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But if the Buckeyes do opt to go with an interim coach, Jent is the guy that would be expected to earn the chance to audition his way into the job a la Greg Gard at Wisconsin.
"This has probably been the greatest 13 years of my life", said Matta, his voice breaking as he quoted lyrics from the Grateful Dead. "Others time I can barely see. Lately it occurs to me what a long, unusual trip it's been".
He put an emphasis on long before fighting back tears shortly afterward. Matta also won five regular-season Big Ten titles and four league tournament crowns, the most championships of any league coach over the last 13 seasons.
The former head coach of The University of Akron recently took over the Duquesne program in Pittsburgh, but a potential buyout clause in his contract would not be hard for Ohio State's athletic department to absorb if they chose to go with a coach familiar with recruiting talents in and around Ohio.
It's rooted in a familiar place, however, and it offers a clue as to where the Buckeyes might be headed next.
It was time for a change. Ohio State lost to Florida in the 2007 National Championship.
Since the 2010-11 season, the Buckeyes have been earning fewer and fewer wins.
Although I didn't play for Thad, he embraced me to the fullest.
If the Buckeyes want a coach familiar with the program, perhaps they look at Stony Brook bench boss Jeff Boals, who served as an assistant under Matta from 2009 to 2016. While coaching at Xavier, Matta led the team to three NCAA Tournament appearances consecutively, according to ESPN. "I am confident in his leadership to return the program to the winning ways that we have all enjoyed during his 13-year tenure". Matta was up against that while trying, in his words, to "be serviceable" from a physical standpoint. In fact, this week marks the start of summer classes for a lot of players. The Buckeyes also reached the Final Four in 2012.
Kim's ambassador to China said in Beijing on Monday it would continue such test launches "any time , any place". In all, six sets of sanctions have been imposed on North Korea since it first tested an atomic device in 2006.
The U.K.'s terror threat level has been raised to "critical", its highest point, meaning an attack is expected imminently . Britain raised its threat level to "critical" amid concerns that the 22-year-old Abedi may have accomplices.
Earlier Wednesday, a White House official said Trump was expected to pull out of the deal, but cautioned there could be "caveats". Which puts the US right alongside Syria and Nicaragua - the only two countries that declined to be a part of the agreement.
Towards the end of the meeting Macron said that reopening the French embassy in Syria is not a priority at the moment. Putin said the two leaders assess many issues similarly and their relations could be "qualitatively" improved.
The Lib Dems launched their General Election manifesto today which also included a promise to help people buy the homes they rent. Under a Liberal Democrat government, more restaurants and takeaways would also be encouraged to present nutritional information.
And just as a move paid championship dividends for James after a prior finals loss, it could do the same in June for Durant. But barring his way is a Golden State squad out to prove they are the super team dynasty of the era, not the Cavaliers.
Burr says the committee is "very specific" about what it's asking in an attempt to pressure Flynn to turn over documents. Flynn's lawyer's interpretation of taking the Fifth", said Ranking Member Sen. " I don't know .
Meanwhile, the Celtics' leading scorer after Thomas, Avery Bradley , is averaging just 16.4 points per game this postseason. Irving made 10 of 12 shots in the second half and finished with a career playoff high 42 points.
Mr Li said he believed the two had found a solution on the issue of Chinese quotas for electric cars after a lengthy discussion. Merkel and Li met hours ahead of Trump's decision on whether to withdraw the USA from the Paris climate accord.
Wales manager Coleman said: "He doesn't want to play global football, which is a disappointment from our point of view". I'm looking forward to this game with Serbia for more than one reason and I'm not thinking past that.
Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw gets 2000th career strikeout
ESPN reports Dodgers pitchers set a franchise record for strikeouts in a game with 26, tying an Major League Baseball record. He retired 20 consecutive batters before surrendering a home run to Domingo Santana at Miller Park stadium in Milwaukee.
Ex-Penn State administrators get jail time
Prosecutors are seeking jail time for Spanier, 68, with sentencing guidelines calling for up to a year in prison. He was dismissed as coach days after Sandusky was charged and died of cancer in 2012 at age 85.
Potentially fatal dog flu found in Florida for first time
The virus has been circulating in the US since 2015, and this is the first time it has been found in Florida, officials said. Most of the time, they recover at home without any complications, but some require hospitalization for treatment.
Rahul Gandhi fails to get nod for Saharanpur visit
He plans to visit Shabbirpur village, the epicentre of clashes between Dalits and Thakurs or Rajputs since last month. About a dozen police vehicles were set ablaze and 12 policemen were injured on May 9.
ICE operation nets 9 arrests in Santa Maria
On Thursday, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced the conclusion of a five-day expanded enforcement operation. Immigration & Customs Enforcement operation, federal officials said Thursday .
Lue: Cavs' Irving feeling 'good' after Game 4 ankle injury
They've already proven who they are, and there's no longer a doubt whether or not this season was a success - it was. I think that goes with coaching staff, players, and everybody just has to get better to get back to this situation".