Right now, I am thrilled with the potential at every position on our football team. Even in problem areas like OL, Linebacker, and Safety we have a number of good candidates.
To me ET is not the type of player that was going to lead a NBA team in a bunch of stats. I always saw him as more of a guy that would make the rest of the team that much better. Philly is the pits right now and was before he ever got there which is why they had the second over all pick to begin with. They needed a different type of player.
For my money, I would just like to see the team clean up its act on the defensive boards. Amir gets a lot of grief but boxing out is a team effort there are others that need to step up here. Honestly, I have a hard time calling this an elite defense when we give up so many second chances.
Michigan and Michigan State both managed to win six straight in conference play this year. The Spartans have currently lost four of seven and the Wolverines have dropped three of five. The Badgers, who beat both of them last week, lost five of six in January including three at the infamous Trohl Center in Madison.
That is a bit misleading about Sparty... During that stretch they have dealt with injuries to Dawson (Broken Hand), Appling (Wrist) and Payne (Foot). Appling and Payne are both playing now. If this team ever gets healthy they do have the horses to make a run at the title. Of course getting healthy is a big if at this point.
Edit: Whoops I see someone else already brought this up.
Tough to say. Conley had real shot blockers (Oden and Hunter) backing him up. Craft has never had that luxury. I wonder how each would have done in the other's situation.
I am also excited for Bell. I think it is good to bring in some bigs that will be projects like a Terwilliger, McDonald, or Bell. One and done players are great and I am glad we had guys like Oden and Sullinger (two and done) but it helps to have some guys that are in the program for a long time to give some stability and depth.
One thing about Bell, it seems like the common belief is that he will red shirt next season. I really can't see it. First off, with the way Williams and McDonald rack up fouls Matta really needs a third post. Second, after next season Amir and Trey will have graduated leaving Bell as the only post player with any time in the system. Methinks Matta will want to get Bell as much game experience as possible for the following season.
You sir, have earned an upvote
FWIW, I was impressed that our fans beat out Wisconsin. When I went to a game there (back in the 90s) that was one loud and raucous stadium.
I know a lot of people are tired of seven nation army but personally, I say it should stay until we replace it with something else. As overplayed as the song is, it still gets people involved in the game.
MSU could certainly beat Oregon. It has been shown that if you beat Oregon in the trenches you can negate their speed. MSU has two very bright defensive minds to put together a plan to slow the Oregon offense down. Given that it is a home game for Oregon, I agree they have to be the favorite but I think MSUs style of play will serve them well in that game.
Hasn't Michigan State won 11 or more games three out of the last four seasons?
I actually like BTN basketball coverage. Alot. The announcers tend to take a back seat to the game rather than acting like a side show. Still, ESPN is a bit easier for most people to get.
LOL I have had that song in my head for 3 days now. I only cope by constantly making sure my wife can't get it out of her head either.
Hopefully making a big deal of the first makes things much easier for numbers 2, 3, 4, and so forth :)
One of Jack's downs vote was me. I felt like you missed the entire point of the post and were unnecessarily inflammatory.
For the record. People weren't saying he is brave because he is gay. They are calling him brave because he is willing to admit it even though he knows it will make his road that much tougher. Make no mistake, he is now a target for discrimination.
Personally, I would have had ShotGinn at number 1 but this article does make a good case for Troy. I might have considered Hines over Hall based on the full career.
I would imagine the rest of our guys should get a chance to impress at the Ohio State pro day workout. If you don't mind going to ESPN here is a schedule:
All of the above since they are going to win a national championship :). (Note: I typed out BCS championship several times before getting it right.)
Unacceptable. Absolutely unacceptable. Clearly this high schooler must be harassed on social media because that's what mature grownups do.
You sir, have won the Internet for the day.
Cam Heyward remains one of my favorite all time Buckeyes!
I really hate the way Todd Boeckman is treated by this fan base.
I consider PSU our second rival and I suspect it is just going to be more and more heated. BoB did a great job of keeping that program together for the past couple of years and with Franklin's recruiting energy and the lessening of the sanctions I do expect PSU to be challenging us very soon.
MSU and Wisconsin's programs are in better shape right now but I still feel more fan base heat/animosity/etc with PSU.
I normally don't follow the NBA at all until after March Madness but I find myself checking box scores for Oden almost every day now.
On a semi related note. I understand why a lot of people don't like LBJames. But it would be nice if we could reconcile with him at some point since he is a supporter of our program. If I remember right, it rubbed a basketball recruit the wrong way when LBJames was booed at the skull session. Might have been Goodluck Okonoboh but I am not sure.
Its strange but I have been following the coaching situations at PSU and UTexas (I live in Austin) more closely than Ohio States. I think part of it is that I am pretty confident we are going to make a good choice. The rest has to do with my proximity to Texas and the fact that the PSU situation is a big deal. I know some or even most of you dont agree but I consider them our second rival behind Michigan (with a nod towards Wisconsin).