Originally Posted by traderumor
They are pretty darn good, very impressive, but they are probably playing about as good as they are going to right now.
I have to disagree, and the reason is Bo Ryan. This guy is really some coach. He doesn't recruit 5 star atheletes but he recruits solid ballplayers and develops them. Even Tucker was not a prized recruit coming out of high school. He was a good solid prospect with a great feel for the game and a real mature kid, but he has definitly benefited by good coaching.
Moreover, historically, Ryan's teams always get better as the season goes on. Although you didn't see it in the OSU game, the team is really deep and Ryan has patiently used a lot of combinations and has experimented a lot so far this year. Finally, when the spring comes around and things start getting serious, i would rather have the veteran leadership provided by Tucker and Taylor, rather than a bunch of talented freshman and sophs. There of course have been exceptions to that rule.