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Killer nuts

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Comment 13 Apr 2015

I'm just a simpleton who enjoys a laugh at the gators as much as the next Buckeye

Comment 11 Apr 2015

Ash's defensive scheme allows the safeties to be very aggressive against the run so it's not necessarily a sign that we're not stopping the run. Our safeties can hit ball carriers as they cross the line of scrimmage on some plays

Comment 08 Apr 2015

Surprised he didn't mention Dontre too, this year's team will have speed/talent for days

Comment 25 Mar 2015

I don't think that was my point. Matta gets a bad rap for lack of player development. My point is simply that in college basketball there's not a ton of guys who come into college raw, develop for 4 years and become lottery picks. I was just citing our one and dones to show that matta can do what calipari can do, it's not like he's an amazing developer of talent but he still has success

Comment 24 Mar 2015

That's my point. Most NBA superstars seem like they were destined for that coming out of high school. Matta has successfully taken high level recruits and kept them on the trajectory to be pros as well (see Oden, Koufos, Mullens, or Sully). I think the "lack of player development under matta" is overblown 

Comment 24 Mar 2015

Out of curiosity, what schools do you consider to be great developers of big men? In other words, what school takes raw players with upside and routinely turns them into pros?

Comment 22 Mar 2015

This was my exact lineup (see above). I suspect KBD could replace Loving but I'm hopeful that Loving will fill a leadership role as the elder statesman of the group

Comment 22 Mar 2015

Sully stayed an extra year and developed more of an outside game, Deshaun stayed 3 years and improved his court vision and his game off the bounce. There's also guys like David Lighty, Diebler, and Lenzelle Smith who improved markedly. Not every basketball player that comes to Ohio State can turn into an all American and first round draft prospect. These guys are all developing, again it may not be as much as you want and I assume a lot of people determine "development" based on how a guy's jump shot improves but anyone who knows basketball knows there is so much more to it than that. I'm not arguing that Thad is second to none in player development but to say that it doesn't exist under Thad is just wrong

Comment 22 Mar 2015

Pretty much everyone develops and gets better under Matta. Go back and look at Shannon, Slam, and Amir's numbers as freshmen and compare them to their senior year. Is it as much development as we want? Maybe not. But to say there is "zero" development is absurd. 

I chose Turner as an example because he is a recent guy who was in the nearest position to what D'Angelo is in now. He could've gone pro after his sophomore year and elected to come back. End result was an improved draft stock, national player of the year, and a bigger first contract.