Re: Thad Matta and UK....
According to a recent poll, IIRC, OSU has the third most popular basketball program in the nation. Take that for what you will, of course, but that will obviously help in recruiting as well. Matta has the benefit of being at a big name school with tons of resources. I'm not saying the guy isn't shady, I don't know the man or how he operates, but I don't think anyone here can honestly say otherwise either.
So what if he "lied" before he took the OSU job? It's standard practice these days to give the PC cover all your bases answer when you're questioned about taking a job elsewhere.