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Comment 14 May 2015

This isn't exactly what You asked for, but What I do is to use My profile which has the recent comments section. If someone replies to my comment it will show up on the righthand side of each comment. If you click the reply icon it will take you to the comment and the reply. This helps me keep up with new comments around mine. It serves as a bookmark to get to threads that are older also. 

Comment 20 Apr 2015

A better question is "What happens when Urban brings Hiestand up from tripple A ball to replace Ed Warriner as o-line coach?"  You know if the offense doesn't skip a beat, Warriner will get an interview.  Unless he just isn't slick enough, I see him getting the job. Urban will likely turn the offense over to his current coaches and go get the best o-line coach he can find.  He is familiar with ND and Lou's coaching tree.  Kelley's coaches have an Ohio flavor to them (hiestand has a couple stops in Ohio) and ND coaches see Urban as an upgrade as a mentor/boss. 

Comment 15 Apr 2015

I call BS on that one.  His hands are fine.  Whenever he is facing the QB he does well.  Crossing routes are fine too.  The problem is when he tries to catch with his elbow.  Deep ball against VT, post, and one other catch all went off his elbow, which is neither his hands or the "body" that everyone says he is catching with.  He caught a deep one in the spring practice video with his hands.  I'm hopeful that the coaches are telling him over and over to catch with his hands, because they aren't bad.

Comment 14 Apr 2015

Although Urban wants the best recruiting class in the nation according to the internet sites.  He would rather have the best recruiting class according to him.  He has lost on some highly rated recruits at times but he has also gone against the common wisdom with players and taken some lower rated recruits.  He evaluates talent differently than many, and differently than he used to.  This means that he will never win the recruiting title at OSU, like he did at Florida.  He brings in quality players who are highly rated and the back half of the class are quality players that are not highly rated.  The lowest rated recruit in all of his classes is a stud.  This means that Urban evaluated them correctly and all the services missed on them.  Eichenburg (or however you spell his name) is top shelf, but seems that Michael Jordan is right there with him in Urban's eyes, and maybe the guy from Traverse City, too.

Comment 03 Apr 2015

There is a way to make coaches accountable, but you have to out student athletes by name.  There is a bigger problem with that in that students don't want to be currently taking classes and have it known they will transfer.  When spring semester is done you will know.  If there needs to be attrition by July when the freshman check in, then you will be right. We will know mid May what is happening with the roster.

Comment 03 Apr 2015

True but I don't see it on tape.  4.31 should make angles go away.  He seems to have pretty good closing on screens and ball carriers, but he doesn't seem to be markedly faster than everyone on the field.

Comment 24 Mar 2015

No, people use Oden, Cook, and Conley as great recruits that Matta reeled in.  Ohio State was not getting those three without Matta.

Comment 24 Mar 2015

People seem to be bashing him for four reasons:

1. He doesn't exceed expectations in the NCAA tourney. 

2. He doesn't do a great job recruiting Ohio

3. He seems to pad his wins a little with non competitive games. 

4. He doesn't ever really out coach someone.  I don't remember saying, "wow, we stole one there."  When his system works maybe he makes coaching look easy, but it seems to me that he isn't able to get a quick bucket at the rim because of good play design.  It seems like he relies on his talented players to make others successful.  Those are the biggest arguments against Matta.  I think it would be really helpful if Matta had some higher level assistants.  Seems like the basket ball culture has shifted around him a bit. All that said, I do think he is the best Ohio State will get in the current market.  I also believe that he will make OSU a more attractive program for the next coach because of his sustained success.  He is building a foundation that may never include a national title but is really good for the program.

Comment 24 Mar 2015

So my situation is a bit different.  I live in pretty close proximity to that stench up north.  If my child were a high level athlete and was offered a full ride by that school I would consider that an opportunity for me to see my child play on a regular basis.  I know it seems dirty but maybe that's what is best for my child.

Comment 24 Mar 2015

I agree with what you are saying but DT and Q were not top of the draft talent.  You could argue that the most recent guys to leave East Lansing were better pro prospects than these two and they stayed 4 years. ie Payne.

Comment 23 Mar 2015

True that Izzo recruits guys who aren't as hyped and who stay longer, but it is also a culture thing at OSU to go early.  Because so many guys have done it, those who come in aren't even realistic about 4 years.  Over the last two years both guys leaving early aren't even playing in America.  They wouldn't stay for a shot at the tournament and one more year because they were too interested in pursuing their dreams of playing professionally.  I won't blame a kid for that, but it has happened twice in a row with guys who aren't good enough for the league. 

I think that's because the culture around Cbus is to leave when you can, and in other spots it is to leave when you have to.