Good ones but you have to put the Keith Byars vs Illinois and losing a shoe game in their somewhere. Maybe I was just real wasted but it was my favorite!!
Thad is lining up some good competition for the future. Maybe some people will get off his butt for soft schedules.
I will second the old comment--- Thad is the right man for this job and hopefully he stays put- I think he will. Only thing I want to see him do is recruit a three point shooting 5 man like our buddy Bo Ryan has every year.
I would like to see Thad keep all of Ohio's talent home also but Ohio kids alone will not consistantly keep you at the top of the league and get you deep in tourney. He has missed on some in state talent the last few years, no doubt on that point. And to make that fact more glaring is that our senior class this year-including Q which is gone- are all out of state. And as much as I hate to say it their progress as players hasn't been what we all expected nor what Thad expected- at least to this point in their careers. I really hope that changes this year.
It really stinks that just as Jamal was starting make an impact for this team he gets the boot. Akron is getting a player that is ready to start. Need Giddens to become a buckeye today-- will be an important piece for future of Thad's team.
An "Ohio Series" would be great but what is the chance that eight teams can find the same days available in their schedule and who would buy tickets to see the mid majors play each other. Now a UC, UD, OSU, Xavier two day event would be a hot ticket.
I have to say I was a little rough on Q yesterday in my comments. I hope he really does make it somewhere in pro hoops. He's still an ex-buckeye and want to see him succeed no matter we think of his decision to leave the program now. He give OSU hoops fans some good games and big shots in the last two years. Lets be good with that and move on- him with a pro career and OSU fans with the new kids coming in.
I am not sure it mattered when Q came out, he still will not get drafted. He has always thought he was a better player than he really is. Remember Twitter rant about no playing time when he was a frosh? This was his big shot to make the league and he shows up as fattest one there? Better find the Rosetta Stone section at bookstore Q.
Gee. Tough group Mike. If Teske is a Frank Kaminsky clone ( or other former Badger centers) we'll add a demension to Thad's teams that has not been there before and that is needed.
Whew!!!! This kid will be A key to the team if not THE key to the team this year. Now we need to hope Tate gets healthy and ready to ball!
Agreed on Tyler Green---- if the staff thinks he deserves a scholly and can stay with a receiver and not get beat he's ok by me. He WANTS to be a Buckeye in a bad way too.
Good deal. Even if you rotate who is in it from the B1G you still play in it two out of three years- nothing wrong with that. Big East may add teams at some point also.
WOW!!! Huge commit. Way to go staff. No question a shooter was the biggest team need by far. Especially after Kennard snub. Anyone else notice how much better recruiting has been the last two years? Two years ago we had 11 freshman and sophomores on roster and suddenly Thad couldn't recruit----not! Keep it up Thad!
Good start on a schedule-- Now get another major conference home/away set up and get a couple local MAC teams on schedule and maybe everyone will not complain about who we play all year long.
The 911 call does nothing to sort this out any further- I am waiting on the pee test and Mindy Drayer!!! Good one!
Bucky badger is surely the team to beat. Don't see Nebraska second but they dont fall to middle of pack either. All the normal contenders will be there and the sleeper is Illinois.
IBUCK got it right. No D no play for Thad!!! Remember Q Ross grumbling as a freshman cuz he wasn't getting court time--- No D man. Gotta think Lee come here because he wants to play the 4. But with Amir and Lee in lineup at same time can we defend at the 3 or line/out on perimeter with those two in lineup? Just wondering. Hope it can work.
LOI day nine months away yet. Urban is a stud recruiter along with the other staff. They will fill the class with quality kids at the positions of need at minimum. Begin to get concerned about October if we have less than 10 commits.
Never ceases to amaze me how some of these guys can reapeatedly have their head up the lower regions. Already losing dollars he didn't have yet. Dumb!!!!
I understand what you mean on missing on some Ohio guys but not sure I would get concerned too much yet. Think he is coming after some O-H-I-O guys in these next couple classes pretty hard. This probably would not be an issue at all if the current junior class would have improved/turned out to be what they were projected to be in the first place- which they have not.
Got a lot of time to figure out what really happened here before he signs a LOI. Better to know now that he has issues ( if any) now instead of after next February.
Traitor no, but both Tress, TP, and others simply did not use their freaking common sense to keep themselves and more importantly the program out of hot water. I mean really!!! This was about tats!!! A good coach lost his job because these guys had to be get tats. Tress could have hung them out to dry- I wish he would have.
Oh, and TT-- if you know some shooting guards that can bury the 3 ball --- bring them with you!!!!!
Great to have you on the team Trevor--- Can't wait to see you knock down jump shots and run the floor in transition and get some dunks. We need a "face the basket post player' for a change. Welcome!!!!!
Might as well count Myles out- slim and no chance he comes to OSU. Watched Bragg play a few times and I got to say he didn't really impress me like a top ten player should. He has had some injuries though so maybe I am off base. Looked a little disinterested though. Better pick up Esa and move on to others that are not enamored with UK.