I agree. As I posted in another thread competing for the B1G championship is good enough for most people. This year we finished above Rutgers. Thad got us close to a NC YEARS ago. The league championship is a pipe dream these days let alone being nationally competitive. The fact we were competitive, but never won, a NC years ago, just isn't enough. Stop taking top 10 money when you are producing top 75 results.
Dave Richardson is still on the staff.
I don't think it is indisputable that Thad is the best coach in our history. Fred Taylor actually won a NC. That trumps a lot of close calls to me, although Taylor had some close calls as well. Of course this wasn't in most of our lifetimes but it is OSU basketball history, and they only took 16, 32 teams then?
I truly believe Thad will be back next year based on the fact he has 3 years left on his contract and sadly the expectations for the basketball program isn't to contend for a NC each year. Unlike the football program most fans would accept contending for the B1G championship. History doesn't lead me to believe this team will even do that next year. Our best players may leave to play in Europe and there is no savior in the 2 man recruiting class.
Got to get better players. Especially a point guard who can control the game and create in the late stages of close games.
Have no fear. We beat out Western Kentucky for the 67th ranked PG. Help is on the way.
Bell must not be on a regimented eating schedule. WTH?
Don't understand the optimism for Potter. My grandma could stand in the paint and let players score on her. Offensively?
Wait till next year? I don't think Matta is bringing in anyone to make a difference,The younger Wesson is OK but won't be an impact player as a freshman. Beverly? Don't get me started.
Oh, OK. Now I know why you are pissed. I would be too.
What's the R word? Why are you so pissed?
The only potential win left now is Indiana
Who gives a shit at this point?
Laugh or cry? I think I'll laugh.
It was a dream season for Durbin (and my prophecy)... until the Clemson game.
Hmmm, may have had some issues in the previous game as well?
B1G basketball just ain't what it used to be. Can't share your love for Izzo. Sure he is a good coach but a whiny bitch as well. Crean is just an asshole who I can't believe any woman would marry but I guess it took a Harbaugh.
If he was 200 lbs and ran a 4.5 forty, I bet he would.
I don't think football is going to have priority over academics at Harvard anytime soon.
Didn't read the rest of your comment sorry.
I know we need a few basketball threads ,but what the hell lets just talk about 2018 and 2019 football recruits
Don't really understand this. Either you are interested in basketball or you're not. If you want to talk about 10th graders this may not be the palce.
This is getting to be such an old conversation. The common theme is this program is in decline and recruiting isn't what it was in the heyday, as well as players not developing. Next year we get Wesson and Beverly. So they will get us to the tourney? Is getting to the tourney our new high? It looks like Wesson might be a good get but Beverly is a huge stretch. I hope he comes in and proves me wrong but I will be surprised if he can compete on the B1G level (which isn't that great recently). I truly hope Matta will make me look like an idiot on this one. Beating Western Kentucky for a recruit is not reassuring. Making the tourney should never be the standard for a coach at OSU.
I am so sick of hearing about this guy whose 1 frigging interception was off a tipped pass. Although I will miss seeing him abused when playing OSU. Maybe he can find a NFL fan to push around.
the roster to its annual meat market.
A "meat market" any one of us would love to be a part of.
Whatever. #fuckmichigan and we have for several years now.
So I'm hearing Matta is overpaid and our program is mediocre at best?
The amount of time, effort and money it takes to execute a convicted rapist/murderer is unreal.
No doubt the taxpayers will be paying for this POS"s room and board for the next 15+ years.
Mike Johnson Jr. was the size of a fooball in 2000 when they crossed paths.
And when did he hire Mike Sr?