Well we haven't lost to NJIT or Texas Southern yet so everyone take a deep breath. No I hate the scheduling also but understand good opponents want you to come to their place next year and that does not fit into Gene Smith's budget. So don't expect more than 3 or 4 top tier OOC games each year especially when 2 of them could be away games. It would be a smart move to schedule more local Ohio teams to generate some interest.
Maybe Thad scheduled these cupcakes this year because he knows full well what he has for a team---one with numerous issues much like last year.
It's early and hate to get too bent out of shape about it all just yet but we need some hustle and aggressive play on both ends of the court. Once again this year the offensive sets are not executed well with any flow. They had shots today but like last year could not knock them down. Make a few more shots and things will come more easily on offense.
Couldn't have said it better. Concerns me some that Thad talks about establishing an inside game. I guess I see no one to establish an inside game with! Disappointed that Lee has added little to no dimension to this team. The seniors on this team are the same players they were last year----good but not ones that step up at crunch time.
Agree that this defense is not a final four team defense. After today the offense is not either. What is Jim Heacock doing these days?
The run D needs to pick it up for next week when they meet a better OL and much better RB's. It is a damn shame that JT come.this far and cannot be out there the last two games
Wasnt blaming any coach just making an observation.
This offense seems to fall back on the qb to make plays with his feet when the other team D is playing well. Braxton took a beating in big games too. And now it happens again. The OL did not control the LOS today- that put JT in bad situations.
Dont forget. We got Louisville December 2nd. We will know more then.
Hopefully that will give A.Lee a chance to show he is the better option---- thats why he was brought in for one year. At least I hope that was the reason!
Spence needs to sit for the season. He had his second chance this year already. I would love to see him play also but you have to draw the line somewhere. The rules say second offense and your permanently ineligible--- he might consider himself lucky to be back on team next year. Or he might try the NFL but he has hurt his draft spot big time.
Thanks Nutty. No dont care to pay for it either. Directv bill is enough each month. Found the game on BTN tape delay after i posted that. Hard to spend two hours watching some of these early games live.
Another great class. But i really want to know is the game friday night televised somewhere? Cant find it!! Need to DVR!
Walsh game is actually on tv thia year?? Cant wait to see young guys play. I think freshmen are going to play significant minutes this year.
Agree with Thrill on Marrotti and the other coaches for that matter. We are not quite there yet. Didn't know I was a chili junky! Until we see the freshmen play and given the senior classes past three years of slow improvement number 20 is about right for Thad's crew until they prove themselves.
Wait a minute guys-- Hoke is the Bucks secret weapon to keep the W's coming and UM in the toilet. They used to have a secret weapon coach here too.
That's the problem- several good players looking at Thad's program but by my count- providing no one leaves early or gets hurt and redshirts- we have only two spots for this impressive list of kids.
Thanks Tennbuckeye! I am pretty well hacked off when I can't watch the basket bucks play. It's my one vice.
I would say we did watch about every game on some network last year except for the exhibition. Maybe one or two games were not on. I don't care who they play I want to watch them. Hope they get picked up somewhere. One hundred thousand watched Kent State take it hard the other day- why not OSU basketball.
Nice to hear that about Tate from someone who has watched him play a lot. Thad just might have three freshmen getting a lot of court time this year. In fact I hope that is true.
Good move grabbing on to her and getting a pic of it. A little higher would have been better yet. However, bad move putting it out there for all to see. Celtics worst?? C'mon. Besides they drafted him. Look at the banners in their rafters.
And it's not the players fault.
Don't mean to be negative but some games I wouldn't know we had a tight end.
Mitchell and Jaylen Brown are still possibilities. If not them bank the scolly for next class. Big classes lead to down years when they all leave at once. Thad will be fine.
Agreed that Hoke is not developing players---- Hope that is not the problem on another football team that I follow with a passion. Just wondering out loud. Too early to do that right?
Six of Va Tech players in the front seven on D were new starters. Four of five of our O-line are new. I guess their backups from last year are better than ours .