I know the father of a former Buckeye player, one that was with tOSU during the good times a few years back. He predicted this slide and pinpointed recruiting. Said that he could tell that Matta's style was going to make him miss on some recruits, and there would be a slide. I didn't beleive him at the time, because Thad seems so likable, but I am not that close of an insider.
I am confident Thad can right the ship.