Hahahahaha whatever. Matta is a great coach and it would be the best possible job for him. He’s not a “Michigan man” or an “Ohio man” — he’s just a basketball guy. But... He would need to explain how his 2011 team lost so early in the tournament...
We may get a definitive answer if Matta gets the Michigan job which appears to be possible
He needs to enroll in Meyer's leadership class. That will straighten him out.
considering two years ago was OSU's first win against USC since the early 1970s i'm guessing USC would have won
This is truly shocking...
I’m confused. Does this mean Michigan isn’t underachieving on the field?
There will be tons of opportunity for Weber once Zeke is thrown out of the league.
Adding Fields was simply a piece of the post-Meyer firing "spin zone" charade that we saw. Meyer was told in August he was gone and the school had 4 months to line up Day, his new staff and Fields as a transfer. Oh, and also create the hilarious "classes" to be taught by Meyer at the business school. This was all one coordinated PR stunt which worked because fans are going to be fans. Landing the top transfer QB was all part of the "branding" of Ryan Day as the perfect successor. Baldwin was collateral damage. Pretty sure any QB was going to be supplanted by Fields. Paranoid? Maybe. Likely. But the weeks following Meyer's "retirement" were all way too smooth. It was nice to get a head start in August.
Let's talk about how much Harbaugh and TTUN suck - that always makes us feel better.
Turgeon played on the 1986 Kansas final four team that infamously wore red uniforms in their game against Duke. Larry Brown had yet to be caught cheating so he was the coach. Building blocks of the 1988 title team in place on the bench.
shit, this happens in high school, why wouldn't it happen in college?
we need to run an internal investigation to find out if this is how terrelle pryor got in to OSU, then we just decided to give him a chance to play football...
Nobody outside of the OSU fan base is interested in this move. Meyer is a brutal watch on TV and doesn’t move the needle at all.
Did he use his break to become even more out of shape? Guess we'll find out.
Isn't it possible to "get" the rivalry and just not win the game very often?
The list of runners-up from the Big Ten is really impressive, and as you noted, this does in fact matter. Casual fans just don't understand that getting to the final 16 or beyond is "advancing far" in the tournament. Titles aren't the only metric.
Consider the following runners-up: 2005 Illinois, 2007 Ohio State, 2013 Michigan, 2015 Wisconsin. All elite teams. All of whom could have won their title games or a title any other year.
The B10 has had some "non-elite" runners-up in this span, such as 2002 Indiana and 2009 Michigan State and 2018 Michigan, but one of those teams ('02 Indiana) knocked off maybe the best Duke team ever in the final 16, and Michigan's team last year had a very strong year.
This doesn't even take into account all of Michigan State Final 4 teams.
Nor the 2011 OSU team, which I consider - along with 2015 Wisconsin - the best Big Ten team since 1993 Indiana/Michigan (take your pick there).
the comments in response to this post are why every sports fan in america loathes OSU fans. of course these trips don't help them win games. that's not the point. as for NCAA involvement... really? we had andy katzenmoyer play here and he was actually eligible. think about that for two seconds. he was actually eligible.
The OSU jealousy of Brady is sad and pathetic. The guy won a BCS game there and for a while held the Ohio Stadium record for passing attempts in one game. While they lost the game and several were intercepted - it also disproves the theory that “Brady didn’t play” for TTUN. Let’s just be men and accept that the GOAT went to TTUN. We still thrash them every year.
Good thing they have that Brady guy at QB...
Get this guy on the basketball team too.... he'd be starting for them right now
at least there's one coach that actually follows rules...
The basketball takes on this site are just brutal. It’s so obvious it’s a bunch of football fans that don’t understand basketball in the slightest. UM barely shot better than we did and essentially won by 20. They just have a better player at every position. And that includes Teske over Wesson. Who from OSU would get playing time for UM?
the current players simply don't pass the eye test. i don't care what any advanced metrics or stats reveal (though i'm sure those aren't flattering either) jackson shoots like a middle school girl. andre wesson is a good high school player. kaleb wesson is still in bad shape and clearly just getting tired. ahrens is a poor man's dane goodwin. young is a poor man's wisconsin player.
thankfully reinforcements are en route.
Is there a reason the current staff didn’t make a greater effort to keep Dane Goodwin from last years class? He’s breaking out at ND and exactly the kind of offensive player we need. Really scratching my head on this one.
hey at least we’ll beat Michigan. Oh wait...
Just to make sure I'm keeping score correctly... we're hiring two coaches from a staff that is bashed on this site literally every hour of every day?