the Buckeyes have let Osiecki go. They left Markell in charge down there for years as they floundered around going nowhere fast. Then they get a solid coach who seemed to have them on the right track and now they dump him just three years in.
I'm not all sorry about it, if OSU wants to help the rest of the conference out by having a rotating door on the coaches for hockey more power to them, but this move surprises me.
Now, one article I read (not the one you linked) speculated that they might be looking to hire Gwozdecky.
So, are their incoming recruits allowed to jump ship without loss of eligibility because the coach they thought they were coming to play for has been terminated?
4/17 12:10 AM | IP: Logged
Not sure how that works. I think they would get the benefit of the doubt a bit and if they wanted to leave they could get a release (that's how we got Hyman after all), but it's OSU, who knows how they would operate.
4/17 6:27 AM | IP: Logged
But Hyman had not started at another school, so he just reopened his decision. I don't think he needed a release.
4/17 9:40 AM | IP: Logged
Hyman had not started yet at Princeton but the key question is, has a recruit signed his letter of intent. Agree that if he has not signed a LOI, he is free to switch. Once he signs his LOI, he needs a release even if he is not yet enrolled.
4/17 10:12 AM | IP: Logged
That is correct on the LOI release, but I don't think you have to sign an LOI w/ an Ivy since you are technically receiving need/merit based aid not an athletic scholarship.