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Comment 17 May 2016

Hope Grandstaff finds what he's looking for. Two transfers in six months is the sign of someone who is deeply unhappy about something. Based on what was said after he left OSU, I think Grandstaff is struggling with the transition to College and dealing with the fact he isn't automatically the best player on the team. Instead of dealing with the deficiencies he has as a player, he's likely just getting mad at the coaches and projecting his failures on them. 

Wish the best for Grandstaff, but glad he left. He would have never been successful here, he's gotta find out what he wants from basketball first. Sometimes you have to get the door slammed in your face many times before you start realizing where the problem really is. 

Comment 20 Mar 2016

Really hurt to not have KBD out there. Really want to like Mitchell but he shouldn't be playing more than 6-8 minutes a game right now. Worried it will take 2 more seasons for him to move past that stage. Mitchell was a defensive liability that helped Florida get an early lead. 

Moving forward, Giddens has to develop an offensive game. From what I've observed, Thompson starts because he's the more refined offensive player, but he just doesn't offer the hustle and defensive intensity that can really help this team grow. If Giddens can develop some offensive prowess, it will open up the whole offense. 

Comment 11 Jan 2016

The idea that you would fire Matta based on one season is a little crazy to me. Since your argument is premised on the notion that the program is slipping, I'll move straight to a realpolitick response. Firing Thad is terribly risky proposition. What coach can Ohio State get that would do a better job than Matta? Getting an established coach is highly unlikely, perhaps you could try to make it rain on Gregg Marshall, but I doubt that works. This would mean turning it over to Boals/Paulus, or a Mid-Major climber coach. Look at Minnesota, they fired Tubby Smith, who coached them to three of their eight NCAA appearances, and the program got a slight lift in year 1, but the program has gone straight down the tubes.  It's nigh impossible to justify firing Matta over a season where it's still possible they make the tournament, and have no Seniors on the roster. 

Comment 31 Dec 2015

TCU didn't get left out last year, they lost to Baylor. MSU's win over Baylor pretty clearly vindicated the CFP last year. 

In terms of talent, I think we are a Top 4 team, but we lost against MSU. In the end, you can't put arguably the third best team in the conference in the playoff. 

Also, if MSU loses tonight by a decent margin, and Stanford beats Iowa, I would imagine neutral forces could raise similar questions about whether MSU was truly a Top 4 team (Losing to 5-7 Nebraska, beating OSU with backup QB, beating SCum on a fluke). 

Comment 31 Dec 2015

Let go by Alabama and Texas, my guess is as a Beck replacement he'd not be an upgrade. 

Comment 31 Dec 2015

Losing the game by attempting to choke the Wisconsin punter would have made my day. sadly, it was not to be. 

Comment 30 Dec 2015

Really love Thomspon & Giddens, but they cannot have 7 fouls combined by the under 16 timeout. 

Comment 30 Dec 2015

2 of the last 3 possessions a pretty basic mistake by Loving. Tough to see as you are trying to put the Gophers to sleep. 

Comment 29 Dec 2015

Ohhhh, I get what you are saying...John Cooper as Chris Ash's DC would be an interesting pick indeed!

Comment 18 Dec 2015

Has some tough choice ahead. FCS and have the chance to play 2 years or FBS for just a senior year. Could see him at a Sam Houston State. Unless there's something the outside world is missing, hard to see a transfer improving his situation. 

Comment 12 Dec 2015

Showing more life, UConn missing some shots. Generally a fan, though, i think we settle for some less than ideal shots. 

Comment 11 Dec 2015

At 57, I don't see Brady Hoke getting offered another P5 job or him taking a random job like ECU. He's been a Midwestern coach the vast majority of his career, and with Pete Lembo is one bad season away from getting fired at Ball State. My guess is Hoke follows the model of Frank Solich, coach in the MAC for a decade and cement a legacy as a respectable head football coach. 

Comment 27 Nov 2015

That last Touchdown. Wide Receiver touchdown pass even though Houston snapped the ball three seconds late, sure looks like Houston's out coached and overwhelmed the Navy Defense.