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Comment 28 May 2015

With Giddens, Thompson, and Bell pairing with Diop, Loving, and Mitchell the Buckeyes should be able to avoid going small ball.  All of that will depend on how much Matta wants to trust young players off the bench and how much leeway he will give them to make mistakes.

Comment 27 May 2015

The top two for me were last year's VaTech game and last years MSU game.

VaTech represented our third loss in four games.  The game forced our young team to grow up and showed them just how slim the margin for error really is.

MSU was the first time when we showed just how far we had come along the path that eventually led to the national championship.

Other than those two... Last year's Wisconsin game was also really high for me.  Blowing out a good Wisconsin team probably gave the coaching staff more confidence in running the full offense under Cardale.  I also consider the first win against Hoke and the other two games versus MSU.

Comment 22 May 2015

Neither really.  I voted Herman because he has a chance to prove his readiness at Houston now.

My guess is that unless Meyer leave in the next couple of years, Herman will have a prime Job in that region (UT, TAMU, OKLA, maybe even Neb, LSU).  This is assuming he succeeds at Houston. 

As much as I like Fickell, I don't think he will get another chance at the head coach spot here.  There are too many people that will remember the year he filled in as interim coach and the following years when the D struggled.  I suspect he will need to follow in Herman's footsteps and take an intermediate job to prove himself ready.

Comment 13 May 2015

I will be fine with some growing pains as long as we see development over the course of the year.  I am more interested in seeing all five guys being aggressive on both ends of the floor.  We have lost that over the past couple of years. 

Edit:  Replaced Source with Course

Comment 10 May 2015

I am not sure how much stock to put in this guys claims.  Some of them don't make a lot of sense to me but that doesn't mean they are all off base.  It is also notable that other players and player's families are sticking up for Beckman.  I am not buying the "they are all scared" line.  Take the Dudek's, I doubt Mikey would have much trouble finding a better program if he wanted to leave.  What I will say is that this probably would have been better had he written it all out in one post and then linked to that on his twitter feed.

Comment 08 May 2015

Jimmy Jackson on BTN.  He is understated and generally speaking he keeps the focus on the game.

Comment 13 Apr 2015

Before people take too many shots at Lou Holtz for his time on ESPN...  They should check him out on the "Roast of Woody Hayes" video out on Youtube or read some of his old interviews from his coaching days. 

Comment 08 Apr 2015

This subject is really starting to get under my skin.  It seems like everyone has an opinion on who I should or should not root for.  I can make my own decision on who I want to see win a game.  In the case of this year's Final Four:

I pulled for Wisconsin and MSU because I would have preferred to see them win than Kentucky or Duke.  Its as simple as that.  I have my own reasons

  • I don't like coach Cal. Edit: I dont like Bo Ryan either but I have stronger feelings against coach Cal.
  • I do like Nigel Hayes and Trae Jackson
  • Duke beat us out for the services of Kennard, Okafor, Hood, and Jefferson 
  • I regularly pull for MSU because I admire Izzo (and Dantonio).

There are endless reasons why I could pull for one team over another (Did anyone see what David Lighty had to say about the Kentucky/Wisco game?) but in the end it is my choice.  There are so many arguments and counter arguments:

Argument: Ohio State competes against MSU for recruits.
Counter: Duke is a bigger threat to Ohio State recruiting than MSU  In fact, the Big Ten has been bleeding recruits recently.  This year the three highest rated Ohio basketball recruits are going to Kansas, Duke, and WVU.  Bill Self and John Calipari are killing us in Chicago.

Edit:  this post is a response to the whole debate in general rather than a direct response to just Ramzy's article.

Comment 06 Apr 2015

For one night only, on Wisconsin...  Of all the players out there I would like to see Trae Jackson and Nigel Hayes get the win.

Comment 06 Apr 2015

I would say it is up to their parents.  If they are willing to let their 8 year old have free reign on the Internet then there is no reason to bar the kid from 11w.