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Comment 08 Mar 2017

The ole tOSU is not a CBB blueblood that is old and tiresome. Duke was nothing and MSU wasn't all that on a consistent basis and their coaches were not household names when they arrived on the scene.

tOSU had good runs with Taylor and Williams in the past before Thad arrived, so I would disagree that Thad made tOSU "relevant". I often wonder what the program would have been like if Williams had not left to go back home to Maryland. And to say this is just a one year thing is to be blind to the consistent slide that has occurred over the last 6 years. 

Thad had done a great job in the past, but the past is the past and the current state of affairs is mediocre at best.

Comment 22 Jan 2017

Matta ran the last recruiting class out of town after one season and they were a top 10 class. Matta has had pretty decently ranked recruiting classes in his tenure. I think the issue is the staff's ability to develop these players during their careers. Loving is just the most recent example of a high level recruit who has not progressed at all. Most of the players seemingly have a good game and then disappear for 2 or 3 games. Lyle is an great example of this. Kam was a halfway decent shooter when he arrived and now he has a hard time hitting the broad side of a barn. Hell even Aaron Craft got worse at shooting over his career. Let's face it the program is broke and the prospects for the future are bleak at best. As the largest University in the State and not being one of the top programs if even one of the top 5 in Ohio, Matta as one of the 10 highest paid coaches in the country is not cutting it.