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Donny T

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Comment 26 Jul 2015

Great to have some bigs that can play. But Jae'Sean needs to work on his perimeter and shooting skills. There's no place for a 6'4" forward in the college or pros, unless you're the reincarnation of Charles Barkley, and it only happened because Matta had no other options, as ridiculous as that sounds. Love his hustle and grit, now get a reliable jumper and learn to handle the ball. It will pay off better in the long run that trying to force him into a position he's not really suited for. Now as a 6'4" rebounding guard, who can score, we're talking about something special.

Comment 24 Jul 2015

Here's the plan. Meyer will not a name a VT starter until a few days before the game. Because the second game is just five days later, the "backup" will spend his time preparing for that game while the starter focuses on VT. The backup will then start the Hawaii game. After that, Urban will have a better idea of who he wants to play, or how he wants to split the time. But I bet he does this so he can say he gave them both a fair chance under game conditions. 

Comment 07 Jul 2015

Speaking on behalf of the grammar Nazi contingent, that's "populace," not "populous." Populous is an adjective. 

Comment 13 May 2015

I'm very excited about the upcoming season. However, can't see Tate starting at power forward. He's a tweener who can't shoot well enough to play guard or small forward, and he's not big enough to battle true power forwards. I see him as a great sixth man, bringing his usual hustle. But unless his outside shot improves greatly, I think he'll eventually get lost in this new crop of bad boys.

Comment 20 Mar 2015

Congrats on the win. I managed to finish watching the game after being tempted to gouge my eyes out in the first half. But two rebounds for Williams, 8 for Tate? Scott should never shoot threes again. KBD has to be wondering why Thompson, Loving and A. Williams all got more minutes than he did. Love Tate's energy, but soon the reality of being a 6'4" power forward who cannot shoot foul shots will set in. Probably against Arizona. 

Comment 08 Mar 2015

I think most of us are past blaming Amir for anything, we blame Matta for putting him on the floor. You gotta admit, though, having Tate guard Kaminsky, even when Amir was in the game, was about the biggest FU Matta could have given the kid.

Comment 08 Mar 2015

These last two years have been the most painful to watch in my more than 40 years of following Buckeye basketball. If not for Russell, I wouldn't have even watched the last half of the season. As it was, I barely made it to halftime today. I don't understand how Matta keeps recruiting guys who cannot shoot consistently ("Clang" Scott, Thompson, Loving, Craft etc,), cannot shoot foul shots (the entire team), tall guys who cannot rebound (WIlliams, McDonald) and guys who can't go three possessions without turning the ball over. These are the absolute basics of basketball. This is not rocket science. What attributes is Matta seeing in these guys when he recruits them? And why are none of them any better than when they came here? Matta's done a fine job over the years. But I for one, would not miss him. I think next year is the pivotal year for him and the program. Another stinker and I'll hold the door open on his way out.

Comment 17 Jan 2015

You guys are taking this too seriously. He asked Urban some serious questions about the program, left him openings to talk about how the players were being mentored and taught to lead, and thanked him at the end for running the type of program that does so. He even asked him about how he recruits. What do you want from the guy? Yeah, he mixed some lame comedy in their at times, although the "mascots" suggestion was funny. But Urban is not the world's most naturally funny guy, and this is a comedy show. You could tell Dave was struggling to get Urban to keep up his end of the conversation by the end of the segment. As someone who interviews people for a living, I know this can be difficult. 

Comment 27 Sep 2014

When talking about the secondary, I'm surprised no one has mentioned the bogus offensive pass interference call on Cinci in the third quarter. That was the turning point of the game. If the penalty is on OSU as it should have been, Cinci probably scores and it's a whole different game. Defense was more lucky than good, at least on that occasion. And aside from Bosa, the D-line is playing like chumps. Saw absolutely nothing to give hope for a win against MSU or any other tough team, for that matter.

Comment 31 May 2014

You forgot the steal. And just missed the blocked shot when he got called for a foul. he was filling up the stat sheet.


Comment 29 Mar 2014

I know exactly how the real world works. Been in it for 57 years. The way the real world works is that powerful people like Gene Smith (and the athletic department that continues to keep him employed) exploit young, hardworking athletes for their own benefit. You mean that poor Gene can't survive on $1 million a year, without making bonuses off a kid he's probably never even spoken to? And as the other commenter said, nobody cares about what you do. Nobody is going to pay to watch you work. Nobody is going to ask for an autographed oxford shirt from you. I agree, a scholarship is a great thing, and worth a lot of money,  if the kid winds up with a chance to get a useful degree. If it's a thinly veiled bribe to acquire their services, that's something else. That has nothing to do with Gene Smith getting an unwarranted bonus. (Did he get docked pay when his stupidity kept us out of a bowl game? My guess is no.)