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Comment 10 Feb 2017

I'd love to see new blood coaching basketball, but if Smith keeps Matta, I hope they are both handed their walking papers next year. Maybe Smith has balls and does the right thing for osu basketball this year, maybe he doesn't. The only coach on the current staff I'd want to see coach the bucks is Paulus, at the least he is young and would probably have a disciplined team, with a modicum of offense that would be evident to a basketball beginner.

Comment 10 Feb 2017

It's always easy to have 20/20 hindsight after an event. The problem isn't the play calling as much as the execution of the plays called. I would imagine there have been just as many losses attributed to running the clock out as there have been in running a team's regular offense. Since the nfl is a passing league by far, it makes sense that the offense passes far more often than it runs the ball, even when in field goal range. If one of your team's guys gets blown up that's not necessarily the play call's fault. That defense didn't offer much resistance the last half of the game. And the offense only scored seven points. Maybe you should begrudgingly give credit to their opponent?

Comment 03 Feb 2017

If five guys leave, osu isn't making the numbers tighter, they are making the number larger. To jettison one more player would not be more difficult, osu doesn't seem to mind floatsam. 

Also the new kicker technically, isn't a grey shirt either. He's a walk on. If you pay your own way you are a walk on and only a walk on. It's been thrown around on here and other sites that he is a grey shirt. He isn't a grey shirt. But no one knows what to call a walk on to scholarship player. I've got an idea, let's call him what he is, a walk on to scholarship player. WOTSP (REGISTER, COPYRIGHT, AND PATENT APPLIED 2/3/17) He has himself said, he can and will play if needed for the '17 season, that is not a grey shirt. I take that to mean one of two things, if he beats out the current kicker, or if the current kicker gets injured during the pre-season or in the regular season. NB has a little injury history, and Myer doesn't seem too enamored with him either, so it's not in another realm that the freshman plays this season. NB could also get the boot, no pun intended. 

If five players or more go bye bye, HB could potentially be put on scholarship. Even if that doesn't happen, by paying his own way the first semester, he doesn't count against the roster limit, he is a walkon and he is eligible for the '17 season, by norms, that excludes him from being a greyshirt. The other part of being a grey shirt is when one's ncaa five year clock starts ticking. A grey shirt is usually done to separate years with players of the same position. If HB doesn't play during the '17 season, his five year window starts in '18, then technically he would be a grey shirt this year. It is extremely rare for one to pay their own way the first semester, to be a grey shirt candidate for the following year. It's the first that I know of at osu. It's also rare for a grey shirt to be 'eligible' for the season in which he is trying to be grey shirted. Usually, in the case of osu, they would 'sit out' the fall semester, Aug.- Dec., then enroll the spring semester, Jan. - Apr. and count towards the following year's scholarship total. 

Here's the TLDR; if the frosh plays in '17 he isn't a grey shirt. If he doesn't play during '17, even while being eligible to play by paying his own way, he is a grey shirt. Of course that's today. If the ncaa does allow fresh. to play four games and still be redshirted, he could still have four years eligibility to follow, even if he played four games, depending on what part of the season the four games are allowed to be played. I suppose in that case he could be considered the first redshirted-greyshirt in osu history. That I know of. 

Comment 03 Feb 2017

Ding ding ding. Hey somebody who actually knows what he is talking about on a blog site, pretty impressive. 

Speaking of which. Since the big ten only allows a team to oversign by three, osu has to send a plan to the big ten office on how they are going to reduce the roster by fall semester. I would love to see what plan osu submitted to the big ten. Since it has to be public information, I hope someone on 11 warriors would like to see the inner workings of the osu machine, and ask the big ten office for osu's plan through the freedom of information act. 

Anybody going to step up to the plate on that?

Comment 03 Feb 2017

The frequency has nothing to do with it being an issue. It's only an issue if a team one doesn't like does it. The team also has to be successful or it doesn't matter either. I doubt anyone cares if Purdue or Vanderbilt oversigns.

It doesn't matter who oversigns or by how many. Every team has a limit of 85, that's the only number that matters. How each team manages their roster is up to that team's staff. Since all teams work with the exact number, only how you manage your roster matters. If you don't want to follow what the top teams do to manage their roster, you risk falling behind in the arms and legs race. 

Comment 03 Feb 2017

It's also okay for anyone to keep their head buried deeply in the scarlet and gray sand. It's impossible to know who wants out and who is pushed out, unless and until a player starts squawking about it, one will never hear about it. This brotherhood and love for one another that osu and the teammates push would indicate to me that most would stay to the end of their eligibility regardless of playing time or ability. It would seem if one wanted to leave for playing time they wouldn't wait until their fourth or fifth year. If a guy doesn't want to leave osu, that is being pushed out, no matter how osu or its fans couches it. Can you imagine an Ohio guy, or one who has grown up with osu as their all time favorite team, suddenly deciding after three or four fun filled years, this isn't the place for me? Nobody has seen it, because no one has made a fuss yet, but to think it doesn't happen is just plain silly. 

One day a player will squawk about being pushed out, it's bound to happen. OSU will duck its head and close its eyes, and the fans will scream it's just sour grapes. After all nothing bad happens at an institution that I root for. All the other places wear black, not my team. 

Comment 03 Feb 2017

Sanders played college through '88, he was a rookie baseball player in '89. Unlikely he would go off scholarship his fourth year in college even if he had baseball bonus money. Just an urban myth. Why would he pay his own way?

Your Davis urban myth has been widely disproved also. 

There's plenty of wiggle room only if you are baiting a hook. 

Comment 03 Feb 2017

Your scenario makes no sense what so ever. I'll paraphrase since your sentences make no sense either. He was not encouraged to leave because he could have stayed on the team, but paid his own way for his graduate degree and not counted against the limit. (My words follow) Making him a walk on. Or, he could leave the team, and have osu pay for his graduate degree as a grad assisstant. Or, he could have stayed on the team and counted against the limit AND had osu pay for his graduate degree as a scholarship player. Which of those scenarios help osu out? One is completely senseless and the other two are exactly the same, except for roster management. 

I didn't know that Alex Gleitman had retired, thank you for informing me. 

Comment 14 Jan 2017

One thing is for certain, they aren't cutting commercials. The only real solution to reduce time of games is in the running of the clock. I think the clock should keep running after an incompletion, actually I wonder why it stops. A spike of the football should be a stoppage of time. It doesn't bother me if the clock doesn't stop on first downs, it doesn't in the NFL and they seem to be doing okay. If they want to stop the clock on first downs, and incompletions, do it in the final two minutes of each half. Have an injury timeout- run a commercial. Need video replay- run a commercial. Have no commercials during the last two minutes of either half. Have an allotment of commercials, once it has been met, no more commercials in the fourth quarter. There you go Gene, no charge, but a little credit wouldn't make me mad.

Comment 14 Jan 2017

I'm not sure if the athletic dept. has won because of him or in spite of him. One thing that is undeniable, Smith and Gee messed up in their judgement of the NCAA in 2011. Smith was the lead and is ultimately responsible for his decision to not take the 2011 bowl game off the table to appease the ncaa. If national championships in football are important, then the resulting 2012 ban was as bad as it gets. The bucks were 6-3 when the decision had to be made. If I'm making that decision, I leave no chance that the future classes are punished for something they had little, to nothing to do with. I'm putting the ban hammer on the senior class, pure and simple. We'll see how good of an AD he is with his next basketball hire. 

Comment 14 Jan 2017

It's too bad Matta has to go, but it's long overdue too. Rarely does a coach turn it around once he starts on a downhill path. He's been here long enough to prove or disprove himself, and if I read this right, this is his fifth consecutive downtrend season?  I say offer him a rocking chair, with an admin post in the athletic dept. With what OSU offers, there is no reason a good coach can't compete for a Big title most years. Wisconsin doesn't have elite talent but is seemingly near the top most years, even with their new coach. I hope they don't make Jent interim or permanent, that seems like more of the same old, same old. They need a vibrant coach, with a good track record. My nominee is Brad Stevens, he's proven he can coach at the college level and may well love the Big, I think Indiana was his ideal, but OSU is a sleeping giant with the right coach. Feel free to pass my sentiments along to Gene Smith. 

Comment 18 Feb 2016

The criteria for having one's name in the rafters is: National player of the year; three time first team all-american.

None of the mentioned qualify by the defined criteria. 

Sully is the only one lately who could have put his name up there if he wanted to. 

Havilcek doesn't meet either criteria but who's to say?....Maybe a great pro career helps? Or nothing is in stone?

Maybe the powers to be could massage the criteria, since players don't stay as long?

Craft and Oden were National defensive players of the year, in theory they could be honored with a banner if OSU wanted to massage the rules a little bit. OSU could put their name up there along with the words "DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR"  especially since coaches are always preaching Defense and 'defense wins games.'  What better way to preach than to honor defensive players of the year? 

Anyone else feel that is a legitimate reason to put their name up there? 

Comment 18 Feb 2016

The criteria for having one's name in the rafters is: National player of the year; three time first team all-american.

Sully is the only one lately who could have put his name up there if he wanted to. 

Havilcek doesn't meet either criteria but who's to say?....Maybe a great pro career helps? Or nothing is in stone?

Maybe the power's to be could massage the criteria, since players don't stay as long?