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buckjunky


MEMBER SINCE   June 25, 2014

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Comment 15 Apr 2019

Already looks better than Amir Williams.  He runs the court well and plays with energy.  Hopefully his strength and offensive skills will improve.  Looks like he is willing to work.

Comment 11 Apr 2019

Kaleb needs to spend 95% of his time working on improving upper body strength, quickness, body tone, and general physical fitness.  He will never play in the NBA unless these items improve greatly.  I like his skill set, but he cannot carry out these skills in his current physical state.  This won't be easy, but he could be a real dominant force if he succeeds in changing his physical condition.

Comment 26 Mar 2019

I said from the beginning that 2015 class was way overrated.  Lyle was the only one who had B10 skills but his other baggage made him a 2 star.  The rest were all 2 stars at best.  Matta totally misjudged these guys.  In ended up costing him his job. 

Comment 25 Mar 2019

This team played with a lot of heart and very little B10 talent.  The over achieved a little.  They were somewhat painful to watch due to lack of offensive (shooting, ball handling, passing, finishing)  skills.   After basically losing Matta's last 3 recruiting classes, this made group of fill ins did quite well.  The new players coming in next year have to be able play - start immediately.  If they can't, that means they were over rated, given the talent level of the returning players.   The Wessons need to build more upper body strength.  Both are unable to get both arms up in traffic whether shooting or rebounding.  Arhens and Washington will get better.  People seem to forget how bad Diebler was as a Freshman.  I'm not sure Muhammed has much more of an upside.  Hope I am wrong about that. 

Comment 19 Jan 2019

Need more height that can play.  Need to make open shots.  Need to handle the ball efficiently.  In other words, we need better B10 players.  Coaching is not the problem.   Don't know anything about the players coming in next year.  I hope there is a good point guard and the rest are taller forward, center types that can play, and play immediately.  Recruiting the past 6 years has been awful.  I come to realize star ratings mean very little in basketball.  Star ratings seem to be based on athletic ability, not necessarily on basketball skill.  Skill is still the most important attribute of good players.  They shouldn't even look at players who cannot shoot correctly or accurately, unless they are 7 ft. tall. 

Comment 19 Jan 2019

Need more height that can play.  Need to make open shots.  Need to handle the ball efficiently.  In other words, we need better B10 players.  Coaching is not the problem.   Don't know anything about the players coming in next year.  I hope there is a good point guard and the rest are taller forward, center types that can play, and play immediately.  Recruiting the past 6 years has been awful.  I come to realize star ratings mean very little in basketball.  Star ratings seem to be based on athletic ability, not necessarily on basketball skill.  Skill is still the most important attribute of good players.  They shouldn't even look at players who cannot shoot correctly or accurately, unless they are 7 ft. tall.  

Comment 09 Jan 2019

Tough loss.   I am not giving up hope.  Our lack of height is really telling.  I normally like Andre Wesson, but he had an awful game tonight.  Played slow and not very smart.  That happens, but this team has no margin of error.  We need more bigs who can be an offensive threat and rebound.  Got outscored 6-0 in last minute.  

Comment 06 Jan 2019

As proven over and over in football, your teams are only as good as your line on both sides of the ball.  That is where games are won.  Proven this year against Michigan and Washington.  It doesn't matter how many 5 star QB's, running backs or receivers you have if you lose the line of scrimmage battle.  Recruiting top linemen has always been Alabama's top priority and there is a reason why.  

Comment 04 Nov 2018

The top ranked teams all have very good defenses, and rightfully so.  This is the worse OSU defense since 2013 ( i think Urban's 2nd year).  The secondary couldn't cover anything that year.  With the defense this year, OSU doesn't belong anywhere near the top.
 

Comment 04 Nov 2018

I am normally pretty calm during games, but I about jumped thru my TV the only time Haskins took off and ran.  He had a clear path to a first down but took a slide 5 yards short of the first down with no defensive players near him.  That action tells you so much.  Is he gutless, afraid, or just looking out for his NFL future?  In college football the QB has to be able take off and run for yardage at least on occasion.  He is obviously a great passer, but I am beginning to question his motives based on his actions on the field.

Comment 04 Nov 2018

The whole defense is a serious issue.  The line is getting pushed around, especially in run plays.  The linebackers are not getting off blocks and seem to be late and out of position.  The DB's over run plays and have a lot of trouble of tackling in space.  Good to see Brendan White make some plays.  It makes you wonder how many other good young players are on the bench playing behind those higher on the seniority chart.  They is no question OSU has athletes all over the field.  What they need is good  athletes who are also good football players.