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Comment 05 Feb 2014

So proud of the Buckeyes win last night.  Craft was the leader he needs to be for this team to win.  Amir and Q finally played with some sustained passion.  Lenzelle, Amedeo, Slam, and McDonald contributed in the exact way the team needed them to.  Kudos also to Scott for not getting down on himself when he made mistakes as he kept his confidence to hit some key shots at critical moments.

Also have to credit Thad for making the right adjustments over the last few games and not panicking on this season and getting this team back on track.  Great win fellas...keep fighting!!!

Comment 16 Jan 2014

Let's be real, Scott has great quickness and is a tremendous defender, however he is an offensive liability.  He's probably under 50% when it comes to shooting lay-ups. 

What concerns me more about this team is the overall lack of leadership, intensity and enthusiasm.  Lenzelle and Aaron are the only players who even come close to showing any emotion or intensity.  Scott, Q and Amir are unemotional, passive, finesse players.  Sure Amir may give a shout / scream from time to time on a dunk, but when I watch other teams around the country and the way they get fired up there is just no comparison.  Just once I'd like to see this buckeye team get and stay emotional, intense and fired up for an entire game.

Comment 07 Oct 2013

Put me down as one to take a "wait & see" approach on this Christmas time tidbit from ESPN.  The "Worldwide Leader" has a history of conducting the classic "bait & switch" when it comes to OSU stories you think may have a positive spin, only to find a lump of coal at the bottom of our holiday stocking...so unless and until I see a positive spin on this story I'll proceed with caution.

Comment 26 Aug 2013

Bless you...and yes I was Entertained....LET's GO BUCKEYES!!!!

Comment 26 Aug 2013

Guys, I have to be honest...I was hoping for a Buckeyes Pump Up Video.  The Autumns Here is kind of tame for my taste and the fact that it's not exclusive to the Buckeyes caused me to lose my interest almost immediately.  Hope there's a Buckeye Hype video to follow.

Comment 05 Jan 2013

I couldn't agree more.  Lane Kiffin has done less with more than any coach over the past 5 years.  Bottom line is a bunch of those kids go to SC because of the "Hollywood" factor...translation: too many distractions.  Sure you can get great talent to come to SC, but can Kiffin keep them focused while developing that talent during the course of their careers. 

Comment 02 Aug 2012

Plan on having a team of CSI / Detective types scan the place for bugs, micro video cams and other listening devices after the "Worldwide Leader" has left the complex.  Simply put..ESPN has lost my trust.......FOREVER!!!!

Comment 18 Apr 2012

Sounds like SI took some liberities:

[In February five players were late for a meeting. This tardiness, paired with what Meyer called "a couple of incorrect decisions" made by players over the following weekend, resulted in a harsh consequence: The entire team was subjected to a week of 5 a.m. outdoor conditioning drills in 10° weather.]

Ummmm, last I checked we had one of the warmest February's in a generation and there were no days when we even came close to being as cold as 10 degrees

Comment 27 Feb 2012

Opponents have figured out that OSU’s perimeter game is inconsistent and the weak element of this team.  If Sullinger is your #1 offensive threat and Buford is #2 then you have to have a consistent #3. 

Plain and simple…you can't keep an offensive threat like Ross on the bench when you're looking for players who can generate points.

Comment 11 Jan 2012

Last year the Big East was the best basketball conference and the battle tested UConn Huskies were 32-9 on their way to a National Championship.  Look for OSU to lose a few more games but in the long run it doesn't have to mean that's a bad thing.

Comment 10 Jan 2012

The NCAA & ESPN should be more concerned with the inevitable questions as to "why" the SEC keeps showing up in BCS National Championship games. 

Better teams?  Yes, but "why" are they better?  

Eventually the wheels of these oversigning football programs will fall off the SEC freight train and potentially challenge the integrity college football in general and the SEC in particular. 

Funny how senators, congressmen and athletic directors were upset with Ohio State appearing in past NC games, but when it comes to taking a scholarship away from a student-athlete for no reason (as is the case in the oversigning SEC http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oversigning) these same VIP's have no issue with it.

Maybe the SEC should stop calling them "student-athletes" and start referring to them as "athlete-students" as it's clear the collective futures of these young men are secondary.

 

Comment 23 Nov 2011

Three things to consider:

1. While Florida is a talent rich football state, Urban did have to recruit against FSU, Miami and  UCF (to a lesser extent).  Compare that to Univ. of Cincinnati knocking on the same Ohio recruits door vs. OSU. 

2. Urban's understanding of what it takes to win in the SEC could prove quite valuable - as the goal here is to vie for and win national championships...not just B1G Championships

3. Urban's understanding of oversigning could bring about change whereby the NCAA makes sure that all conferences are in line with student-athlete polocies...unlike the oversigning SEC where they've become the leader in year to year scholarships and redefined the student-athlete and who should rightly be referred to (in the SEC) as the "athlete-student" 

Comment 10 Nov 2011

ESPN once again showed the world just how far they are from a being a true journalistic entity as the Wednesday night SportsCenter crew didn't even know the first name of coach Paterno's wife.  Her name is Sue and anyone following the story this week (like you’d think ESPN might be doing) should know that.  Besides, how difficult could that to be to for a journalistic enterprise to research...in fact shouldn't they just know that given all the years this man has coached the game? 

Funny how when given the chance to show their journalistic “chops” ESPN looks more like the Keystone Cops than a serious sports news enterprise.

Comment 28 Oct 2011

The question to ask is "how does this impact our beloved Buckeyes"?  Perhaps this gives hope as to the outcome of the scandal of 2010. 

I find it difficult to believe that the Tressel / Tat 6 incident and the fact that the players involved sited the lack of spending money as part of their motivation didn't have an impact on the decision by the NCAA. 

Furthermore, now having made this landmark decision, can the NCAA now come back and sanction the heck out of the Buckeyes after acknowledging that something needed to change for cash strapped student-athletes?

As for the multi-year scholarship issue...this is simply the NCAA's effort to address oversigning.

If I were a coach recruiting a player who was considering an SEC destination I would remind him that the SEC's history has been to offer scholarships on a yearly basis...sure you could go there, but you'd also run the risk of being cut from the team while at our (non-SEC) institution you'd receive a 4 year scholarship.  This could possibly level the field regarding oversigning but only time will tell.

Comment 27 Sep 2011
Obviously SI is taking a page out of the ESPN book of how to make money as opposed to how to be report sports with journalistic integrity. UCONN plays the following teams: American International C.W. Post Columbia Wagner Maine Coppin State UNC Asheville Harvard Holy Cross Fairfield Granted a couple of those first games are exhibition, but you don't see their name in the grouping of so called "lackluster" schedules. The UCONN brand simply doesn't draw visitors to the SI website the way Ohio State does and therefore doesn't make them as much money.
Comment 21 Sep 2011
Excellent story - job well done!
Comment 18 Sep 2011
I feel the pain of about 99.9% of the comments made thus far. My General Observations Short List (the long list will be available at your local bookstore in 2 weeks) 1. Other than Stoneburner & Fragel the remaining receivers look scared...oh, but that doesn't matter because Joe can't get an accurate pass off anyway 2. The running game will only going to take you so far without the ability to pass - Hall and Hyde looked decent and would look better with an effective passing game 3. The defense is solid but who can expect them to keep even average offenses from scoring if they never get off the field 4. OSU is no place for a first year head coach (at any level previous to now) to cut their head coaching teeth 5. The pleasant surprise was the offensive line who exceeded my expectations however you're only going to go as far as your QB will take you 6. Luke isn't ready for this (obviously) 7. There isn't an offensive innovator on the OSU staff capable of developing unpredictable schemes to maximize the personnel currently on the team...PERIOD! 8. I hope things can turn around otherwise this could be the worse buckeye season of the last 75 years
Comment 10 Sep 2011
Here are the facts. 1. The offensive line once again has the talent but not the coaching. An offense that is out gained by "Toledo"? Really?...The "O" Line is obviously under performing. I don't see them getting away with this type of play in the trenches against better. Bohlman has hung on to this job like 9 years longer than he should have. 2. Eventually Bauserman will be done in by his lack of athleticism (similar to how Boeckman folded at USC and Pryor was called in to take over). 3. See #1 to understand #2 4. The Ohio State University is no place to be cutting your head coaching teeth. Certainly Luke has paid his dues as an assistant, however he needs a "Ball State" type of a job to begin his head coaching career and work his way up 5. The administration shouldn't be over confident that Urban will be available beyond this upcoming off season. If you can get him at that time then you better darn well hire the man
Comment 14 Jul 2011
ESPN Hate towards the Buckeyes - LeCharles Bentley broke it down like nobody I've heard. Great Job LeCharles!!!!! http://www.stationcaster.com/player_skinned.php?s=70&c=635&f=111811