I admire Kaleb Wesson's determination to make it to the NBA. Losing weight is not easy for anyone and it appears he has worked very hard on his game to reach his dreams. But...... the pro game has changed so much in the past few years. A 6' 9" player needs to able to defend on the perimeter in pick and roll situations and be a 3pt threat offensively. Kaleb, is a skilled low post player with good hands, similar to , but not the same as ,Jared Sullinger . It is difficult to imagine Kaleb's game translating to today's NBA. I hope he has improved enough to get a good look overseas. He can have a good career there.
Fields took alot of hits in this game . The O line struggled protecting him early in the game. That Sparty D is legitimately very good. Fields could probably do more damage running the ball, but I'm glad he doesn't . That short TD run in the second half , he got belted. Good thing he is big young man. Dobbins ( and Teague ) both ran extremely hard. I really like OSU's tailbacks. I was in the 'Shoe and I was impressed by the crowd. They were into it. Gonna need that energy against Wisconsin and Penn State, too
forgive me for not circling my calendar for these titanic matchups. With declining attendance beginning to become a concern for OSU ( and all around college football ) , I don't think these kind of non conference games gets the fan base excited to leave the comfort of home and their big screen tv
the game in Lincoln will be a tough one , no doubt. I think the Huskers win the Big Ten West
how many times has Kyle Korver been traded ? He is still in the association at his age ( 38 ). Just goes to show how important it is to compliment great players with 3pt shooters. His ability to catch and shoot the 3ball has kept him a valuable commodity
I am with Kasino Royale and many others. Plenty of ways of be an effective running team with an option QB. As others stated, Urban's insistence on using shotgun only contributed to the problem . The Purdue game ( why do we all keep referring to that fiasco ) showed this point clearly. The Boilers are primarily shotgun, but near the goal line, they went under center with sometimes a lead blocker. Just blaming Haskins inability to run is a very poor excuse for the abysmal showing in short yardage situations.
So proud, yes proud , of Gene Smith and coach Holtmann. I love this approach to scheduling. Your weaknesses get exposed, then you learn and get better . Sparty has been using this out of conference philosophy for many years and it has certainly works for them. Even if the Buckeyes lose all these high profile matchups ( which I doubt ) , they will be all the better for it in the long run.
If you are poor wear some of these ensembles ( and I use that term loosely ) you are crazy. If you are wealthy, and seen wearing the same clothes, you are innovative and eccentric. NBA players make alot of money.
Of all the former Bucks listed here, I always thought Ron Lewis was the most overlooked by the NBA. He had a complete offensive game and good enough athleticism to defend at that level. Craft's lock down defensive ability could have given him a NBA opportunity but at his size, being a good 3pt shooter is a pre requisite to make it in the association. Like some of the other posters, I am curious about the quality level of play in that Chinese league that Sullinger is dominating
First of all, thank you Colin for this article. Good work. I'm always curious about what our former Buckeyes are doing overseas. Basketball is truly an international, almost global, sport. I was surprised to find out there is a pro league in Japan. Glad to see so many former OSU players making a living doing what they enjoy.
Just watched some Steele Chamber highlights. All I can think about is Eddie George.
Steele Chambers wins best name for sure. Cade Stover's father wins the John Simon award for father who just needs some eligibility. Dawand Jones picture reminds me of the WWE promos where the interviewer is very small to make the wrestler look bigger ( mean Gene Okerlund ). Wow, is he enormous. OK, Mick Marotti, you're up. Transform this potential into Buckeye monsters.