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ToetotheFace


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Comment 14 Jan 2016

With OSU I'm glad I have a football team that I can always look forward to(especially under Urban) and get excited about how the team will come together by the time the season starts. Meanwhile the Browns are on to another cycle of drafting a questionable QB in to the worst situation a QB can get for a new coach that will likely get very limited talent to work with.

Comment 14 Jan 2016

He definitely needs to polish his game overall with things like finishing at the basket, shooting, and boxing out. As a passer though he has amazing vision and I see the 1 or 2 passes put on the feet as a result of inexperience playing with this team as well as his aggressiveness on passes. A lot of great passers initially have a high TO rate because teammates find it hard to anticipate their passes. Keep in mind he only played 9 minutes but had about 5 or 6 assist opportunities, his teammates just happened to shoot poorly on them.

I think this is the 1st time he has gotten a chance to play with the ball as the secondary ball handler on the court and you can see that is where he shines. He has also been a surprisingly solid defender aside from the touch fouls that have been called on him. Off-ball however, he still has a long way to go.

Comment 23 Dec 2015

There are tweener guys that have been really successful with the small ball development in the NBA like Draymond Green(puke), Jae Crowder(double puke), and Demarre Carrol. I just don't think Tate even has their level of size and he probably isn't as athletic as Crowder or Carrol.

Comment 23 Dec 2015

Although I think Austin didn't make the best decision(though he is young and influenced by his dad), I wouldn't blame the start on him. The whole team played with a completely different type of energy and intensity on defense. That was a team improvement and I don't think you can credit that to one player or one departure.

Comment 21 Dec 2015

Kentucky may not be up to the level of some of their recent squads right now but they are still an extremely talented team with multiple 1st round picks on their roster and I'm pretty certain they'll make a deep run when the postseason comes. Huge win that greatly improves tOSU's chances at making it to the NCAA tournament this season with solid conference play.

Comment 03 Dec 2015

The mistakes like turnovers, fts, bad rotation on defense on the last seconds of a possession, etc. are very frustrating. However the talent is definitely there and all these mistakes should be fixed with experience. Might be a long year even as they progress, but the potential of guys like Giddens, Grandstaff, and Lyle give hope for the future. Hope we get to see Mitchell too, think our record might be different with him handling the ball.

Comment 28 Nov 2015

PSU is actually playing well and moving the ball. The talent is there, they just make too many mistakes in crucial areas like the red zone. Maybe they can catch a break like MSU did with that BS fumble return and get back in to the game.

Comment 28 Nov 2015

Yeah I thought that was an obvious incomplete pass...people can shit on PSU all they want but the reality is they are actually playing pretty well against MSU. Just making costly mistakes. Should be 13-10.

Comment 25 Nov 2015

Yeah I suspect LA Tech will be a tournament team this season. Lyle has looked awful on defense and he can't make the correct decisions as the team's PG. We're really missing Mitchell as I don't think Lyle and Harris have proven they have the ability to start at PG.

Giddens looks great, he had a couple very questionable calls against him. His rim protection is going to be excellent eventually. My two issues with what Thad did in this game was not going to Giddens/Loving more in the post and taking out Grandstaff. Grandstaff looked great as a shooter and I think we have to put up with his growing pains elsewhere, he is the only player offering us serious spacing. The other issues(rebounding, FTs, etc.) seem to come with how raw and young this team is.

Comment 23 Nov 2015

I don't think it is PSU beating MSU is that farfetched of an idea. Definitely unlikely, but a team without its starting QB coming down from an emotional high type game could be vulnerable. IMO if they can lose to Nebraska with Cook and allow around 100 yards to Purdue/Nebraska's running backs, then an explosive back like Barkley has a chance to help their offense score enough to win. Hackenberg needs to play at his best though and PSU needs to not be utter trash at protecting him.  

Comment 20 Nov 2015

It was a horrible performance and I'm not happy, but the same thing has happened to Wiscy already and nearly happened to MD tonight. It was a fluke victory based on terrible FT shooting, poor effort in the first half on the boards, and a lot of missed open 3s.

Comment 20 Nov 2015

I don't know, Grandstaff is a bit lost scheme wise(as all the freshman have been including Lyle to a lesser extent), but his shot is pure enough that I think it'll help him work in to the rotation. Harris hasn't looked much better so he has a chance for a spot as the third guard. As for Bell, I don't think he'll play much even though I think he has solid potential physically. Still too raw in comparison to Giddens and Thompson.