Why does this kid pick Butler over Ohio State in the first place?
I hope Jent gets an opportunity to prove his worth somewhere.
Not sure what just happened to the Basketball program. But cheers anyways!
Technically just his job. He's hanging around the C-bus, taking some culinary courses and taking-in some Clippers games.
OK. Matta said he's hanging around. Let him go recruit. What about the assistant coaches? Who's 'legally' allowed to do recruit during a coaching transition?
I know these may sound like silly questions, and a kid is highly unlikely to commit without a head coach, but it's really turning out to be a bad move by Smith. Right now, this is on him.
My question is now. Why is Smith in such a hurry? Whoever comes in here he is going to have to rebuild, I don't care it is.
Take a few months Smith.
Can't we call the Euro leagues? There has to be some decent coaches over there. They may need an interpreter ...
Smith gets credit for Urban, but Spielman and Herbie most likely did just as much to bring him here than anyone else.
Like JD Hayworth is going to get us to the big dance
The 25 schools that make the most money in college sports Oct 2016. Source: Business Insider
3. Ohio State — $167.2 million
1-year change: +15.1%
5-year change: +35.7%
Donations: $33.0 million
Licensing/Rights fees: $57.1 million
3-year avg. football revenue: $70.2 million
3-year avg. men's basketball revenue: $21.4 million
3-year avg. women's basketball revenue: $1.1 million
UofA wasn't even in the top 25 (But neither was USC)
Of the top 25 only Louisville (43 mil) and Kentucky (23 mil) averaged more than our basketball program. Wisky came close with 20 mil
Some of these guys actually want to make an impact in people's lives. They're teachers at heart. You're less likely to do that in the NBA.
I'll take Shaka over Mack and Cronin.
Why would be be 'training' a guy that coached 5 years at Iowa State and is the current HC of the Chicago Bulls?
I don't follow..
That there is I why I love that man. He loves the game and loves the kids.
Read Fred Hoiberg is most likely our Huckleberry.
In any case. I'm not high on Sean Miller. Let him stay at UofA. If we're going to pay, then get Donovan or the kid from Celtics. Maaybe Marshall.
Otherwise, I'd be happy with an up and coming young coach (other than Mack and Cronin) and letting him have a few year to make this his.
OhioState has or has had everything you listed.
Really want to like Jent. His squad was one of my favorites growing up. But I want to see him HC somewhere else for a while. He sort of like gets the Fickell treatment with me. Go run the Cincy program first and then if you prove your salt come back.
I honestly believe our Basketball program should be at the level of our football program.
The only thing that makes UofA the better job is geography
It looks like he was trying for AAU with that group there.
And a one, Neon Boudeaux getting a fully loaded Lexus without even asking for it!!
It's fun blasting the kids. Especially the ones that didn't have the folks to tell them they're making a mistake leaving THEOsu.
Because you know, OhioState never produces NBA talent never makes the Dance.
The one's that had legit reasons I'll leave alone ...
So what has to be offered to these kids other than a sports program that is loaded in history, money, LeBron, Nike, and cultural security in order for them to work hard, keep their noses clean, and stick around?
The Ohio State basketball program may be down, but that could change on a dime in two years. This isn't Winthrop.
Would Donovan and Stevens be willing to retire at The OSU?
How are we so sure that Archie REALLY wanted to coach Ohio State? If he did, he would have held out, right? We all knew Thad would have to leave pretty soon. It was obvious his health wasn't going to hold out. At best, Ohio State was one of his options, as was Indiana.
You don't just fire the Most Winning Basketball coach in Ohio State history willy-nilly. You give him the benefit of the doubt.
Sorry. You're wrong.