If Thad gets another year, I'm taking a college basketball hiatus until further notice.
God I hope youre right.
If we can land Greg Marshall or Archie Miller...I will be elated.
Maryland getting cooked tonight..turtle stew.
Go Lady Bucks.
Just going off what I saw. He's a good HS player. That doesn't translate to D1 ball. (Other posters on 11w have seen him play in person and were less than impressed as well) *shrug*
I'm not here to get into a pissing contest over who has the better eye for talent. All I'm saying is..*I* dont see it. Along with countless other coaches (HS, AAU & Juco) that I talk to on Twitter.
I haven't mentioned espn...scout or rivals rankigns bc tbh, I put more faith into their offer sheet and other coaches that are recruiting them.
Would Goodwin get a scholarship to Kansas, Kentucky, Duke, UNC, UCLA, etc? He's not anywhere elite, and yet somehow Thad Matta was compelled to promise him a scholarship when he was 14 years old (as if he was anywhere near as good as OJ Mayo or LeBron or even Jon Diebler)
...just asinine on so many levels & reeks of desperation.
I'm glad we both make each other laugh. I tend to have the same reaction at your constant defense of Thad Matta.
I've seen Ahrens and Goodwin live, multiple times. Lol, neither of them are good enough. Braxton Beverly is an undersized PG who is going to get bullied for 4 years and Kaleb Wesson is still way out of shape.
Unfortunately for him, we have zero strength and conditioning so hes prob going to be like that for 4 years as well.
There is zero upside to this program right now.
i have ZERO interest in what Matta has to do in the off season unless its preparing for retirement...we're paying $3.5 MILLION a year for this. if he was being paid the going rate for a tenured professor of Basketball....I'd be fine...but no.
next year's recruiting class is abysmal, and the following year isnt good either (Bazely could be special with the RIGHT coach)
Surely (shirley) you cant still be talking about the NCAA tournament lol.
that ship has sailed the ocean blue, my friend
it's not enough.
Desperation mode for what? LOL
they're not winning the Big 10 tournament. Forget about it. I'm not even sure if this is an NIT team.
CBI, here we come.
ill start watching again when matta, loving & lyle are gone.
I think we're putting way too much blame on KBD injury....
...he isnt that good
EVERYONE on this staff can take a hike. Jent too. What has he done to deserve this job?
he's never been a head coach anywhere other than a Nba D-league team
totally agree with bsk.
grandstaff, mitchell, and aj harris were not good players . IIRC mickey mitchell quit college basketball altogether
giddens is a dallas lauderdale type player. great defensively but a total liability on offense (and his rebounding kinda sucked too unlike dallas)
Bad judgement...sure...foolish choice? absolutely....but hes 18 (even tho he looks 30 lol)
I can forgive the weed thing...but ratting on other players to save yourself? nah. get the hell out of here
value city was loud enough during the diebler sullinger deshaun w buford lighty years ...that home game vs duke in 2011 (iirc) was insanely loud
not really buying that excuse, sorry. but i agree. id rather the games be in the schott or st johns
I've been given a tour of the basketball facilities. They are pristine. Second to none. The ONLY difference between ours and the blue bloods is the number of championship trophies in the case. The banners were impressive. I always forget we have 11 final four appearances (for all those who say we're just a football school only 4 schools have more UNC 19, Kentucky/UCLA 17, Duke 16, Kansas 14)
Thad Matta is very lucky that Ohio State football has been distracting Gene Smith from the state of the hoops program
winning 20 games a season & making the NCAA tournament should be the bare minimum for a school this size & with the resources available.
Happy for the kids.
unfortunately, any Ws this season are just band aids on bullet wounds