6'2", 213. Wonder what he'll weigh after summer conditioning—in 2016.
Isn't it interesting that BGSU fans have high regard for the coach who lifted their program, then left for another job. Contrast that with Florida fans, despite 2 natties.
Seems there's a lot of guile involved in being a WR. TP has shown an ability to move & fake, and has the speed. Probably he needs to learn other facets of catching the ball, including catching and hanging on when you know you are about to be creamed.
11W, thanks for the update on football players.
What about the freshman or players? You've told us Russell will wear #1 for the Lakers, but no numbers yet for new OSU players?
Will Mitchell get #00? Who will wear #3: Giddens or Grandstaff? Harris #12? What about Lyle?
If you were a freshman in 1974, Archie was a junior, when he won his first Heisman. Archie started as a frosh in 1972, the first year freshmen were eligible to play. He did run wild (239 yards) in a 29-14 win over North Carolina on September 30, 1972. And that continued for 4 years, and he played in 4 Rose Bowls.
Perhaps Troy is trying not to show up Hop.
BTW, Here’s to those “who have gone before:”
- Victor Felix "Vic" Janowicz (February 26, 1930 – February 27, 1996)
- Leslie "Les" Horvath (October 12, 1921 – November 14, 1995)
Lucky he wasn't injured on this play. OSU must be emphasizing neck strengthening exercises like Woody did.
Woody told his players they would have to get shirts with bigger neck sizes.
Compared to football, hoops coaches get so little time with the players that the hoopsters need to work hard on their own if they are to improve significantly. IIRC, Evan Turner worked very hard on his game. Don't know if there were others who worked their tails off. Craft didn't practice enough on his jump shot, probably due to his pre-med commitments, though he did hustle his tail off in games. Maybe big time college athletics and college academics were too much for some of OSU's recent hoopsters, so we didn't see big gains in their development. Attitude is a big part of development as well, along with lots of practice and accepting coaching. Let's hope these 6 new Buckeyes do well all around.
I don't understand DJ's logic
Yeah, he often baffles me as well.
Why are the freshman hoopsters all in school for summer session when the coaches cannot coach them?
- Is it to get acclimated to college life so that there are fewer distractions in October when practice starts?
- Or is it so they can be academically eligible—with college grades in the books?
- Is there strength and conditioning work going on?
- Team bonding?
Yes, we are spoiled. A natty and we want even better performance this year.
TOSU played better at year end, but will that level of play continue after losing some great seniors?
I think we'll have to see if the OL can block well enough, and if the Silver Bullets can defend well enough.
I'd be darn happy even if there were fewer points and yards and they ended up 15-0.
Seven yards and a vapor trail.
So the wedding party had to pay for the concert tickets?
A lot of alums and boosters contributed to that project.
That conference is screwed—by Texas.
From what I've read, Texas' demands and Big 12 rules really help the Longhorns and are adverse to the other conference members.
What would happen if Jim Tressel took over at Rutgers—as football coach?
Probably would never happen, but can you imagine?
Any hit that requires stitches is too hard.
I don't think you understand my thinking. I'm just saying that all the big programs schedule some creampuffs, and that there is value in doing so. I'm not opposed to OSU playing some better opponents—which they do this year. And I like Matta—who is unquestionably the best coach in OSU hoops history. Izzo and Bob Knight like Matta too.
You (and other so-called Buckeye fans) obviously like Izzo better than Matta. I like to support the OSU coach, and feel that complaining about him hurts recruiting.
A good mid-range J is a hallmark of a great shooter.
Yep. Students may provide enthusiasm and a loud atmosphere, but alumni carry the program by buying the tickets and showing up.
Would OSU get good recruits if most seats were empty for the OOC games?
Any successful program needs both students and alumni showing up to prosper.
Wrang-wrang: disputing a general truth with one example. a la Kurt Vonnegut Jr.
You've used one year. Look at the other OOC games MSU scheduled last year: Navy, Loyola (Chicago), Arkansas-Pine Bluff, Oakland, EMU, The Citadel, plus Santa Clara and Rider in Orlando.
And for 2015 OSU has games versus upper echelon teams.
How does a coach instill confidence in young players who have no experience against bigger, faster, more talented players than they saw in high school?
Play 'em against the highest ranked teams in the country? Against whom there may be trouble getting a shot up?
That may have some value in showing the youngsters that, as talented as they are, they still have a lot to learn. But confidence comes from repeated success. One begins to build confidence against opponents who are less esteemed. (And who don't demand home & away games.) And hopefully, as the season progresses, versus teams that are more and more talented.
BTW, even the schedules of the top teams have such "lesser opponents."
Or is it going to blow up in the NCAA's face?
So he can pick off a pass, then criss-cross all over the field in the run-back to score without running out of gas!
The Buckeyes will be very young this year. If the freshman develop as freshmen typically do, they may struggle to stay in games against vaunted opponents. Just as many of you do, I hope at least a couple of them rapidly acclimate themselves to the bigger, quicker, stronger, more athletic opponents in the college game, and keep these games competitive. But if not, I'll just accept that it typically takes a year or two for new recruits to shine. Not everyone is an Oden, Connelly, Cook or Russell.