Thad Matta out at Ohio State: Former players react on social media

BLOOMINGTON, IN - JANUARY 10: Head coach Thad Matta of the Ohio State Buckeyes talks to D'Angelo Russell #0 of the Ohio State Buckeyes during the game against the Indiana Hoosiers at Assembly Hall on January 10, 2015 in Bloomington, Indiana. Indiana defeated Ohio State 69-66. (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images)

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BLOOMINGTON, IN - JANUARY 10: Head coach Thad Matta of the Ohio State Buckeyes talks to D'Angelo Russell #0 of the Ohio State Buckeyes during the game against the Indiana Hoosiers at Assembly Hall on January 10, 2015 in Bloomington, Indiana. Indiana defeated Ohio State 69-66. (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images)

The unexpected end to the coaching tenure of Thad Matta at Ohio State not surprisingly garnered a big reaction from around the Internet.

Though the Buckeyes have not performed up to the high standards he set during the first half of his career in Columbus, there is no doubt he engendered strong feelings from the men who played for him, including Jared Sullinger, J.J. Sullinger and Aaron Craft.

Matta coached the Buckeyes for 13 seasons.

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