Osu will find a solid coach. It's a "highly coveted job" according to analysts. I would take Tom crean. Not sure about long term. But to get the program back on its field. Xavier and Cinci coaches also named. As well as billy donavon but that's least likely.
It's not a matter of Thad "half-heartedly" recruiting. It's a matter of what player of any worth would accept an offer to play for a school not knowing who the coach will be when he gets there.
Dingus, players were not coming here anyhow even with TM at the helm. He lost it, lost the program he once had and built. Its a wash season with our without TM at this point.
Ignoramus, THE single most important factor for new recruits is to know who their head coach will be and build a relationship with him. The 2018 recruiting class is lost. Start working on the 2019 class HARD. It must be a HUGE class like the Thad Five. If not the new coach will never get Ohio State over the .500 hump in the Big Ten. Matta sold Oden, Conley, Cooke, Lighty and Hunter on them being the class that would put Ohio State basketball on the map. That class alone recruited good players for Matta over the next decade.
They need a young, exhuberant, high energy coach, that will kill it when it comes to recruiting. The first priority is get the present commits back on board and then set specific goals and timelines for the program.
What was originally portrayed as a smooth departure at the end of this coming season, is now being characterized as a Gene Smith firing. A firing that was purportedly administered at the most awkward of moments, with Matta and his staff entertaining a potential Louisville transfer. Talk about maximum shock value....wow.
Firing Matta in June instead of March cost the basketball program a year in it's recovery, if it ever will.
IMO, the new coach MUST come up with a first class comparable to The Thad Five. If not, he won't be around long.
Will riding Thads dick like he rides JT's. Dude, step off for a minute, take a breath. OSU wasn't going anywhere with Thad but down.
Post by Willard Fillmore on Jun 7, 2017 14:43:30 GMT -5
You are SOOOOO ignorant. AND have an very strange proclivity for the male sex organ and its unnatural uses. EVERYONE, do not allow this weirdo near young boys. You're not welcome around here, but would fit right in at Penn State.
READ, COMPREHEND, become learned. I never said Matta shouldn't be fired. I said it should have been done in March. Your knowledge of Ohio State basketball is that of a 3rd grader. Maybe that's why you have this heinous fascination.