I'm surprised Urban kept him. This should not be a place where coaches come to learn how to do their job.
I'm surprised the story did not mention whether the money was guaranteed...or not.
Did somebody forget B E C K was doing the play calling. Talk about re-writing history !
Our interior DL recruiting needs to improve. We can't keep missing on key DL recruits, then scrambling to patch holes.
Something I learned in my business.......you can't please everybody all the time.Honesty and transparency works most of the time though.
1) Three freshman players leave. I could not imagine a more clear message about the OSU program and the changes that need to be made. NOW.
2)Can you imagine recruiting, and having to explain this mess?
It is time for a change....and players on the team are starting the process............................... by leaving.
It is time to decide what kind of baskeball progam we want ....A "wana be" that come up short(as we have been)...or a big dog that is favored to win their conference and have a shot at going all the way. The Matta era is over. The question now is how much pain and ridicule(assuming the powers that be feel any thing but how much money a program makes) .
Some just cannot pass up an opportunity to denigrate our country.Comparing our past president, to Hitler who believed in the superiority of the Aryan race and caused the death of 10's of millions.
I'm old fashioned. I actually think that people who enroll in college go to experience a once in a lifetime event,learn something, and expect to graduate..
The Ohio State powers that be apparently think the performance of it's basketball program is acceptable . I do not.
Loving is a slacker yet Matta plays him ! ? Would Urban play a slacker? He_ _ L NO !
The buck stops with Matta..
Who is going t hold Beck's hand in 2016 ?
Maybe I was wrong about this team....and Matta.
Beck's play calling put the Buckeye's into the Fiesta Bowl. Urban can't have Warner covering for him, given the new players on the OL this year. He needs to go.
ND gets their butt KICKED by the Bucks.......AGAIN.
Great Writing and illustrations. Thank you.
I am an OHIO STATE fan. NOT a Thad Motta fan. His time has come............and is now gone. I think this year will make that very clear to almost everyone.
Why can't Matta build a program like other schools do ?
I'm more than ready for some good news.
This says it all regarding Matta as a viable coach.. One upper class man on the team..... and now freshman are jumping out of his reach.
Having weak people around you is infectious.I never would tolerate it with people that worked for me. Beck needs to be excised sooner rather than later.
This is to a lesser degree a team problem and more a continuing problem of Matta failing to build a program. You don't win games with one upper classman. and kids that stay a year and jump off the team. How do the perennial powerhouses do it ? Not with freshman and sophmores.
I thought one of the jobs of a coach was to B U I L D a program. Urban did that. Matta hasn't. Hell we have one upper classman on the team.. Matta cannot recruit and B U I L D a program. Recruiting kids who stay for a year accomplishes nothing. Not only freshman but sophmores and juniors can't wait to get off the team.
Yes....he heeds to go .