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  • COLLEGE BASKETBALL PLAYER: Jim Jackson
  • NFL TEAM: whatever team with the most Buckeyes on it
  • NBA TEAM: Any team with Buckeyes on it

Recent Activity

Comment 04 Oct 2016

I feel good about the attitude that this Buckeye team is showing, how they are giving respect to their opponents.  It seems like their mindset is solid.  It was refreshing for me to see how pissed Urban was when we had a penalty (I think a hands to the face by one of our o-linemen) that could've stalled our 2 minute drive right before half last week.  And if it's true that he benched JT Barrett because of his ill-advised throw in the third quarter, then I think that was cool too!  As long as our guys stay hungry and humble, I think we're gonna be fine.

Comment 18 Jun 2016

Well, it appears that the majority of the folks didn't appreciate what I was trying to poke fun at, the idea of an offer from the staff in today's recruiting landscape, and I wasn't trying to piss so many folks off.  However, I'm so turned off by recruiting nowadays, specifically with what happened to Sibley.  And I know it's been discussed thoroughly here, but Sibley's situation makes me believe that no offer is ever safe with this staff.  I mean, Sibley is as ideal as they come. He was a 4 star recruit, an Ohio kid, and someone who committed as early as possible and chose not to play any recruiting games, which you'd think the staff appreciated.  We know that the staff had there reasons to do what they did, but if there's anything that could taken from the way the situation played out, it is that no offer is secure.  If the staff can turn on the kids in their own backyard, they can do it to anybody.  So, I am happy for the kids who get their offers from The Ohio State University.  But like Urban himself said (and I don't know the exact quote), a commitment doesn't mean anything until the kid signs.  Obviously, that goes for the player, but it also goes for the staff as well.  I'm still a faithful Buckeye, but I really hope we don't have cases like Sibley's in the future.  I miss the days of very very long ago, when one's word and handshake were as good as gold. 
 

Comment 17 Jun 2016

Did not know this.  Sad to hear the news.  Good luck, Birm!  Wishing you more success, sir.

Comment 17 Jun 2016

Hahaha :) They are committable for now, but these Ohio boys better not commit too soon or else they may not be committable anymore.  The staff may not commit to accepting their commitments. 

Comment 24 Apr 2016

I understand that coach Tress offered Todd Boeckman a gray shirt, but did he do it after rescinding a "commitable offer?"  

The recruiting game seems to have changed so much.  The term commitable offer sounds silly to me (my auto spell on my phone doesn't even recognize the word "commitable"), and yet I read about it more and more.

Comment 21 Apr 2016

For me, recruiting better out of state kids who are a good fit is not the issue.  The treatment of a committed in-state kid is.  However, I do think Urban is doing his best and did not intentionally try to screw Sibley over and put Sibley in a good situation. And if mistakes were made, I'm sure Urban will try his hardest to make sure that they won't happen again.  

On a side note, to watch us get punked by MSU, a school that often picks the Ohio kids who the staff passes over, drives me nuts.  

Comment 15 Apr 2016

On the flip side, for those who enthusiastically defend the staff on the grounds that Meyer and company must get the best talent at all costs within the rules (and I respect the argument), I hope you all see the hypocrisy if you choose to harshly criticize a 17 year old kid who decides to renege on his commitment even if it is late in the game.  I mean, Sibley appears as loyal as they come, and it looks like he's about to get screwed.  So, now that it's been firmly established that loyalty and commitment me very little in the recruiting game, I hope we all lighten up on kids who are making decisions that will affect the rest of their lives.

Comment 15 Apr 2016

An Ohio kid who had been committed for almost a year, and it appears the staff is showing him the door.  

As a fan and alumnus, this doesn't seem right to me.  On the flip side, it's nice to see Matta going after in-state kids.  I know the staff needs to recruit nationally, but I always hope we keep the Ohio identity with every class.  Means more to me to win with our own.

Comment 14 Apr 2016

I followed college basketball religiously during that time.  So many good players, and it made the NBA draft more meaningful to me because I watched the players during the collegiate careers.  Nowadays, I can't tell you anything about these young dudes coming up.

Comment 14 Apr 2016

Of Salley, Lumpkin, and Dudley, I think Dudley was the most successful on the hardwood.  I believe Salley and Lumpkin played on the weaker teams of the Ayers era.  I know I complain about Matta, but those last years with Ayers were some dark ages.

Comment 14 Apr 2016

Yeah, man.  I'm just tired of watching our kids get punked and outworked on the boards.  A lot of that, I think, is just a lack of attitude.  Hope coach Jent and Oden help to solve that problem.

Comment 13 Apr 2016

Thanks for the reply, bro. 

I love Tate's toughness, but he gives up lots of size.  A kid like Harrison, I think, would do wonders for the basketball squad.  Hope Thad can find a few athletic blue-collar players to compliment shooters like Kam, Diop, and Loving.