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Chris Holtmann (2018 B1G Coach of the Year)

Discussion in 'Buckeye Basketball' started by LordJeffBuck, Jun 9, 2017.

  1. OSUBasketballJunkie

    OSUBasketballJunkie Never Forget 31-0

  2. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

  3. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

    Found a great tweet from last month:

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  4. DZ83CK

    DZ83CK Not Banned

  5. OSUBasketballJunkie

    OSUBasketballJunkie Never Forget 31-0

  6. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

  7. OSUBasketballJunkie

    OSUBasketballJunkie Never Forget 31-0

  8. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

    Here’s the roster breakdown by years:
    • Senior: Kaleb Wesson, Kyle Young, CJ Walker
    • Junior: Justice Sueing, Seth Towns, Justin Ahrens, Musa Jallow, Luther Muhammad, Duane Washington Jr.
    • Sophomore: E.J. Liddell, Ibrahima Diallo
    • Freshman: Zed Key, Eugene Brown
    Ohio State’s currently at the limit of 13 scholarships following DJ Carton and Alonzo Gaffney's decisions to leave the team, reducing their sophomore class by two. Kaleb Wesson also still has an NBA decision to make.

    Even without Wesson, the Buckeyes would have a glut of experience. Their roster would feature one fifth-year senior, one fourth-year senior, one fifth-year junior, two fourth-year juniors, three third-year juniors, two second-year sophomores and two incoming freshmen. Without knowing what other rosters will look like yet, Ohio State might legitimately become the oldest, most experienced team in the Big Ten.
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  9. ShowMeBuck

    ShowMeBuck You know what? Chicken butt.

    I haven’t doubted this hire one time since the announcement.

    Not once.

    Can’t believe we have this guy manning the sidelines. I reserve the right to change my opinion later but for now I’m solidly on the Holt bandwagon. I just think the dude is legit.
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  10. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.



    DYNAMIC DUO. Ohio State's football and men's basketball coaching duo is untouchable.

    After owning Ryan Day and Chris Holtmann were ranked by 247Sports as the No. 1 coaching duo in the country, and frankly, there wasn't even a close second.

    247Sports' Take: Both following iconic head coaches before them in Ohio State's Urban Meyer (2012-18) and Thad Matta (2004-17), Ohio State's Ryan Day (football) and Chris Holtmann (basketball) have made the respective transitions look easy. Both programs were ranked first in their respective polls

    Day took over for Meyer on an interim basis in 2018, guiding OSU to a 3-0 mark and assumed the full-time position for 2019 and beyond. Ohio State cruised through the Big Ten — behind a Heisman Trophy-finalist quarterback that Day recruited in Justin Fields — and the Buckeyes started 13-0 (9-0 Big Ten), winning the conference and heading to the CFB Playoff for the first time since the 2016 season. OSU fell 29-23 to Clemson in the final minute of the Fiesta Bowl, but Day (16-1, 10-0) arguably has the program flying higher than Meyer ever did. Day's 2020 recruiting class ranked fifth nationally in the 247Sports Composite Team Rankings, and the 2021 cycle is already shaping up as a monster haul at first with 14 commitments — eight of which are top-100 prospects.

    Holtmann, meanwhile, catapulted Ohio State's basketball program back atop the Big Ten and returned to the national picture immediately after the Buckeyes' decline under Matta. OSU followed Matta's 17-15 (7-11) downturn in 2017, registering Holtmann's best season through three years, a 25-9 (15-3) 2018 campaign with the team's second-place Big Ten finish and NCAA tournament appearance. Ohio State took a step back in 2019, going 20-15 (8-12), but cracked the Big Dance again. The Buckeyes went 21-10 (11-9) and were bound for a third straight March Madness appearance before the coronavirus crisis canceled the postseason, leaving Holtmann at 66-34 (34-24) through three seasons on the job.

    The most insane part is that these guys have been on the job a combined four seasons. They both replaced all-time Buckeye greats and the programs are still trending up. Urban Meyer is a hall of fame coach and Thad Matta is the winningest coach in program history, and their replacements are better.

    That would be as insane as replacing the best passer in Big Ten History with one of the highest-rated quarterback prospects in history. Oh, wait.

    Anyway, I'm still waiting for someone to find out how to tattoo a gif onto human flesh, because the second it happens this is going to be my new backpiece:

    Entire article:
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  11. OSUBasketballJunkie

    OSUBasketballJunkie Never Forget 31-0

  12. OhioState001

    OhioState001 Tressel Loyalist

    Did we one-up Duke if he didn't officially have a Duke offer?
  13. AuTX Buckeye

    AuTX Buckeye Beam me up, Mr. Speaker. Yahoo Pickem Champ Former Game Champion

    Ah going with Duke’s side of things that he didn’t have an OFFER
  14. OSUBasketballJunkie

    OSUBasketballJunkie Never Forget 31-0

    He had a spot at Duke.........
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  15. OSUBasketballJunkie

    OSUBasketballJunkie Never Forget 31-0

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