Ohio State's combined basketball record of 41-6 trails only Duke's 47-2 and Connecticut's 46-5. Not bad for a football school.
The football team finished the season ranked fourth nationally after a thumping Notre Dame in the Fiesta Bowl and lost only to champion Texas and third-ranked Penn State. The Bucks were playing as well as anyone at the end of the season and will be among the favorites to win the national title next season.
The Bucks are thisclose to another 20-win season and an NCAA Tournament berth, and argueably the top b-ball recruiting class in the nation (and the best in OSU history) are on their way in.
Greg Oden has OSU fans thinking Carmelo Anthony, who as a freshman led Syracuse to the national title.
My guess is that OSU would not trade the trio of Tressel, Matta and Foster for any other coaching trio in the country. Would you?
There's no other school in the nation with three top coaches like that.
Take Foster out of the mix and only Texas' Mack Brown and Rick Barnes, Oklahoma's Bob Stoops and Kelvin Sampson and Florida's Urban Meyer and Billy Donovan are in the same class with Tressel and Matta.
Yep, it's good to be a Buckeye...as long as Matta stays.