Thanks, Delany.

Never underestimate the ability of college coaches to innovate based on new developments.

Freshman ineligibility has only been a topic of conversation for a few days now, but Ohio State head coach Thad Matta is already tired of answering questions about the topic.

“It’s been a nightmare,” Matta said Saturday. “All of our coaches are dealing with it.”

Reports surfaced earlier this week that the Big Ten was looking into the idea of making freshmen ineligible to compete in football and men’s basketball. It’s a far-fetched idea, really, but it appears there’s some serious discussion going on.

Matta, however, said he doesn’t believe freshmen will ever be ruled ineligible to play. But that doesn’t mean he hasn’t already been asked about it recently on the recruiting trail.

“I tell you what, I’m dealing with more issues on that in recruiting. We’re getting crushed in this thing,” he said. “It’s not going to happen, but why they linked the Big Ten to it I don’t know. I’ve been dealing with that the last couple days trying to explain if it does happen, which it’s not going to, but if it does it’s not just the Big Ten it will be across college basketball.”

Now, if somebody would start dropping that topic on the football recruiting trail, we might just see Corch’s head explode.

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13 responses to “Thanks, Delany.

  1. Cojones

    Just as we predicted here. Too bad that their conversation didn’t start just before season starts because our stands would be 10% former Big 10 recruits in the first game.

    Yall come on down to where we will play you as a Freshman.

    Boy, this is a laugher since they did discuss this. Matta is right in that they never will be declared ineligible. Why did you bring it up, idiot?

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  2. gastr1

    Somebody at B-M needs to step up and be the somebody that starts dropping that scat on the recruiting trail, because I NEED to see Corch’s head explode. Come on, do it for us!

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    • Cojones

      Not only Crier, but Delany in the same breath. For the pain that wise-ass Delany has caused us all (we didn’t go for that mega-conference dilution gag he floated about 5 yrs ago) when he was floating carrots in the direction of the SEC in payback for having the first big conf championship.

      He got away with it for years, but he ain’t manipulating the NCAA as I used to think he did. He pretty much has kept the SEC from going to the Rose Bowl since long ago. Karma.

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      • Cojones

        The phase called “Georgia’s Revenge” has begun. Their 4-star RB from Wi-Big10 that was recruited by Brown out of Atl is now interested in UGA and following Brown. Sounds like the Texas RB who has committed to Baylor(?) is glad for the SEC bid extended by Brown and is aware of UGA’s rep for developing great RBs.

        Not bad for his first two weeks, but what if he can’t keep it up all the way to the end of the month? Me? I’m looking for those FBs, RBs and OLmen inroads into Delany’s back yard as being a bright light lit by Brown. Then Delany can suck the big one and go away.

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  3. 69Dawg

    Like I said before Delany just declared unilateral disarmament. Corch is at the shrink as we speak. With the way the NFL is taking the best from CFB early and the structure of the rookie contracts, no 5-star and a lot of 4-stars will never sign with the B1G if this happens. Why would he phrase it like he did. He could have just said he thought the NCAA should consider it as a rules change and left it there.

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  4. DDD

    Every Ohio State recruit in the SEC footprint ought to be told “The Big Ten is about to stop letting freshmen play.”

    That’ll do it.

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    • Cojones

      We could couch it more honestly in that the Big10 has seriously considered not allowing Freshmen to play and they did it in secret. Heh, heh, heh.

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  5. Russ

    Anything to annoy Corch is fine by me.

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  6. Tronan

    I hope the Big whatever is stupid enough to keep pursuing this. Please, please, please.

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  7. Hogbody Spradlin

    Somebody needs to make sure every that living soul recruited by a Big Ten college, and their families, knows this by heart. And make sure Corch is asked about it each and every day, twice if possible.

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  8. A Nightmare?

    Somebody needs to can and spam the Greg McGarity abject denial of a Nightmare speech.

    Cause if General George Armstrong Custer McGarity says there are no Indians in those hills, it must be true…

    This could be of great benefit to the Big Ten.

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