the difference between a legit powerhouse program and a wannabe? One regularly wins games vs ranked opponents on the road and moves on to the next, the other wins those so rarely and feels a need to do some marketing gimmick to commemorate the rare occurrence.