Even though those two programs are perennial powers in high school football they aren't stocked with high level division 1 football players. The elite prospects that they do produce OSU is always in contention for their services.
Pittman got moved to defensive takle?
Thad needs to do what's best for the team and insert Scott and Ross into the starting line-up. Craft is just not getting it done, and Thompson is primarily a defensive player the same role that Smith plays. There is no way that they will contend for a national championship much less the BIG 10 championship. If Craft is such a great leader then he can be a leader coming off the bench. The way he handles his demotion could possibly galvanize the team and serve as a wake up call to the rest of the players. Coach K, Jim Boeheim (excuse my spelling) and Coach Cal would all switch it if what they had been doing wasn't working.
Mizzou makes comparable money in the SEC compared to BIG but with the BIG tv deal up for renegotiating in '17 the BIG will make a lot more money than any conference.