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Comment 28 May 2017

IMO coach of the year is given to the coach who does the most with what he has.  I don't like that, bu thats the perception.  

Comment 13 May 2017

and some coaches are great despite not having first rounders.

Comment 07 May 2017

someone forgot to tell the volleyball, wrestling, and tennis programs that they can't be top notch at a football school.

Comment 01 Apr 2017

Matta team with an NBA first round pick = good.

Matta team without an NBA first round pick = not so much.

Exception I can think of is the Dial/Foster/Sullinger team.

Comment 19 Mar 2017

Matta will start Potter at the 5 spot next year.  Write it down.  Cripes he started Potter ahead of Thompson this year... and Thompson may have been the most improved guy on the team.

Comment 14 Mar 2017

I expect that OSU competes at a level that results in finishes in the top half of the B10 every year, with an NCAA invite almost every year.

Every coach at OSU since Taylor left has had a brief level of success... Miller, Williams, Ayers, O'Brien, and Matta.  Eldon had some unbelievable talent (mostly in-state), but he didn't maximize it.  Nevertheless we were in the top half of the league until the year he was fired.  If Gary Williams had stayed we would have been a perennial sweet 16 team.  Ayers success was the result of Williams laying the foundation (led by in-state stud Jimmy Jackson).  O'Brien got us to the Final Four, and after he finished in the lower half of the B10 in back-to-back seasons, he was fired.

Matta is more the rule than the exception.  Back to back lower half of B10 finishes, and he's gonzo, like the rest were.

Comment 11 Mar 2017

part of me wants us to accept an NIT invite and then get thrashed by some no-name team.  Perhaps that would accelerate the inevitable.

This feels like the Earle Bruce years... after 1981 you could tell that we weren't going to be a NC contender with Earle.  Finally the Iowa TE trucked Sean Bell and ended it all.

Comment 26 Feb 2017

I think this "Potter is  stretch 4" is a bunch of bullcrap.  Matta has very, very rarely played two bigs at the same time.

Next years opening game Potter will trot out there at center, while K Wesson is worked into the  game later.  Potter has some potential, but I think he will continue to be a liability at center.

Most assuredly Matta will play KBD and Tate at F. with A Wesson and Funderburk (sp?) rotating in.

Potter is a player without a home in Matta's scheme.

Comment 26 Feb 2017

sorry BB27, I was replying to the thread in general, not you specifically.