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Comment 31 Mar 2015

Who says the staff is asking people to leave? If you were a sophomore and loved to play football and knew you weren't going to see the field, would you consider transferring?

Comment 31 Mar 2015

One could also imagine that some players are competing for playing time right now in spring practice. When the depth chart comes out and a sophomore is buried at his position, some honest conversations that haven't occurred yet, happen. 

Comment 30 Mar 2015


There've been rumors lately surrounding Hill and Michigan State, some are even going so far as to predict a "flip" to the Spartans. Hill, in a discussion Friday night, laughed off any of those rumors, but with his good friend Larry Scott preparing to head to East Lansing this coming summer, it'd be almost impossible to keep him from making a visit at some point..... It's the new age of recruiting and there's no such thing as a slam dunk, but the Buckeyes are in a great position and each member of the dynamic trio is aware of how they'll be utilized and have obviously signed off on those plans with their commitment.

Comment 30 Mar 2015

Thank you for pointing this out.  I don't think we can criticize Matta for taking the players that he has.  With only 12 spots, there's a lot less room to take chances on diamonds in the rough.  Perhaps its the fact that Matta recruits so well that hurts him - that we don't get diamonds in the rough because we generally get cream of the crop.  Of course doing this leaves us with either one and done players or players who fail to live up to their hype - and we call them underdeveloped and blame Matta, but in actuality there can be a number of reasons they didn't reach their potential.

Comment 30 Mar 2015

The better example is Trey Burke who didn't get offered because Scott was more highly rated in high school

I doubt the staff, just like football, pays attention to recruit ratings.  But you are exactly right, it seemed fairly unanimous that Scott was "better" than Burke coming out of high school.

Comment 29 Mar 2015

Exactly. We were soft. All year. 

Comment 29 Mar 2015

I've made my way through a nice, crisp bottle of white wine. 

Comment 29 Mar 2015

Not a conference lover by any means, but this looks good for the B1G, especially given how they were viewed throughout the year and by the selection committee. And mostly, I'm glad I don't have to hear about the ACC. 

Comment 29 Mar 2015

I hope we have Matta for another 10 years and until he decided he's done coaching. 

As far as where to get the next coach, there are many extremely successful mid major basketball programs in Ohio. I'd look there first. 

Comment 28 Mar 2015

Honestly, I think I'd rather have a duplicate post about a highly rated recruit that commits to OSU than another post on what's going on with TTUN.