Sad that Bates-Diop didn't get to play much this year. Any other coach plays him at least 15 minutes a game but that's not Matta's style.
Russell, it feels like we wasted his talent. I wish he'd stay but understand if he goes.
They aren't even good on defense and the rebounding! That is desire, which they seriously lack. They are pretty soft and they don't even look like they lift weights at all. Matta is the best basketball coach OSU has had but he's sure frustrating at times. His short rotations, lack of detail to offense sure gets under skin at time. That being said I'm glad he's here
Does Matta hate players that can put the ball in the hoop?
Why does it seem like these guys could care less? I think the seniors set a bad example in terms of energy and body language. It doesn't make sense because who they learned from when they were freshman. They are just blah...
These are seniors playing and they have no clue and no feel on how to play basketball.
Ya know, I don't even think they play good defense. Why haven't the youngsters play. Thompson is terrible on offense. Loving has bad body language since his suspension.
I appreciate this senior class for working hard and sacrificing for OSU but I'm ready for them to move on. Good guys all of them, but on the basketball court often look clueless with bad body language. I'm ready for a fresh start and what we have coming in seems to be a fresh start hopefully.
Matta plays the seniors because they play good defense? How in 4 years have that not been able to develop some kind of offensive game? Other then dunks and lay ups they haven't much offensive ability. They are hard to watch on offense and when Russell has an off game no ones really there to help. Not very physical either.
I know the Big Ten allows treams to over sign by 3 if they inform the head office and can explain why. Notice Penn State and Ohio State signed 27 players each because both schools are coming off of reduced scholarship sanctions. The only 2 schools to sign more then 25. The last 3 years we only had 82, so we went a little over by 2 guys, its not like we sign 39 guys. It's just enough to cover any losses.
Penn st. has admittedly more room and can sign another big class next year. I'm good with it. If you want to win, you need as much talent as you can get. Of course scUM will do the same. I wish the rest of the Big Ten would do the same. It's a life lesson, just like real life if a person isn't good enough for their job they get fired. This isn't as cut throat as that because kids can transfer and play, go on medical hardship and still get their education paid for. That's not that bad of a deal.
Dead on balls accurate!
He's going from one coach that is an Ashtabula native to another Ashtabula native football coach! I'm pretty proud of my hometown... Though we also have Jim Bollman...
There's only one problem with this. Ohio State is the 4th seed so they aren't going to be wearing red in any of the games. I assume they higher seed is the home team even if they best Bama they will still be the road team wearing white. I do like them a lot. I guess you have to be a Nike school to be in the playoff!
They should hire Scott Frost, he played QB there in the late 90's and currently is Oregon's OC. He could bring that whole system to the Big Ten, the whole science to the game they use out there. He's got to have West Coast recruiting connections, in Nebraska's hey day they use to get a lot of recruits from California.
Now, I think Nebraska has to realize they will never be like they were in the past. Times have changed and the move to the Big Ten wasn't the best move for them in my opinion. Harder to get those Texas kids when you never play in that state anymore.
Btw...interference means blocking. I too love how they described things. They really knew how to paint a picture because they had to. I wish we still wrote like this, myself included. We really sound dumb nowadays.
We also will be back to 85 scholarships as our sanctions finish up this year. A full class is 25 and I suspect that's what we will take.
If I had to hazard a guess I'd say around a 3-4th rounder. He is steadily climbing and with good combine numbers maybe 2nd.
I have to ask, does anybody know what Buck I Guy do for a living? He must make serious cash because he goes everywhere, to every football and basketball game.
Have the defense put chloroform on their gloves and make sure they put their hands in his face, knock him out. How's that sound?
I'm watching this game. He was actually quick on that play. It was hilarious! I was watching with my nephews and they were laughing historically. Looked like he had to have suspenders on his pants. Hope he can lose 100 lbs at least. Awfully young to be that big.