Originally Posted by guttle11
What in the world are you talking about? Why is it a destination job? Because Bob Knight was there for while? If you asked most people, they would take Ohio State anytime. Columbus or Bloomington? OSU has more money, better facilities, more options close by outside of basketball than Bloomington.
There is a reason that two of the country's best HS players are leaving IU's backyard and coming to Ohio State. I think that says something about how a lot of people feel about IU. Indiana became great because of one man, not the school.
Indiana won national titles before Bob Knight got there. There is really no way most people would choose OSU over Indiana. In football they would, but not in basketball. Indiana has 5 national titles (5th all-time), been to the final four 8 times (6th all-time), been to the NCAA tournament 32 times (5th all-time), and have 52 NCAA tournament wins, which ranks as 6th most. Not to mention complete heads up domination over every team in the Big Ten outside of Purdue.
I'm not saying Matta would leave OSU for IU, but Indiana is a destination job.