The defense was absolutely better against Memphis, hell even Grandstaff had some nice plays on defense! One thing that brought back memories of last year, though, was how that 9 point lead they got was extremely short lived. Seems like they've had issues keeping a lead the past few seasons.
Your first sentence, too true. Guilty of it myself at times.
The sad thing is; this is the best they've played. Marc Loving always has a stretch where he loses his mind and right now Tate is a complete liability on offense.
Evan Turner's buzzer beater was pretty satisfying....oh wait, we're talking about football
You don't choose the MOD life; the MOD life chooses you
If we can beat Michigan, Penn State can help us out, and then we beat Iowa, there is a chance.
Saturday has the chance to be very exciting or very depressing. Hopefully the odds are ever in our favor
I think Grandstaff and Giddens play with great pride.
A) we are going to get DESTROYED by Kentucky.
B) what is the deal? Other teams have great success with youth. This is a top 10 class put together with another top 10 class minus Russell.
C) FREE THROWS ARE HARD. REBOUNDING IS HARD.
It's not likely but we really do have a small chance of getting back in.
Dang, was hoping for some sort of shuffle at Offensive Coordinator.
I had absolutely no idea this existed. SWEET!
It was something he said on Mike and Mike about the crop top.
Everyone can step back from the ledge
I cannot comment as I have just reached the point in the game where I need to find one of those. I will report back tomorrow.
Zeke Elliott; the most feared running back in the Commonwealth
I think Zeke is going to be on Mike and Mike tomorrow; so if he was abducted by aliens, it looks like they've already sent him back to earth.
Hard to draw too many conclusions, but I like what I see (especially GRANDSTAFF shooting as much as possible). Just have to stop turning the ball over so damn much.
Too early to say Giddens > Amir or nah?
This is good.
Students and fans alike will be able to drown their sorrows if this season has more growing pains than expected. Also, I bet we see more fans than normal at the Schott this year. I know turnout isn't great when the team isn't good or when they aren't playing a top tier opponent.
Oh come let's drink Ohio's beer and shots to alma mater raise
I think we are going to have a starting lineup where all 5 guys can actually score. When's the last time we had that?
Tate-Lyle-Thompson-BatesDiop-Loving would be my starting 5.
Oh yeah, I know it's just an exhibition but I think anyone who really watched can already tell that our big man situation is looking much better. Thompson > Amir Williams ALREADY.
Good stuff Matt.
Torrance, at WR or running Meyer's offense, will be glorious in due time.
Don't give Clay Travis the time of day.
He strikes me as the kind of person that's an asshole on TV and in real life too. But i'm sure he's got a great personality.
I disagree with you completely on the talent comment.
I agree with you completely on them having trouble making it to the tournament, but only because of how good the Big Ten is and the fact there's 4 legit non-conference opponents.
Looks like your typical "give up insane amount of 3's to every team you play" buckeye basketball squad...but hey almost 3 players scored 20 points? Maybe they will actually be watchable this year.
Also, 19 points, 9 rebounds and 7 assists seems like a decent stat line. Excited to see JaQuan play this year