Well it probably helps that Sully grew up in Columbus, and also had a brother that played for us. In my opinion they are completely different cases, Sully was always a lock for the lottery, but I don't think he was ever considered a lock to be a top 5 pick. Oden went #1, and Conley #4, so I don't know how you can't really hold that against them. Not to mention they led us to a national title, and lost to a Florida team full of NBA players that had been around for a while. You have to remember that not every player that plays for us grew up rooting for or wanting to play for OSU. Not to mention, until the 1 and done rule is revised, the days of super talented kids staying more than 1-2 years are over. I can see where you're coming from on him trying to shoot out of slumps, but at the same time it's not like he had overwhelming talent around him that he was neglecting, he was far and away the best player on the team and I had more faith in him scoring than any other player on the roster honestly. IMO if he comes back, with the talent we have coming in, we will be a much less frustrating team to watch, and could possibly make a run in the tourney.
Your son probably heard more profanity in a middle school or high school lunch then he could read in a whole day on here.
I'm not sure if I'll go out on the same limb that he will be a legend, but I agree with you in the fact that I think he will be very successful. He has such a smooth shot, and like you said his passing and vision is off the charts. Not to mention he can put up anywhere between 5-10 boards a game. It certainly didn't help him out that he was on a college team desperate for scoring, and opponents could really just key on him and not have to really worry about anyone else. You give him a couple other good players in the NBA and I think we're definitely looking at an All-Star level player in the next couple years.
After growing up in New Philadelphia, I can't say I'm surprised to see this..
I can't help but smile reading all of these comments. I'm only 22 and have dealt with very similar things bass, and just reading through all of these suggestions has certainly helped me out as well. Just by posting this you're undoubtedly helping many others, including myself, who aren't as brave to put their problems out there for the world to see. I never would have thought that following an OSU sports blog would also mean I would be joining such a caring, helpful community of people from all aspects of life. Keep on fighting, keep your head up, and know that there are countless people out there willing to lend a helping hand whenever you need it!
My friend was run off the road by another driver a couple months ago. It messed up one of his tires to the point that he couldn't drive. He has AAA just like I do, so he called in and asked if they could have someone come out and help him as he was just on the side of the highway at this point. He ended up waiting there for 2-3 hours, only for someone from AAA to call him him and say that he should have a spare tire in his car and that they couldn't help him. I've never had a problem with them, but I found that instance a little ridiculous
With their record they would still only be the 6th seed in the East. Health has been the Thunder's main problem
I was having that same thought, so pretty much you can use whatever restroom you want, as long as you identify with the gender beforehand? I have a feeling this is gonna come back to bite PF
I was just wondering if we had any players on our team that had previously torn an ACL and gone on to contribute for us after recovering, can't believe I forgot JT!
I think that's one of my favorite Braxton highlights, it's such a small, but incredible move. Just a half second of hesitation broke him for a td
Also something to note, they have 3 Ole Miss guys going top 10 too. Tunsil, Nkemdiche, and Treadwell
I really like Walter Football when it comes to mock drafts, they are normally one of the first ones I look at. I mean they aren't really a big deal, pretty much anything after the first 1-10 picks is anyone's guess, but still interesting to look at. I thought it was cool that both of the guys that made 2016 mock drafts have Joey going #1, and I could definitely see that happening with the JJ Watt comparisons that get thrown around. I just can't wait for this season to start, it's been too long since I saw the scarlet and gray suit up!
I tend not to worry about the coaching hires Urban makes
Yeah that's kind of what I figured, I just remember hearing about him we first started looking at players in the 2016 class and wondered where we were with him. Thanks for the response!
Also a question regarding the QB situation Birm. Are we recruiting Jawon Pass out of Georgia anymore? I know we have other prospects that are higher on the list right now, is that because the coaches like players like Guarantano and Haskins more, or because the ship is already sailed on Pass?
Birm you certainly weren't lying when you said Binjimen Victor caught everything thrown his way, the first catch on his highlight tape is a great example. He doesn't seem to go down easily either, he definitely a player I would like to see in the scarlet and grey!
This sir, is awesome
Thanks as always Birm, I look forward to these every day. Keeping my fingers crossed regarding McCall
When does this damn offseason end? I can't wait to watch this team reload next year, we're bringing in so many playmakers at so many different positions, this is gonna be a fun ride buckeye fans!
Yeah I completely agree with what you're saying, Mariota has seemed like the ideal person off the field compared to Winston. I just think that even as cliche as it sounds, Jameis seems to have that "it" factor when he throws the ball. Obviously he has made a bunch of mistakes on and off the field, but if I look at it from a purely football standpoint, I like my chances with Winston. Our Buckeyes showed they were the best team in the nation, but I think I would be much more nervous if (hypothetically) Winston was driving down the field against us in the last minute than if Mariota was. Again, I can't say it enough that I could be completely wrong, this is just my personal opinion
This has nothing to do with mariota, I think in the right system could be very good too
I might be downvoted for this opinion, but I personally think Winston could be a good QB down the line. He's certainly done a lot of dumb things, and might not say the smartest things on camera, but he looks like a natural back there. Seems to connect with the players around him too, at least at the college level. Just my personal, and very unprofessional option though
When did you know for sure that you wanted to be a buckeye?
To be fair, a high schooler choosing not to go to a school isn't really the same as a high schooler being prepared to attend a school only to have the school tell them near last minute that they aren't welcome anymore. I see your point though