"The 'D' is silent...in America...
All of the upvotes to you for the reference!!
I presented a similar sentiment on another thread and got nuked out on DVs. Apparently to some, remembering that 2015 happened means you hate the OSU bball program...
That is a fair point about Carton. Not saying it is all about basketball, but I've just felt that when this team hit some adversity at the beginning of January, it felt that the wheels just came off. This team doesnt seem to have THE guy...the one guy that everyone looks to as a stabilizing presence, the glue in the locker room and on the court.
I speculated that Carton, washington and Liddell would not be on the roster next season after the most recent Minny loss. Looks like the first shoe is about to drop. I'm getting flashbacks to the class of '15...once one guy enters the portal, I have a feeling others will follow.
Ok. Here goes nothing (just like this team)....
OSU finishes 3-9 down the stretch, loses 1st round of the B1G tourney to finish 15-17. Miss NCAA & NIT.
Holtmann loses what remains of the locker room & we see a mass exodus of our younger players a la class of '15. Kaleb returns (because honestly, his only other option is Europe). Knowing that it'll be Wesson/Young in the post another year, Liddell and Gaffney transfer. Washington too, as it seems he and Holtmann have been butting heads this season. Also given how lost he looks under Holtmann's guidance, Carton may want out as well.
Smith gives Holtmann a more-or-less lame duck year in 2020-2021 while he conducts a more thorough nationwide search like he should have done 3 years ago.
I tried to give Holtmann a chance, but Thad's exit was such a mess, and it seemed like Gene was trying to give the job away after his high profile targets turned him down. Pretty much tripped over Holtmann, and that's not usually how you want to hire a HC for a major college BB program. Hopefully Gene gets his next hire right.
...answer: price can be as high as 14.49/lb, or $217...
ESPN loves to tell that folksy tale of "15 pounds of specially ordered crawfish" as the reason Joey B transferred to LSU versus Cincinnati. They omit the 20 lb attache case stuffed with hundos on the table next to the crawfish.
Also, while we're on that topic, cream cheese on a bagel is an NCAA violation, but a coach using his influence to secure an expensive (I have to assume 15lbs of any seafood is expensive) off-menu fare at a restaurant for the SOLE PURPOSE of landing a recruit is a feel-good tale worthy of a Pixar short...
A fair point. I was more referring to the talent (star-power?) that Holtmann has brought in the last two classes. Not saying we're at that level now, but just taking a rough projection 2.5 years in...
Well, looks like it's time for this team to start gunning for their 9-seed and first-weekend exit from the big dance.
I hope we don't turn into a psuedo-UK program...loaded with talent year after year, but never gel as a team.
Haven't seen enough film of him on defense, but I'd be interested to see if he could be molded into the slot- corner role. If he could develop the coverage skills and had the instincts to come downhill against the run as a deep safety, he could be an asset in setting the edge against the run from the slot.
I read it twice...and I'll bet if you put a flame to most commercial adhesives you'd get one hell of a conflagration...
Kerry Coombs? Yes please. At least as secondary coach.
I have heard for a first-hand source that the 15/16 offensive dysfunction was an Ed Warriner problem, more than Tim Beck. Apparently ol' Ed came off as a self-important A-hole who was completely in over his head once Urban made him OC.
The smattering of rational actors on that board actually cited Dobbins' shoe stunt as well as the late shot on Fields as examples of discipline lapses that only seem to plague one side of this rivalry.
Well, they didn't. and boy is it a sad, tired retread of the usual.
1. we cheated/paid for Fields/his immediate eligibility (conveniently ignoring the Shea Patterson corollary).
2. The refs were paid off
3. The impossible academic standards that exist for TTUN.
4. They have JUST TOO MANY rivalry games to get up for...
Blah, blah, blah...
Forum Post 30 Nov 2019
I just want to know what escort Fields will have on the sidelines pre-game. I would feel better if he had a few of the heavily-equipped troopers that man the vehicle checkpoints on game days at OSU.
C'mon. We all know Fleck has had COY sewed up once Minny rowed past their 6th win...
Weasels also get credit for smoking 5-6 Sparty that's an absolute dumpster fire.
"Only good team they played"
Please Desmond, let's forget that both teams that popped the skunk weasels OSU beat by a combined score of 66-24.
Skunk Weasels also skated by Iowa, Army and Illinois.
I love how we get penalized for taking UC to the woodshed - all they've done is won every other damn game they played.
I have said for the last 3 weeks, unless Bama has 2+ losses, they're in. The love affair with the SEC runs deep, and they'll beat out any other 1-loss team.
Remember, they only reason SEC teams have any losses is because they have to play each other.
And the Bama love will continue, unless Bama gets in this year and lays a clunker.
I like the the media honed in on that and made him twitch in his presser.
Apologies for the formatting...first time poster...please don't downvote me to oblivion!
Forum Post 02 Oct 2019