Little late to the party, but Josh Brown is a good friend of mine, if you all are looking for some free lance graphic design or videography work, I would highly recommend him. It was awesome seeing his face on the front page today
pff more like VillaNoFuna
I guess this is what it felt like at UM when they thought they were getting Les Miles and, after multiple rejections, ended up with Hoke...
lol to Mark Titus running up to hug Greg Oden at the end of that Tennessee clip.
haha I noticed that too, maybe that can improve? Trying to be optimistic
Just gonna leave these here -- someone mentioned Kaleb Wesson dominating Nick Ward (MSU) and Sterling Manley(UNC)
vs Nick Ward
Dude has a big ass, and I mean that in the nicest way possible. You know, the way Dakich used to talk about Sully's behind.
The other pieces that I really like about Wesson is the chemistry and the general competitiveness that comes with brothers. Hopefully hopefully that adds an instant spark for those non-energetic practices.
But....Marc don't care!! He's on SPRING BREAK!!!
Never thought of our players being pudgy until this morning, but man, those pictures...looks like no one's gets in the weight room and everyone loves hot fries with cheese.
Boy am I tired of Tate pouting literally every time he is fouled. I get sometimes things don't go your way, but pick yourself up and stop acting like a three-year-old. He's supposed to be a leader, yet every time he commits a foul, it looks like he wants to take his ball and go home. Wish number 2 would be Tate to stop taking on the whole front court alone. His wild out of control play is a detriment to the team.
I really like Potter (he's got all the makings of a future stud), and wish they could use a big lineup with both he and Thompson on the floor at one time, with Williams, Lyle, and Jackson on the perimeter. I swear, Loving has games where it looks like he's been hitting a bong a few hours before hand.
Not to sound like the old "get off my lawn" type, but parking for work at the med center during the high school playoffs was quite the bitch. For that I am thankful for the move.
Doesn't Thad have to coach from a wheeled desk chair. I've never blamed Thad for poor coaching, but recruiting used to be his thing, and I can't imagine a high school recruit coming in and seeing their HC rolling around trying to coach, and subsequently coming to OSU. Waning health is my concern for Thad and it might be time for an admin role.
I remember reading somewhere that the most dangerous thing about social media is that it allows people to produce comments that would otherwise be completely unacceptable around the masses, but because they're connected to those few people who agree, they get "liked" or "upvoted," deem it acceptable behavior, and continue to be a shit-stain on society.
Beck routinely sounds like a guy in a mid-year review. "I think I got better as a coach." ??? I'm sorry but I don't like the fact that it took him a year to understand how to coach.
Agree 100%. It seems we don't have either this year, but who knows what Thompson or Potter can turn into. Dials had his learning curve.
A. This game was terrible. Poor execution, turnovers, just bad basketball.
B. This team just hung with UVA @ UVA, which I don't think would have ever happened with last year's team (see @IU, @MSU)
C. This isn't the first time OSU dropped to a shit team (Findlay 2007)
D. Lyle is a Lyle-bility (GOD I'M CLEVER!) when he's on the court trying to "take over."
C. Without a true stud at the 5, Thad's teams have struggled, barring a Naismith candidate. Even Craft struggled without Sully.
B. Member....member how Thad likes his teams to peak in February. I member.
A. I don't think the sky is falling just yet.
Wait, you're saying we can set this program back a decade...
Out of curiosity, is this based off pay alone? This traditionally hasn't been a power house basketball team before Thad got here, with the one O'Brien outlier. I get money talks, but the same could've been said with Michigan after LLLloyd left, and they actually had tradition.
"I'm 100% coming baaOHLY SHIT $10.5 MILLION DOLLARS?!"
Block-O has to have something in store...
I'm so happy about that nickname
Should put a damper on this upcoming presser.
This might not be the most civil comment, but after Chancellor proved he was a piece of shit with a cheap shot in a preseason game, I absolutely loved that Zeke A. got right back up, and B. Gave the vet a "welcome to the league," truck-stick hit of his own on the next play. If that was an OSU vs anyone else game, I would've woken the neighbors.
Ranch on pizza..I can't enjoy it the same without.
I realize that this statement is going to be whole heartedly stupid as Wisconsin does seem to be trending in the right direction, but if I had to watch buzzcut basketball (games in the 40 pt range) year after year, I don't know if I could do it without some help in the form of beer.
I've always thought that there are two issues hindering this program as of late. The first is that IU is no longer in the valley that Mike Davis and Kelvin Sampson put them in during the mid/late 2000's. I still believe that us getting Oden and Conley was a direct result of IU being down. Not to mention Deshaun Thomas (all Indiana recruits). Say what you will about Crean but for the most part he has righted the Hoosier ship and will continue to grab top Indiana talent. I think Matta still has "it" when recruiting players. He's a likable guy, and very relatable. He clearly has a sense of humor and is not one to complain/place blame when things go awry -- Russell is a prime example of him still being able to attract top talent -- however this brings me to a point that a lot have mentioned -- Matta's health.
I'm convinced no one truly knows how bad Matta's back is, and it's because he won't allow anyone to know. However, if I was a recruit and I saw my future practice being led by a head coach who can't get out of his chair, I would either need to fall in love his philosophy and character (entirely possible), or I would start seriously questioning how long that coach could physically be around the game of basketball. Also in terms of culture, how difficult would it be to get your players to the gym, when your next worry is how you're going to get home and take off your shoes and socks? I honestly think it's Matta's declining health that you can use as a corollary to negative trending records. I think the only reason this hasn't affected his teams more is because of the kind of upstanding guy Thad is, and I think it takes a truly special person to be in his position and keep the focus away from him. I just wonder how much longer he can continue to push that issue aside.
I don't know if I've ever seen such a piss poor performance boxing out. Offensive rebounds killed us. What's worse was when you have three guys around the rim and one IU player comes from 10 feet away to rebound and score. Gotta get that fixed. I refuse to believe with all of Giddens' ups on the defensive side of the floor, that he can't be a rebounding monster.