Matta is the seventh (7th) highest paid coach in college basketball.
Last ten years in Tournaments:
2007-2008 – NIT - Won
2008-2009 – NCAA - out first round
2009-2010 – NCAA – out in sweet 16
2010-2011 – NCAA – out in sweet 16
2011-2012 – NCAA – out in final four
2012-2013 – NCAA – out in elite eight
2013-2014 – NCAA – out in first round
2014-2015 – NCAA – out in second round
2015-2016 – NIT – out in second round
2016-2017 – NONE
You see a pattern? Salary commensurate with performance?
Nice work Gene, Matta hasn't been able to coach "reach" any of his players/teams in years, but gets rewarded with another chance to show his mediocrity. It ought to tell you something when the halftime announcer at the Rutgers game said that the Buckeyes on the bench acted with no encouragement or emotion, almost like they didn't care.
EDIT: LOL another B1G announcer that interviewed a Rutgers player after the game asked him "was there a point in the game when you sensed that Ohio State did not want to be here?".
Pathetic decision Gene!
Buckeyes may have one really good game in B1G Tourney but the next one will make you wonder what game they think they are playing.
On to the NIT where you will see brain farts, discombobulation and an early exit provided by a team that wants it more.
I would hate to have you working for me. Most people's pay is commensurate to performance.
Matta is a nice guy but his players do not respect him. Potential recruits know they are not going to improve in this program.
I like Matta, but you speak the truth.
Martel will quickly move up the chart and challenge Burrow for no. 2.
You can't teach football instincts like he possesses (my personal online psychic tells me he is the reincarnation of Jim Thorpe :-).
Act like you want it for more than a couple of stretches Buckeyes.
Brain farts has lost them a few too.
It is amazing to me how so many of Tim Shoemaker's predictions this year have come close to the actual score. In yesterday's preview Tim predicted: Michigan State 74, Ohio State 68
I have to give Rutgers some credit for giving everything they had in the second half last night. Wish the Buckeyes played consistently with that kind of effort.
Speaking of stupid rules, remember when Boom Heron (I believe) flashed his gloves that formed a block O at the fans after a touchdown and the Buckeyes were given a celebration penalty?
You can't use logic with the mentally challenged.
1) Forget that it is generally acknowledged that Oho State played the strongest schedule in the country.
2) Discount that the loss was to Penn St. due to a botched/blocked punt and a weird score on a botched/blocked field goal. and please ignore the stats of that game that show who clearly dominated it.
3) Avoid considering the fact that Ohio State had to play two night games back to back on the road with top 2 top 10 teams who both had 2 weeks to prepare for them due to byes (Penn St. being the second).
The Buckeye offensive problems aren't all Beck's fault (but it is best that he go). But why didn't the O-line improve? Why didn't the abundance of 4 and 5 star receivers show no progress?
It pains me to say this but I think it is critical that wholesale changes are made with the coaching on the offensive side of the ball or I think we could very well begin to see a program in decline somewhat, with kids deciding to go to elsewhere and Urban deciding to hang it up.
Seriously, the offense never improved all season and that is coaching. Decent opponents in the last half of the season knew our weakness and only defense kept us hanging in those games.
Warinner needs to go back to coaching the O-line. Smith needs help with the receivers. Don't ask me about Beck.
Guys like coach K are more than contributors to this kid's issues. He has had a life of witnessing his bad behavior being acceptable to everyone as long as he wins.
I always wanted Tress to explain exactly what happened in 2006 but he never said much. Of course we heard rumors that Troy gained weight and was too busy making rounds on the Heisman circuit to attend all the practices.
But I think the clearest and most logical explanation came from several players who later said that they never saw any of the schemes Florida used that night on any film they watched and they were never a part of the game plan.
Urban had too much time to prepare an improving and excellent Florida team.
OMG, he may very well be the new OC.
Odd moderation when in another thread a non-political video of President Obama dropping a mic had to be deleted, but this one is okay.
This week the 4th ranked team beat the 8th ranked team by 31 and the 7th ranked team beat 6th ranked team by 7.
Why is there even a discussion about number 4?
Ped U is out!
Time to even the score for Braxton too.
And every coach in America will tell you that it's damn near impossible to beat a good team twice in a season.
Understand where you are coming from since it is common for the Buckeyes to be "up" for a top team early in the year. That always gives fans a lot of optimism for the year until reality of a long season against good B1G teams brings us down to earth.
That said, I do think this is a tourney team and that Thad has enough talent on this team to make life hell for the teams at the top of the conference.
The Big 8 has been told by the Committee that a conference championship adds another game against solid competition to a resume for them to evaluate.
It is not and should not be anything other than that.
Key to the game is slobs giving JT time in pocket. Game is lost otherwise.