Refs are an absolute JOKE! Don't miss Amir's travel but conveniently don't see all the steps before dribbling on Mich St's last three! Rewind and check it out! Guy on bottom of screen takes like three steps after getting the pass before he dribbles!
Bolt, apologize for the tone and content of my post. It was immature and condescending. I need to learn to control my emotions and stop with the hyperbole. We are all on the same side and root for the good guys! Next year's talent will help tremendously. Myles Turner come on down!!!!
I get what you're saying and there is truth to that. Dealing with players leaving early has to suck, but this is when Matta earns that salary. I'm frustrated to watch half the first half gone before we attack the free throw line. Frustrated to watch a 7 foot center bring the ball down before he shoots over and over. Frustrated to watch a 6'10" guy pump fake from the 3pt line as if someone is going to block his shot. And above all, frustrated to watch this team play soft and disinterested. While I would never say I could do better than Matta, I see a number of things that he could change forthw better but doesn't. BUT, just so there is no confusion, I have NEVER wanted Matta fired. I don't know him but he seems like a great guy. I painfully want him to succeed.
I agree there weren't THAT many digs on Craft but even one is one too many.
That's the thing. Everyone equates criticism for not liking. In fact I DO like Matta and am glad we have him. But when you are untouchable you fail to self critique. He needs to feel some heat so ultimately HE solves the problem instead of taking the easy way out and blaming the players.
Of course it's the players. But he's the one that put together the team and he's paid millions to develop them. So develop them. As much as I hate the Wisconsin coach, he gets a lot out of players far inferior to Matta's McD all Americans. Coaching is more than recruiting.
Yeah I didn't exactly come across the way I intended. My apologies to all! We are all on the same side (and FRUSTRATED!!!!)
Maybe you need to learn to read. I am referring to posts that say Craft can't lead a team, pathetic way for him to go out, he may be a good guy but not going to miss him, etc. Again, reading comprehension. My "pathetic" comment was directed at THOSE people.
Why is it the easiest downvote? Because I don't like people who are saying things like "can't wait for him to go" when he's give four years to this program? I don't like people criticizing his one weakness when they likely couldn't make it two times up the court with him? Because I think it's wrong to criticize an amateur when you have a professional coach that gets zero criticism from the kool-aid drinking fan base? Fine, vote away. But, I know there is a minority that agrees with me. Unfortunately the rest bully them into silence.
I love how all these comments tear into Craft, a guy that may not be able to shoot but who brings it every single game and leaves it all out there on the court. You have the nerve to blame him for every failure when he is but one player in a team sport. Not one single person mentions the guy who is paid MILLIONS to recruit the players, teach the players, develop the players, develop the scheme, and coach the players during the game. Clearly he is not to blame for the product on the court. You people are pathetic.
I've lived in Florida for quite some time and actually attended U of F. I can tell you that pretty much everyone down here knows he's a tool and ignores him. Seriously. I haven't checked but I bet he has like 4 responses to this article. He has to write crazy shit like this to even try to stay relevant. I imagine he will be gone soon.
Besides, this lifeless teams needs to get punked by a crappy team like Penn St to wake it from it's coma. Don't like fans storming the court? Don't lose to mediocre teams.
It's bad enough that players get penalties/technicals for celebrating. If they stopped fans from storming the court, college sports would be as bland as the pros. This is part of what makes college sports so great. Fans feel as though they are a part of the team and rightfully deserve to celebrate the accomplishment.
Keep telling yourself that. Maybe the five people that dv'd me can share some of their kool-aid. Thompson is the only one on this entire team that has improved since he's been there. Hell, most of them have regressed. I know this team sucked before Matta got here, but even that goodwill has a shelf life. Where's the coaching up and developing of the players? Craft has the worst shot I've ever seen. I thought Scott might have turned the corner but he's gotten worse. Where's the answer for the zone? Why don't they exclusively run plays for their only good shooters, Ross and Dela Valle? Why did it take like 8 minutes into one of the recent games before the ball was passed to the FT line? It's like watching a Mike Brown team. Defense is great but the offense is beyond bad. Passing the ball around the primeter until the shot clock is at 5 and then jacking up a three is NOT an offense. Way too many teams in the B1G doing more with less (ie no McDonald's AAs)
Is it Matta's fault yet?
Honest question. I know I am going to sound very ignorant, but does this occur for all games? If so, do we know when the Michigan game is going on sale? The reason I ask is that my father is a lifelong Buckeye fan, having grown up in Ohio. He just turned 80 and has never been to a game (crazy, huh? He's been there for a graduation, but not football). For his birthday, I want to take him along with my young son, who is also a Buckeye football nut (little kids are crazy. He's ten and knows every player from last year and their number; his favorite player is Devin Smith which is a little obscure). Three generations that have never been to a game. I just assumed that I would have to pay astronomical prices from a scalper (and still may) but if there is a chance that I could buy them from Ticketmaster that would be money saved to spend on airfare, hotel, etc.
When I Googled his name, this article came up. Yikes!
This...one Brazilian percent!
Hello? Bench press? Look at the part of the body that matters the most with a running back, his legs! If they had squats as part of the combine he'd probably come in first. The reason there are sooooo many busts in the NFL is because they put too much on the combine. Yes, you'd love to see great film AND a great combine, but great film is great film, despite what someone does at the combine (for a number of reasons, btw).
Couldn't have said it better myself. Agree with everything you said. Refs were not consistent. If you call it against Cuse a minute before you can't call it against them when the roles are reversed. That's pretty much why almost no one can stand basketball refs. I'm glad that Boeheim did that. Not only is he standing up for his guys but also getting it some attention. Some teams get some absolutely ridiculous calls at home, Duke being at the top.
Correction, I saw at least one drop.
Agreed. Biggest problem for him was first tackler got him down too many times. Even Urban pointed that out.
Depends. Was Devin a track guy? Track guys always run the fastest 40s. Hated running the 40 for that simple reason. Only did it during summer session. Big difference between running track and running during fb.
Wow, I give Matta credit. Would love to know what he said (yelled) at them during the half but they definitely came out motivated!
Yeah but like I said, we have two that are pretty good shooters in Ross and Dela Valle. Why don't we run ANYTHING for them? That's what other teams do. They run curls or screens for their shooters. It's mind boggling.