I would guess Coach Jent would only have to reserve the scholarship for one year?
Been waiting for "Vanilla Ice" to return!!! Hope he gets to run the offense.
My first thought was that Thad would hire from within as he has before, right or wrong, and bring Jake Diebler up.
Bottom line is Smith is concerned but he will not say it publically as it would start next season with Thad's head on the media guillotine. Did anyone else smile a bit with the idea that Giddens wanted to play the four? If thats true? Hats off to the young man if he makes it somewhere else at the four cuz he will have improved a lot to get that point.
Frankly, 270 lbs at 6'7 is not really developed yet or really close. 6'7 should be about 300 plus. Just be happy that you actually got and offer and be happy at UK young man. Your school is paid for! Move on. What did you gain by publicly saying these things? Right. Nothing!!
Sad to see another kid leave without giving the program a longer look but hey its their career. A lot of time and effort has went into recruiting and coaching this kid and now he is leaving. I liked what I saw in him and wish him to stay. He has a ways to go on both ends of the court however. Not being critical at all only saying that its just a fact. He got the PT that he deserved in my book. Really hope this Harris transfer talk is not true.
I would agree with you if I would have saw a little more from him this year. Saw a lot of hesitation on his part to take it to people in the lane and get a shot off or make a pass. Understanding at 5'9 getting a shot off in the lane will be difficult. Ultimately he is going to have to be a ligit 3 pt threat or getting into lane will be tough. Hope I am wrong!!
Agreed, pretty sure we dont have the point guard on this team yet that will take us to a B1G championship or at least compete for one.
Nevermind. I answered my own question. Forgot to count K Wesson for next year.
Maybe I have my 13 schlorships mixed up but if Johnson stays in 17 class will he not be able to use Lovings scholly? I see the same things in the Wesson brothers that I see in the current roster--- no stand out players--- "difference makers". Not trying to be negative cuz I want this program back to where it was as bad as anyone.
I really hope I am wrong but I do not see A. Wesson as anything more than another role player which we have a roster full of at this time. What I am sure he is not is a kick butt point guard/ team leader that this team desperately needs. I know he has not taken the offer yet but its a foregone conclusion that he will. I really hope Johnson is not reclassifying to 16 and we can use Loving's spot for him in 17. Here's to Thad righting this ship but......
Glad season is over but wished it wasn't in some ways. There is a lot of improvemnt room for both coaches and players before next year. The offense rarely found a rythem and constant D mistakes is too much for young players to overcome. A LOT of work to do in off season.
Right with you Rick. I think I might start looking away from TV and listening to Paul and Ronnie on the radio when we have the ball and watching them play defense...... Wait that may not be a good idea either. Oh well what hair I have left is gray so screw it!
Win or lose tomorrrow if we are discussing the same deficiencies with a comparable record and no big dance next year at this time then the leadership of the program needs to be evaluated for sure.
My bad. Tress is YSU
Its not coincidental at all. Its exactly what they want to sell tickets and fill an arena. Will probably louder in the schott than it is for a B1G game. The Akron fans will come out. Hell even Tress will be there. A Presidential primary and NIT on same night!
Lets not lay an egg in the NIT. Lets win the thing!
I hope and wish Harris was the point that this team needs. Its premature to say he is not after one year. Watching him I would think he has the ball skills to penetrate and break down the D and make a pass for a good shot for a teammate. However I have not seen that happen much if at all. He has to become a respected shooter and that will open up lanes for him to drive.
Devil, couldnt have said it better myself. Some like to hammer Thad's recruiting efforts. Look around at the enviroment in the schott before and during the game. If I am a top recruit I have got to wonder if I stepped into a library.
Lyle is a key to next year along with Tate. They will be the leaders of this team from what I see. Lyle needs to perfect is shot and get in better shape. He has got the drive to the rim down. I would still like to see him play alongside a point guard that can break down the D.
Interesting read. Both of the most recent teams you mentioned had, at least at some point in their careers, were good and solid players. Funny that you mention that they had offensive and chemistry issues. I think those are major issues this year along with a missing leader at point guard ( thats not a knock on Lyle) Just think Lyle has ball handling and passing work to do before he is my point guard. When you consider the individual abilities of each and every player on this team at this point in their careers this team finished about where they should have. Except for the 2 or 3 NC games we lost early we beat who we should have and we lost to who you would think we would. Every player on this team has holes in their game that needs to be improved on to be at the top of the league and playing today and tomorrow.
The team has no leader. Lyle may become one. Either we have a poor execution of the offense or the offense itself is a dud. It puts no pressure on the defense at all. Screening is poor at best and every pass or ball rotation is anything but fluid. I am hoping for big improvements next year but I better expect some improvements.
Seems like we always get Penn St in the B1G tourney.
I am ok with NIT as long as we show up every game and possibily win the the thing. At minimum play well enough to win three games and get to New York and Madison Square Garden.
Must have Never won any B1G regular season or tournment championships or 2 NCAA regional championships either.
Look I dont necessarily disagree with you but never is a bit much! Is he a perfect coach? No. But at this football or bust school he has done pretty well. Like you I want to see some significant improvement next year or my patience will be thin as well.
Good one Dan but you probably just got a suspension of some kind. Lol