The truth is that it's ALWAYS been on Thad from what I've seen. Thad Matta employs a formula that relies on recruiting a player or two that are productive scorers ON THEIR OWN, to provide offense despite the lack of effective sets in the half court. ( see Turner, Sully, Buford, Thomas, Ross, Russell, etc.) The scheduling of a dozen or so, assorted and sundry patsies has kept the string of now meaningless 20 win seasons going; which also keeps his "legendary" and "top 5 in the business" hype machine delusion alive and well in Columbus.
Everyone else on the team is simply taught to play defense and score in an AAU-esque run & gun game. Our half court game has been excruciating to watch for years! In fairness Matta was a much better teacher of the game when he was still hungry. Now that he's a longtime multi millionaire with groupies galore, he can serve-up mediocrity in footballville for year after year, with little fear of reprisal from the duped masses of Buckeye Nation.
It took tat-gate to restore the football program to it's current national profile, and I'll admit I've often wondered if that same tatoo artist might be available to assist in upgrading our floundering basketball team as well.