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Comment 25 Jun 2020

I see playing time being a issue, for those coming off the bench....If they're the future, they better start making that happen for them, NOW, in getting stronger and in development before they walk onto campus....I ask this, does this program have a chance to keep good/ great players in-state, when MSU and other B-B's come calling?? This staff imo, has time to get there,Its only year three, but, I see a significant difference in the way this staff recruits, compared to the previous regime. 

Comment 19 Jun 2020

not sure about the ball- security, & or, turnovers in practice, offensively, but defensively, he became a liability, which is more about the adjustment from one level to another. I've seen players adjust, and make a jump from one season to the next. Maybe the expectations were not what the coaching staff wanted to see, but, I don't believe they would not help a player in their development at that position.

Comment 19 Jun 2020

i believe you answered your own question, and answered the long age old question about academics and the modern- day athlete. With opportunities to play a sport, in sport clubs like AAU, and the like, with no stipulations in place, to monitor and help the "student- athlete, at the high school level, for the ones who are "gifted" in talent, but have no tolerance for academia, there are many like this today. you would think that, at the high school level, many would take advantage of some of these programs that are available, but, in reality, many don't acquire, or even know of these programs to help them. Some of it is due to what is available to them, some is being caught up in the sport cycle, without a person of interest(parent, mentor, etc...)to assist them. I think of Estaban Weaver(aka E-Z-E...) and many like him who had the talent to achieve but, lack the people in his corner to support and assist him in focusing on balancing the "student- athlete" requirements I'm not saying that is the case with Gaffney, but just in reply to the last part of your comment.

Comment 30 May 2020
Well said (dizzle)...sports should not mask the nationwide realities that separate humankind from being in touch with the history of problems that exist in many communities that don't have privilege to stand on. Maybe a individuals platform for reform, like protest, would not be needed if such realities of racial discrimination and brutality did not exist....it's a shame that people call.for a distraction, rather than a address of the issues. Maybe some people would not need the feel to protest if those that look for distractions would be more empathetic, instead of looking the other way, which shows a tacit acknowledgement of the generational cancer, that needs to be eradicated.
Comment 30 May 2020
Well said (dizzle)...sports should not mask the nationwide realities that separate humankind from being in touch with the history of problems that exist in many communities that don't have privilege to stand on. Maybe a individuals platform for reform, like protest, would not be needed if such realities of racial discrimination and brutality did not exist....it's a shame that people call.for a distraction, rather than a address of the issues. Maybe some people would not need the feel to protest if those that look for distractions would be more empathetic, instead of looking the other way, which shows a tacit acknowledgement of the generational cancer, that needs to be eradicated.
Comment 21 May 2020

This season coming is the season on change. Enter a new era of untested, eager players who will make the journey from sucking on milk, to eating steak. who will step up in the B1G and become the elite team.With the addition of the Portal, the need to be improved at various positions, to make a team better, is more on the coaches and development. UNC had their troubles last year. So did others. The pandemic left us wondering about the tourney. And amid all of this, transfers abound. across the college landscape. It's a reset for all of college sports, and a reset for buckeye fans on the upcoming season.With that being said, "Small-Ball", has taken over , and every 7 footer wants to be the next K.D (Kevin Durant) the Euro-style has made the average guards pure shooters with just in-the-gym range, and small and power forwards add the jump shot from three to be that "stretch" type. Gone is the traditional idea of the B1G player, and across college Basketball and Professional ball, the game has changed with schemes that look like some coaches has played more on PS4, & EVA sports games, than what we have seen on film. To the casual fan, how difficult is it to put the ball in the hoop? to many who have taken notice of the changes in rules and the way its played today, what was once so simple is now about being the next game changer. in the 70's it was the wizard of westwood, the 80's  coaches infused "tough-love to their athletes until the voices in the dark was finally heard, and those coaches are now of a bygone era. in the 90's to the new millennium Blue Bloo- schools like DUKE and UNC  The UK-schools dominated with stock-piling the most talented players,to go with the most heralded coaches. And while the name of the game is still getting the most talented, the idea of talent has changed. And now as the fan looks at their respective teams and how they fare they see a wider talen pools made of gym-rats with out the door range, guards wanting the next Curry, LeBron D-Loading, (D'angelo Fussel, for those of you not getting that )forwards and centers 6'8 or taller with handles of a guard and the moves of Durant. The next Game changer can come from anywhere.we're in wait-and-see mode. when D J Carton was recruited by CH, many saw the next great player, only to see that change when both decided to part ways. so now where does the Buckeye fan go. WHO IS THE GAME-CHANGER for the Buckeyes? Will players have allow enough time to see their game blossom at one school or another in the B1G or other conferences. GO BIG or GO HOME is the attitude of some, banking on their talent wasted at J-University to become the game changer at Y-U. While we ponder who is that one on this current roster, the focus is clear. We have NO CLUE. speculation of the current roster says the higher 4 stars should be the next, but in todays talent pool ( as Matta would say) " you go with the hot hand"..sometime that works, and then you have some who are waiting their turn. A big man's role takes on more than one position, and without a jump shot, a player's difference between "Primetime" & "Pine" time is about how the game develops from being a "situational" player, to one than can be counted on as a all- around . I am interested to see the guard play improve with the transfers in Soto, & Porter.Will their seasoning be the difference in where this team improves( a season guard is like a on the floor coach) can they translate the game to make and take this team to the next level? They have from now until the start of the season(WHENEVER THAT WILL BE)...will E.J. become the G-C fans believe he will become? Will this team be Tourney- eligible by season's end? So many questions, and all summer/fall before the season answers that question. Enjoy the ride Buckeye Fan. The answers are coming.

Comment 14 May 2020

Two years is exactly what Dane Goodwin had when he took Thad Matta's offer. As a result he ended up at Notre Dame Playing the same position, and hasn't looked back. I agree with Ibuck, in that he needs to improve his skillset. It wouldn't hurt to develop his ball-handling as well, so that in situations, he can find his shot, especially  when the shot clock is down. After getting in the weight room for a season, he will eventually become what CH needs on the floor in a combo guard.at the college level.  With his size, and better handles he could be a great find for the buckeyes in 2022. its a long ways off, but so was Dane Goodwin's recruitment before the coaching change.

Comment 27 Apr 2020

cue the music........you have just entered a place of high hopes and dashed dreams...

of recruits leaving programs,before they step foot on a campus... where coaches grow old before your very eyes, as in house recruits leave for greener pastures......its the next stop for your program, you have,...ENTERED THE TRANSFER PORTAL.....(cue the music and fade out.....)

Comment 27 Apr 2020

cue the music........you have just entered a place of high hopes and dashed dreams...

of recruits leaving programs,before they step foot on a campus... where coaches grow old before your very eyes, as in house recruits leave for greener pastures......its the next stop for your program, you have,...ENTERED THE TRANSFER PORTAL.....(cue the music and fade out.....)

Comment 11 Apr 2020
Time will tell if a former walk-on from Utah State will even get the minutes to help this team. But if they needed a starter that bar why not take a already able walk-on the team has and make him a starter instead. This just seems toe a wasted scholly to quell the naysayers. But time will tell....
Comment 07 Apr 2020

R.E.L.A.X......relax if you look at 247 basketball webpage you could see the landscape of college basketball now includes the transfer portal. I;m sure other B1G teams(purdue, illinois, etc...) are having conniptions over the recent players going into the portal as well, which is why the answer to the question of what is more important coaches or players, the answer is they go hand in hand. So just relax, watch some netflix and chill, people. The season will affect every college program for better or for worse....

Comment 06 Apr 2020

so, there is your sit- out- for a season transfer, now who will transfer in for the back-up PG for this season, or does Chris have other plans??maybe making Seth Towns a (Point) forward'a'la Lebron? and run the offense through him?? Time will tell, We still haven't seen what, or how, Justice Sueing will fit into his plans either. but the key word this year( If there is one...) is cohesiveness with the current roster

Comment 05 Apr 2020
I can't believe he is leaving. Whatever the reason this is a blow to their guard play..But, this morning s the transfer portal era. And ALL programs are doing it.first, whoever gets him will get a quality team player. The other side of this is seeing the writing on the wall. The guards they brought in can score as well as defend. And imo in terms of playing time, he's a specialist in defense not on offense.But that can change my very a summer. I J St wishhim well. That said with all the 2-3 position players coming in, the hope is they jell as the season progresses.This maybe the coaches trying to improve on last season in small-ball play,knowing K-dub is going pro along with Zo gone as well . Last year the bench relied on a younger group. Now the whole team is just the way Chris Holtman wants them OLD & EXPERIENCED...we'll see if his idea works coming up this season.,..