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Comment 14 May 2015

If Winslow develops a consistent 3-point shot, he could end up being a Paul Pierce-type player.

I think people are overrating DRuss at the next level. I really like his vision, ball-handling, and quick trigger shot. His athleticism, though, leaves a ton to be desired. He's not quick. He's not a great leaper. He shoots flat-footed. And he was very careless, at times, with the basketball. I really think he has high bust potential.

Comment 14 May 2015

That says more about the current status of the center position than anything else. Marc Gasol is also a great defender - an area where Okafor struggles. Like I said, Gasol is his ceiling. Most players don't reach their ceiling.

Comment 14 May 2015

Okafor is a stiff on defense. He's only slightly more athletic than Jared Sullinger. I'm not seeing him as anything better than Marc Gasol at the next level; and that's only if he commits himself on both ends of the floor. He also struggles from the free throw line (51%), making him a liability.

Towns is a monster on both ends of the court. He's athletic, blocks shots, and hits the glass. I could see him being more like a DeAndre Jordan, except that he shoots at an 81% clip from the free thrown line. I'd take Towns if I had the choice, hands down.

Comment 30 Apr 2015

Thad hasn't recruited or scouted very well over the last several years. We can highlight the guys he recruited and couldn't get (King, Bragg, Kennard, Hayes) and the guys he never even bothered to recruit (Burke, Levert, Trice). It's been pretty bad the last few years and I think it has been showing on the floor.

I don't accept that we can't recruit like UK, Kansas, North Carolina, Arizona, etc... That's the same BS Jim O'Brien was pedaling when he tried to sell us on all of his overseas players. When Thad came in and got Oden, Conley, Cook, and Lighty, he proved that theory dead wrong. We should be a national title contender. We have been a national title contender. And it seems that window of opportunity has slammed shut somehow. It's baffling.

Comment 09 Apr 2015

Because some "facts" are somewhat elusive in this scenario, we are left to draw inferences from the reports we do have. I can tell you that I'd be A LOT less concerned about the Dean situation if I didn't already know we were over scholarship for next year. This is one of the reasons you don't over commit yourself on signing day. I'd be A LOT less concerned about the Dean situation if there weren't, all of a sudden, reports of an incoming freshman grayshirting.

Comment 09 Apr 2015

Exactly. They're telling him that they'll honor his scholarship but they'll NEVER play him on the team. They've decided this in the span of about 3 months rather than waiting to see if he could rehabilitate. This is forcing a kid off the books earlier than should be necessary.

Comment 09 Apr 2015

I don't like the smell of this. If Dean goes out and performs well at another school (and I honestly hope he does), then that's going to look real bad for Meyer and Co.

Not saying he was forced out. I don't know and neither, probably, does anyone else here. But IF he is being forced out, I have a much bigger problem with that than I even did with Tressel ignoring some silly free tattoos.

Comment 09 Apr 2015

Are we "getting" down to 85 like we expected or are we forcing our way down to 85 like Alabama does?

I'm just curious as to why we are giving the staff the benefit of the doubt here.

Comment 08 Apr 2015

Looks like Wallace is the guy now. Would have loved Guarantano but let's be honest: Kid wants to play and we have a solid depth chart at QB. Gonna be tough to crack and he knows. It doesn't mean he's afraid of competition. It means he knows he can shine when he gets on the field; he just wants to be sure he has that chance to shine.

How many people would know that Cardale, for example, has a future in the NFL if Brax hadn't gotten hurt; or JT hadn't gotten hurt? Talent sits the bench too at places like Ohio State.

Comment 25 Feb 2015

I might be alone in this, but Harbaugh's insanity (and it is most definitely that) makes him someone to be feared because you just never know what to expect from a person that unhinged.

Comment 06 Feb 2015

We shouldn't be dealing with this in the aftermath of a national championship. I think most everyone wants to win the right way and I believe wholeheartedly we were doing that. All of this is unnecessary.

Comment 06 Feb 2015

Yeah. They have Willie Henry there now. They've never gotten a recruit from Glenville who had an offer to Ohio State though.

Comment 06 Feb 2015

It's pretty obvious, and I'm sure Birm cannot confirm, that Wilcher was recruiting Weber to Michigan behind Ohio State's back. His dramatics today really mean nothing to me.

That said, Ohio State still should have been upfront with the young man.

Comment 06 Feb 2015

No, we don't. We know that's what we've been told. Sounds like the interview was a formality.

Comment 06 Feb 2015

It's immoral. It's wrong. Whether it's against the rules is immaterial to me. Lying or hiding a pertinent fact from a recruit because you know it may affect their decision to attend your school is ... FLAT. OUT. WRONG. Period.

The only question is whether that actually happened in this case. Hard to believe that Drayton and/or Meyer were not aware of him leaving for Chicago, especially considering the timing. If they were aware, they fucked up and they should apologize, let the kid out of his LOI, and never do it again.