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Discussion in 'Buckeye Basketball' started by jimotis4heisman, Jun 11, 2004.

  1. I love Obie, as much or more as any other fan. I remember the horrific team he took over, his first year of 1-15, this haunts me almost as much as the 7 years previous to that, but i love Obie, he was able to take a group of thugs, run them out and turn his 1-15 big ten team into a final four team the very next year, but on thing needs to be stated. WE CANNOT RECRUIT.

    For whatever the reason is we cannot get any quality players. I am not referring to the great out of state pheneoms, but here in ohio and even within the city limits. Sure we got Ivan this year. But, look at who we have lost out on guys like lavender, foust, kenny gregory, I cannot remember me the last time we got the best player in Franklin county, no don't give me the Mike Redd argument Kenny was a far superior prep star.

    I dont know who the new coach will be but i hope he gives me great quality players (and doesnt have to pay for them for sure) I want guys like Jay Burson, Chris Jent, who willl bust their ass, but we are THE Ohio State University, and should every year be competing for big ten championships and national titles.

    Give me a man Karl, Matta, Boyages, whoever it is, that will recruit.
     
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  2. daddyphatsacs

    daddyphatsacs Let the cards fall... Staff Member

    Well said my man. I loved Obie's coaching from the vantage point of X's and O's, but his recruiting was less than desirable.
     
  3. Oh8ch

    Oh8ch Cognoscente of Omphaloskepsis Staff Member

    The irony is that this sentiment, shared by fans at all schools, is precisely what drives cheating.

    (Problem with Obie is that he was apparently even worse at cheating than he was recruiting.)
     
  4. coastalbuck

    coastalbuck And this one belongs to the Reds! Staff Member

    the facilities and school should recruit themselves. It shouldn't be that hard.
     
  5. tibor75

    tibor75 Banned

    2 words about Obie's recruiting....Nick Dials. Probably as big of a chump as Jami Bosley.
     
  6. coastalbuck

    coastalbuck And this one belongs to the Reds! Staff Member

    Two other words. Sconnie Penn!
     
  7. Nixon

    Nixon Wears Scarlet-colored glasses

    How many times does Tibor have to be told: Nick Dials was not recruited as a scholorship player. Period. He got a scholorship because Zach Williams left unexpectedly.
     
  8. ohiobuck94

    ohiobuck94 Buckeye Beach Bum

    I still feel sorry for Nick Dials. He played his heart out as a Buckeye and was a role model for hustling on the floor.
     
  9. ashlandbuck

    ashlandbuck Banned

    Was Redd an Obie recruit? I thought he was but now I'm second guessing myself.
     
  10. Nixon

    Nixon Wears Scarlet-colored glasses

    No, Redd was a true frosh in OB's first year but had to have been recruited by Ayers
     
  11. tibor75

    tibor75 Banned

    Yes, yes, I understand Nixon. but Dials was still awarded a scholarship...which is an absolute embarrassment for a school like OSU.
     
  12. Oh8ch

    Oh8ch Cognoscente of Omphaloskepsis Staff Member

    It is not an uncommon occurrence for walk-ons to get left-over schollies, espeically for one year. There are many circumstances that can lead to an open slot going into the season and where the alternative is to let the schollie lie fallow this is the way to handle it.

    Further, while Dials was not chased by Duke he did have some mid-tier offers that indicate he is above the latent level of your average walk-on.
     
  13. tibor75

    tibor75 Banned

    Ok.
    I guess a better example is how a very mediocre talent (no matter what that tool Buckaholic says) like Dials actually played significant minutes. A player like that should be riding the bench..which he would done in 98-00. Sad.
     
  14. Oh8ch

    Oh8ch Cognoscente of Omphaloskepsis Staff Member

    I wish I could argue with that point, but the claiber of some of the players we have seen in the past two years harkens back to the later days of Eldon Miller. If you want to challenge schollies I would bring up Matt Marinchek ahead of Nick Dials. Just a shame that this espisode happens in the wake of a change in the caliber of recruiting. Hopefully time will not show a relationship between the two events.
     
  15. tibor75

    tibor75 Banned

    Matt Marinchek

    Shit, I forgot about him.. he actually had a scholarship? Now we're into the dregs....
     

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