Agree absolutely! Running Samuel up the middle is not the call. How many times did we try JT or Weber up the middle on first down? Almost every series as I recall. Try something outside on first down, or heaven forbid, try a pass on first down.
Seemed the right thing to do with the "tough crowd".
Think about this; Daniel Giddens had 25% of our assists as a team tonight. 4 assists for the team for the whole game?
I'm looking forward to our team scoring at least 14 points in the first quarter. Something we haven't done since week one. Easier to win games when you start out ahead and stay there.
I didn't get to watch the game until Sunday night. One other thing that stuck out, and was mentioned by the TV announcers, was the lack of clock management late in the 4th quarter. They obviously were not going to cover the spread, so they should have focused on maximizing clock usage when our offense had the ball. The ball should have never been snapped until it was under 5 seconds on the play clock, yet we were snapping early, and even snapped with 20+ seconds on the clock for our last punt. It should have been a steady diet of Zeke up the middle, not passing plays or other plays that could stop the clock. This falls squarely on the coaching staff. If we can't get the easy things like that right, it's not a surprise we're also struggling with play calling and player selection.
Just saw this today. Perhaps VT can use it in the future.
Send him some nuts.
You forgot a beverage to wash down that meal.
Our zone defense stymied Arizona for the first 8 minutes. After that, they figured it out, and took us out to the woodshed for a whipping on the offensive glass. No significant second half adjustment, and we got spanked as we should have. But at least I'm done watching Amir play. Ready for football season now.
If he worked his ass off, why was Tate the primary defender on Kaminsky today? We played a 6'4" guy against their 7 footer. Tate worked his ass off the entire game. Show me where Amir has given that level of effort and heart.
I agree that Amir isn't the only reason this team has underperformed, but he has been one of the most consistent underachievers throughout the year. As a senior (along with the other seniors as well), he should be exhibiting leadership and motivation for this team. He hasn't shown personal motivation let alone an ability to motivate others. He had at least two bunny shots in the first half that he missed. In previous games where he was in foul trouble, teams would just drive by him as they knew he wouldn't defend. At that point, he should be on the bench if he isn't going to play defense either.
I can live with the DVs. Amir has been a consistent under-performer and I'm not going to miss him.
Is anyone aware of why KDB has seen so little playing time in the last few games? He had a string of games where he was producing the most points per minute played and now he has been relegated to trash time after the game is already decided. Loving seems to have lost his mojo, and now KDB. Guys that have shown an ability to light up the basket are now irrelevant.
At least we won't have to watch Amir play another game in Columbus.
Perhaps Amir should try a tweet like this: "Why should I have to go to basketball if I came here to play SCHOOL, I ain't come to play BASKETBALL games are POINTLESS "
In all seriousness, I hope his OSU degree lands him a good job. If all else fails, he could always try being a matador at the bull fights. Some of his defense reminds me of watching them swing the red cape and yelling Ole! as the offensive player runs by unblocked.
Ask Greg Oden if he regrets not returning for a sophomore season. Yes, Russel could potentially increase his first year pay by polishing a second year. He could also wind up injured and never play in the NBA.
KBD played 19 minutes and scored 12 points (.63 pts per minute played). Next closest was Russel with .44 pts/min. I still don't understand how bringing Scott (.07 pts/min) in for KDB just after the 14-0 run made any sense at all?
KBD makes the most of his minutes when he gets them, but I think the numbers show he isn't seeing the amount of playing time he should.
Awesome video! Thank you so much for placing a good soundtrack to it as well. Seems half the time I watch videos I have to turn the speakers off because I can't stand the music. I must be old :)