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Comment 11 hours ago

I suppose it depends...perhaps they have a strict policy against any type of misdemeanor domestic violence but their allow partying misdemeanors - or vice versa.  Or perhaps this is just a case of a university choosing when to enforce a policy and the guy can prove they've chosen to look the other way for other misdemeanors of the same classification on other hires.

In the end, just sounds like Lane being Lane.

Comment 21 Mar 2017

Yes Ohio state has the brand.  Ohio State is also a brand in and of itself.  Doesnt matter if its mens pistol, synchronized swimming, wrestling, club sports, or in the academia world.  Ohio State is a known and recognized school and brand and has enough resources to make every program and facility among the tops in the nation.  You shouldnt have problems pulling good players to Ohio State no matter what sport you're coaching.  Is our basketball team going to sign 8 five star McDonalds All Americans every year over Duke and UNC- No...but it's not unreasonable to expect to make the tourney every year.  Especially when you watch the tourney and there are a dozen or so teams either largely comprised of Ohio guys and/or have some key Ohio players.  We can and should attract good solid players, dont even have to look too far to do so if we dont want, and can certainly be a hip spot to play.  Look at all the LeBron support and gifts the team gets.  Think back to when we're decent - see Duke at home a few years ago - and LeBron is sitting courtside and there's 20k folks in the Schott.  Look back at all the players Thad has landed over the years.  Does hoops have the draw that football does, no and probably never will - but they should definitely be riding footballs coattails, or Nike, or whatever the hell they can until they get their sea legs back.  

My point is that Ohio State can and should be a formidable basketball team.  I think Thad has a great track record and has had some unexpected roster vacancies and a missing leadership core - but with the right pieces in place, we can be elite.  I dont think its unreasonable to expect to be in the B1G hunt and in the tourney every year - which we largely have been under Thad.  For those reasons this is THE year for Thad to rebound the program... I think Thad himself/fans/OSU demand a better effort and performance than this past season and definitely should be demanding that.

Comment 20 Mar 2017

I don't disagree with your comment - I think the point is that Ohio State has the brand, the wealth and resources to steamroll anybody in our state.  And That settling for a few shit seasons in a row shouldnt  be tolerated. However, basketball doesn't always work out that black and white  

In hoops, it seems You're successful one of two ways. One being that you're team has been together for a few years and are senior leaders with battle tested guys - typically embodied by smaller school. Or two, you have at least 1 or 2 one and done type guys sprinkled in with blue collar glue guys playing their roles - often the bigger school. 

Ohio State hasn't done either. We've had one and done guys but they weren't good and left not for NBA and only because of some odd internal issues. I don't think Ohio State should settle but I'm still willing to take one more year on Thad while he sorts out the roster. It's definitely time to shit out a tourney birth or get of the pot. 

Comment 15 Mar 2017

Agree.  One thing is that there were games when he didnt get his number called much if at all.  There were also games when we fed him the rock and the dude produced.  Weber's usage was baffling and inconsistent.

I think the problem is that we are coming off a couple of all time feature back in Hyde and Zeke...and then last year with Weber we had JT running a bunch, Samuel running some and just werent consistently featuring Weber despite him doing well when we did.  Even against Clemson, Weber was ripping off chunk yards when nobody else was, he just fumbled at the end of those.

Weber can be damn good if given the carries.  And I really think Wilson's offense is going to open up the box for him.  Look at Wilon's IU running backs...

Comment 10 Mar 2017

Step 1 to earning their trust - throw on the tapes from Wilson's time at Oklahoma and their shredding during his time with good talent.

Step 2 - throw on the tapes from his coordinator days Miami, OH and Nerdwestern to show what he can do with shit talent.

Step 3 - throw on the tapes from his time as HC at IU and show what he can do with super shit talent playing against your team's D.

Step 4 - Enjoy trust.

Comment 10 Mar 2017

Probably because Brady and Bellichek are a packaged deal.  When one retires so will the other.

Win now, all in with this dynasty, and dont worry about the QB on the future.

Plus, you can factor in that Bellichek has been watching Garrapolo and knows more about his potential than anyone else.  I wouldnt trust a trade with Bellichek and if I were a GM I wouldnt make any deals with the Patriots.  You're not going to get value and/or the good end of the deal.

Comment 09 Mar 2017

I have always maintained confidence that OSU/Urban/Gene Smith did their homework on whatever happened with Wilson at IU and felt comfortable enough to hire him.  These comments actually speak to that for the first time I've seen, so that's cool in my book.  I obviously have no clue what truly went down there but hope whatever it was did not directly involve Wilson and was more of a knee jerk public relations CYA reaction from IU based on the current climate and a past with Bobby Knight there.  Being that nothing really shitty went down, I'm sure the past is the past, everyone has learned... and with that being said, I am pumped for Wilson to run the offense.

I think he and we are going to have a good deal of success while he's here.  And to that, I will drink 9238498234923849238 beers over the next few seasons.

Comment 07 Mar 2017

“The emphasis is going to be on hitting the deep ball.”

My buckeye boner was fully extended from this quote.

That dynamic alone is going to open up a world of trouble for opposing defenses.  Look at what it did in 2014, it softened the box and played into Zeke flat out running wild en route to spanking Wisco, beating Bama and pummeling Orgeon despite 4 turnovers.  Cant wait to watch this offense.

Comment 02 Mar 2017

Guy is turd.  However, he proved to be harmless against us as evidenced in his 0-4 career record.  As long as he remains winless against Ohio State in anything and everything forever, I wish him the best the other 364 days a year.