A major reason OSU lost is because Caleb Wesson missed 7 bunnies, and this has been a consistent pattern in this losing skid. He has been rebounding and defending pretty well, but his offense is terrible. I am going to lose it if we recruit another player who cannot shoot a basic jump shot the correct way. The ball has a much better chance of going in if it is shot correctly.
Glad to see OSU win. We made shots, Nebraska didn't. All the other issues that led to losing 4 straight were still there. Got a long way to go and have to get better.
Gotta take and make open shots. Tonight if they just hit 30% of their 3's they win.
Turnovers are the biggest problem. Mostly unforced. Just lazy passing and catching. Defense is not the problem. When you score in the 50"s you are not going to win. Got to make open shots and not pass up open shots and drive to the basket and throw up prayers or turn it over.
The running back position (if Dobbins goes pro) and the D-Backfield are the big question marks going into next year. Cannot underestimate what dominate force Dobbins was this year and the DB's were great. It will be nice to have most of the O-Line back with an experienced QB.
Agree, the passes to Dobbins were the key plays of the game, especially the first screen pass. The second one was a very difficult catch to make.
The referees comments were based on a false conclusion. There was no bobbling of the ball during the first 3 steps. Too many other missed opportunities to put all the blame on the refs.
Last year our O-Line kicked UM's butt. That will be the key again this year. I still remember John Cooper.
Weather forecast looks very wet. 100% chance of rain. Not sure about the wind. What does that do to the game planning? Who does that favor?
Teague didn't play too bad either. I love his hit the hole quick with power style of running.
Everyone seems to be talking about the offense. The defense is what needs to be a lot better. Last year we really couldn't stop the run or pass very consistently and gave up a ton of big plays. That has to change big time for OSU to be successful this year. Defensive tackle and linebacker appeared to be the main problem areas. I hope with new coaches and sceme this will change for the better in 2019.
I like St. John's Arena, but I am not happy about moving the Boy's Tournament back there. Just like I remember when John Cooper coached our Football Team, I remember scalpers, not being able to get into games, sitting high up in the balcony and no suites. This move could end my 50 plus year run of attending the state tournament.
I like Mr. Teague. Tough runner who seems to be able to move the pile if needed, something we have been missing since Elliott.
McGuff is a great recruiter, but he has shown very little on the court coaching ability, especially on the defensive side. He may need to be surrounded by better assistant coaches to handle on the court stuff.
Two very screwed up adults trying to raise children. The children are the ones who we should worry about. The world is full of mentally ill people and these are just 2 of them.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Bucks need bigs who can play.
Unbelievable that OSU still has a chance to get in. We have a lot better teams that did not get in.
Linebackers and defense in general must get a lot better, and developing a good O-Line should be focal points this spring.
It's an easy game when shots go in.
Can they create their own shot and make it???
That all being said, I still like the direction of the program under Holtman. He was dealt a tough hand, and we all knew that.