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ZeroDimension


Florida (via Pickerington)

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Comment 20 Apr 2019

I’m sure it was just coach speak when he said it, or At least I hope it was.  But after last spring he said he was agonizing over which qb to play.  Haskins or Martel.  

Spin it how you want.  Urban had some blind spots.  Just like everyone else.  He just has less imho.  

Comment 17 Apr 2019

I wish I could up-vote this a lot more.  It always cracks me up when people criticize someone during an interview(unless you are trained in public speaking, it is not an easy thing to do without lots of practice). 

 I thank Jesus (literally) for the people who are native French, Russian, Bulgarian, Indian, Japanese, German, Romanian and Hebrew speakers, who have patiently helped me through some of my attempts at speaking their language...

In some of those cases, I might not be here (literally) without there help.   I love learning new languages.  It is one thing practicing it; it is quite another doing it face to face when you really need something, or need help. 

Comment 10 Apr 2019

I absolutely love this... 

i completely underestimated Kalebs ability to transition from high school to college Becuase of weight issues. He proved me wrong and I’ve thoroughly enjoyed his high level of basketball skill. There are very few college players with his basketball skill.  His athleticism is sub par for a college player though, or he would be a legit nba draft pick this year.  

So why do I love this,  there are some things about Kaleb that won’t change, and I refer to them above. That is what it is.  But there are some things that he could really improve on.  I’m saying this directed at him on his personal journey in basketball, he is already the best basketball player on this team and it’s not close or even debatable. 

1.  Weight and getting in even better shape.  To me that will be the feedback he gets first and most often.   He did a great job from high school to college.  Maybe this feedback from the Pros motivates him to do more.

2.   Related to 1 more than likely.  His fouls are not because of bad technique, he has a high basketball IQ.  However when he gets tired his IQ and skill diminish quickly making him commit lazy fouls.   Coaches did a better job later in the year giving him more rest to avoid this. 

3.   Now. He is my favorite player. I thoroughly appreciate how much he does for this team that most people don’t even realize.   But!  But!   I have noticed a tendency for some cheap shots similar to a bill laimbeer, you get away with most of them, but once you get the reputation, it costs you at critical times.    I absolutely belive he was at least 3rd team all big ten, but the suspension and some of his on court elbows don’t make him a likeable guy for media and coaches. 

If he can address those issues.  I think he his first team all big ten next year.  I did predict that this year. So I guess take it with a grain of salt.  

He is one of the most underrated players we have ever had. I will appreciate him greatly for the next 2 years.  

That said, stay clean and make that transition to upper classman leader and role model.  Get in better shape(it’s notnlike he was lazy, he literally has worked his ass off, or this tream would not have been in the ncaa).  

Comment 08 Apr 2019

Just think... some of those twitter "buckeye" fans post on here... 

I don't tweet.. so I'm having to "assume" people didn't like Jt and Cardale wearing Texas gear... 

This won't go over here well.. but... Just like it isn't hard for them to slide Texas gear on ... it isn't hard for some of our "fans" to just slide on an Ohio State shirt or hat then call themselves a buckeye...   

I'm that a-hole that likes to remind some of those "fans".. they aren't really fans... because the most recent band-wagoners, always seem to be the loudest and most obnoxious to everyone else...(and that is the same for every team in every sport).... 

Comment 27 Mar 2019

I really enjoy watching Holtman's teams...  but I would like to see him emphasize better passing angles, and stronger passing..  Entry passing to the post was good until Houston, so that might not be an issue, just something Houston forced some issues.  

It also seems, defenses sit on the passing lanes when we run the weave at the top of the key...  We seem to pass the ball just assuming our guy will get it... by the end of the year I would tense up waiting for the defense to jump the pass...   

Im a big Musa Jallow fan... but he looks lost on some of his passes... 

I didn't check FT numbers... but it sure feels like we have made major improvements in that area... and I am grateful... 

Comment 18 Mar 2019

I get that “a lot” of our fan base are “football only” fans... but comments like some of the fan base being indifferent to the basketball team being in the ncaa tournament irks me to the point ...

...to remind some of our fans that having a chance to win the tournament is not the only aspect of enjoyment for the tournament...

...Becuase if I applied that logic to football... since we had zero chance to win the national title by playing in the rose bowl... we should have been indifferent to any bowl game not in the playoff.   

Comment 17 Mar 2019

We are an underdog for a good reason, we earned it; but I would be nervous as hell if I was ISU or Houston.  If I was ISU coaching staff  I would be figuring out ways to get fouls on kaleb early or they are going to have their hands full.   

Woods, You wanted the chance to dance... time to play like Indiana game(with fewer mistakes, you are the leader now, dance like it!)

Comment 03 Mar 2019

I agree, but Gene Smith has some responsibility in this, he did not handle the Thad Matta transition very well at all, too many people are giving him a pass. 

He waited a year too long on Matta, which hurt recruiting and I personally believe Mattas legacy (not saying Matta would have went quietly, but Goodnleaders make tough decisions).  Gene waited and waited hoping to avoid action.  

Gene fires Matta at a time that made no sense and left us scrambling for a coach(I like Holtman but hard to judge him, his best success was with a player that fell into his lap, and his worst lissues I lay at Genes feet due to recruiting issues caused by the timing of the transition).  I personally think Holtman did a very good, not quite great, job this year. 

It wont be a popular take, but I haven’t seen much of this mentioned since the initial transition when several of us talked about impacts to recruiting because of timing.   

I personally feel like Gene could have added more voacal support for this team at the beginning of and throughout the year.  How... just little quotes here and there, which is not asking for a lot.  But it would show me he is aware he is a big part of the situation and not just on the outside looking in(as if hiring the coach was his only role).  

I’m not going to be too upset at the basketball coach or the team when they were dealt this hand at the beginning of the season, and the Kaleb Wesson situation exasperated something we all feared Becuase of a depleted, patch work roster. 

Just have to play and coach through it... hopefully with the support and understanding of the fans as well as AD who can at least add some accountable lip service. 

Comment 27 Feb 2019

I have disliked Fran well before last night... but in fairness...Iowa has been coming back from double digit deficits late in games for the last 4-5 games... So the twenty point issue doesn't really apply IMHO ...  At the time of his son's technical.. the game was right where Iowa is comforatable in coming back.. around 13 down with 4 to go...  

The foul on his son, was a legit and obvious foul (He reached, and it was bad fundamental defense, really bad)... So his son 100 percent deserved a technical for complaining... 

I will also say, I was thinking some of the same things Mcaffrey did about the refs... just in the first half... I really felt like the Refs, gave Iowa some home court like calls, on our home court...

Comment 25 Feb 2019

It is possible Borland and Pete will thrive under new coaching, im doubting it, but it is possible...

If I see them run out on the field as starters for the first game... I will be flipping the channel to LIfetime when we go on defense... I will force myself to watch lifetime for as long as I can stand the agony... then I will switch back to watching Pete and Borland, and maybe it wont be so painful to watch them play... 

Comment 09 Feb 2019

There are some things I think Kaleb has working against him besides the officials... 

1.  He is "basically" our whole team, we are completely different with him off the court.. every team going into games knows to spend extra effort getting him into foul trouble even if it costs you first half points.  This was obvious from the first couple weeks of the season...   It is a good strategy and works.  

2.  Kaleb, picks up cheap fouls when tired.. and this happens alot. some is not his fault.. we depend on him so much, his minutes are more exhausting that most players... 

    - Do to this situation.. I would like to see Holtman call more time outs,... and pull Kaleb out a little earlier... pull him at the 15 minute mark no matter what... slow game down for 2 mintues.. put him back in....   Call time out at 10 minute mark.. unless there is a TV timeout...     Then pull him at the 7 minute mark for 1 minute...     and I would make sure I had an under 5 timeout...     This obviously is not exactly how it would look... but his rest time is far more critical than any other player we have had in the last 15 years... I would get the coaches together to figure this out...  Use those timeouts for kaleb, and I think it would help with some "tired" and "reaching" fouls he starts to get... (And everyone is looking for them now, so more are being called). 

Comment 09 Feb 2019

If you don't like officials.. you are going to hate them tomorrow at Indiana... Indiana is notorious for their official's induced home court advantage...  I really really hate playing there....  I hate them more than michigan... 

Does anyone have Jamie Skelton's phone number?  I am trying to see if I can get him to play tomorrow :-)...  I know Indiana fans love him :-).   If you hate Indiana... then his name brings a smile to your face... 

I hope they pee down their stupid candy-striper pants tomorrow...  

Good news.. Minnesota lost.. so we should finish no worse than 7th in the big ten... hoping we can steal 6th place from Iowa by the time it is over...  Good grief.. just don't let Purdue win a title... need to hold them in check till Holtman can get us back in Championship form... 

Comment 31 Jan 2019

My favorite article on 11 warriors... ever (and I am a basketball guy)... Probably the best OSU football article I have ever read... And I hate all the GOAT crap people use nowadays...