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ZeroDimension


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Comment 22 Mar 2017

Gator Basketball was second fiddle even when they were winning back to back titles...  Not that he would want to do it again....  UF is a lot like OSU... they have. Small amount of basketball fans... but if the team is really good the football fans will tune in... 

Comment 22 Mar 2017

I would gladly take that... but a I believe  Thad has a winning record against Donovan, just one of those interesting facts...its either 4-3 or 3-3, 3-2..  something like that...  too lazy too look it up... I know we won at lest 3 after the nat title loss...  

 I also think the team with the better talent won each time.    Thad Pre-Injury was not that far below Donovan...

Comment 21 Mar 2017

David Lighty  was hurt early in his career, he was also a top 25 talent coming out of HS before he was injured.   His outside shot was good before that injury, and he shot decent from the outside before his senior year, it just was not needed due to the other players we had.  63% is not good, and sadly that would be incredible if Tate could get to that point... 

Comment 21 Mar 2017

I don't think this gets any better but I'll play along. 

1. Coaching:  decide who we are going to be on offense and defense, create a teachable and coachabke scheme based on the skills of the players you have.  Be realistic, set expectations, demand results. 

2.  Lyle- defensive mental focus. Must buy into playing team defense and know his role.  Offense, just don't try to be a highlite real, and no more high dribbling.  

3. Jackson - working on learning the others players and where and how they want the ball.  Lock down defensively, lead the defense, call people out

4. Tate. Don't be draymond green emotionally.  Tighten your non verbals and quit sulking and questioning every call, play mature.   Free throws. That is it. You need to hit 80 percent period. You are a 6'3" power forward in the big ten, the only weakness you are allowed to have is being 6'3".  Lead by example through maturity as well as effort.   You are going to get fouled  a lot  next year and only 40 percent will be called, expect and play through it, then hit your damn free throws, you are a senior, no more hardest worker ribbons, consistently produce. 

4. KBD- I'm not as sold as everyone else. I think this is kind of backup QB situation, we have seen him less, and when we did see him he was not the key option on offense.  I hope he I am wrong.   I don't see him as a mismatch nightmare, because he is not as quick as he needs to be on the wing.   Still crossing fingers and hoping for a Evan turner like sophomore year.  He is intriguing, but just think expectations are too high and that may not be fair to his skill set.  

5.  Micah Potter.  Just rebound and shoot the pop out. If you can consistenly do that, we don't need you to be jerry Lucas. ............ sorry started to day dream and it got away from me. 

8.  A. Wesson  -  be the glue guy, he is more likely to be a david lightly than Tate, never understood those comparisons... lightly could play the wing and shoot, and hit free throws, but was tough enough to bang.   Wesson can be the guy who fills whatever need you need on that night outside of being your 1-2 option on offense.  Don't expect too much but demand he do what he can do consistently. 

7.  Bell and fundervburke? Just buy in and do whatever is asked. 

8. Freshman - Wesson and Beverly .  Buy in.   Get stronger.   Bring your brain, learn as much as you can as soon as you can.    Supplement any gaps on the team where you have a mature skill, and leverage that to get playing time.   Produce, limit mistakes and just ply hard.   This team has veterans but with limited skills , so just do what you do within the framework the coaches give you.  

Comment 16 Mar 2017

I forget who said it... but it was something someone told me when I was young... never meet your heroes...    

We all want people to be something they are probably not, especially in sports.

Zeke needs to grow up.. if you dont want to be in the spot light, quit.  Charles Barkley saying he is not a role model.. fine Charles... they stay out of the spot light... We all have a certain level of social responsibility, whether you want it or not.. And others of us have more, because we have signed up for it. 

There are some Buckeye fans who would defend Hitler if he went to Ohio State.  They can't stand anything negative above their school.  I usually assume those people never went to let alone graduated from ohio state... Because if you did... you would know not everything Ohio State is perfect, and some of it sucks... But overall you still love it.. But you can acknolwedge it is not all good. 

When you have to be around and interact with athletes on campus, you see how they are. They are like normal people, and some of them are assholes...   If you dont want to accept that, the issue isn't the media, the issue is you and your lack of experience or denial...

I saw many athletes doing crappy things over my 4 years, and at times thought why are these people even on a college campus... And then there were the other athletes who went above and beyond to just be cool... 

Jamaal Brown, Rickey Dudley... Their facilities were closed for a week, and I got to work out with them at Larkins two days... Awesome Dude... Jamaal.  maybe he was just on his best behavior, but I forget he was even a basketball player.. Dudley was younger so more reserved, but two people who were just two college students who played basketball.   

A baseball player who later played in Double A, helped me study and pass Stat 426 my graduating quarter.. and I hated stats.. Awesome dude to hang around.

There was a famous basketball player I witnessed in the union go up and take some small dudes wendy's fries off his tray as he was walking to sit down.  Asshole move... And at that point, I would have been kicked out of school, because I would have set my tray down and taken my left foot and smashed his right knee in from the side ending his career...  No other student would have even thought of doing something like that.  And no, they didn't know each other...  I had some friends on our intramural team who played with him in High School, and I wont even say what they had to say about him. 

Just in general, amazes me how people think they know these guys.. and I realize it goes both ways, because some people are better than you might think but some definitely are not...

the star struck fan stuff is just naive'...  

Comment 16 Mar 2017

I think his health got in the way.. which makes it worse... And I would add.. he seems like a really good guy and players coach.    I would much rather have dinner with Thad Matta, than Urban Meyer.  

The only thing Ive heard him say that was not good, was last year's addition by subtraction comments about his recruits... You have to be more polished than that in his position. 

Comment 15 Mar 2017

another good article...  

It is a very good idea to start setting expectations now... Even the Scarlet Colored Glasses crowd needs to understand this is a multi year, multi phased turn around in its best case scenario... 

Things have not been this low since the end of the Eldon Era.  We knew Ayres was gone, so his last year was a wash, and Jim Obrien's first year was optimistic because of all the reports of Scoonie and the backups dominating the starters in practice... Plus Michael Redd on a bad team was still fun to watch....  

This is the lowest I have felt about OSU basketball, since Eldon's last recuriting class included Rich Pletke and Gary Rich... Out of Staters who wouldnt have started in the MAC.  We arent that low yet... but I would prefer not to wait till we get there... 

Comment 15 Mar 2017

Most would, but we know some just would not... You can read comments on some of the lesser crimes we have committed and see how that could extrapolate ...  

Generally speaking... the non vocal minority of buckeye fans impress me with the integrity of their convictions...  somewhat impressive for 'just' a group of sports watchers. 

Comment 13 Mar 2017

20 wins is like 20 dollars 20 years ago...  It just isnt worth as much today.  

I think the Thad matta Era should have ended this year with a nice farewell tour starting in February... but it didnt... 

If I could have a sit down with Thad, I would apologize to him, because I am the reason the program is bad.  

I loved how great our defense was.  We had athletic players (non baksetball skilled alot of the time) that played locked down defense and could not hit free throws... That seemed to be his sweet spot, and then some years we had some talented players to push us passed that line...   I felt like if he could just bring in some offensive minded guys instead of the athletes he could teach them to play his brand of defense and we would have better offense without losing a step on defense...   I think that is what we tried to do, and it stretched us too far, and the offense got a little better, but the defense sucked (ruling Paulus impact out)... 

My advice to Matta would be... Go back to playing 6-7 guys a game.. only play the athletic defenders who can lock the other team down... and just wait for recruiting miracles for guys like Sullenger to show up and take you from a NCAA first round exit team to a NCAA sweet 16+ team...   Maybe that is the ceiling for his program... and we just should work within that...    My idea obviously did not work.. and has ruined the program...  Oh ... and keep  working on your damn free throws.. because they are worse than the **** snakes on this plane... 

Comment 13 Mar 2017

Sorry for the downvotes, and I know you are joking... but in reality.. people are trying to look at us as almost making the NCAA because we we were close to winning 3-4 more games.. we were also close to losing 3-4 more games as well...   

And I think poeple are projecting 23-8 next year, and top 5 BIG... They need to start looking at the teams who finished below us.. those teams are getting better... We are going to have to fight to try to keep them below us... And that was a dog fight this year...   This team will need a Christmas miracle to finish .500 in the big ten next year. 

It's great to be positive... but at some point, after you hit the ice berg, you have to look at the water around your knees and stop patching the ship, and get into another boat. 

Comment 12 Mar 2017

That would be a very nice thing.... it probably wont happen, and I am just as excited at the prospect of Paulus leaving as Groce coming back... Addition by subtraction... I guess we can say that about coaches since they say it about players.. 

Best Topic on Eleven Warriors this year.... nicely done... 

Comment 12 Mar 2017

The issue is not that this year's newcomers are better than last year's... it is that Those guys would have been sophomores and we would not have needed to play the newcomers as much... if we had recruited better than previous year....

IT is a huge HOLE to lose 4 sophomores... when it was a major rebuilding year when you brought them in, and they were going to be the guys to start the next big program run....   THe impact is not just 1 year.. it will also impact us next year as well... as That class would now have 2 years of experience.  

Maybe that is why Thad still has a job.. He told Gene last year he made the biggest mistake in recruiting history by developing relationships with those players are 2-3 years during recruiting, and totally missed that they were bad eggs and not what he really wanted... no he now needs 2-3 years to overcome that mistake...

and I am terrified to look at the rosters of Rutgers, PSU and Nebraska heading into next year to compare them to what we will have.  Because we are losing experience and will be counting on marginally recruited newcomers again to compete with bottom feeders in the BIG that might be returning more experienced players with the same talent as we have.... If Thad coaches next year's team to .500 in the BIG he should be BIG coach of the year... 

Comment 10 Mar 2017

Don't expect things from people that they can't do. Work within what they have.  That is how I view all athletes, they all have limits.   If the limits prevent a team goal then move on, if not plan around it. 

But don't be deluded into thinking JT Is better than he is because someone else wants to start an unproven backup . 

Jt Barrett is not better than Troy Smith ... no way no how ... and I said that well before the Clemson game.  But I'll take JT on my team any day. 

Comment 09 Mar 2017

You are going to get your wish... 

And as much as I dislike loving... KBD won't be able to produce as much ... which is scary... Then throw Tate in there.. MR Hustle... but He turns the ball over as much as loving... I'm just glad he redeemed himself in PSU game, because he ran same play on possession before and lost the ball... 

We have a team of mid level mac players returning next year... as much as I really don't want loving or Lyle back either... just because those guys are lazy and don't play defense doesn't mean the other guys are the answer.... 

Comment 09 Mar 2017

KBD is not that much better than loving... and when you fast forward to next year at this time... 

Someone will be posting.  NextPlayer >>>>>>> KBD...  KBD is a decent player but he is a little slow.. and cant shoot, and he is not going to take smaller guys off the dribble...   he would be a an OK 3rd or 4th option on offense, not your 1 or 2...

At some point we have to realize the players who aren't playing arent magically better than the ones who arent.. hurt or not..