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Comment 28 Jul 2014

I appreciated how Tress respected and valued what was done and said in the team locker room.  He didn't give juicy answers for folks to go twitter crazy.  He protected his players and let the actions of the team do the talking. 

Coach Meyer uses lots of superlatives in his language, curses more often, and comes up with catch phrases, and I understand why fans get all giddy to hear him speak. I prefer Coach Tress's style. However, as long as our players represent our university with class and Meyer's teams continue to win games, I'll continue supporting our current head coach.

Comment 23 Jul 2014

I have criticized Matta in the past regarding some of his coaching decisions and some of the recruits he has brought in to the program.  However, the classes he has lined of for the future look to be incredible! Mitchell looks amazing.  As I look at the guys Thad is  bringing in for 2014 and 2015,  I'm feeling really  good about winning an NCAA basketball championship very soon - like within the next 3 years.

On a side note - I believe Kam Williams will surprise a lot of people.  I'm sure the kid is hungry to play after sitting out an entire year.  Just judging from his high school video, I like what his game brings to the table.

Comment 04 Jul 2014

Congrats to Mr. Giddens and Coach Matta. Go Bucks! If the 2014 and 2015 classes stick together, there will be lots of great basketball for true Buckeye fans to enjoy. Happy 4th to everybody...

Comment 24 Jun 2014

I definitely do not think Thomas can be a point guard.  But he can back smaller defenders down and play off a high-low with a guy like Duncan.  He did that beautifully at times with Sully at Ohio State.  And your right, if Thomas follows the Spurs system, he'll get lots of open looks as a spot-up shooter.

Comment 24 Jun 2014

Well, that's why I said "evolve."  The 2 are about the same height, and as Deshaun gets older, he'll put more weight on.  Deshaun already has very good ball skills, and I'm sure those skills have improved with his time spent in Europe.  Like Diaw, Thomas can knock them down from mid-range and play with his back to the basket.  We all know Thomas needs to improve defensively, but like Diaw, he can cause a lot of matchup problems for opposing teams. Hoping for the best for Deshaun as he tries to find his role in the league.

Comment 19 Jun 2014

Nice and congrats to Mr. Ward! Not that it matters at all to them, but coach Meyer's staff is winning recruiting points with me. Go Bucks, and let's keep getting these Ohio kids.

Comment 19 Jun 2014

I'm glad that Ohio kids are committing and I hope this trend continues.  I really appreciate the recruitment stories of Conner, Burrow, and Green.  These three were all very patient and were willing to work hard and prove themselves. 

I'm sure there's way more to it than what I read (I don't follow recruiting as religiously as some others), but I get annoyed when I see a bunch of out of state offers to kids who have never camped at Ohio State while we have badass Ohio kids proving themselves every Friday night at local Ohio football fields during the season and are willing to attend camps.  I know it's an extreme example, but offering an 8th grader just seems stupid. I'm glad the staff finally decided to stop hanging on Gibson's nuts as it became clear that he wasn't that anxious to visit.  And the other thing that gets me (sorry if it has been explained before) is the idea of a "committable offer."  Sounds like an oxymoron to me.  Does anyone know if the staff actually uses this term?  Seems shady.

Anyway, I hope more Ohio kids get committable offers and accept.  And the bigtime national kids, if they step on campus and realize that they want to be what we're about (guys like Eddie George, Ryan Shazier), then I'm thrilled when they commit too.

Comment 16 Jun 2014

I'm sorry if it has already been discussed, but does anyone know what's keeping Stump from camping at Ohio State?  Did he grow up a Buckeye fan? 

Comment 13 Jun 2014

According to Coach Meyer, Braxton Miller is one of the most dynamic athletes he has ever coached, and Heuerman is one of the best tight ends he has ever coached.  So based on those 2 claims, Meyer's logic makes perfect sense in choosing that 4th down play.  However, I also think he said that Carlos Hyde was the best back in the country and that our offensive line was also the best in the country.  Man, how the hell did we go wrong?

Comment 09 Jun 2014

Yup.  I remember, I think it was after his 3rd TD against Michigan State, and he looked right at the camera and said "All day, baby."  I'm pretty sure he had something to do with the ncaa making a penalty for players taking their helmets off while on the field.  He was a bad boy, man.

Comment 19 Apr 2014

I've always appreciated the way Coach Tress handle the media.  He did his best to protect his team and keep football team issues in the locker room -- that is how I was raised to be with respect to my family, we were taught to keep our business amongst us and to always show strength and support for one another in public.  In our present social media/internet culture, Tressel's approach definitely does not fit in.  However, Coach Tress never cared about that while he was the head coach of our football team.  He was his own man, had his own beliefs, and stuck by them, always showing respect to the folks with whom he interacted.

Meyer, on the other hand, is a hit with our social media/internet culture.  Lots of folks get all giddy with his tough talk and hip catch phrases -- "he's a grown ass man," "he got the juice," "we have the best (insert position) in the country," "it's all about the chase." 

Meyer's approach isn't my style, but as long as continues to run a clean program and rack of the Ws, I'm good with him.  End of the day, it's not what is said, it's what's done.

Comment 15 Apr 2014

If you ever have the time to read his book. you will see that he quotes a wide range of people from his former players to L.L Cool J.  He seems to be a very open-minded man and is humble in his attempt to seek wisdom.  His book has influenced me a lot.

Comment 10 Apr 2014

Why is Byrnes the only writer that does the Skull Sessions?  It wasn't always like that.  I miss reading the viewpoints of other writers, and had once appreciated the diversity of writing styles on Skull Sessions.

Comment 30 Mar 2014

I hope he does whatever the Ohio State coaches told him to do and gets his offer.  He's small, but on the video he looks fast and physical.  If he is anything like Antoine Winfield, then we got ourselves a player. 

Comment 30 Mar 2014

I know that recruiting is far from an exact science, but Burke was Mr. Basketball in Ohio in 2011 and he played in Ohio State's backyard along with Sullinger. Our coaches had plenty of opportunities to get an in depth evaluation on Burke as he was rising during his junior and senior years in high school.  I don't get how our coaches could not see his potential.

And Traevon Jackson...from what I recall, we just never offered him.  Not late, not ever.  And Nigel Hayes, we offered late.  Our best starting five in recent memory was Diebler, Craft, Sullinger, Buford, and Lighty -- all Ohio kids who were playing with a purpose.  I'm not at all suggesting that we should never branch out, but recruiting from our own state is where The Ohio State University tradition lies.  I, like many others, hope we do not stray away from this. Coach Matta and Coach Meyer, sign those Ohio boys up!!!