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colobobcat66
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  Message Not Read  Whatís up with volleyball team?
   Posted: 9/19/2021 7:30:09 PM 
Can those of you who watch volleyball, tell us why the team has hit the skids? Did players leave? Has Geoff lost his touch? Whatís up?
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oldkatz
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  Message Not Read  RE: Whatís up with volleyball team?
   Posted: 9/20/2021 9:25:02 AM 
A number of factors are involved, not the least four probable starters out for some time and the hire was late in the summer. New system, as well.
The late hire will affect recruiting for next season more than likely, too. Improvement will come, though.


"All my inside sources tell me I have no inside sources." Salvatore "money bucks" Mafiosiano.

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  Message Not Read  RE: Whatís up with volleyball team?
   Posted: 9/20/2021 10:15:16 AM 
colobobcat66 wrote:
Can those of you who watch volleyball, tell us why the team has hit the skids? Did players leave? Has Geoff lost his touch? Whatís up?


Since Tia is gone, that means her dad who barks to fire the team up is gone. 100% attributing it to that.
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  Message Not Read  RE: Whatís up with volleyball team?
   Posted: 9/21/2021 9:45:51 AM 
ExVideoCat wrote:
colobobcat66 wrote:
Can those of you who watch volleyball, tell us why the team has hit the skids? Did players leave? Has Geoff lost his touch? Whatís up?


Since Tia is gone, that means her dad who barks to fire the team up is gone. 100% attributing it to that.


Oh, no doubt! Grandpa, though.


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  Message Not Read  RE: Whatís up with volleyball team?
   Posted: 9/24/2021 10:54:19 PM 
A win, and a dominant one.
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  Message Not Read  RE: Whatís up with volleyball team?
   Posted: 9/25/2021 1:47:54 PM 
A rebuilding year as 1-11 Ohio takes down a good 12-4 Toledo and now sits first in the MAC. Who knows? Toledo again today at 2. Go OHIO!
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  Message Not Read  RE: Whatís up with volleyball team?
   Posted: 9/26/2021 11:10:37 AM 
Friday night apparently was something of a mirage...
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  Message Not Read  RE: Whatís up with volleyball team?
   Posted: 9/27/2021 7:12:17 PM 
Itís a little funny (and a bit telling) that on the FB board when you go 0-3 and have cowboy hats itís a travesty but not a word was said about Geoff dancing on social media after starting 0-11.
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  Message Not Read  RE: Whatís up with volleyball team?
   Posted: 9/29/2021 1:55:27 PM 
ExVideoCat wrote:
Itís a little funny (and a bit telling) that on the FB board when you go 0-3 and have cowboy hats itís a travesty but not a word was said about Geoff dancing on social media after starting 0-11.


Dancing after a win and celebrating during a blowout loss are very different things.
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  Message Not Read  RE: Whatís up with volleyball team?
   Posted: 10/4/2021 5:48:37 PM 
colobobcat66 wrote:
Has Geoff lost his touch?


Probably.


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  Message Not Read  RE: Whatís up with volleyball team?
   Posted: 10/5/2021 7:34:45 AM 
They are very young, and should have won Thursday match (Per the ESPN announcers) against a good Ball State team. Next year they will be very good.
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  Message Not Read  RE: Whatís up with volleyball team?
   Posted: 10/5/2021 8:37:16 AM 
JerseyArnie wrote:
They are very young, and should have won Thursday match (Per the ESPN announcers) against a good Ball State team. Next year they will be very good.


Call me skeptical, but I've never seen a team go from one win to "very good" the next year. Shoulda coulda woulda Thursday night, but then they get swept on Friday. This team isn't that young if you look at our core being the Margolies (JRs), O'Farrell (JR), and Maggie being a super senior. Yeah, we have a sophomore setter and libero, but these were two people that CRUSHED it last year. I think it's just showing how much talent we lost last year. Mariana, gone. Vera, gone. Macy, gone. Super missing Tia. It just kind of shows how we didn't really build anyone behind these people. Losing 3-4 people takes you from a 12 win team that made a decent run in the tourney to a 1 win team? I don't buy we'll be very good next year. Middle of the pack, maybe...
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  Message Not Read  RE: Whatís up with volleyball team?
   Posted: 10/5/2021 9:30:23 AM 
Geoff will get his own recurits in that can deal with his personality and coaching style. That will be important for his success. Not everyone can play for and excel with him. But when he gets his type of kids, he will be beyond competitive again.
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  Message Not Read  RE: Whatís up with volleyball team?
   Posted: 10/5/2021 11:07:34 AM 
BillyTheCat wrote:
Geoff will get his own recurits in that can deal with his personality and coaching style. That will be important for his success. Not everyone can play for and excel with him. But when he gets his type of kids, he will be beyond competitive again.


+1 Nail head meet hammer!


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  Message Not Read  RE: Whatís up with volleyball team?
   Posted: 10/5/2021 2:24:18 PM 
BillyTheCat wrote:
Geoff will get his own recurits in that can deal with his personality and coaching style. That will be important for his success. Not everyone can play for and excel with him. But when he gets his type of kids, he will be beyond competitive again.


I really hope so. Always heard how dominant he was and then Theis followed it up. Think itíd be awesome to have a sport that weíre consistently dominant at.
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JSF
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  Message Not Read  RE: Whatís up with volleyball team?
   Posted: 10/6/2021 5:00:41 PM 
He hasn't posted a winning season since 2016 or a winning conference season since 2015, and his successor in Columbus immediately turned the team around, but yeah, I'm sure he'll be fine.


"Loyalty to a hometown or city is fleeting and interchangeable, but college is a stamp of identity."- Kyle Whelliston, One Beautiful Season.

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  Message Not Read  RE: Whatís up with volleyball team?
   Posted: 10/7/2021 12:50:43 PM 
Look at Andy Reid. He won a Super Bowl with the Chiefs in 2019 after being dismissed from the Philadelphia Eagles in 2012 due to the team's decline.
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  Message Not Read  RE: Whatís up with volleyball team?
   Posted: 10/7/2021 4:46:54 PM 
As BTC said, give him a few years, and I'll bet he'll have the Bobcats back in contention and winning post season games. He had some good years at O$U, finishing as high as 4th in the B1G twice, but some not so good years, finishing 9th and 10th in his last two years in Cowtown. We all know what he did at OHIO during his last gig here. I see no reason that he can't do that again. Perhaps, he's a better fit here because of his coaching style and the kind of women that he recruits. Maybe when he recruits "diamonds in the rough" and coaches them up, he's able to motivate thlem in a way that he can't with blue chip recruits. Back in the day, this was a problem that Jim Snyder had in basketball. He had trouble handling and motivating the blue chip players he recruited late in his career, but was exceptional with the under the radar guys that made him the legend that he became. Perhaps, that'll be true with Geoff. Time will tell, but my bet is that this will, indeed, be the case.

Last Edited: 10/7/2021 8:39:01 PM by OhioCatFan


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  Message Not Read  RE: Whatís up with volleyball team?
   Posted: 10/7/2021 8:14:39 PM 
Weren't the better players when he was here the first time lauded recruits for the most part?

Also, I'll take your bet.


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  Message Not Read  RE: Whatís up with volleyball team?
   Posted: 10/7/2021 8:42:06 PM 
JSF wrote:
Weren't the better players when he was here the first time lauded recruits for the most part?

Also, I'll take your bet.


1. I don't think they were blue chip, nationally ranked recruits. I could be wrong, but I don't remember any that were the equivalent of Ulice Payne, Larry Slappy or Walter Luckett.

2. Dinner and the beer of your choice at Jackie O's?


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  Message Not Read  RE: Whatís up with volleyball team?
   Posted: 10/7/2021 9:01:13 PM 
Those are some excellent stakes.


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  Message Not Read  RE: Whatís up with volleyball team?
   Posted: 10/8/2021 10:49:07 AM 
OhioCatFan wrote:
JSF wrote:
Weren't the better players when he was here the first time lauded recruits for the most part?

Also, I'll take your bet.


1. I don't think they were blue chip, nationally ranked recruits. I could be wrong, but I don't remember any that were the equivalent of Ulice Payne, Larry Slappy or Walter Luckett.

2. Dinner and the beer of your choice at Jackie O's?


Watch out, Fitz. Ol' oil tanker scow Popeye still has some outstanding tabs on record.


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  Message Not Read  RE: Whatís up with volleyball team?
   Posted: 10/8/2021 6:33:55 PM 
oldkatz wrote:
OhioCatFan wrote:
JSF wrote:
Weren't the better players when he was here the first time lauded recruits for the most part?

Also, I'll take your bet.


1. I don't think they were blue chip, nationally ranked recruits. I could be wrong, but I don't remember any that were the equivalent of Ulice Payne, Larry Slappy or Walter Luckett.

2. Dinner and the beer of your choice at Jackie O's?


Watch out, Fitz. Ol' oil tanker scow Popeye still has some outstanding tabs on record.



Consider the source of that last comment, an old rice paddy grunt whose brain has been wracked with inhaling too much gun powder smoke.


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  Message Not Read  RE: Whatís up with volleyball team?
   Posted: 10/8/2021 7:59:04 PM 
Smiling Skull staff are on a first-name basis with him, I found.


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   Posted: 10/10/2021 7:02:55 AM 
Nice win Saturday. They lost a tough 5 setter Friday, but stepped it up Saturday with 5 set win. Congrats!
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