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Comment 04 Apr 2015

I loved the game. Never been WI fan of anything but I must say, I was proud of their play and their win. It's like watching our Bucks beat up on Roll Tide in our semi final game.  Kentucky with their Mcdonalds All American and future NBA millionaires versus underdog kids who came to show that they are not afraid.

Loved it and happy for WI kids.  Although this game might have taken so much toll mentally, can they do it again against Duke?  I hope they do.  Big Ten taking away the Biggest 2 NCAA trophies - FB and BB... I take that in any year

Comment 29 Mar 2015

coach izzo is amazing.  so good so consistent.  i love osu everything but when you watch Izzo team, they play the way it is supposed to be played.  tough, physical, unafraid.  

look forward to osu time in the spotlight (BB that is).  not sure if Matta will be the one to do it , as good as he has been.  player development and recruiting to some degree have not been conducive championship caliber, since sullinger era.  

tough to be a football and BB school.  only UF has won championship in both in the past decade or twi

Comment 21 Mar 2015

Thad is too loyal to seniors, for sure.  and yes, he has to recruit better.  I can't stand kids from Ohio leaving for other schools in BB. elite kids don't look at OSU BB as elite place to play. 

Like in corporate world, a leader spending too long in 1 place makes the place stagnant.  Thad has been great but after more than a decade, it is time for some changes.  Some may not like this comment, but I am a firm believer in changes.  10+ years is too long in one school for anyone.  Even our beloved Urban will be gone some day and that would be good for him and OSU. 

Or just watch top 40-50 OSU Mens BB team and just be happy we are decent next to our national title contending football team. Can't win everything in every sport.

Comment 21 Mar 2015

Predictable outcome. AZ struggled first 10 min and we should have been up by 10 or more. When we didn't, you knew deep inside that sooner or later AZ would find its shooting touch and we would bow down.

At least we won 1 game at the tourney unlike last year.

Good luck to all seniors but frankly, we need to change over.  Shannon, Thompson and Amir all, in my personal view, have been a bit disappointing for their 4 years here.  Don't get me going re: Amir.  He had below mediocre 4 seasons; his best two games came this week/weekend actually. Again good luck in their future but man, I am looking forward to new faces (even if new faces are frustrating).

We need Loving to regain confidence and/or energy. He just looks so different since his return. I think Tate will be a force and love his style. We surely need more shooters and next freshmen class should help.  Too bad Russell is gone; otherwise, next year would be more interesting.

Football and Wrestling national champ - can't get any better than that.  I hope we see Men's BB win one b4 my time is due on earth.  Can't say I am that optimistic at a football school like OSU and as much as I love Matta and what he has done here, I don't see him winning it all without better recruits than he's been able to get in recent years.

will watch Wrestling finals tonight and hope we get 3 champions tonight.

Go Bucks

Comment 19 Mar 2015

Loving is off and has been ever since his return.  just no energy and appears indifferent ...  maybe that is the way he is I don't know, but frustrating to watch him out there most of the time. shannon needs to quit shooting the threes and his passes at times are careless.  

amir made free throws!  and key offensive rebounding late in the game.  he had one of those decent games that are so rare.  

OK against AZ.... we are big underdog there.  nothing to lose ..play hard and aggressive...who knows what happen

Comment 13 Mar 2015

as memorable was our football season, this BB season has been absolutely a misery.  

Loving looks timid, slower than snail, gets down and frustrated easily.  what happened to this guy.  only missed three games not 20 and yet he plays as if he just started playing ball last week.  seems mental. 

other seniors - sure shannon had two decent games but his body of work on offense stinks. Thompson has never been more than a dunk highlight film.  amir - well we all know so no need to say anything.  i have nothing good to say.

what a frustrating year.  

sure we have one more game but does anyone think this team can do any damage in NCAA?  

Comment 06 Mar 2015

no way we win. love my bucks but no faith in this team against WI caliber.

just hope we play our A game in the NCAA and have a chance at sweet 16.  that would be beyond my expectation for this team.

won't miss Amir for sure.  Love Shannon and Slamming Thompson but both really were below my expectations - maybe my expectation was too high. 

now, the Freshmen on the team I think will have potential to be really good.  Next year class is solid. So here's hoping for better years ahead.  I do hope Russell stays 1 more year but how can he w/ all that $$ in front of him.  One of the best ever at OSU

Comment 20 Dec 2014

no way. Wisconsin is really ahead of everyone.. not even close. 

rest of big ten is down this year.  MSU is so so.  Indiana, Purdue, Iowa all just above average.  for that reason alone, i think we might be top 3 or 4. 

maybe next year, some of these youths will prosper but Russell will be gone so, not sure if we are any better than a 20-25th rank team in the country. 

unless Matta brings in another Salinger, Oden type of force in the middle, we aren't likely be any better than where we are now.

Comment 20 Dec 2014

Zone isn't effective against great teams. it seems not right watching it.

Russell is terrible against better teams.  need more time/experience. 

scott and Thompson - same same as before.  Amir is Amir. 

like Tate, Diops, etc.. will be really good in another year or two.

we aren't a 12 rank team that's for sure.  maybe 22nd. 

osu basketball hasn't been fun in a while.  i must say. 

Comment 28 Sep 2014

no way we get in unless there are massive losses by Several teams....  

SEC puts 2 teams we r definitely out...b1g altogether will be left out.

we need big 12 to be mediocre...losses by baylor and Ok...FSU to lose 1 or more..

and SEC to send only one team..

and we need to run the table BiG ....not close but big...espec against MSU and big ten champ game

small small chance 

AN

Comment 17 Sep 2014

What an idiot... the kid is an idiot.. better make it in football.. classless jerk... maybe he will mature and grow up... 

FSU is a joke of a school... 

Comment 16 Sep 2014

JT has lost to VA Tech (coaching at fault too)... and beat Navy and FBS team Kent State.. please... stop this non-sense already... START talking about this if he has beaten rest of the teams on schedule, win BiG championship and whatever bowl we play... 

but after Navy and Kent state AND losing to Va Tech at home.. please.... 

Have some respect 

Comment 16 Sep 2014

i think he will be a 'good' QB.. not the Pryor or Braxton type but decent thrower, decision maker and cool/collective type.. which is fine by me.  but we will always need a well rounded game to win tough games, and not just rely on Pryor or Braxton to pull some super human escapes and win one..

need O line, running attack, and defense to win a championship 

Comment 15 Sep 2014

stupid question

Braxton has earned it over past three years.  not even something we should be discussing at this point.

Comment 15 Sep 2014

nice article. 

1) we need Michigan to be national power again. Hoke won't get it done. Need Harbaugh type of caliber. 

2) we also need Iowa to return to the teams they used to have 10-15 years ago.  

3) we need Nebraska to be the dominant teams from Osborne era.

4) we need Wisconsin to continue it's "top 20" type of football team, as it has been for past several years

In essence, out of 12 teams, we need 3 or 4 national power teams (OSU, MSU, and preferably UM and Nebraska / Wis combination)

we will always have bottom tier but that's same in any major power conference

To have several top tier teams, it's RECRUITING 1st, then getting the best coaches, and assistant coaches (and pay the money).  

Formula is simple; executing is tougher especially SEC getting so much talent every year from all over the country.  

I say we (OSU) needs to win a couple of national championships before Big 10 turns around .. but not likely this year.. 

I am hopeful that 2015, we can get everything fall ... Braxton, more mature offense, dominant defense, special teams.. we need to win it all next year

Comment 15 Sep 2014

Baylor and OK would have to lose games...and FsU also lose a game.

basically ACC and Big 12 would have to be considered mediocre..

my best bet is FSU lose game or games..rest of that conference sux...so ACC gets left out...

big ten winner, big 12 , SEC , and pac 12 winner make playoff..  

of course SEC might get two teams and big ten zero

Comment 09 Sep 2014

when braxton went down, did anyone really really believe we would be a championship contending team?  that's just being silly or blinded by your love for the team. i love OSU and have been since 1979 but when Braxton went down, i knew we would have zero shot at the title... 

I think if we can win the Big Ten, that itself would be an amazing accomplishment... 

To do that, we need QB to grow up really quickly... like the kid, but he is not there yet.. not even close.. of course receivers aren't getting open or dropping the passes like i would have done. 

next year , we should be contender..'should be'

Comment 08 Sep 2014

who cares who wins big ten other than few of us.  for me it is national champ contention that i rout for.  of course we won't be in it every year and winning the whole thing will be even less frequent , if at all...but it is the reason i rout for osu.

this year to me is transitional with youth....next year is the year we should compete for the title..

Comment 08 Sep 2014

old stories by Urban.. i m not buying the excuses anymore... not after MSU loss, Clemson, now to a decent Hokies... it's more than youth.. coaching is a major issue in spots... game calling the biggest issue... 

Comment 08 Sep 2014

i have watched osu football since 1979 ....yes i do not think much of our current coaching staff including Urban.... not all any way...

urban is a recruiter....has made a number of mistakes in key games going back to last yr MSU game and Clemson...not sure why..

next yr is his best chance at a title run...Braxton, more mature O line,  more experienced receivers, good d line, and more experienced secondary.

Comment 07 Sep 2014

title is too excessive but not impressed w. urban at all nor his staff....recruiting is strong but i haven't seen anything in 2 plus yr that shows me that urban can coach....he got outcoached against va tech...as he did last yr mich state, clemson..

i would give urban next yr and see what he can do...

next yr, u have braxton who has been at osu as long as A craft ( forever ) hopefully more experienced o line, mature receivers, and stacked d line and more experienced secondary..should be a great tea, on paper.  if urban cannot win next yr, i don't think he will be winning the trophy at osu...

very disappointed in play calling and continuing tackling issues, and lack of identity.

Comment 07 Sep 2014

Sorry but Fickell needs to move on. just because he bleeds scarlet and grey does't give him unlimited opportunity at high cost to be at a critical position on this coaching staff.  I think Urban and school gives him too much leniency when it comes to his position w/ OSU... 

I miss Tressel and Dantonio.... not like I want them back so much but I loved their philosophy and culture on the defense... 

I think Urban is a great recruiter, but not convinced that he can bring championship to OSU w/ the current staff 

Comment 07 Sep 2014

urban has not beaten any decent teams ...lost to msu, clemson, and now unranked va tech... we beat rest of mediocre big ten..

not impressed for sure.