Almost as bad as naming the basketball court Value City Arena...now that was a funny April Fools...oh wait a minute.
From what I have seen of Beverly he will be starting next year, better shooter, distributor and ball handler than Jackson.
This team will be better next year just with Loving moving on, I have never seen such unmotivated play from a college athlete, his minutes will go to Funderberk if he doesn't transfer and he may actually want to play and give effort.
With our current OC? It doesn't matter.
Can't be Krenzel or Germaine they would die, has to be Pryor, or Miller, or JT.
The QB has to run the ball 40 times with our current offensive philosophy, however with Pryor I think we would be avg more than 3.4 yards per carry. He would probably tear it up.
If we have an OC who will throw DOWNFIELD and unlock this offense's true potential the choice is EASY.
CARDALE JONES the only one who has an NFL arm and has won a National Title and taken down Alabama.
Joe has great poise in pocket and nice touch in his passes. He is a winner in highschool he was a great leader and played one if the best State Championship games I have ever seen. You can tell a competitor and leader when they are on the field and he is just that.
Son of a coach too so he knows the work to put in. Kid throws a great deep ball and Haskins is good too but I doubt he beats out Burow. OSU has talent at QB for years to come.
Burrow throws a nice deep ball too, go back to spring game he was by far the best QB in that game, more reps the better for him since Barrett runs it so often.
Exciting times at OSU QB is most important position and it appears we have a ton of talent there for years
He should go to Ohio University!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I hope he finds success wherever he goes, but I pray he does not go to a Pro Style offence up north. That would just suck. I was so excited for Danny, we have followed him since he was a junior high kid.
Best of luck to him!!!
Austin Mack u can just tell he is going to be good
Burrow is real deal no doubt the future Haskins will Redshirt
Whew thank god we will still have Loving's grit and determination and overall leadership and hustle......
Giddens was one guy who actually looked like he gave a crap when on the floor.
The problem is our one upperclassman does not care.
I would sit Loving, I know he has talent but he brings the team down or something. Who does this team turn to? When they huddle up who is their inspirational leader? Honestly AJ Harris to me seems to be the one guy who could be a leader for this team. He hustles and is intense. Tate hustles and is intense but is out of control emotionally and on the floor.
Mickey Mitchell struggled this year, but every game I watched I am not sure why but no one will pass him the ball, I watched multiple skip passes across the floor that were stolen when Mitchell was open right next to a guy. At least pass it to move the ball not that Mitchell needs to shoot it, but continue the flow not try a long shot pass.
Next year Thad needs to sit this team down, look them in the eye and ask who wants it.
My starting lineup would be;
With Loving, Tate, and Williams off the bench. Why Mitchell? Because he can create for others if given the opportunity. Loving and Williams off the bench would provide scoring. Maybe Loving would supplant Mitchell eventually if he showed passion. Never seen a guy with that much talent just go through the motions, he is worse than Amir Williams from that standpoint IMO.
I would keep Lyle or Harris on the floor at all times, rotating them out with Williams and Mitchell. I like Loving off the bench along with Williams. I also like a "running" lineup of Harris, Mitchell, Tate, KBD, Giddens/Bell...I think that would be a great up and down fast break lineup to change the pace of games.
Burrow is going to surprise people one day, the kid is a good QB and is more athletic than people think. They clamor over Haskins but I think Burrow is a better prospect than Haskins anyway. I would love to have them both on the roster though. Burrow did not get the pub since he played in Southern Ohio, but in the playoffs he showed poise in the pocket, mobility, leadership, and guts out there on the field.
This team has talent all over even with the departures. There is no reason to think if this team gets by Oklahoma early they are not undefeated heading into the Northwestern game. That will be the first test after Oklahoma, almost every team in BIG Ten is replacing their starting QB. We return ours.
Sept. 3: Bowling Green
Sept. 10: Tulsa
Sept. 17: at Oklahoma
Oct. 1: Rutgers
Oct. 8: Indiana - Replacing Sudfield at QB and Howard at RB
Oct. 15: at Wisconsin - Breaking in a new QB
Oct. 22: at Penn State - Hackenberg is gone (which could be good for them?)
Oct. 29: Northwestern - Return the bigger part of their team so they will be dangerous
Nov. 5: Nebraska - Returning most of their team as well they should be better
Nov. 12: at Maryland
Nov. 19: at MSU - Replacing Cook at QB, but have some talent still so they will be good
Nov. 26: Michigan - Replacing QB
AJ - PG
Lyle - SG
Tate - SF
Diop - PF
Giddens - C
Loving needs to come off the bench, did anyone watch him after he missed a drive bank shot, whine around, while people were rebounding the miss all around him? The Commentator even said he had bad body language, that is the issue with Loving, he sulks, he does not hustle. Sure he is the leading scorer but it just seems he is not in the game all the time.
He is a point forward, who can distribute and create looks for everyone and himself. He can drive to the basket though and has the size and finishing ability to be a better scorer in college than he was in highschool.
People looked at his stats last year and he only avg 9.5 pts a game. But that team was centered around DJ and their C underneath and Mickey distributed the ball.
He is a stat sheet filler who can get you double digits in three different categories and guard three different positions from SG to PF
Not sure if people remember OSU basketball before Thad...O'Brien, Mr. Rolled up Magazine Ayers, O'Brien had a final four team thanks to Redd and Penn playing great, but it was taken away because of Boban Slovovivvich and some other foreign guys I don't even think ever played here or if they did they sucked..
Thad has made OSU basketball relevant and a destination for top tier highschool kids to even consider let alone come here. He is here as long as he wants IMO.
Loving played 34 minutes had 3 rebs 4 pts and 4 TOs
I know he is the only JR on the team and our leading scorer, but to me he just has Zero hustle. I like him better off the bench as a scoring option.
I think Mitchell should get more minutes going forward, I hope Loving starts to get after it, he is sloppy with the ball and just seems underwhelming to me. For a team that had a guy transfer because he didn't play good enough defense Loving gets 34 minutes and plays little to no defense?
I am probably in the minority who thinks this way but the more I watch him jog around and not fly off picks set for him to set up his shot because he is a three point threat the more I understand why he was not on the team during that stretch last year. He just sort of walks off the screens, and his guy is in his face at the 3pt line.
I think the expectations is for this team to grow and gel together and learn how to play as a team for next year to be honest. I would say squeak into the tourney as a 12-13 seed or win the NIT....which would not be a bad thing for a young team, actually winning a tournament can be a big building block.
Mickey Mitchell first game active...Ohio State beats #4 Kentucky....I will take that
I think this teams NEEDS a distributor and Mitchell excels at that, and they need someone with PASSION Loving is just a guy IMO, I know he scored 20+ but he offers no passion to this team, and I think Mitchell could provide a spark. He can play from PG-PF on this team more of a point forward, and they need someone to create for others, Lyle is NOT A PG. Harris is decent.
This team lacks a man bun.....hopefully he gets eligible soon, sure can't hurt.
I know with Ross I believe he was a Prop 48 and what was it like December before he was allowed to dress for games, but as I was looking around I know Wikipedia is not always the best source but I found this. Makes me wonder if Mitchell had some course grade issues?
Proposition 48 is LIT regulation that stipulates minimum high school grades and standardized test scores that student-athletes must meet in order to participate in college athletic competition.
As of 2010, the regulation is as follows:
Before a high school student can be eligible to play Division I sports, he or she must meet academic requirements in high school. Those standards include:
The successful completion of 16 core courses.
A sliding-scale combination of grades in high school core courses and standardized-test scores. For example, if a student-athlete earns a 3.0 grade-point average in core courses, that individual must score at least 620 on the SAT or a sumscore of 52 on the ACT. As the GPA increases, the required test score decreases, and vice versa.
Beginning August 1, 2016, NCAA Division I will require 10 core courses to be completed prior to the seventh semester (seven of the 10 must be a combination of English, math or natural or physical science that meet the distribution requirements). These 10 courses become "locked in" at the start of the seventh semester and cannot be retaken for grade improvement.
Beginning August 1, 2016, it will be possible for a Division I college-bound student-athlete to still receive athletics aid and the ability to practice with the team if he or she fails to meet the 10 course requirement, but would not be able to compete.
That sounds an awful lot like what Mitchell is doing allowed to practice and receiving aid. But this says not until 2016?
Win out and it will take care of itself that easy.
OSU wins out = playoff spot
only teams with 1 loss and other undefeated teams that can make it will be SEC or Notre Dame because that is the way it is.
If OSU has a loss I wager this late, no playoff. I think that sucks but the schedule will be thrown in our face.
Just WIN OUT BABY!
I was all excited clicking on this thread...then I seen it was food...AND WAS EVEN MORE EXCITED...and that is why my hook is chubby
So then all colleges have to give these kids guaranteed 4 year scholarships then? I mean you have some colleges that just drop kids, so if the kid can't transfer then the college can't drop their scholly? That would only be fair.
Who knows if they do not have a replacement for Mariotta? Was everyone ready for Barrett? We had no idea he would play as good as he did, and after the VTech game everyone was scrambling wondering about this team. Oregon may already have their QB in Locke and this kid may ride the pine after transferring, he may get into that offense and not comprehend it and not understand the playbook and speed. Who knows. This coach is just upset his team is leaving, this kid sounds like he was the offense, and this coach has benefited from his play and now will have to COACH this team rather than rely on one guy's dominance.