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Chris Holtmann (2018 B1G Coach of the Year)

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

  1. OSU_Buckguy

    OSU_Buckguy Senior

    who here trusts ho1tmann's coaching in close late-game situations?
     
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  2. TooTallMenardo

    TooTallMenardo The Rushmen™ '17 Bowl Pick Em Champ

    I’ll trust it much, much more when he has some scorers capable of putting up points. Woods was awful most of the season, CJ Jackson was too inconsistent and turnover prone, Washington and Muhammad had a sharp learning curve and struggled quite a bit, Kaleb couldn’t stop himself from committing terrible fouls.

    Andre Wesson improved his game, but still has more to work on, and Justin Ahrens finding his place on the squad was nice. Hopefully he can continue to build and be another sharpshooting option from beyond the arc.

    It will be interesting how next season plays out. Hopefully some of the incoming freshman are a little more college ready. But I think the team will improve dramatically next year.
     
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  3. DZ83CK

    DZ83CK Not Banned

    OSU has had a poor record vs top-25 teams for the last several seasons now, the last year when they were decent was 2013. The one constant on every team since then has been a lack of teams with multiple talented scorers on the same squad. I would expect a rebuilding team with no player who has a prayer of making the NBA to fare poorly vs top-25 opponents.
     
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  4. OSU_Buckguy

    OSU_Buckguy Senior

     
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  5. DZ83CK

    DZ83CK Not Banned

    So star players are important. Who knew?
     
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  6. DZ83CK

    DZ83CK Not Banned

    I think this season's end is harder to accept because they started off playing better than expected. OSU probably beats Wisconsin today if Kaleb doesnt get himself suspended, and lock themselves in the tournament - not sure Holt is the person to blame there.
     
  7. OSU_Buckguy

    OSU_Buckguy Senior

    so minus kaleb, winston, carsen, happ, the nazi, etc., it was your belief prior to the season that osu's talent would match the other teams?
     
  8. DZ83CK

    DZ83CK Not Banned

    Funny I don't remember this question after the IU game.
     
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  9. DZ83CK

    DZ83CK Not Banned

    Star players make all the difference in the world in college basketball. Did Coach K suddenly become a bad coach after Zion sprained his knee? If you are so interested in such small sample sizes, you could make a pretty compelling argument against Coach K this year.
     
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  10. Thump

    Thump Hating the environment since 1994

    OSU without Kaleb is a mid-level MAC team at best, with Kaleb, high MAC.
     
  11. OSU_Buckguy

    OSU_Buckguy Senior

    did indiana have a sub-.500 free throw shooter?
     
  12. OSU_Buckguy

    OSU_Buckguy Senior

    you didn't answer the question. so, again, i'll ask...

    so minus kaleb, winston, carsen, happ, the nazi, etc., it was your belief prior to the season that osu's talent would match the other teams?

    perhaps i should remind you, dz, that before the season started, no one else here set higher expectations than you did. so it's a bit odd to read now that our middling season was a foregone conclusion due to the obvious talent drain when you assumed before the season started that we'd get at least a 9-seed in the tournament.
     
  13. DZ83CK

    DZ83CK Not Banned

    It is a transition year, man. I'm not making any overarching negative judgments on the coach's ability based on the team losing 14-15 games, especially when four really good additions to the team are coming combined with only a couple, less impactful overall subtractions.
     
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  14. DZ83CK

    DZ83CK Not Banned

    If they had Winston or Edwards, and Kaleb didnt get suspended, then yes they could have been near the top of the B1G this season. I guess I am an optimist by default, but they could still have gotten a 9 seed if Kaleb hadn't gotten suspended.
     
  15. OSU_Buckguy

    OSU_Buckguy Senior

    neither am i. questioning a coach's late-game decisions is not an "overarching negative judgment."
     
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