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ttun basketball (everybody laugh!)

Discussion in 'Buckeye Basketball' started by NFBuck, Jul 1, 2010.

  1. OHSportsFan

    OHSportsFan Fan of Ohio Sports in Indy

    Juwanna Howard smoke picking up now.
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  2. nomatta

    nomatta Senior

    if it's Howard it's difficult to project how that will work out long-term since he's never been a HC and has spent most of his time as a NBA assistant, but I suspect the scUM fans will be happy for at least one season because I do think it would make scUM an instant contender to land Jaden McDaniels (Howard's cousin), and if they got McDaniels then you have the makings of a pretty formidable starting line-up with Simpson, McDaniels, Livers, and Teske. think it would be kind of hard for Howard to fail too bad with that kind of talent and length and everything the returning guys have already learned from Beilein and his staff. but then Simpson and Teske graduate, McDaniels is almost certainly one and done, Livers could be gone, too... yeah, it gets a lot tougher after next season unless Howard can make hay really fast with the 2020 recruiting.
  3. OSU_Buckguy

    OSU_Buckguy Senior

  4. OSU_Buckguy

    OSU_Buckguy Senior

    yeah, provided ttun hires howard and howard signs mcdaniels while also retaining at least one of wilson and bajema (wilson would obviously be preferable from ttun's perspective), that's a very strong start. unlike football, it doesn't take much to get the ball rolling right off the bat. a player like mcdaniels vetting the program would be a major coup. i don't know much about mcdaniels' recruitment, but what i do see is a few crystal balls switching in the last month from uk to washington. ttun coming in for a late scoop doesn't appear all that improbable. with a relative coaching and with the mass exodus of players from ttun, mcdaniels knows he'll get major minutes at a program that will be a national focal point next season.

    if ttun somehow comes out of this hiring howard, securing yaklich, signing mcdaniels, and retaining wilson/bajema, that's a triple if not a home run considering the timing and surprise of beilein's departure. all of that is a big "ask," though. if nothing else, i'll be a little surprised if ttun can retain yaklich. between howard possibly wanting his own guy(s), yaklich probably wanting to save face after losing the heads-up, and smart's texas probable willingness to outspend ttun, my guess is it's either yaklich as head coach or yaklich to texas. i won't be upset if yaklich leaves the big ten. that's for darn sure.
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  5. Jaxbuck

    Jaxbuck I hate tsun ‘18 Fantasy Baseball Champ

    Unless of course he has a lot of 1 and done caliber cousins

    Jimmy tried a similar schtick with giving jobs to HS coaches/parents of recruits.
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  6. DZ83CK

    DZ83CK Not Banned

    I can't stop thinking about how Warde Manuel hired Kevin Ollie, how terribly Ollie crashed and burned, and how Manuel is on the verge of making an eerily similar hire of yet another coach who has never been a head coach and whose main arguments in his favor are having been an alum and a long time NBA player. :evil:
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  7. Jaxbuck

    Jaxbuck I hate tsun ‘18 Fantasy Baseball Champ

  8. MaxBuck

    MaxBuck 2014 National Champions!

    So, just thinking about Warde Manuel here.

    And thinking about Gene Smith, and how many Buckeye fans strangely think he's not excellent.

    Then just wondering, wondering, wondering. And giving thanks for Gene Smith.
  9. jakenick06

    jakenick06 Junior

  10. OSU_Buckguy

    OSU_Buckguy Senior

    only question now is who his assistants will be.
  11. Jaxbuck

    Jaxbuck I hate tsun ‘18 Fantasy Baseball Champ

    Pretty good summary of DFBIA's reaction in this little exchange


    and this is the banner raising that the devotee mongoloid is referring to



    I haven't seen anything that pathetic since "The Rail"
  12. OHSportsFan

    OHSportsFan Fan of Ohio Sports in Indy

    That’s the big question, like you said. And I agree with your earlier baseball analogy- I see Howard as a double himself but keeping Yaklich and snagging McDaniel/keeping Wilson makes this a 4-bagger.

    Then again, that’s 1) unlikely 2) very very short term. Fact is long term you are still stuck with a nice hire in-name (a double) but I’m just not seeing the smarts to win games consistently.

    He may really be their Harbaugh.
  13. DZ83CK

    DZ83CK Not Banned

    Wow. They must be desperate to fill the rafters if one NIT gets its own banner.
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  14. Jaxbuck

    Jaxbuck I hate tsun ‘18 Fantasy Baseball Champ

    No real mystery to it

  15. OSU_Buckguy

    OSU_Buckguy Senior

    dfbia: "beilein was the cleanest coach in college basketball. nobody was more virtuous than we were and no one will be more virtuous than we will be. whoever replaces beilein must be cleaner than a virgin's honeypot. we will accept nothing less... because we are m*ch*gan -- and you're not."

    also dfbia: "fuck the ncaa!!! let's get the fab 5 back together and go crootin!!!"
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