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Comment 09 Feb 2016

I'm OK if he doesn't display emotion. Everyone is different that way. A quiet leader is often just what's needed.

I want to see him make smart basketball decisions. His shot has betrayed him for several weeks and he can't let that impact the rest of his game. He needs to be an example for the rest of the team in that regard because OSU makes too many silly plays (doubling the post off shooters, passing to the wing without looking to see if the guy is open) to win tough games. 

For good or bad, it starts with him. They need him to be smart.

Comment 08 Feb 2016

Expect to see Barrett's carries drop because Zeke is gone. If you're a defense and OSU options your DE, you're going to try to take away Zeke and Barrett will keep. 

In 2016, I think defenses will play reads more honestly so Barrett won't run it nearly as much.

Comment 06 Feb 2016

That was on the heels of Earle's 6-4-1 season. The worst two seasons of OSU football I've ever seen. And that 1987 team had some talent - that left in 1988. Ugh

Comment 06 Feb 2016

Doesn't Prince wait two seasons with that lineup? Burrell would take over for Elflein but Jones and Pridgeon have another season.

Comment 30 Jan 2016

Uh, there are always comments after a loss that he should be fired. There are entire threads with hundreds of comments in the forum saying he should be fired.

And your, "great guy" lead off seems to be damning him with faint praise.

So that's why an article like this is necessary.

Comment 30 Jan 2016

This article says everything I think. I went to every home hoops game from 1979 - 1990. That means I saw a lot of mediocre basketball. That's is what OSU basketball was before Thad - mediocre. Nolan Richardson wouldn't even take the job when Williams left.

Thad turned this program into one where people expect not just a winning team, but a championship team. But HE built that. He deserves than chance to re-establish it. And even his reboot season is better than what OSU is since 1962.

And I, for one, think there are a couple of home upsets in this team down the stretch.

Comment 29 Jan 2016

Gave you the UV because you're right. OSU scored once in the final four minutes because the ball never went to the post. When they did, Tate got an and-1.

And one of these PGs has to take charge in tight spots. They need a leader and that person hasn't emerged.

On the plus side, Thompson, Diop, Tate, and Mitchell all played well, aside from Tate's inexplicable last foul.

Comment 25 Jan 2016

I think the foul trouble has less to do with over aggressiveness by the OSU bigs than it does by other players failing to cut down dribble penetration. This puts the OSU bigs in danger of fouling far more than the should be. The guilty parties on the perimeter tend to be Lyle, Loving, and, strangely, Kam. With Lyle and Loving it's a simple lack of foot speed for the position they guard. With Kam it's more a matter of focus, which is typical for a offense first kind of player like him.

The other aspect of the dribble penetration is that it often leads to baskets by the other team's bigs because OSU players fail to rotate to cover for Thompson or Giddens. Or the other perimeter players overreact to the penetration and leave three point shooters open.

Either way, this team is still figuring out how to play together, although the game at PU was a step in the right direction.

Comment 25 Jan 2016

I think KBD has to evolve into OSU's number one option on offense because he's the most skilled and versatile offensive player. He just needs to play aggressively and deal with whatever the consequences are.