For what it’s worth, I completely agree with your assessment and believe Sueing will be the best player on the team next season. He also has the best NBA prospects, gathering from what Holtmann has said plus great measurables.
If there is a universal vaccine by June before a second round of flareups, I will happily buy you a beer. I’m not a disease prevention expert, but it typically takes a year or two to make vaccines for these types of strains.
My favorite story of him is how he was discovered - by a disgruntled Roger Ebert who left the movies because the popcorn was too salty. Ebert walks into a bar, listens to Prine, becomes enamored and writes a review, and the rest is history.
I always get a little jealous reading passages like the ones above, because that was the complete opposite of my high school experience. The majority of our student body built up resentment towards our high school coaches because they had zero social skills and were bitter men.
These smell like regurgitated talking points from Maryland coaches, which makes it even funnier.
I’ll argue that you actually don’t know what you’re saying and you’re just trying to double down off of a bad take that you made because you’re boiled up with emotion because you’re favorite basketball team isn’t perfect
Accusing me of reactionary analysis is borderline laughable, and reads more like a non sequitur projection on your part. I watched the games, I used the advanced stats for my argument, I saw what everyone else saw: an offense that shot the ball well from the perimeter, but at times had no movement, fed the ball to an interior post player that saw decreased efficiency in the post due to his weight loss, and had a lot of contested shots late in the shot clock - something I’m sure Holtmann gives a rip about, considering every analytic proves an open shot gives you .10-.15 points more per shot than a contested shot.
To conflate that critique with being a hot-head fan who is fed up with Holtmann and the basketball program is not acting in good faith - I’m not going to be metaphorically dunked on over a reasonable assessment.
Those same “trusted statistical sources” say that Ohio State was able to find an open shot around 36% of the time, which easily ranked towards the bottom of the Big Ten and NCAA. I know what I’m saying, those players face too many contested shots and a fair share of it is because of the sets Holtmann runs. OSU may have shot the 3 ball well this year, but it did not indicate much of a true offensive identity.
Wertz should absolutely be a priority now, but I’m not too familiar with grad transfer options since Rich Kelly transferred to Boston College.
Pretty much the only option at this point. Ohio State has exactly two guards who can handle the ball, with Sueing being a possibility as a point forward.
I have one (maybe two depending on the first) issue with Holtmann, and that’s his refusal to change his offensive philosophy. The lack of an offensive identity, stagnant movement within sets, and the percentage at which OSU struggles to shoot open shots is frustrating.
Maybe players are transferring because they don’t believe in his offensive system? I don’t know, but I don’t think these events should be seen as a nothing burger.
I, uh, what???
He isn’t helping his argument by being a public health risk and going on vacation. There isn’t a man in college football I have more vitriol towards than that insufferable knob.
Since Michigan is handing out offers to anyone with a pulse, I will be expecting mine in the mail shortly.
Oklahoma has a strategy for how they want its team to play. USC has no identity. You don’t know what they’re trying to accomplish on offense or defense. With Oklahoma, they’re able to control what they want to do on offense with 99% of the teams they face. It doesn’t hurt to have a Heisman level QB every season, either.
I doubt Sueing transferred to ride the bench, either. He also has a year in the program and the potential to be the best player on the team next season. He was a 14 & 6 guy in a much better conference than the Ivy League.
Sueing, Towns, Liddell, and Young all deserve to start but that can't happen. I think Towns is the best option to provide quick scoring off the bench. Those 4 will all play roughly the same amount of minutes, anyways.
Talent has never been the issue with USC. Until that coaching staff leaves, I don't think they will ever be in true playoff contention. They just aren't tough/physical enough.
I think Kaleb realizes that his NBA draft stock is not going to be any higher than it is now. There's nothing he can do about his lack of athleticism. He has to strike while the iron is hot but also carry the realistic expectation that the majority of his career is likely to be spent overseas whether he leaves this year or in 2021.
Starting 5 next year will be CJ, Duane/Luther, EJ, Sueing, and Young? Towns as the 6th man off the bench along with the other guard. Then the rest of the rotation will be shortened and filled by Musa, Ahrens, Key, Brown, and Diallo.
I realize the college game is changing, but that's not a lot of height for the key contributing big men... especially in a conference with the best big men in the nation.
Given another chance, would you have still punted on 4th and 3 inside the Clemson 40 with 3 minutes left to go? If yes, would you run a play call on 3rd and 4 different than the tunnel screen you ran to Austin Mack?
Ladies and gentleman... we got him.
Seriously, teenagers revel in making grown men believe there is some Machiavellian scheme at play.
This team may not be as good all-around this coming season, but Fields is going to evolve into 2012-2013 Braxton to the point where he can just take over games whenever he wants. Coach Day is going to ask a lot out of him this season.
..... but why, though?
She was already the team’s second best player as a freshman.
E.J. doesn’t have to answer anything to anyone. My opinion is that it is pretty ridiculous he had to feel obligated to even answer at all.
I don’t know what you’re getting at.