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gn4011


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Comment 25 Feb 2015

I agree that it is not easy to find a "Meyer" in basketball these days.  More importantly, if there is a "Meyer" out there in basketball, I am not sure whether he would take a job at OSU.  I understand that as fans it is easy for us to say that since Thad has not won a NC for us in 10 years, and since Meyer replaced a legendary coach to win us a NC in three years, let's replace Thad with a "Meyer" that will win one for us soon.  Unfortunately, the reality is that although both the OSU football program and the OSU football coaching job are most likely among top 5 in the country, despite the fact that Thad raised the OSU basketball program to a pretty high level, any unbiased person would agree that the OSU basketball program or the OSU basketball coaching job is not up to the same level.  These differences between the two programs certainly affect our ability to recruit the top-notch high school basketball players on a CONSISTENT basis, attract a "Meyer" type basketball coach, and to get up over the hump (i.e. winning a NC). 

Because of the differences mentioned above, I believe that Thad's inability to recruit elite big men in the last few years and willingness to "settle" with Williams and McDonald was not because he could not evaluate talents on big men or did not make enough efforts on recruiting big men (if I remember correctly, he did try very hard to recruit quite a few better big men prospects in the last few years but got struck out each time), but because, at least in large part, the OSU basketball program does not have the same ability as top five basketball programs or the OSU football program in term of competing with other top programs to attract elite recruits.  Every time when I see a poster questioning Thad's settling with Williams and McDonald, I cannot help but laughing simply because if Thad had a better option (e.g. a better big man was willing to commit, or he could afford a team without any big man for the 2011/12 season), I am pretty sure that he would be smart enough to not take either or both of the two obviously compromised centers.  My point is that although it is easy for Thad to always take a Davis or an Okafor instead of a Williams or a McDonald, it is much more difficult for him to put himself in a position to make those easy decisions.  In other words, Thad settled with his best options at the time, which is most of us would do for our daily lives.

Comment 10 Feb 2015

or years.  Sorry, I feel that I just have to complete the sentence for you...

Comment 09 Feb 2015

Someone still DV a sarcastic post when it is obvious that a sarcasm font was unnecessary.  UV to cancel the DV.

Comment 06 Feb 2015

It would be interesting to compare a 10-year average recruiting ranking with each school with their 10-year average final major poll/BCS ranking. 

Comment 30 Jan 2015

By 2029 UFM will have retired from college football as he does not have more fingers to put a ring on.

Comment 26 Jan 2015

Nick Bosa!  He cannot wait for one extra year and risk the opportunity to play with his brother so he re-classify himself as a 2015 recruit.

Comment 23 Jan 2015

Totally agree with both of you.  I don't watch too much basketball these days but every time when I watch, I could not help myself but wondering what if Russell was born a few years earlier.  From his performance at OSU, I strongly believe that if he plays with another big star on the team he would excel instantly and Thad would most likely have got his NC by now.  Russell is by far the best player on the team.  He plays extremely well in games where there is less competition and/or when he feels less pressure to lead the team.  The flipping side is that he plays very poorly in games where there is more competition (e.g. earlier games against MU, UL, UNC etc.) and/or when he feels more pressure to lead the team.  Can you imagine if he were on the team with JJ Sullinger or Evan Turner?

On a different note.  Russel's jump shots have a very unusual form; he barely jumps when he makes his jump shots and releases the ball on his way up.  Would this cause him any major problem when he faces better defenders or when he moves to NBA? 

Comment 20 Jan 2015

When I watched the OSU-Michigan basketball game on TV ~16 hours after OSU won the NC game, I noticed that the sideline reporter interviewed a "super Buckeye fan" on the stand, who appeared to go on without sleep for almost two days.  This fan drove from her home in Georgia to Columbus on Sunday, took a flight to Dallas on Monday standing-by as the flight was overbooked, witnessed the Buckeye glories Monday night, fully enjoyed the post-game celebrations throughout the night, caught a flight back to Columbus on Tuesday, and then went to Schottenstein directly from the airport to watch the basketball game.  I believe that the girl wearing the #5 jersey in the picture was the super fan in the Schottenstein arena, understandably yawning from time to time during the basketball game.  Did anybody else catch that and verify what I thought?

Comment 15 Jan 2015

You guys all got this wrong.  She was praising Urban for wining the NC game with his second string quarterback.

Comment 15 Jan 2015

ESPN breaking news: Denver Broncos just lost the superbowl in the last play of the game to Urban Meyer-coached Cleveland Browns when its starting quarterback Cardale Jones somehow overthrew his deep-threat receiver and college teammate Devin Smith that was 100 yards away.  Smith was so wide open in the end zone as all of the defenders severely underestimated Cardale's arm strength and crowded the field around their 20 yard line.

Comment 15 Jan 2015

What is the record for most guys taken in a draft?

I am not 100% sure but I think that it was 14 in one of JT's teams.  However, as TraSmith4 mentioned, that record might have been broken afterwards.

Comment 15 Jan 2015

What about Eli Apple?  I think that he has all the tools to be an excellent CB, and that one additional year of experience and a better on-field performance may be sufficient for him to leave early.

Comment 14 Jan 2015

May be for the unprecedented three championship rings (i.e. B1G, Sugar Bowl, and NC) from a single season unless they predicted two more NC in the next two years.

Edit:  Though less likely, it may also represent UFM's 3 NC rings.

Comment 14 Jan 2015

One more funny moment was that during my daughter's lunch break, she called me and ask me that when we scored the last TD, why we did not try an onsite kick to get 50 pts (TD plus a 2pt conversion).  I have to admit that she has not watched much football at all (i.e. may be a total of 8 hours in her life), but she is good on math...

Comment 14 Jan 2015

My daughter, who is a high school senior, watched the game with me until the middle of the third quarter when Oregon scored the field goal to close the gap.  She then had to go to bed as she had to get up very early next morning for a couple of important school activities.  Next morning when she got downstairs to read my text message, she replied that I knew we were going to win so I already put my Buckeye apparel on before coming downstairs.  The funny thing was that several of her classmates that she was not very familiar with asked her if she just got accepted by the Ohio State University. 

Comment 14 Jan 2015

Walker committed to UFM before the NC game started despite the fact that he did not announce his commitment until the half time of the game.  So I agree that Walker's commitment might be very different from those of the two 2017 commits from Florida.