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Chris Holtmann (2018 B1G Coach of the Year)

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

  1. OhioState001

    OhioState001 Tressel Loyalist

    Really dude? That's a very dishonest take. The team Matta couldn't even get to the NIT didn't have KBD or Kaleb Wesson
     
  2. Systems_id

    Systems_id Senior

    Oh please. Wesson wouldn't have made a difference on that squad and, neither would KDB considering they barely got to the NIT the year before when he was healthy.
     
  3. nomatta

    nomatta Junior

    You know what's weird? I'm a fan of Matta AND I'm a fan of Holtmann.

    Crazy, I know.
     
  4. LitlBuck

    LitlBuck I Don't Want Any Trouble but People Need Banners!

    Ohio State beats Indiana, and the Buckeyes have the better coach and a brighter future: Doug Lesmerises
    :lol:
     
  5. Jake

    Jake They took the bar! ‘17 The Deuce Champ '18 The Deuce Champ Fantasy Baseball Champ

    You can't spell "Indiana" with out the NIT. holt2
     
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  6. Jaxbuck

    Jaxbuck I hate tsun ‘18 Fantasy Baseball Champ

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  7. NFBuck

    NFBuck Total Coverage.

    Ho!tmann took some lumps and showed some warts this season, but he still coaches a marginally talented roster to the NCAA tournament, making him 2/2 after tOSU missed two straight. It hasn't been pretty, but a lot of people said going intp this season that reaching the dance would make it a success. And here we are.

    I'm not gonna judge too harshly based on this season and I'm anxious to see what he can do with next years class along with some of the young guys that showed flashes at various points this season. Plus, C.J. Walker coming on to provide a steady vet presence.
     
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  8. OhioState001

    OhioState001 Tressel Loyalist

    Decent company

     
  9. OSU_Buckguy

    OSU_Buckguy Senior

    just imagine how great ho1tmann will be when he learns how to coach the end of games. 8D

    seriously, though, outstanding job. some minor quibbles that at time felt like major quibbles, but i couldn't be happier. really impressive gameplan, especially from the standpoint of defense and tempo. a+++ at denying isu transition opportunities.
     
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  10. NFBuck

    NFBuck Total Coverage.

    Ho!tmann will always be compared to the legend he replaced. It's an unenviable position to be in and a very difficult legacy to follow. But hopefully fans see that it's a totally different sport than it was 13-14 years ago when Thad took over.

    My twenty cent analysis through 2 seasons...

    Hol!tmann is a superior game planner.
    Matta had an edge drawing up specific plays at end of game situations
    Ho!tmann has a slight edge managing rotations (I give him a bit of a pass this year because of an oddly constructed roster partially due to the end of the Matta era)
    Matta has a slight edge recruiting-wise, but again, recruiting is a different animal now than when Thad was reeling in the "Thad-5"

    This is only year two for Ho!tman, so a lot could change of the next couple of years. But, despite the ups and downs this year, I still think we're in very good hands going forward. The win over Iowa State just reinforced that for me.
     
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  11. brodybuck21

    brodybuck21 THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY Staff Member Fantasy Baseball Champ

    ^^^this^^^
     
  12. MaxBuck

    MaxBuck 2014 National Champions!

    Matta was a superior recruiter going strictly by the numbers, but he had no clue how to develop team chemistry. The last 7 years were increasingly dysfunctional.
     
  13. ShowMeBuck

    ShowMeBuck You know what? Chicken butt.

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    Keep up that voodoo magic coach.
     
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  14. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

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  15. nomatta

    nomatta Junior

    I think the 2009-2010 and 2010-2011 teams had exceptional chemistry, then you had a Final 4 team, then you had a team that was headed down the toilet and Thad really turned them around--all the way around to a 2-seed and Elite 8.

    After that it was more a lack of sufficient offensive talent and poor post play. But yeah the last two teams were bad on all levels, including chemistry.
     

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