Ah, the good old William Jennings Bryan Dorn VA...I worked there for 5 years. Can’t say I’m sad to be gone.
Playing with house money at this point. Play smart (no dumb turnovers please—hopefully Jallow and Muhammad can learn to throw an entry pass before Sunday), play hard, and play loose. All pressure is on Houston at this point.
If Jackson and A Wesson can shoot the ball at all on Sunday I think they’ve got a decent chance. Kaleb should enjoy a big advantage inside much like he did against Iowa State.
Too bad he didn’t drop that gun like he dropped that fumble against Oregon in the National Championship game...
Tough matchup. I’ve seen a few Iowa State games this year and they are athletic and long and can shoot the 3. Will be a difficult game to win, but it’s surprising they made the tournament at all to be honest. If, after all we lost last year, someone would have asked me if I’d take an 11 seed in the NCAA tourney this year it would have been a resounding yes.
Don’t mind any of those matchups except Buffalo. OSU would get curb stomped by Buffalo. I saw them play last year live in the 2nd round of the NCAA tourney against Kentucky and the Bulls hung with them most of the game until running out of steam at the end of the game due to lack of depth, and they have virtually the same team this year. That would be a crime scene.
How is a violation of OSU Athletic Department policy Holtmann’s call? Those aren’t obscure rules or judgement calls by the coach. Those are things that are well known by athletes, particularly ones that have been around for a couple of years. Other than that I agree with what you said, but don’t try and pin this on Holtmann. This is all on Kaleb Wesson.
This is a good point. So that he can see firsthand the downside of his poor decision making. If he’s removed from the pain of the consequences of his actions, perhaps he doesn’t learn nearly as much.
Hopefully he didn’t watch the game last night...
Hopefully whatever Kaleb did was worth costing the team an NCAA tourney berth...
Agreed. He showed zero improvement from game to game and continually made the same mistakes over and over again. Hopefully that was a Grinch problem and not a Pryor problem, but based on what I saw, he’s nothing more than a gigantic liability at safety.
It doesn’t matter if we know though. The crucial thing is that Kaleb knew since it “was a violation of OSU Athletic Department policy.” Those kinds of things aren’t arbitrary.
Cant have the inmates running the asylum. If you let your star player get away with stuff just because of his importance to a team you’ve lost already.
Thanks for your insightful comment.
You honestly think that another team was going to watch him score almost 30 points in the previous game and then decide to not guard him again?
*chants* Just like football.
Figured to be a tough one with Kaleb out, but even this blew my expectations out of the water. Only upside is getting some guys who wouldn’t play some minutes so they’re more ready when their time comes.
Is it fair to call Musa Jallow a bust yet? Two years in the program and hasn’t shown anything.
Yeah. You could say their chances at an NCAA tourney spot just went up in smoke...
I think it’s what we are used to seeing from the football team, but in reverse. Other teams are simply better. They have better and more athletes and basketball players than we do. Our coaching keeps us in games the first half, but then athletically superior basketball players take over and win the game.
Do we even have a PG? Seriously asking. It doesn’t seem like any of the guys who play guard know how to take care of the basketball without turning it over just under a billion times a game.
This is very true. I played Division 1 tennis (a while ago), and have some understanding of how good these guys are. I was ranked regionally (Western region) in doubles. There was a kid on my team from Australia, and the year he was a freshman, his brother (who played for a different university) won the NCAA (outdoor) tournament in singles and doubles and got an exemption into the US Open that year. He lost in both draws in the first round and is a guy you’ve never ever heard of before. He was the top collegiate player that year and didn’t even crack the top world rankings. It’s unbelievable.
By the way, Braxton Beverly looked pretty good yesterday in NC State’s game against Duke. Would have had several more assists if his teammates had finished some bunnies that he completely set up for them. He would have solved a lot of the poor guard play on his team.
At this point I think the odds are better that he will coach again, and probably in the next year or two, than that he won’t coach again. A pattern is developing here.
And he probably won’t even be eligible next year.
This is funny because people always criticized Matta for the opposite—not playing enough guys and not developing a depose rotation. I think after how poorly the Buckeyes played against Rutgers he’s looking for answers and trying different guys and combinations.
I honestly can’t remember the last time A Wesson made a positive impact on the floor.
Except when the crushing chest pain is a heart attack, or angina. The whole “elephant sitting on my chest” thing? Pathognomonic for an MI. In hindsight it’s clear it was anxiety or stress induced esophageal spasm, but he’s also likely had the arachnoid cyst(s) his whole life as well. Except recently it wasn’t made worse by all the stress (or being a HC at an institution like OSU, the weight of allegations by media and others about the ZS situation, etc.).
All I'm thing to say is that this isn’t as different from the post-Florida Meyer as everyone here is making it out to be. Would he be able to manage his stress better in the future and limit the severity of the headaches? Maybe. That’s all I was saying. Everyone else is talking about how inconceivable it would be for him to coach again. I don’t think it’s that far fetched.
I’m a physician, but thanks for the clarification...
You are basing this completely on how things stand right now, just like everyone was on Urban at the end of his Florida run. Crushing chest pain that sent him to the ER. When they figured out it wasn’t life threatening, and was actually caused by something different than cardiac chest pain and could be treated, he was raring to go.
All I’m saying is to completely preclude any chance of him ever coming back to coach again insinuates that things won’t change with his condition or available treatments in the future, and I don’t thank anyone can make that assertion with any certainty. Based on what we know now? Sure, he won’t come back. All I’m saying is that if his condition improves, or a new medication or treatment is discovered that can “treat” his problem, I think you’re crazy to think that he won’t be coaching again. Will that happen by 2020? Doubtful. But never? Too tough to say.