The following letter to the editor was printed in Sunday's Columbus Dispatch:
Editor: In an era where Ohio State seems to dominate in all things athletic, why is it OK that the golf and baseball programs continue to be mediocre at best? It's not the facilities, it's not that Ohio is lacking talent, it's not that they don't have the financial support. Longtime coaches still need to produce.
-- David Anderson
David (from Ray SE Ray Stein): I'm guessing Gene Smith would agree, although he might put it a bit more delicately, at least for public consumption.
I know there have been rumors circulating in regards to Bob Todd's future at Ohio State (both here on The Buckeye Nine and in other forums). He has not retired and as far as I know does not plan to retire. If my memory serves me correctly, he has at least one more year left on his current OSU contract and is presently hot on the recruiting trail.
Addressing the comment on the other program, on June 2, long-time OSU men's golf coach Jim Brown announced his retirement effective at the conclusion of the 2008-09 season.