My God...or spring semester ended and he realized he wanted to be closer to his family. It seems like everyone on this thread thinks this is some subversive shit he’s trying to pull because he’s not starting. I know our lives revolve around OSU football but I’m gonna cut the 18/19 year old some slack.
Jesus dude. It sounds like he’s homesick not entitled. And here we are saying to get over it so we can have a backup qb...I think the “I’m more than a football player” should be telling.
I’m gonna guess we’ll probably have to teach Laleb how to pass out of a double as I’m guessing other teams will follow that blueprint next year.
Anyone know why we got away from the inside/outside game with Ahrens that helped us whalop Iowa? Would have loved to have seen him and in this game.
Gosh, good question. I feel like the 06'-'07 squad would have given them trouble with Oden in the paint, but I don't know if it would be enough to overcome this Duke squad. That said, the 10'-11' squad could maybe get hot from 3, and I think Craft & Lighty would annoy the Duke sqaud with their defense.
Does anyone know if we have any big men in the next 2-3 years that we're recruiting? I couldn't find anything, which seems like it could be a glaring hole.
70-7 vs Rice in ‘96. I was 7 and it was the first game my dad took me to. I know I watched before that and I remember my dad saying I could name every player on the ‘94 squad. But that memory sticks out as the first.
Can't complain about staff parking if there is no staff parking...
He does this. He’s been T’d up this season and has fought for his guys. Holtmann being outcoached is such a lazy criticism of this team. The only players that are truly his guys are freshmen. Say what you will about Woods, but at some point you need bodies. The fact that Holtmann has made Andre Wesson even remotely serviceable should be a testament to his ability to coach and develop players, something that was done maybe one time in the past 10 years.
Who else does he have? This isn’t on Holtmann. I imagine he’s as frustrated as the rest of us. Everywhere he looks he either has a mediocre player or a freshmen, sometimes both.
I know it’s garbage time but Ledee has a knack for getting to the line
And the award for most pathetic half of basketball goes to...
We had a player in high school back in the day who got mop up minutes, but I'll never forget the one play where he was an outlet for a breakaway starting at half court. He put his head down to dribble, and ran as fast as he could straight into the baseline, and, upon seeing the new floor coloration, (indicating a baseline) leaped in the air, and threw the ball backward into a defender, essentially saving the ball from himself...CJ Jackson reminds me of the next iteration of this.
lolz "too young." This happened less than 10 years ago.
I guess Tate was the 5th friend.
I agree Wargor. If that is how officiating is managed, then that seems to be a gap in what their job description entails.
the turnovers are absolutely insane. I often am watching through my hands, as I remember being coached in elementary school to come to the ball/don't wait on the ball when receiving a pass. I'm also pretty sure Andre Wesson tried to will a ball through a defender last night during a press.
His fourth foul should have been a play-on at the very least as well, unless they called him on a flop.
Loved the commentary when Kaleb was football tackled to the ground... -- "Ohh I dunno about that call. Looks like a good basketball play to me?" ????
The 4 whistles in 25 seconds was pretty egregious and there were some extremely...extremely late whistles.
I'm fine if a crew wants to call it tight, but holy hank, then call it tight both ways.
The kind of turnovers that we give away are incredibly frustrating, second only to watching how often we almost score.
This is well put. Specifically, the 5th foul on Kaleb is what set me off. The Purdue defender essentially rammed right into his back to get position on the loose ball which, i remember correctly, knocked him off balance and he fell on said purdue player. It's gotten to a point where if he breathes they call a foul, and he gets absolutely nothing when he goes to the rim.
Muhammad looks like he a freshmen version of KBD. I wish they’d let him loose and allow for mid range twos from him. He has the length to shoot over people.
I think you throw in a lineup with Woods/Ahrens, Washington, Muhammad, K. Wesson & Ladee. Obviously, you need a PG in there, but I would really like to see a young lineup with the mentality of have fun and learn to score in college. Jackson is so hot and cold and A.Wesson is adding little-to-no value at this point.
Could also go small with Woods, Wesson, Washington, Muhammad, Jallow as well
Regardless, you need LeDee on the floor as he's pretty much the only true forward to replace Young and he seems to have the mental makeup to benefit from extra playing time.
Someone needs to step up as a primary scorer.
I would honestly take Luther aside and tell him to start taking some shots. This team needs some sort of lengthy outside presence and he seems to have the minutes and the ability to do so -- their may be some growing pains, but it'd be good experience going into next year, and it will fill that Keita-lite role.
Garza’s got a very large mouth.
I seem to remember Troy returning kicks for a time early in his career before he was the starter.