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  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Jack Tatum, Chris Gamble, Ted Ginn
  • COLLEGE BASKETBALL PLAYER: Mike Conley, Greg Oden, Jon Diebler
  • NFL TEAM: Saints
  • NBA TEAM: Boston
  • MLB TEAM: Pirates

Recent Activity

Comment 25 Mar 2020

I’m curious to know what Diallo won’t be ready means? Yes, offensively he is still a work in progress. Our inability to consistently get to the basket this year meant more perimeter oriented offensive sets involving our bigs which made playing someone like Diallo even harder. I would think the addition of Towns and Sueing (who are both good off the bounce), along with the continued development of those currently on the roster, would make it a lot easier to play someone like Diallo. Someone who can come off the bench and give you 15 minutes of great defense. There should be so many other options on the offensive end that his offensive deficiencies aren’t debilitating. Guys who can impact the game without needing to take shots are exactly what this team needs imo.

Comment 19 Mar 2020

Other than the Towns connection I’m not sure Aiken makes sense. Walker is going to start at PG, Holtmann isn’t going to move him to the bench (nor should he imo) after how he played down the stretch. Aiken isn’t going to come off the bench when he could start at other top tier programs. Maybe the Towns connection carries that much weight though...

Comment 19 Mar 2020

Carton is a heck of a player but he was also a defensive liability and turnover machine at times. He was able to create opportunities for himself but it was often at the detriment to those around him as he would over dribble and the offense would stop. He’s a tremendous talent and obviously someone you’d like to have back, but I’m not convinced it significantly changes next year (depending on who transfers in). 

Regardless, I wish him all the best wherever he ends up!

Comment 18 Mar 2020

I agree, he is the type of player Holtmann will find room for, and I agree 10-20 minutes a night depending on the opponent makes sense. He’s a versatile defender who has shown flashes on the other end. The issue is he shot 42% from the field (33% from 3) and at times has been really careless with the basketball.

My comment on the NCAA tournament was in response to someone else saying if he shoots like he did in the tournament he will be a significant contributor, which is true. I was however pointing out that it’s not the only thing he needs to improve on and IMO Holtmann won’t tolerate 7 turnovers in 47 minutes when there are other options.

I like Jallow and I think we are all saying the same thing...

Comment 17 Mar 2020

Jallow also had 7 turnovers in the two tournament games he played (47 minutes) last year. He is definitely capable of contributing next year (plus defender), but IMO people maybe forgetting just how far he is from a finished product (this isn't a bad thing, room for improvement should be considered a positive). 
 

IMO Jallow can contribute meaningful minutes, but at some point we are going to run into a quality vs quantity dilemma since only so many people can play (as much as we would like otherwise a 9-10 man rotation isn’t realistic).

Comment 26 Jan 2020

I think people are giving up too quickly on this team... There is a lot of basketball still to be played

Comment 19 Dec 2019

who wasn't confident enough to agree with that assessment, so he decided to play at a second-tier school.

I would bet almost anything no coach in the WHAC agrees with this take. Like CPIII decision or not, it wasn’t made because he thought he was unworthy of playing at OSU and that is what you are insinuating. He’s a great football player who chose another school. It happens and we will be fine, but don’t act like his decision was based on him lacking confidence in himself. If anything it’s the opposite and he believes he can change the trajectory Utah’s on (not going to happen either). This jilted lovers take isn’t something you’d hear from the OSU staff (not even privately), as fans we should be above it as well... 

Comment 18 Dec 2019

I get that, it’s a wave of positive and negative emotions. I’m not understanding why people haven’t come back around to a more positive stance. Initially seeing him take stuff down and hearing Utah insiders say that he was going there is obviously going to cause panic. But why would someone only take down their OSU stuff on Instagram and not their other social media profiles? It’s been enough time for him to have changed his information on other platforms. If the word was out to insiders, you’d be seeing CB flips and future casts with him to Utah. We haven’t seen that. I guess my point is this isn’t necessarily over yet.

Comment 18 Dec 2019

Is Clark Phillips Instagram still even active? I know people were saying he took his OSU stuff down, but my phone won’t even take me to his account/page? Also still shows OSU commit in his Twitter bio and on his YouTube Channel. We still haven’t seen anyone CB or future cast him to Utah yet, nor have we heard from any OSU insiders that it was a done deal with him to Utah...

Comment 17 Nov 2019

Joe Burrow's pocket awareness, accuracy and play recognition are what makes him so good.

Objectively (imo) Burrow was average in all three off these areas last year and this year he has taken a drastic step forward. The question is why? Are you suggesting he just further developed?

Would Dwayne Haskins, Tua or whoever is an elite qbs be the same without elite talent around him?

Again I completely agree and no one is arguing this point. The point is he had these elite players around him last year. So he has either taken a huge leap developmentally (I specifically didn’t use arm talent when I talked about Burrow specifically because I don’t think that’s difference from this year and last year) or the system he is playing in is at least partially responsible for the numbers he’s putting up. 

Comment 17 Nov 2019

Lines aren't what Vegas thinks will happen (the on field outcome). Vegas sets the line where they think the amount of money wagered will be 50-50 on each side of the line. As bets come in they move the line in an attempt to draw bets on the under bet side of the line, bringing the amount of $ bet on each side of the line closer to 50-50. Vegas wants $ to be 50-50 on each side of the line so that making money is a sure thing (they win the “vig/juice"). The last thing Vegas wants is for them to need a certain outcome to make money (sometimes that happens, but they typically try to avoid it). 

Comment 17 Nov 2019

Burrow about to win the Heisman is absolute vindication of everything Buckeye Jack stood for

Maybe but looking for vindication on a internet forum rarely results in the outcome the vindicator desires... 

Comment 17 Nov 2019

I’m still waiting on Richard Lagow to lead a NFL team to the promised land! I didn’t dislike Buckeye Jack but I thought his delivery got him in trouble...

Comment 17 Nov 2019

The Redskins are abysmal, but you think he’d be having early success on another mediocre team? Btw that was a serious question. The reality is, your probably not going to a good team if you’re drafted in the top half of the first round...

Comment 17 Nov 2019

Or that you seemingly put him between Buckeye Jack and Rill Dill... 

Comment 17 Nov 2019

I don’t disagree that Haskins would have floundered in LSUs offense last year. I think LSUs move to an offense/system of this kind is more about adapting with the times than it is specifically for Burrow. I’m sure they are adapting it to utilize Burrows strengths similar to the changes we made going from Haskins to Fields. However, I would be surprised if this isn’t the offense LSU chooses to employ as long as Joe Brady is there.

Haskins is actually a good example, he looked relatively flawless last year. He gets to the NFL and suddenly it becomes clear he still has a lot to learn. Haskins is still a great QB (elite arm talent) and I think he will be fine long term. Perhaps our offense last year masked how far he still had to go in terms of reading defenses, understanding coverages, blocking assignments, ect...