I, like most of us OSU fans, don't have a very good idea how good this team will be this year but I am definitely looking forward to seeing how it plays out. I think a top 5 finish in the B1G, and another tournament appearance is the minimum expectation. Hopefully this year will be the start of something special with this freshman class.
I live in Fairborn, so I'm north eastern. I talked to the Greene County alumni club and they said that they watch games at TJ Chumps on Dayton-Yellowsprings. Has anyone heard about that particular establishment?
I enjoyed the time that DRuss gave to Buckeye Nation, obviously I would've liked him to stay but I definitely don't blame him for leaving.
I was only ever going to go to Ohio State. I couldn't get into main campus so I went to the Newark branch and got my 2.0 GPA and my 30 credit hours and then I moved to main campus and graduated in the spring on 2013. Graduating from OSU was always a huge goal of mine and now that I have done it, its the greatest accomplishment of my life.
I'm an OSU alum, dude. No matter the hypothetical circumstances I would never hate OSU.
Cleveland is known for being very "pro-OSU". i'm from Dayton so I see this sentiment all too often from people down here, though Dayton is most OSU territory, everything below us is not.
This is every reason why I HATE the city of cincinnati and all of their sports. Cleveland for life.
I completely agree NorCal. The older I have gotten the more I have come to respect excellence in sports as well as the hard work that it takes to maintain that consistent level of excellence. That's what makes Izzo such a good guy, his program is incredibly consistent and he seems to remain the same good guy no matter what. I still want to beat sparty every time we play them though.
I love Tom Izzo. I think he has to be the best coach in college hoops, he consistently gets his team to compete in March with nowhere near the talent of most top tier programs. Izzo might also be the college hoops coach I would most like to get hammered drunk at a Skynyrd concert with!
Another great write up, Kyle. I was a kicker/ punter in high school so I naturally have a huge passion for special teams, and as an aspiring football coach I think special teams is sort of my ticket to breaking into coaching at the high school level. It would be incredible if you could do a similar article on the return units, both punt and kickoff, as well as one OSU's punt coverage schemes. Once again thanks for the article, it was my favorite one yet! Go Bucks!
I think the recruiting class of 2015 is one of those that could be a game changing type of class, kind of like 2006, and 2010. I truly believe we just needed to cycle the 2012 guys out and get some new blood into the program. Matta addressed all issues with this class, a scorer in Lyle, and true PG in AJ Harris, a pure shooter in Grandstaff, a big that can provide some low post scoring in Giddens, and a guy that does a little of everything in Mitchell. I still have a lot of confidence in Thad and his ability to lead the program.
The kid has skills. Period. It doesn't matter who guards him, he always gets the shot that he wants, which may be the most impressive thing about him.
Even though Nebraska is awful, this team needed to go out and break one off in someone's ass just to get back on track. I'll be at the Purdue game on Sunday so can exact some revenge on them! Go Bucks!
Tressel's version of Dave didn't use many constraint plays off of it, which allowed good teams to stack the box and ultimately stop the power run. Urban's version of Dave has constraint plays built in, like bubble screens, and quick hitches to hurt teams on the perimeter when they overplay the power run.
Who knows what can happen in the tournament? That's all I'm saying. Last year we got beat by UD. Who knows what the tournament has in store for us this season, we could make a run like UCONN, or so many other lower seeds have in recent memory.
THE SKY IS FALLING!!!!!
Everyone calm down, we were in the exact same spot with the exact same record last year. We made the tournament. We will make the tournament again this year. We need to win these next 3, which is a reasonable expectation, and then we'll see what happens with wisconsin on senior day. If we just win one or two games in the B1G tourney that'll put us at about 24-8/9... Probably good enough for an 8 or 9 seed, which I'll take given the ups and downs of this season.
As much as Buckeye fans don't want to remember the VaTech game from this year, it was really loud for that one too.
I have to say that the Braxton to Devin was the loudest moment for me too, that was my sophomore year and two of my best friends from Atlanta came up for it and they are now pretty big Buckeye supporters. The overtime win against Purdue in 2012 got pretty damn loud when Kenny converted that 2 pointer to Heuerman, too.
I'm glad I'm not the only one that thinks Russell should be up for All- American honors. I can't remember a Buckeye hooper that has made me jump out of my seat more than, DRuss. Go Bucks!
What a fantastic article, Chris. It really struck a chord with me. I will most definitely not let the victory over Oregon slip away too fast. We as Buckeyes are so lucky to have two titles in recent memory. I think about all of my friends that are fans of some other school that haven't won a single title in their life time, or their parent's for that matter. I have a lot of friends who are Georgia fans that are so furious that we won this title, because they have zero clue what it feels like. Enjoy this one, Buckeye faithful.
Huh? Lane Kiffin was clearly pulling the strings for Alabama this year. Hence why all of the Bama fans were bitching about not running the ball enough against us.
What a frustrating game. It felt like every time we made a big play we shot ourselves in the foot immediately after... I definitely think we made UNC better than they actually were.
Fantastic article as usual. Sorry for being too excited/wasted when I saw you at Out R In on Saturday night, Ramzy. Go Bucks!