Andy - This is not a response directly to this post.
However, I've noticed that you've been all over the Matta threads recently. You, more than any other user, have been questioning coach Matta. Now, you haven't been an outright ass about it, and you are certainly entitled to your own opinion. But I just feel there are way too many questions coming from you towards a coach who came in and turned a program that had been mediocre-to-middling for decades into a frequent B1G champion and occasional national title contender. Not to mention that Thad has done this at a football school. Sure, OSU has money, but we can't even fill our arena, and the basketball team has dealt with EXTREMELY fair-weathered fans (like you), who openly question our great coach and call for the team to be better. All of this while, to be honest, the atmosphere in our arena on most game days just sucks, and cannot compete with the likes of a Duke, Kansas, or even Michigan State. I think you need to temper your expectations, because Thad has done an OUTSTANDING job with the Ohio State basketball program, and calling for him to contend for a national title year in and year out simply because we have money is just unreasonable. Only a few schools are perennial national title contenders in basketball, and just having a large athletic department does not constitute a school where two years like we've just had can justify your frequent questioning of Thad. Sure, you can probably deny that many of your posts have explicitly questioned the job Thad has done, and you throw the occasional hedge word in there, but the frequent comments and overall disapproving, negative tone of your posts are unmistakable. So, to be blunt with you, in the next year or two when Thad has us contending for a title again, I'm going to come find you and shove it in your face. You may spit out an argument that you like Thad but just think he could be doing more. But the negativity towards him is impossible to miss and I can't wait to come find one of your comments 1-2 years from now and remind you of your frequent negativity.