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Comment 26 Feb 2012

Right. Thad Matta took a program that had been to final fours, won Big Ten Championships and he... took them to one final four and won a few Big Ten championships. Oh, and he lost to Siena. But he won the NIT!

I'll give you that he revitalized recruiting, but... look what that has gotten us. An 0-fer on March Madness appearances. And that's not changing any time soon. 

Comment 26 Feb 2012

Fine. You can make excuses for routine failure if you wish. But programs are built on expectations, and great programs are built on high expectations. If people were satisfied with being "good enough" at a place like Ohio State, Earle Bruce would still be our coach. 

Comment 26 Feb 2012

And for the record, I've seen Matta teams make runs in March. I don't want just another run. I want a championship. It's not an unreasonable expectation given how freely Matta pulls in All-Americans. 

Comment 26 Feb 2012

Yeah, it happens really ridiculously often. As in, a seed lower than a 2 has won the tournament four times in the last 22 years. Ridiculous.

For serious, runs like UConn's never happen and likely won't happen again any time soon. And certainly not with these Buckeyes. 


Comment 26 Feb 2012

Great. There are 15 other average-to-above-average teams out there screaming 'REMEMBER THE HUSKIES!' after every loss, thinking they still have a chance to miracle their way to a championship by winning 11 straight games against constantly improving competition. It's sad that we're now one of them. It's just not going to happen. Thad's teams don't get better come tourney time, they get worse. It's just happening a little bit earlier this year.

Comment 26 Feb 2012

Can we just end the season now? Not sure I can handle watching a team this talented lose to a 14 seed in the first round.

Comment 18 Feb 2012

Well, hopefully we can make it past the second round this year. 

Comment 31 Dec 2011

Even Dakich is acknowledging the terrible refereeing. This is god awful. Worse than anything Hightower's crew has ever done.

Comment 20 Dec 2011

An NBA power forward exchanging vows with a cave troll 

edit: or this guy

Comment 12 Dec 2011

But we kicked Colorado's ASS

that made it all worth it 

Comment 03 Dec 2011

The difference here is that I'm 100 percent confident we would beat that Kansas team with Jared Sullinger. I'm still not sure Oden would have saved us from that beatdown in Gainesville, even if he did make a huge difference in the title game months later.

Comment 03 Dec 2011

Well, we clearly aren't anywhere near the team we were with Sullinger. That's not too surprising. But we aren't anywhere close to good enough without him to go on the road to Phog Allen Fieldhouse and expect to win. Hopefully the boys can keep it respectable, unlike the '06 team did in Gainesville without Oden.

Comment 03 Dec 2011

Why the hell is Michigan getting shown over the Buckeyes in Columbus? Are the decision-makers at the BTN that incompetent?

Comment 25 Nov 2011

Just wanna say that Sullinger jacking up a three was easily my favorite moment of the young season. Almost as good as T-Wigg from downtown.

Comment 19 Nov 2011

As a former fatty turned fitness nut, I will say that the one benefit fatness confers on a person is the ability to forgo a coat in winter. Only good thing about blubber.