Don't Put Me In, Coach: My Incredible NCAA Journey from the End of the Bench to the End of the Bench

Posted: Friday, June 29, 2012, 9:07 am

In brief


This memoir is rambling and child-like and a must-read for OSU hoop fans.

If I may wax Churchillian, never has a player provided so much enjoyment to so many by failing so utterly. And now inept manager and irrelevant b-baller Mark Titus has taken his non-talents to the publishing world.

Titus, as true Buckeyes know, backed his way into fame as a walk-on during OSU's recent glory years. Being on the squad, if not necessarily a part of it, offered our hero plenty of time to write his Club Trillion blog about the team. Brash, funny and with nothing to lose (what, they were going to cut his playing time?), Mark was certainly the right man for the self-made job.

Aside from his sophomoric humor, some blindly loyal fans might not appreciate the author's candor. Delicate readers may wish to fast forward past the anecdote in which forward Ivan Harris was being truly... forward. It only proves, though, that you can't spell M-A-R-K T-I-T-U-S without TMI.