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    Re: Thad Matta and UK....

    Matta said he won't talk to UK. End of story.

    Seriously though, if Matta didn't pursue the IU job, why would he pursue the UK job?
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    Quote Originally Posted by max venable View Post
    Seriously though, if Matta didn't pursue the IU job, why would he pursue the UK job?
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    Contractually Smith probably has to allow him to talk, so the question this story is based on probably only had one answer. I seriously doubt that Thad is going anywhere, he has a very good recruiting class coming in next year again, and a GREAT recruiting class coming for 2008. He is already one of the highest paid coaches in the country, and frankly Ohio State has all the resources or more, than Kentucky could offer. Kentucky's job has more historical prestige, but Thad is sitting on a home field advantage in terms of recruiting. Quite frankly it is embarrasing that Ohio State hasn't had more success over the years, considering the instate talent, and money in the athletic department.
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    Re: Thad Matta and UK....

    Quote Originally Posted by LoganBuck View Post
    Contractually Smith probably has to allow him to talk, so the question this story is based on probably only had one answer. I seriously doubt that Thad is going anywhere, he has a very good recruiting class coming in next year again, and a GREAT recruiting class coming for 2008. He is already one of the highest paid coaches in the country, and frankly Ohio State has all the resources or more, than Kentucky could offer. Kentucky's job has more historical prestige, but Thad is sitting on a home field advantage in terms of recruiting. Quite frankly it is embarrasing that Ohio State hasn't had more success over the years, considering the instate talent, and money in the athletic department.
    One possible lure for UK is that it is a school where the basketball program is top dog in the athletics department, whereas at OSU, the basketball program will always be second to football, no matter how successful a coach you are. So if ego and wanting to be top dog are what drives you, UK may be the place to be. And lets not forget Ashley Judd in the stands.

    At this point, if Matta leaves again after he has said he won't, he may well end up looking like he went to the Nick Saban school of how to further your career.
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    Re: Thad Matta and UK....

    As an Ohio State fan, if Thad Matta left, it wouldn't be the end of the world. You could always find someone to take his place.
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    Re: Thad Matta and UK....

    Ashley Judd, does that make UK more or less attractive?
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    Re: Thad Matta and UK....

    You tell me...


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    Re: Thad Matta and UK....

    Quote Originally Posted by Matt700wlw View Post
    You tell me...

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    I didn't know UK had hockey?

    Or is that pool?


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    Re: Thad Matta and UK....

    Yeah, ten year old picture, about when UK had a good team too.
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    Re: Thad Matta and UK....

    Quote Originally Posted by KYRedsFan View Post
    Yeah, ten year old picture, about when UK had a good team too.
    Jack Nicholsen's changed over the years too but I still think Ashley looks better !
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    Re: Thad Matta and UK....

    A few years ago...I about burnt out UK football till they hired a young coach (who I liked his offense) by the name of Hal Mumme who got me intersted in football again.
    I have done reached that stage with the basketball program and there are only a few guys that would bring back that excitement again for basketball.
    Matta is alright but he isnt one of the guys. No offence to OSU fans on here just merely my opinion.
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    Re: Thad Matta and UK....

    I mentioned this in the previous thread, but I am starting to wonder what skeletons are hiding in Mr. Matta's closet.

    2006-
    Five Star Recruits:
    Greg Oden
    Mike Conley
    Daequan Cook*

    Four Star:
    David Lighty*
    Othello Hunter

    2007-
    Five Star Recruits:
    Kosta Koufos*

    Four Star:
    Jon Diebler*
    Dallas Lauderdale*
    Evan Turner
    Eric Wallace

    2008-
    Five Star-
    BJ Mullens*
    William Buford*
    Anthony Crater
    Luke Babbit

    Four Star:
    Warren Offutt

    * In state recruit.

    Either Matta is a great recruiter, or something is going on in Columbus that could put the Buckeyes back on probation by the end of the decade.

    While I don't want Matta anywhere near UK, the fact that he said no doesn't mean much because he said that he wasn't up for the Ohio St job either.
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    Re: Thad Matta and UK....

    Quote Originally Posted by WVRed View Post
    I mentioned this in the previous thread, but I am starting to wonder what skeletons are hiding in Mr. Matta's closet.

    2006-
    Five Star Recruits:
    Greg Oden
    Mike Conley
    Daequan Cook*

    Four Star:
    David Lighty*
    Othello Hunter

    2007-
    Five Star Recruits:
    Kosta Koufos*

    Four Star:
    Jon Diebler*
    Dallas Lauderdale*
    Evan Turner
    Eric Wallace

    2008-
    Five Star-
    BJ Mullens*
    William Buford*
    Anthony Crater
    Luke Babbit

    Four Star:
    Warren Offutt

    * In state recruit.

    Either Matta is a great recruiter, or something is going on in Columbus that could put the Buckeyes back on probation by the end of the decade.

    While I don't want Matta anywhere near UK, the fact that he said no doesn't mean much because he said that he wasn't up for the Ohio St job either.
    I couldn't agree more. That's the same reason that some people in these parts want no part of Calipari.
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