It is so much easier when someone just posts your thoughts for you...well said, could not agree more.
You beat me to the quote, that is Matta in a nutshell. Gonna miss him, but Holtmann seems like he will operate the same way...just hopefully more wins than the past few years of course!
I appreciate the fact that he felt he needed Thad's approval. Not to say he isn't taking the job without it, but understanding the situation he is inheriting includes replacing a coach that most fans respect, even if they know a change was needed. A smooth transition is helped immensely, especially with the current roster, if Holtmann does his best to give Thad a lot of respect.
Looking forward to the Holtmann era, may it be glorious.
The Bulldogs have a tendency to promote in-house or at least hire someone with strong ties to the program
Like Thad Matta??
He will do well, welcome aboard Coach Holtmann!
All things considered, and primarily the timing of Thad's departure, this is a good-to-great hire. Sometimes the lesser known entity (Tressel) turns out to be the next great one. That's how I am looking at it anyway...Go Bucks!
I'm with you, we weren't going to get those other two anyway.
Tremendous, well done!
Miami is #2?? Have any of their recruits been to a home game there...assuming they still can afford to have them? Mark Richt must be bringing his $pecial $EC recruiting $trategy to the U. Or did Nevin Shapiro get outta the joint??
Yeah reading all that in a nutshell makes it sound pretty bad, and it was (is). I have always been an advocate for Thad, and thought he deserved one more year. However, in the eternal words of William Munny, deserves got nothing to do with it. Just sad it had to end like this.
Thanks for the good years Coach Matta.
I'm cool with Donovan. Old Gator coaches seem to do quite well here...
Put me in coach! I'm ready to play, today!
Obviously he was well loved by his players, and they are showing him the love now. When you see the player's comments, it becomes so evident how a good coach can impact young athletes. Good luck to Coach Matta in his future endeavors, and hopefully he can work on getting healthy full-time.
Best comment yet, today is definitely not the day that defines Coach Matta's OSU career.
Yes, he made the program better, but it was time for him to move on.
Boss. Or moron..? Either way, it's awesome!
That is HYPE. Why would a DB not commit to OSU..? So awesome.
This made me L.O.L.
Thank you, always nice to get one so early on a Monday.
True, but I always say "Yo, King T, I got an umbrella in my trunk if you need it son!"
I also lived in Chicago during the 90's, and would concur with all your points. Especially how every bar in Chicagoland made each, and every game a viewing event. It had as much to do with the Bulls success, as it did the fact that getting even a nosebleed ticket was impossible. I didn't see Jordan play until he was on the Wizards. But it was a special time to be in Chicago. I was there in 1998 for the McGwire-Sosa HR chase, and saw Kerry Wood throw 20-K's. I haven't been to Boston, and only been to New York once, but I find it hard to believe that there is a better town for pro-sports than Chicago.
Agree with you on Troy, he played better competition, albeit with better surrounding cast as well. Pretty much a toss-up I guess.
He will probably do this gig longer than he should, and that's ok. He is a great CFB tradition, whether you like E$PN or not.
I'm gonna go all Captain Obvious here, and call this kid a MUST-GET. Just WOW.
What, no house for Thad Matta??
Raised in Columbus, but LOVE UD B-Ball & that arena. Best game atmosphere I have experienced.