Nice to see Nathan WIlliams name in there.
Why transfer. He looked good under Obrien. A lot of his struggles last season were directly related to a terrible OL. Just needs to survive one more season and then enter the draft. Sadly, survive is the correct term there given the OL struggles.
Yes, Russell is a first round pick on potential alone. After a season of playing stints at PG for Ohio State I think he draft status will solidify further. Point Guards are gold. PGs with range are even more valuable. NBA teams assume the player will continue to develop after they are drafted (When practice restrictions are removed and the olayer can focus fully on basketball). They have shown time and time again that they dont care if your game is polished.
This game feels so far away...
I put little to none but moderate was the better option.
Right but Connor Cook plays on offense. His perspective will be skewed towards that side.
For the what made the difference in this game boils down to two names.
- Ed Warriner
- Larry Johnson
And really they should be 1 and "also 1". Those guys were worth every penny and more. And more on top of that. And maybe a bit extra.
Cook has played Ohio State twice. In those games MSU scored 34 and 37 points. Why would we be offended for Cook saying Oregon was the toughest opponent he faced?
A Minnesota player made a similar comment about TCU.
Back? No. but there is a definite improvement.
Born a Buckeye. Currently residing in Austin Texas.
On the subject of Michigan recruiting. They only have 6 commits but also only have 15ish slots available. At one point this year it looked like they were going to make the most of those spots. They had a pretty incredible class. Many left because of the poor play and imminent coaching change. The right guy should be able to turn their recruiting back around. Probably not this season but certainly in short order.
Honestly, I am just a bit numb from everything that has happened recently. The situations around Spence, Barrett, and Kosta collectively have kind of taken my attention away from this game.
That OSU/Louisville game was draining as well. Basically went from the lowest of the low to "OMG WE MIGHT BE ABLE TO PULL THIS OFF" that night.
Man, I am sorry to hear about Lee's grandmother. What a rough couple of weeks for Buckeyes.
I have not read the comments so this has probably already been covered but... I suspect players fail to report a lot of injuries. Some don't want to be seen as weak. Some don't want to miss time ad fall behind on the depth chart. There could be any number of reasons. I dont really believe anyone on the staff is trying to cover up prior knowledge of concussion symptoms or anything. I just think it is more common than we would like.
They played like half the team was made up of freshman which happens to be the case.
Was really impressed with Loving tonight. Like everyone he was taken out of his game but he fought through and really made some big plays for us.
Yeah, I checked the game thread at halftime. That thing was way out of hand.
Its funny, all weekend long I was hearing how Ohio State would suffer in the rankings because of JT's injury. We actually moved up. The thing is... I don't see any of the top 3 dropping two spots unless they lose. And I dont see FSU dropping to 5th if they win.
Thad has done well in both the NCAA and the Big Ten tournaments which gives him extra chances to play ranked teams. The early season OOC schedules have been pretty poor. The system is working but unless you are a die hard basketball fan it can be tough to get into Ohio State basketball during the early season.
Maybe the Bonnie and Clyde Robbery award.
Should rename this award the Oscar-Mayer Balogna award.
Or maybe the Ferentz-Zook "everyone should get a trophy" award
Per ESPN none of these awards were unanimous. I wonder who else got votes.
I wish there was a way to boycott these awards. This is complete horseshit.