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Comment 04 Feb 2016

I'm a supporter of Thad Matta. There's a lot of programs out there that would love to have him. I think the thing that has hurt the program the most was the lack of development of the 2011 recruiting class. Shannon Scott, Sam Thompson and Amir Williams were highly recruited and never developed. Often times you mix talented players like them as seniors with a NBA lottery pick freshman (D'Angelo Russell), and you've got a 1-3 seed in the NCAA tournament. Had those 3 players developed and the team performed last year, the struggles of this season would be easily forgiven as a rebuilding year.

Matta has put together a talented group of freshman and sophomores that were highly recruited but not obvious NBA talents. If this crop of talent doesn't develop much like Scott, Thompson and Williams then it may be time to move on. OSU doesn't have many scholarships or major impact talent in the 2016 or 2017 classes after they missed out on Simmons, so future success really depends on Lyle, Giddens, Harris, Tate, Bates-Diop, Thompson, Williams, etc. developing in coming years. I think you give Matta the next two years to see how things go and if this team peaks out as a 5-seed, it'll be time for a change but we're not there yet. This is a really young team with two freshman PG's.

Comment 25 Jan 2016

I hypothesize Haskins' tweet was about Trevon Grimes ('17 WR) verballing. Check out Grimes' twitter page; he's hating on Harbaugh's recruiting tactics. Also lots of retweets about Ohio State. He'd be a HUGE get for OSU.

Comment 25 Jan 2016

Good luck to Bruce.

There's no need to overload the '16 class with 3 WR's when you've got two stud WR's in the 2017 class that are very interested in Ohio State. Trevon Grimes and Donovan Peoples-Jones are big time WR prospects and apparently very interested in OSU -- I have a feeling this is what Birm means when he says, "Relax, Urban and his coaching staff knows what they are doing". Grimes' tapes are pretty ridiculous.

Comment 16 Jan 2016

I think it's Vonn Bell, too. In hindsight, Bosa turned out to be outstanding but Bell was symbolic. Bell was heavily recruited by the SEC schools and to pull him out of Georgia and bring him up to Ohio was huge. I don't think many people thought that Bell would end up at Ohio State, but Urban getting him to Columbus sent a message that Ohio State was a force to be reckoned with in the South. Raekwon McMillan was next, and he was a HUGE boom out of Georgia, too.

I hear people on Bosa but he wasn't the 5 star recruit like Bell and McMillan that were highly coveted by big programs down in the SEC. Bama wanted Bell big time. It was kind of foreshadowing for Bama and those guys that OSU was for real, and that point was hammered home Jan 1, 2015.

Comment 04 Jan 2016

Honestly, if you're not a 1st or 2nd round pick, that's not much money after taxes. Even late 2nd round isn't much when you consider how talented/accomplished these guys are. These guys should get a lot more money than they do.

Comment 04 Jan 2016

All of these guys that are leaving early played a huge part in bringing a national title to Ohio State. These guys could have easily mailed in the Fiesta Bowl prepping for the NFL Draft, but they didn't. They beat Notre Dame in convincing fashion. They killed TTUN after the season's momentum was lost. These guys played hard until the end. Fans could ask nothing more than what these players have given the program. Best of luck to them in the draft.

Comment 01 Jan 2016

Thomas, Lee, Bell, Apple, Elliot, Bosa...all of them leaving makes sense. You guys were great, won a national title for Ohio and are due to get big paychecks...everybody wins...thank you and best wishes.

I think Jalin Marshall, Gareon Conley and Tyvis Powell leaving would be a mistake. Marshall has a lot of room for growth and would be the key skill guy on the offense next year. Conley has a lot of potential but had some rough spots this year. Marshall and Conley look like potential 1st round guys in 17, but not 16. Powell never struck me as a big NFL prospect.

Keeping Elflein, Marshall, Conley and Powell with one of Bell or Apple would be a big plus for OSU next year. Also, Torrance Gibson said he's coming back to OSU so that'll squash the transfer rumors. He could be an impact player next year.

Comment 23 Dec 2015

He is very athletic. I don't think he is a shooter, but I think he will be an unconventional player with ball handling and passing skills in a 6'7", 225 lbs frame. I think he's a Small Forward with some point guard characteristics. I think he and Jae'Sean Tate are very unconventional players with no real true position, but Mitchell is going to be really fun to watch. Having Tate and Mitchell on the floor at the same time will be interesting.

Comment 11 Dec 2015

Bad news, but DT is an area of a lack of experience for OSU. This is a good opportunity to get some reps for Munger, Hill and Sprinkle in an important game. Definitely let the Sr.’s get their reps in b/c they deserve it but OSU really needs Munger, Hill and Sprinkle to step up next year. Extra motivation for them.

Comment 22 Nov 2015

I agree about tipping your cap to Dantonio. For as upset OSU fans are about our coaching staff, how can we of all schools not give credit to a man that played a huge role in our 2002 national title? Mark Dantonio is a hell of a coach.

Anyone else see CBS' bowl projections? Fiesta Bowl matchup of Ohio State and Houston.

Comment 04 Oct 2015

For as much OSU fans may miss Tom Herman, he was the OC for some real ugly games last year, too. VaTech, Penn State and Indiana were not at all pretty. OSU peaked at the right time last year. Urban Meyer is still the HC and is one of the best, if not the best, in college football. Tom Herman was great but he had real bad moments, too. Ohio State is definitely not screwed without him.

Comment 18 Sep 2015

Look at all of those "subsidies" at the MAC and other mid-major schools. It looks like it's approximately $1,000 per student on the main campus, give or take $100. Want to go to Miami, OU, BGSU, Akron? Over four years you'll pay $3k to $5k to support an athletic program that 90% of students will hardly care about.

Comment 14 Sep 2015

West Lafayette sucks. It's the worst campus/college town in the Big Ten (although I've never been to Piscataway/New Brunswick). There's really not much to do there for out of towners. Don't go.