Maurice Clarett, would he have kicked him off the team after the Oct 2002 yelling incident with Tim Spencer, put him on a short leash, or kicked his butt and took him under his wing like an adopted son?
...or John Havlicek
Loved me some Brian Baschnagel...officiailly I think a Wing-back, but the precursor to what we see now as an H-Back. Never had a ton of yards, I think around 500 combined a season, but he bailed us out on a lot of 3rd and longs
I will never forget an old interview with Jerry West when the NBA was thinking of adopting the ABA 3-pt line rule. He said that it would ruin the game. He said basketball would become a game of big men dunking and long range shooters. Pretty insightful for someone who the 3-pt line would have benefited.
Think about how many 15 foot bank shots we see today...most bank shots I see today are unintentional. Heck, even the hook shot is rare.
I'm so old :-)
Except for the fact that he said the "M" word.
You got that right...
1975 - Archie 262-1450, Pete 227-1059, Corny 136-518, and four others with over 100 yards.
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Another old quote he might attribute to the Florida/LSU losses...
"There's nothing that cleanses your soul like getting the hell kicked out of you." -Woody Hayes
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The same chance of me walking around for 4 years with a winning lottery ticket in my pocket.
I'm all for Russell, Loving, Cam, and even Bate-Diop shooting open treys, they are 132-297 44%, but what helped in this game was Thompson, Scott (0-1), and Tate all passing up open threes and working for better shots. Those three are a combined 23-105 22% behind the arc and from now on should only lob up a trey when the shot clock is about to expire.
I love your optimism, but I don't see any games on the schedule that are not possible losses, especially road games.
The B1G may not be as tough of a conference this yeas as it was the last several, but one thing it is, is balanced.
With the inconsistent play of the Buckeyes to this point, besides the three you mentioned, I would expect a real tough game at Purdue who just beat Iowa, that pesky team we lost to twice. Then we play at Rutgers who look weak, but don't tell that to Wisconsin.
Just to prove how we can throw out the records, look at Northwestern, who is 1-6 in the B1G. Their last 5 games have been a 1 pt loss @Maryland, a 2 pt loss to us, a 2 pt loss @TTUN, a 5 pt loss to Illinois, and a loss in OT @MSU.
I hope you are right, but road games in the B1G are tough, we are 2-4 overall away from home this year and those wins were both by 2 points against NW and Minn.
Did you just Cliffs Notes my post...just messin'
Matta coaches in a town and a school that is football first, second, and third. Just a look at the activity on these forums and a gander at the sports section of the Dispatch proves that.
Still he is able to bring in players like Russell, Thomas, Turner, Oden, and Conley all who played HS ball in the backyard of basketball first schools Louisville, DePaul, and Indiana. But Duke and KY bring those type of players in by the car load.
It is, as some have already mentioned, tough to go through a 68 team tourney. A tourney where many times it doesn't matter if one team has more talent then the other. When one team gets hot and another team has an off night you get teams like Coppin States, Norfolk States, and George Masons taking down #1 and #2 seeds.
I hope we get another Natty in my lifetime, it has been a long time since the days of Havlicek and Lucas, players I only saw as pros.
But until then I will enjoy each new season of Buckeye basketball under Coach Matta.
Yeah, I agree with most of the post and I love coach Matta. I think guys like O'Brien, Williams, and even Ayers were talented coaches but had trouble recruiting basketball talent to a football school. They all had moderate success.
Matta's second year team with Dials, Lewis, JJ Sullinger, etc. was the team that I think made his recruiting easier. Much of those first two teams he had were from the O'Brien 14-16 team and he coached them up. From that point to right now we have been more of a player in the college basketball world and that can only be attributed to Matta.
Thanks for talking me off the ledge and erasing the seed my buddy put in my head.
LOL, well my expectations are pretty low and he has continued to not meet them.
Offense - A) catch ball near basket B) jump C) deposit ball in basket
Expectation Level - minimum 4 slams per game
Defense - A) jump B) grab ball when opponent misses shot C) pass ball to teammate
Expectation Level - minimum 6 rebounds per game
Yeah, I agree, but sometimes my rants are more like manuscripts.
Agreed, thanks Remy for that voodoo that you do.
I'm giving credit to my granddaughter who flew from Alaska to Cincinnati to spend a month with our daughter, but drove up to Columbus to watch the game with me. Thanks Katlynn!
Turnovers happen when you play a lot of young guys, but Ohio State had a perfect mixture of great senior leadership and very talented sophomores and freshman who were "stupid" enough not to listen to the ESPN talking heads and believe the coaches when they said "you can do this".