except.... I'm thinkin' it's his mom and not his wife!
McMillan is going to be great, no worries there. I feel like one great thing he has already done is to make Curtis Grant better, because that's what he did last year!
It was amazing how much better Curtis Grant got in the second half of the season. McMillan is part of the reason why.
Even against Bama and the Ducks, McMillan showed his speed and skill.
How nice that the first game where he gets to show everybody how much better he is is against Va Tech. That could be a 12 tackle, 4 sack kind of game. At least, I hope so...
I was an OSU hoops fan before I was a football fan, 'cause I was 6,7, 8 in '61, '62, '63. Then the mid 60s Fred Taylor teams were pretty good.
Then football took over --- went to my first game vs #1 Purdue in 1968 and that was it.
But I still love OSU basketball, as does my 84 year old mother.
I don't have a problem with our win total. Not at all. But I would say that Matta, who is not a bad coach, is a better recruiter than coach.
One of the problems with our hoops programs is that it's a launching pad for the assistant coaches. So although Thad has been here for 11 or 12 seasons, he has had a lot of assistants leave for better jobs. Like Urbz, he supports his assistants in their career moves, but I think it has to hurt.
So I don't say Fire Matta (or Fickell!) but I think he needs more help on his staff. We were better with Groce, Jent, et al.
I can see us beating VCU, though, because of our guard play, and because they are not a strong team in the paint.
OSU, 62-55 over VCU. Then, mmmmm probably get clobbered.
Well, I'll be watching and I'll be rooting for the Bucks. But I just don't feel the mojo this year. Not that that means squat.
I am perplexed by the Russell-to-the-NBA talk. And yeah, I know, it's not just Buckeye Nation thinking that way, but really, I just don't see that in him yet.
And yeah, I've been wrong before. Plenty of times.
I like our players as people and I think they have good sportsmanship, but I don't think they're going to make a run.
I hope I get proven wrong.
Now, I don't mean anything by this but...
Did Braxton play any corner or safety in High School?
More "Buckeye Porn", as someone called it.
Just ordered both. Would be cool if the B1G Championship would come out, too. Aside from the 59-0 domination score-wise, I don't have to watch 4 stinkin' turnovers.
Can't wait. These will be my #2 and #3 faves, right behind the 2003 Nat Champ game DVD, which I have just about worn out. Is it possible to wear out a DVD? :-)
I have inside information that Travolta's people are negotiating a product placement deal with Spray Club for Men.
Well, maybe this kid can get over to the Orange Bowl on NYE and see the Buckeyes play in the semi finals? or, if he misses that, maybe January 9th, 2017, in Tampa for the Undisputed Championship III?
I will also be interested in seeing if the Golden Gophers can take down TCU. That would be a great way to start the season!
May have cost us the Purdue game (and that's up for debate), but it also may have some positive results down the road, not the least of which is "if you guys do this you're gonna get caught!!!".
Also gave some needed minutes and boosted confidence in Kam Williams, Bates-Diop, Tate, etc. KBD especially showed some effort around the rim last night. Nice stuff. Good coaching.
I didn't say "apology".
As I said in another thread, Meyer needs to call Weber at some point and make sure everything is cool.
And just my personal opinnion, if Weber decides he doesn't want to be here, let him go.
I think it's funny his HS coach is talking about "we try to teach Mike about honoring your committments" when Weber originally was going to Michigan, then Ohio State, then taking visits even when committed to Ohio State.
I just heard the coach's comments live on 105.1 in Detroit, and Wilcher makes it sound like he personally is hurt, like, this is his high school, you got to pay your respects to the Coach... He probably gets a big ego boost at being the "gatekeeper" to these high quality recruits.
Meanwhile, there is a separate controversy brewing about a former Stanford player coming to Ann Arbor and his mother suddenly has a job at Michigan.
Driving home the day after Va Tech, I was glad to hear the coaches more or less said that the loss was more their fault. I thought we didn't adjust very well during the game, but... not a big deal. But yeah, I thought 9-3 and hope we win a bowl.
In the excitement of the Cardale Jones Era, let's not forget that the B1G ended the year so well, and this will elevate the whole conference next year. I would not be surprised to see 4 Big Ten teams in the pre-season top 25.
Two things I'm looking forward to at the beginning of next year -- Minnesota beating TCU and the Bucks getting pay back on Va Tech and their hallowed coach, old Gobbler Face.
I'm also looking forward to Meyer schooling Harbaugh in November, and a NC repeat.
If we don't achieve all of this, fire all the coaches!
Well, most of the teams we played before football was "over" were not very good --- and then with North Carolina and Louisville we lost those games, so there was nothing too headline-worthy with the basketball team, except the growing realization that this Russell guy was everything they said he would be! The B1G is such a good basketball conference, every game is good... and more newsworthy.
The next thing I wasnt to see? a quality road win. No sarcasm, just emphasis!
Trey Burke played 2 years, when he probably could've gone after his freshman year.
ah yes, I remember when we "Ginned" (with a capitalized, 'hard' G). Teddy scored three ways - pass reception, run (end around) and a punt return... and if I remember correctly, he literally did not get a hand laid on him on those three plays. Incredible!
I say let's play Army!
In basketball... competitive cheer... skeet... baseball...
But not football.
I'd love to see the hoops team meet up with Louisville again, in the tourney.
also would love for Russell to "open a pipeline" to Kentucky/Southern Indiana hoops recruiting.
Please! Don't start the playoffs on New Year's Eve@!!!
I wish CFB would put it up to a vote. there's plenty of time to arrange it, right?
NYE would suck for all of us musicians/sports fans. The best paying night of the year for many musicians is NYE. If I couldn't watch the Buckeyes in a playoff game because I was playing Elton John for a bunch of yacht clubbers, I'd be pissed!
It was bad enough I played on the night of the B1G championship game, but by the time we started the first set, the Bucks were up 17-0. After two tunes, it was 31-0. We took a break and it was half time and we were up 38-0. So.... at least I wasn't sweating bullets about the outcome of the game.
January 2 would be great. Somebody start a petition!
The end of the game was hard to watch. Love Buckeye hoops but looked like neither team was going to earn the victory.
I just hope (1) we get to 20 wins, since Matta has never had fewer than 20 victories as a head coach - ever - and (2) we do well enough to get in the tourney as a 12 seed and then we can knock off a 5 seed and get a little momentum going into next year.
I like the Lee/Tate/McDonald feel of the game. I think Amir is what he is, not going to change it, but still should be able to contribute a few good minutes (more than 3) each game. Scott, Cam Williams, Loving --- we'll be okay.
When I watch Buckeye football, there is no acceptable outcome other than victory, and I can get pretty tense. But watching the basketball team? Well, I tell myself R-E-L-A-X and just enjoy the game.
ditto on the film room. I got on the link while reading the Xs and Os last night and had to stay up late. It was great hearing other programs (MSU, Miss St., Vandy, etc.) say spontaneous happy thoughts about the OSU program (like when 12 Guage hits that nose tackle and they rewind it a couple of times) while Spielman tries to remain neutral as he can.
My wife just doesn't understand, but I guess I'll keep her anyway.
I don't like the shop pimping the fact that they worked on OSU players. They got paid for their work. Why should they be able to disclose their clients' names for everyone to see?? Most businesses can't do that.
Signed, grumpy old dude.
Matta needs to run mat drills in practice.
Before we say goodbye to this championship, I hope Devin Smith is given a lot of love on Saturday. Playing with Braxton for three years, he probably didn't get as many opportunities to make his big plays. So great that this year, he was able to show his big play ability, his hawk-like ability to track and snare a ball while running full out at 15 miles an hour and a cornerback punching you in the torso.
Then, most importantly of all, he told Cardale against Wiscy, "throw it up there, man, and I'll go get it". As we all know, one of those TDs was laid right in his belly, but on two of them he really had to fight for them. His three TDs and 140+ yards receiving made up a huge chunk of Cardale's stats that night. And, I believe, in a big way he was responsible for Cardale having the confidence to do what he did for his three starts.
Smith is a senior, he's all done. What a way to go out.
Yeah, high school kids, but c'mon man.
"I just want OSU to keep showing me the love..."
"Not now, Faruca!"
Somehow, UFM has to maintain the 'underdog' mind set next year. It will be tough, when you have the #1 team in the country.
Maybe that's why he emphasizes playing for each other --- that is a sustainable emotion, doesn't need to be fueled by Mark May's idiocy or Desmond Howard's crap.
Hey, for once, Corso was right!