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Comment 21 Jun 2017

They're different classes and OSU needs players now, so you definitely take Young. They also play different positions. Goodwin is a clear 2. Young can play the 3 or 3. And it's not an either or. You want both. Finally we have no idea what prompted this decision. This kid loved Matta, so maybe it will take Holtmann and staff some time to build a relationship.

In short, I don't get your point other than this is disappointing.

Comment 21 Jun 2017

Since the strength and conditioning program was likely underway for the current players, Holtmann may have preferred continuity for the time being. I don't think that means it's a permanent situation though.

Comment 18 Jun 2017

This is music to my ears. Thad made a fatal miscalculation a few years ago when he adopted a much more national approach to recruiting. At that time his staff seemed to forget the Ohio base. And high school basketball players in Ohio don't dream of being Buckeyes the way football players do. But if you corral the best in Ohio along with players from Indiana, Illinois, and Michigan, you are can contend almost every year.

By the time Thad realized the mistake, it was too late. It seems this staff is going back to that philosophy. And hopefully we'll get a commitment sometime soon.

Comment 15 Jun 2017

As an older guy here, I'm going to take issue with your Miller and Williams teams, Chris. I get what you mean about Miller recruiting Hopson, but the season that made him at OSU was under Williams.

That shift would bump Francis out of the Williams era three. Loved Jerry's jump hook and he became a serviceable spot shooter. But you've got a solid three with Burson, Hopson, and Carter.

Going back to the Miller team, no way do I take Tony Campbell over Kelvin Ransey. Kelvin may be the most under appreciated player at OSU in the last 40 years. He could shoot, drive, and pass very well. And he carried that team before it grew up. Add him to Kellogg and Williams, and Miller's team would give Thad's a tough game. Forgetting of course that Thad could probably roll out three excellent teams by himself.

Fun article by the way!

Comment 13 Jun 2017

Usually the fault is with the beneficiary of the screen because they don't wait long enough.