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tcm1968


MEMBER SINCE   May 04, 2012

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Comment 5 hours ago

Columbus is the 14th largest city in the country. It's more about most of these kids wanting to stay close to home and wanting NOTHING to do with living in a city with a million+ people. Upper Arlington is the twice the population size as Clemson... it's a BIG freaking deal for a lot of kids that come from these small Southern towns..

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Comment 10 hours ago

I think my favorite moment makes the whole thing even more sad. He retired and kind of left basketball completely. He talked about how he didn't follow the game much and wasn't going to games or watching it on TV and just kind of tuned out the NBA. But then his daughter ( the one who died with him) REALLY got into basketball and he became such a champion for her and for women in sports in general and it seemed like he fell in love with the game again through his daughters eyes.

Was never a Laker or Kobe fan but always appreciated his will to destroy people. I miss that in sports. Dudes like Tiger, MJ and Kobe always grinded to just obliterate their opponent. That sort of instinct basically ended when they started handing out trophies to everyone.. 

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Comment 12 hours ago

It's got to be the elephant in the coaching room. They have to see the same things others see when the break down tape. The offense has a good flow and solid spacing when you have Carton and Walker on the floor at the same time and Wesson on the bench.

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Comment 26 Jan 2020

Well, say hello to most of the country. :) Celebrity is associated with money and a good number of people tend to think money is a cure all for any and all problems. People say all the time " oh sure.. celebrity x as a real tough life"..

You ask just about any American to name one thing that would fix their world and the answer is almost always money... the reality is the answer is almost never money. There are 10s of thousands of pre teen kids who think they'll never have a problem in the world if they can be a famous youtuber or influencer.. 

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Comment 26 Jan 2020

I think a BIG PART of it is it keeps a lot of people sane thinking celebrities are different than us. A big part of the planet feels like celebrities don't have problems so when something does happen it doesn't make sense and hits harder. Some family dies in helicopter crash and it's sad but a celebrity does and it's how on earth could this happen.. they're rich... famous... this shouldn't happen...  and then whole thing whips around with the "if it could happen to them" and just hits people harder.. 

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Comment 26 Jan 2020

Awful news, heartbreaking thing to me was his 13 daughter was lost as well.  Too soon for both of them. Yet another reminder any of us could be gone at any minute....Carpe diem.. 

Comment 26 Jan 2020

He's played MLB one season and grew up wanting to play safety and plays all over the field. TALENTED kid and maybe he's our next great MLB... but my point remains. Why can't we finds kids who have played the position since they could walk. We keep having to teach the position and our system.. 

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Comment 25 Jan 2020

All for taking and getting the top talent but man would sure love to see some kid who has played MLB since pee wee ball as a top target. We've struggled big time at MLB and that probably won't change next season. Seems to me we keep bringing in kids who could slide over from outside but we continue to not bring in kids who just know that position inside and out.

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Comment 24 Jan 2020

The Mike Weber run at the end of the 2017 game is the perfect snapshot of where the two programs are today and have been for a decade plus. In terms of speed Weber is just a guy if you start ranking OSU 40 times over the past 10 years... but in that play it looks like a pee wee ball game where one kid is so much faster than the defense. The overall team speed isn't close and hasn't been in forever.

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Comment 24 Jan 2020

They just need to use him as part of the offense and not have him be the offense.  That's where Walker is killing us imo. He keeps trying to force things into Kaleb. Oturu looks like he's headed to the NBA and Kaleb isn't. It was a miss-match. Kaleb was much more dangerous being a part of the offense and passing the ball and with his rebounding... but then we have these moments where the ball stops moving and they try and force Kaleb.. Guys like Conley or Scoonie would know to not force Kaleb because it's a losing battle against a dude like Oturu. If he's open, get him the ball, if not next man up. But Walker doesn't see the floor like that... We built a 9 point lead at half and you could just feel this need to get Kaleb involved instead of just playing what's in front of us... same thing when we got up 5 points there in second and the team had momentum with Kaleb on the bench.. 

I'm not knocking Kaleb... his skillset just isn't that of a guy you build around.. he's just a piece..

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Comment 23 Jan 2020

With about 30ish second left Carr blows past Luther and Wesson blocks the shot. We do a mini huddle and Luther is clearly telling everyone in the huddle... " I CAN'T GUARD CARR.. I NEED HELP"..  then the ball comes back in play and Carr blows past Luther again and there's no help... that's not Coaching. 

I can give a dozen examples of stuff like this in the past few games.. what exactly is Holtmann supposed to do?? One player tells 4 other players he needs help and it's crickets... 

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Comment 23 Jan 2020

I'm still not sure it's a Holtmann thing. CJ Walker seems to be the main culprit. The ball doesn't get forced into Kaleb as much from other players.. but I have no idea if that's by design.. maybe those other players aren't following what's being Coached? or maybe Walker just tries and feed the post too much??

Either way it doesn't work.... if it's Walker then try and stagger Kaleb and him on the court..  Kaleb was on pace for 6-7 shots within the offense and it ballooned up to 10 because we forced things his way in the second half.. 

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Comment 23 Jan 2020

Still love Coach Holtmann but officially worried…  we run offense as a team and good things happen… we try and force Kaleb like we did WAY TOO much in the second half and we lose at home.. feel like a broken record but when Kaleb shoots 10 or more times WE DO NOT WIN.

PS Burning that last timeout was beyond dumb.

PPS Down 3 and Andre tries to chuck the ball full court when his brother is in the paint.. beyond dumb as well.. 

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Comment 18 Jan 2020

Kaleb is shooting 45% from the field and turning it over at a high rate.... that's not very good for a guy who plays in the paint a lot.. when you hit 43% from 3pt land and only 45% overall you're missing a TON of easy shots.. which he continues to do.. I just don't get running offense through Kaleb.. let him be an option who gets 8 shots a night.. 

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Comment 18 Jan 2020

Still think we are running offense through the wrong Wesson. Andre has been our best shooter and does not turn the ball over and we keep forcing things through Kaleb. Kaleb with 16 turnovers the last 4 games.. Andre with 3 turnovers//

Here's a stat to chew on....  over the last 9 games when Kaleb takes 10 or more shots... we are 0-6.. when he doesn't we are 3-0.. We've only won one game all year when Kaleb has taken more than 10 shots... first PSU game.. 

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Comment 18 Jan 2020

I'm not there yet. Couple of things give me hope. The overall field is about as compact as it gets. Imagine what football would have looked like this year without Clemson, Ohio State and LSU.. that's what the NCAA basketball field feels like. 20 teams could win this thing. 

Bigger thing to me.. despite all the problems of late we've had a wonky schedule. The only blip has been the Wisky loss at home. We've been on the road. We end the season with 5 of 8 at home.

We HAVE to win these next 3 though.. Minny and IU at home and at Northwestern are all winnable games..  Win the next 3 and then it's basically .500 basketball to get to the tourney.. Lose 2 or 3 of the next 3... then it's worry time... 

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Comment 15 Jan 2020

Coach Day has done interviews with everyone. He knows the count. Not going to be shocked once the dust settle if 3-4 kids transfer and we get a hardship or two. We wouldn't be in contact with kids at this point if we thought we couldn't make it work somehow.

And Coach Day was specifically asked if we were signing another 2020 RB.. and he said not likely.. 

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Comment 15 Jan 2020

We have no idea what the count looks like internally... My point was several connected people have said OSU would love to take Quincy Roche but that someone would have to leave the defensive end spot to make that happen because of numbers.. The room was full... now it's not.. We've been in constant contact with Quincy Roche as well.. something we wouldn't do unless we knew the numbers might work..

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