Ohio State’s Thad Matta talks about strategy for Kansas game, comments on Greg Oden

Ohio State coach Thad Matta joined the show to talk about going to the Final Four and more.

Matta talked about his gameplan for the Kanas game. He said that the key is making the Jayhawks take tough shots and to box out, because Kansas is getting a ton of offensive boards.

Dan asked Matta about how hard it is to coach in the era of one-and-done. “It takes away stability,” Matta said. “Let’s just coach each team every day. When it’s all done, we’ll look and see and go from there.”

But Matta is OK with one-and-done guys. “I’ll do one-and-dones as long as they have both feet in,” Matta said. “The one-and-done’s who has his head in the pros.”

Matta had very interesting comments on his former player Greg Oden. “We talk,” Matta said. “The biggest thing is stay as positive as you can. There’s nobody hurting more than he is. … People forget that young man led us to the national championship game with in essence one hand.”

Matta said that he plans to soak it in a little bit this year. Last time he was there, he said at the end, he didn’t even realize where he was.

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