Thanks guys. The joys outweighed the heartaches.
"It's a shame that Coach Meyer doesn't understand football as well as the contributors to this site do. "
I agree with much of what you say.
Who do we blame for a team that does not improve during the season? What skills do they practice? I think Matta's skill set is recruiting and teaching defense. But offensively it seems this staff is happy just giving players freedom to develop on their own game.
That said, I have seen some pretty good Izzo talent that laid an egg too.
When I said that a few weeks ago I got a fistful of thumbs down.
I never in my life thought I would say this but this is a really poorly coached team of high school All-Americans. I don't want to put that all on Matta since I include the assistants as well.
How is it that this team does not improve during the season? What is God's name are they practicing? How is it that no one on this team can pull up and hit a 10 to 15 foot jumper? How is it that they are always out of position for a rebound? How do they continually let the ball hit them in the hands but don't control it?
This is a team with a terrible basketball IQ and who can't find any answers.
I actually thought it was funny. But I confess that shortly after I felt a little sad and embarrassed for PSU fans.
The imbecile Bianchi not only trashed Meyer, but the implication is that Tebow is a moron who can't think for himself.
Excluding Craft and Q there is no other player on the team who can dribble inside the 3 pt. line or in traffic without losing the ball. Don't know what Matta teaches them but they just can't handle a ball. And Lord, it makes me sick to see the sheer number of times they are in position for a rebound with it winding up in the opponents hands.
As far as the bye in the B1G tourney, it looks like Iowa doesn't want the thing either.
Buckeyes are an early out in the NCAAs.
I rooting for the Buckeyes to keep winning with Iowa getting another loss. I would love to see us with fresh legs in the B1G tourney.
And God, if Q and Sam both get hot in the NCAAs - look out!
While I certainly don't object to Roby and friends to having some cash during the college years, I hope these guys also consider what they are getting in return. In its most recent survey of college pricing, the College Board reports that a "moderate" college budget for an in-state public college for the 2013–2014 academic year averaged $22,826. Some of our best and brightest students incur debt that won't be paid off until 20 years after they graduate.
Yep, this last season Carlos developed a "You will never deny me" attitude. That mentality together with his physical skills makes him a first rounder. He will make any NFL team passing on him look stupid.
Trouble with that is that the team in front of them (Wisky) will very likely win 4 out of their next 5.
scUM sleepwalking in the first half yesterday killed the Bucks.
That my friends was the best and classiest Michigan has to offer.
Was rooting for scUM win in order to get the Buckeyes into the top 4 in conference and a shot at a Big Ten tournament bye. Ain't happening, Wisky will grab that spot and the Bucks will finish no better than fifth.
Rick of "Pawn Stars" bought a pair of gold pants for $2,000. Might still have a pair at the "Gold and Silver" shop in Vegas.
Don't know how I missed Brims addition. He certainly made the picture clearer.
On the other hand we have the Columbus Dispatch saying that " it was known during the late fall that Mitchell was not happy in the OSU program". With an additional quote (Tim May) "But something didn’t click for him at OSU because the coaches decided early on to redshirt him his first season, even though there were dire needs at linebacker.
This is probably a combination of factors including his fathers illness. Regardless I wish Mike and all his family good luck.
Rivals had this to say about the McDowell situation:
"McDowell announced his intentions to attend Michigan State early on Signing Day, but failed to send his letter of intent to the Spartan coaching staff because his mother was not on board with the decision.
Family discussions continued throughout the day, but McDowell's signed letter had not arrived in East Lansing as of late Wednesday afternoon."
Local newspaper here is saying @ 11:18AM that apparently DE Malik McDowell still hasn't sent #MSU his signed LOI.
Perhaps sans parental signature?
I can't get too excited yet because both Wisky and Iowa are teams headed in the wrong direction. Wisconsin may right their ship but I don't believe Iowa was deserving of their ranking.
I still see way too many boneheaded plays by the Bucks, but hopefully the guys have some mojo working again and will play hard from here on out.
Lenzelle Smith's quote on what the buckeyes lack is quite correct “Toughness. Character. Camaraderie. Leadership”. Let me add one other - Basketball IQ (hell, maybe IQ period).