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#61 BSLChrisBacon

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Posted 05 June 2017 - 01:43 PM

Have to think it's something that's just popped up very recently which probably means it's not good news

 

Gene Smith mentioned lack of recruiting recently (which is true) which leads me to believe this wasn't solely Matta's decision.

 

Now obviously Matta has health issues which could be another (big) reason, but that press conference sure seemed like he didn't want to stop coaching right now.



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Posted 05 June 2017 - 01:47 PM

Unless Oh St already has a guy they love whos secretly told them he'll come it makes zero sense to do this now without there being something more to the story
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Posted 05 June 2017 - 01:50 PM

http://www.espn.com/...oach-13-seasons

 

Maybe his health issues were getting in the way of his job and because of that, the teams weren't performing and they wanted to make a change?


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Posted 05 June 2017 - 02:00 PM

I can't believe he's only 49 -- I would have guessed late 50s


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Posted 05 June 2017 - 02:04 PM

LOL:

 

Insider says OSU wish list includes: Brad Stevens, Tony Bennett, Jay Wright, Sean Miller & Billy Donovan.


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Posted 05 June 2017 - 02:08 PM

If the timing weren't so weird, Bennett and Miller might seem obtainable.  OSU probably can offer loads more money than UVA or Arizona.  Doubt either guy jumps, but I think they'd at least listen to the offer.



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Posted 05 June 2017 - 02:10 PM

I'm not sure why Bennett would be such a reach to steal. It's UVA

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Posted 05 June 2017 - 02:10 PM

Can't see Miller leaving...Arizona is a top 3 team entering this season.

 

Bennett OTOH could definitely go.  Not sure he will recruit like OSU wants because of his style of play though.  He will win but will that be good enough?


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Posted 05 June 2017 - 03:04 PM

He's not a good coach, not surprising at all.
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Posted 05 June 2017 - 03:04 PM

No reason for Ohio State you be mediocre.
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Posted 05 June 2017 - 03:13 PM

No reason for Ohio State you be mediocre.

They fight the same thing the other big football schools do.

 

But yes, i would agree that they should be a tourney team that is a top 7 seed most years...and have years where every once in a while, they have the ability to be a final 4 team.


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Posted 05 June 2017 - 03:23 PM

I think it's a top 3 job in the conference.

 

But like everyone has said, the timing absolutely sucks (unless they of course have a verbal/hush-hush agreement with a coach already). 



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Posted 05 June 2017 - 03:31 PM

You could make a case that it could be Billy Donovan, I just don't see it happening IMO.



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Posted 05 June 2017 - 03:50 PM

Chris Mack? 


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Posted 05 June 2017 - 04:03 PM

Chris Mack? 

Makes a lot of sense.


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Posted 05 June 2017 - 04:04 PM

Chris Mack? 

 

I'm sure they'll ask, as every top school does. It's just something that I/Xavier fans expect with every vacancy. They'll ask about Holtmann too, I bet. 

 

If it was another year, I'd be worried. But Xavier should easily be a top 20 team and Trevon Blueitt just decided to return to school. Talent-wise/on paper, it's Mack's best team/chance for a Final Four. Much less worried about this coaching opening (given the details) than IU, for example.

 

Ohio State is basically in full rebuild-mode. Also the reason, like Rob said above, why I don't see Sean Miller wanted to return to his midwest roots at this time, given Arizona's talent and preseason expectations.



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Posted 05 June 2017 - 04:14 PM

I think it's a top 3 job in the conference.

 

But like everyone has said, the timing absolutely sucks (unless they of course have a verbal/hush-hush agreement with a coach already). 

Top 4 or 5. 

 

Indiana

Mich St

Mich 

 

You can argue it's higher than Maryland but I dont see how it's above the 3 I listed. 



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Posted 05 June 2017 - 04:21 PM

Top 4 or 5. 

 

Indiana

Mich St

Mich 

 

You can argue it's higher than Maryland but I dont see how it's above the 3 I listed. 

I don't see any reason for Michigan to be higher.

 

I think you can lump Mich, OSU and MD in any order...Wisky can something to say about that too.


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Posted 05 June 2017 - 04:23 PM

I'm sure they'll ask, as every top school does. It's just something that I/Xavier fans expect with every vacancy. They'll ask about Holtmann too, I bet. 

 

If it was another year, I'd be worried. But Xavier should easily be a top 20 team and Trevon Blueitt just decided to return to school. Talent-wise/on paper, it's Mack's best team/chance for a Final Four. Much less worried about this coaching opening (given the details) than IU, for example.

 

Ohio State is basically in full rebuild-mode. Also the reason, like Rob said above, why I don't see Sean Miller wanted to return to his midwest roots at this time, given Arizona's talent and preseason expectations.

Fair.

 

I just really like him, so I mention his name every time. 


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Posted 05 June 2017 - 04:29 PM

LOL @ Brad Stevens being on that list btw.


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