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BUCKEYE3M 12th Warrior


Oz (via Toledo)

MEMBER SINCE   December 04, 2014


  • SPORTS MOMENT: "Do you believe in miracles? Yes!"
  • NFL TEAM: Pittsburgh Steelers
  • NHL TEAM: Detroit Red Wings
  • MLB TEAM: Kansas City Royals
  • SOCCER TEAM: Sporting KC

Recent Activity

Comment 14 Jan 2020

Every single team in the ACC lost a minimum of 5 games (except for Clemson obviously). 

That is almost impossible. 


That's about as grindy as the MAC. 

Comment 13 Jan 2020

Venables makes like $2.5M/year, so he's already making HC money. Why leave to mess around at some Group of 5 school for less money, or to take a loser P5 job like Rutgers or Kansas when he makes a ton of money already (minus the pressure to rebuild), he wins championships, has a wealth of cache on the recruiting trail, and some of the best facilities money can buy?

I think he's smart as hell. Plus, I've read before that he said he'd only leave for his alma mater, and that doesn't seem likely. So, unlike Kirby Smart who eventually did land his dream job, it looks like Venables isn't going anywhere anytime soon. 

Comment 13 Jan 2020

These coaches are no different than players with regard to stock value. When a draft eleigbile player's stock is at an all-time high, he has to enter the draft. And, when a guy like Joe Brady has this meteoric rise, he has nowhere to go but down, so he'd be a fool to stay at LSU for $850K to be a passing game coordinator when he could more than double that and be an NFL OC. He'd be an absolute idiot.

Sure, they will always be an outlier, where a guy makes a lot of money (Bud Foster, Brent Venables, Larry Johnson, Frank Solich) and he's happy to stay, but those days are over. People want to move up, and they don't want to wait for it. They damn sure don't want to hold out for a better opportunity that may never come. 

Comment 12 Jan 2020

Hopefully Washington is still suffering from a lingering injury that heals, and heals fast! Also, I hope that these guys collectively take better looks at the basket .

They can't afford to take a bunch of low percentage shots, because frankly none of them are good enough shooters or scorers to not take high percentage looks.

That, as I see it, is a discipline issue. 

Comment 11 Jan 2020

The interesting ways this group turns the ball over just never ends. They are truly the most incredible team I've ever seen when it comes to turning the ball over. 

Seriously, it is so uncanny it is actually impressive.

Great finish to the half after Indiana opened with 50 consecutive makes (or so it seems). 

Comment 09 Jan 2020

Duane Washington Jr. has gone cold, making 13-of-45 shots from the floor since returning from a rib injury that sidelined him for two games. 

I think that the injury, or some form of compensation, may still be lingering.  He just hasn't been himself, and he is far too important to this team to just go AWOL.  Until DJ Carton, or another consistent scorer emerges, their success may ride on the shoulders of number 4. 

I also think that the turnover bug is the weirdest thing I've ever seen.  I mean, these guys will look right at a guy then fire a chest pass six feet behind them, into the third row.  It is the damnedest thing I've ever seen.  So, I hope they eliminate some of these other issues, and get back to a place where Holtmann can focus on ball security with some real emphasis.  Right now, he's got to be running around like the little Dutch boy at the dam, in a manner of speaking.

Having said this, I love this team and I think this is a rough patch that they're in, and a big winning streak is coming.   They just need to get healthy and regroup.

Comment 09 Jan 2020

I think Urban is happy with TV - but, I'm pulling that out of a barrel full of assumptions.

Now, Lincoln Riley is the name I'm waiting to see surface in the NFL coaching carousel.

Comment 09 Jan 2020

I think that the Day-to-the-NFL thing will be eternally speculated.  Who knows though?  If he's making huge money in a place he's beloved and his family is happy, it makes perfect sense for him to stay.  It all comes down to which pasture Day finds the greenest, and no one buy he and Nina know the answer to that.  But, for now, I think he likes the one he's in.

Comment 09 Jan 2020

1999 South Regional Championship in Knoxville.  Scoonie Penn, Michael Redd, and Ken Johnson were absolutely awesome in their win over St. John's.  

And, just like the 2011 Sugar Bowl win happened, so did the 1999 Final Four.  I saw them both with my own two eyes.