Although the Ohio State Buckeyes made the NCAA Tournament, it’s hard not to think “what if” if so many players didn’t transfer from the program during Thad Matta’s last couple years with the program. Among those transfers, four have also made the Big Dance.
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Chris Holtmann has turned a thin roster into one of the best teams in the country. He doesn’t (and didn’t) make excuses for the lack of depth or anything else, he has just done the best he can with what he was given. Even if it’s just mid-January through March (and April), Holtmann has turned Ohio State into a basketball school. The basketball Buckeyes are fun again, and for that, Holtmann deserves to be the National Coach of the Years in his first season in Columbus.
Obviously, the Buckeys have surprised everyone and are not only one of the best teams in the Big Ten, but have a shot to make some noise in March as well. With that said, it’s interesting to think of what could have been if so many players didn’t transfer in Thad Matta’s last couple years at Ohio State. In his last two years in Columbus, Matta had six players transfer from the program
When Thad Matta first arrived to Ohio State in 2004, he immediately put the Buckeyes back on the college basketball map. Although Chris Holtmann wasn’t expected to do the same, the head coach has made the scarlet and gray relevant again in his first season in Columbus. Now, how will the Buckeyes play with a target on their back? So far, so good.
In his 13 years at Ohio State, head coach Thad Matta proved to be the best (and winningest) coach in program history. While he turned the Buckeyes into a legitimate title contender during the early part of his time in Columbus, health and the fact that he ran a clean program were his biggest downfalls during the final years at Ohio State.
Over the last few years, Thad Matta lost out on key recruits, which turned into his teams getting worse as time went on. With the most recent scandal in college basketball, Thad Matta’s demand to have a clean program seemed to be one of the main reasons why he is no longer the head coach at Ohio State.
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Thad Matta is no longer coach of The Ohio State University. It’s hard to believe he’s no longer the coach, but Thad Matta leaves OSU as the greatest coach in school history and will forever be remembered as the coach who put the basketball program back on the national map.
The Ohio State University Athletic Director Gene Smith announced on Monday that Thad Matta is no longer the head coach of the school’s basketball team, effective immediately. Earlier Monday, the school released a surprising statement that announced that Smith and Matta would have a joint press conference at 2 p.m. ET, but what it was
When Thad Matta was named the head coach of the Ohio State Buckeyes men’s basketball team in 2004, Columbus became a basketball town and Ohio State became a basketball school- just for that day. While basketball has been the second fiddle most days since,1 Matta did his best to make the basketball Buckeyes relevant, even
The Ohio State Buckeye’s men’s basketball program has fallen on hard times. One solution is for Thad Matta to figure out how to keep Ohio high school talent in-state.
Just hours after athletic director Gene Smith gave head coach Thad Matta a vote of confidence by stating that he believes in the coaching staff and will keep them around for another season, Matta’s Buckeyes lost, 66-57, to Rutgers, the worst team in the Big Ten, in the opening round of the conference tournament.
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The Ohio State men’s basketball team is going through a horrid season, but they beat the Michigan Wolverines (and lost to the Maryland Terrapins).