I'll have to watch the spring tape again... I don't recall him necessarily standing out? Pace merely crushed anybody & everybody every time he stepped on the field. No really, there are just some, (Katz, Ginn, Boston, Korey, Spellman, MC13, Pryor) that you simply know they have "it" the moment you see them play.
Agree, but unfortunately... this weave seems to be our base bread & butter offensive set before anything else.... other than a pick & roll where our centers can't seemingly ever finish.... or don't know how to execute... I don't know.
My bitchn & complainin could apply to 95% of the teams in college basketball, the majority (especially OSU) are terribly hard games to watch... lack of elite passing, terrible shooting, general sloppy as hell play down low... UGH.
I've had to resort to just watching NBA ball anymore outside of OSU games. Watching us play is an exercise of torture, and everyone else is about as fun to watch as a 5th grade YMCA game.
Go Cavs, Go OKC.
Honestly, this is still a huge improvement in scheduling then the typical 2 decent OOC games per year. I don't live in OH so home or away means nothing. I just want to see some decent damn basketball against a team with a pulse..
Good luck Grant! Kick some butt for Cincy!
1st- Sully, Russell, Diebler all came with incredible skill sets and did not improve skillsets from OSU coaching... Turner i'll concede, and Butler also, but that's the natural progression (normally when one is receiving good instruction), but did you go Sylvester? Oh shit that's funny.
And yes, we have way to many pussies on our basketball team the last 5 years... FYI- some of us like me.... played HS sports & college ball, so I do know what it's like & what it takes to play sports at a higher level than pee wee.....
IF you would use " tough" or "disciplined" to describe this team..... which they exhibit none of.... than I can't help you & your scarlet colored glasses you see OSU through.
Nobody complained because Sully came to OSU with a full offensive skill set... oh- he was from OH too.
Not what i'm saying... This is not about just 1-2 players...And Oden, Conley, Turner are/were in the Midwest footprint around OH... Witherspoon should have never been recruited, & Sibert should have stayed & clearly had the talent to play at OSU... same with Offit.
I have no problem with going national for big time recruits.... going national for players like Giddens with zero offensive skills, and Mitchell, who also couldn't play offense if his life depended on it, does nothing for me.
Never was a huge fan of Hartline.... but Browns, woof wat a terrible org.
Not true TP. It's terrible offensive coaching, little to no player development, no S&C, misses in OH, and general pussies playing for our basketball team that is keeping us from winning the Big, going to the dance, and making a run.
And how did that work out exactly?
FYI- there are/were/still is a hell of a lot more names not named Burke... that go to Pitt, NC, Duke, IU, Cuse, MSU, Whiskey, Lville, KY, KS.... that could & should be at OSU.
Our basketball coaches don't have to go to TX or Serbia for basketball talent... Never understood any of it... Clev, Tol, Cbus, Dayton, Akron, Ystown, Cincy, and add IN & PA along with shit hole MI/Detroit... and I've never understood why any basketball coach in OH would leave the area in terms of talent....
I love being the antagonist in regards to Matta... so i'll keep it up.
Wait- we pick up a JUCO transfer....and a 3 *......
But lose 3 4* top 100 players.... and a manbun.
AND THIS IS AN UPTICK?!
This is not a personal attack, just my humble opine.
While.. I agree with the basic premise that the players didn't execute, (as Boren was getting hip tossed off the mat) almost every play. This is a huge simplification of what occurred that evening.
HOW many throws were attempted again?
HOW many throws past 7 yds were attempted again?
HOW many carries did EZE get again?
HOW many times were there only 2-3 receivers in the play while others were being asked to block?
Again, I simply couldn't believe what my eyes were watching when play after play after play had Calhoun, Mcdowell, and Thomas simply crushing our Oline, and failed short yardage tackles, or watching Bosa go offsides on a damn 3rd & 8 from their own endzone....
But to simplify it further... No offense, but our entire coaching staff took the most risk averse, simplist, easiest, and predictable game plan, to the MOST DIFFICULT game we would have for the entire season..
Yes, obviously..... 11 kids have to execute in order to make a play work.
BUT- it takes a coaching staff to put the kids in a position that allow them, or puts them in their best position to execute. As the game went along, their butt puckers got tighter & tighter in terms of play calling, and it backfired in front of everyone.
And your right, same plays, same players, diff. opp., but the 40+ points and Lord knows how many td's the last two games.
In summary, it's not always THE PLAYS that are called, but WHEN they are called.
I saw it, you saw it, the whole world saw it. That was one HELL of a lousy attempt of coaching, plain & simple.
What happened to trying to score on every possession? What happened to trying to score on every down? What happened to being aggressive the ENTIRE game?
Bama beat Clemson in the title game simply because Saban decided to switch the field and take a chance. That is what great coaching is/does.
WHAT did Beck do exactly in this game to make you think once, "wow, what a great decision or call"? There were what 60-75 offensive plays, but you might be able to say this on about 4-5 occasions.
The coaches have to put the players into position to win. As much as I blame Boren & most of the Oline for getting crushed all game long, it's up to the coaches fix these issues as the game is played out.
Looks like a young Buford! Keep bringing the OH talent please.
Wait, so many of you in here disparage Giddens... BUT have you realized that he's twice the player than his pencil thin back up, and better defensively as a frosh than Thompson ever hopes to be?!
Listen, I like Matta..... But our team has acted, played, and looked nothing more than a giant steaming pile of crap for four years running tourney appearance & all.
At this point I really don't care what you like about Matta or the players on this current team. I want progress, I want 25 wins, I want the team to act like a team that wants to play, and act like a team that wants to win, because it's obvious to me that others here just want to paint a rosy picture of BS.
Grandstaff goes to a final 4 OK.... but he wasn't good enough for OSU?
Giddens goes to AL... but he wasn't good enough for OSU?
It's about time Matta focuses on OH talent, and it's about damn time he's made some coaching changes. I hope they are enough, but until I see real progress.... I'm going to be very skeptical of the teams outlook.
I don't know.. We'll see.
RR sucks..... Amazing. Harper opening for Luscious!?
FYI- guys, for all you rock fans....
TRY Porcupine Tree from the UK & some Alterbridge is awesome!!
Thanks! Too funny. I had friends down the street at the Blind Melon show.... Funny thing is, after their gig, Blind Melon came down to watch Pumkins & was sitting next to me in the loft watching the show!!!
Again Billy is 2X Kirk, (imhop).. May he rip.
Around the same time.. I got to see Smashing Pumpkins play at a bar on HS, (only recall the "things" monsters on the wall of the entrance of the bar). It was a private invite only show with about 2-300 of closest friends. Amazing.
Never was a Nirvana fan, and to this day I still don't get the hub-bub for this band. I LOVE some Soundgarden, love some STP & RHCP, I like the Foo Fighters, PJ is ok, hell even listened to Mudhoney back in the day.
I guess.. all I wanted to say is Jane's Addiction is/was twice the band Nirvana and Cobain could ever dream of being....
Nirvana? Smh. May he rip.
Glad the chapters that include the Mitchell's family is over. Biggest fucking waste of OSU resources ever.
Death, taxes, and never throwing to the TE.
Some things never change.
Man, I hope so!!
Burrows can flip it... reminds me of Bobby.
Good luck kid. Go get paid!!!!!
Must flip Taylor.
Ugh- I give the guy credit.... I guess he's consistent at least.