I couldn't stand Tom Crean. Although, I no longer think Matta is the right coach for Ohio State I was glad to see him outlast Crean.
It feels like half of the people in North Austin are from the midwest and are more than familiar with the Snow. On my small street there are alums from Ohio State, Hannover, Indiana, Purdue, and Michigan State.
Even so, the roads are scary in any snow/ice situation because the native Texans do struggle with the slippery conditions. To be fair, we get that kind of weather maybe once a year.
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Very well said RK84
Hopefully TT's emergence mean Loving and Lyle can step back into secondary roles. Especially in Loving's case I think he is better suited to be the second option (Similar to William Buford a few years back).
I am curious to see if Thompson goes to the NBA after this year. He did declare for the draft at one point last year.
Do you post anything besides bitching at other OSU fans? Honestly.Do you post anything besides bitching at other OSU fans? Honestly.
I cant speak for CincyOSU's other posts but I happen to agree with this one.
I wouldn't mind seeing some sets with both Potter and Thompson/Bell on the floor. Potter is the first true "stretch" big we have had since Kuofos. I feel like he gives us the flexibility to go with a big lineup for spot minutes.
There are a lot of comments in this threat that remind me of the Curtis Grant/Raekwon McMillan debates of a few years ago (although the comments seem more civil). Experience means a lot. Even though our offensive line was not up to standards this year I have a hard time believing that a true freshman is going to come in and unseat a veteran. At least at the start of the season. Its pretty rare for that to happen (and yes I know Jordan started last season).
I have also seen some comments about how it will be Meyer's offense. I don't think Meyer brought in someone as accomplished as Wilson to be a yes man. I believe Meyer is turning into more of a delegator (which is a good thing for his longevity). I believe Meyer will give Wilson some base principles and set some goals for what he wants but that Wilson will have some freedom for how he gets there.
So can I ask...did you honestly expect Bragg or Kennard to seriously come to OSU? Was there ever a thought that they would be wearing the S&G or just hope beyond hope? I never saw them coming to Columbus even though they were from Ohio because Duke and Kansas were in the mix.
There was a time when Matta was landing those kinds of players. Oden, Conley, Cook, Kuofos, Sullinger, Thomas, etc
I wouldn't call Gerd guilty of overhyping anyone in this article.
We just did a happy hour at the Blackfinn. Its a really nice place. The browns also do their game watches there so they are all set up for us already. We used to do Bikinis for game watches. The place was pretty nasty but it was a lot of fun.
The Austin Alumni group just split into two game watches (The place we used to go closed down). If you are on the North side of town, we will be in the Blackfin in the domain. There is also a game watch downtown but I cant remember where that is.
No it isnt. I am not a NIT hater but it is always better to make the NCAA Tourney.
To be honest, I would hate to lose Giddens for a game because of something like this but it is nice to see some emotion on the floor.
I know we are just coming up to tournament season but I just cant help but look forward to next year. If Matta can hold these guys together we should be a really solid team. Improved PG play will help guys like KBD and Kam Williams become more consistent on offense and another year of playing together will help them play as a team on D.
For all the grief Loving gets from media types... He really did keep us in the game during the first half.
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Agreed. I look forward to games called by Spielman.
I would like to see Braxton be an actual wide receiver today. Forget about the wildcat.
I love having the trio of Kam WIlliams, AJ Harris, and Dan Giddens on the floor. It may not be our best line up but it is exciting.
That is great to hear. I still think this team can be a spoiler if the fan base gets behind them.
Matta has had some great late season performances but if they go .500 in conference play then they will be a 13-14 loss team. I don't see them getting the benefit of the doubt in that case.
Not that I disagree but it is worth pointing out that for the most part they are all highly rated recruits. I have to wonder if Grandstaff doesnt like Matta's focus on defense (Yes, I have read all the comments about his kid).