>The Wessons, Diop, Tate, Jackson, Williams, Potter, Beverly and Funderburke should be enough get us to the NCAA
lol no it's not. we need HELP badly. I wouldn't hope for NCAAs this upcoming year (although it would be a pleasant surprise).
I just want to see some effort on defense, no sulking when refs dont give you calls (cough Lyle & Trevor Thompson cough), & I want to see bodies on the floor for loose balls. There wasnt any grit or effort last season (aside from Jaesean Tate). Last year's team gave up in the first half so many times it was nauseating.
This is a character building / reformation year, much like Thad's first season, except there isnt any NCAA ban holding us back. Also, I hope Holtmann utilizes his bench (even if they arent good). As much as I love Thad, his use of only 4-6 players was incredibly frustrating.
No argument here. I havent been impressed with the last two classes either.
Also, I hope he doesnt limit himself to just kids in Ohio. I want to see us cast a nationwide net, like Urban. Please go after the one and dones as well. Not just the "good ole backyard Buckeye kids". You cant win NCAA championships without NBA talent. Yea, Villanova did it but that is an extreme outlier
The smart thing to do is NOT fire the winningest coach in school history in June with no clear replacement.
the 2nd smartest thing to do would be Luke Fickelling Chris Jent for one season and then conducting a proper, well thought out coaching search well before the start of the summer recruiting period.
Whatever, whats done is done. Best of luck to whoever we hire , and I sincerely hope they make me look foolish for doubting them in the first place.
Bob Huggins is an alcoholic rat who turned in Ohio State to the NCAA over a minor violation. Plus hes like 65 years old...the board at TOSU want nothing to do with him or Cinci (which is why the two schools never play each other)
Ive been here, kiddo. Lol at all of you getting excited over a coach that was easily the 4th or 5th option on our list.
He doesnt even have 5 years experience as a head coach and now you entrust him to coach the basketball team of the 2nd most powerful Athletic Department in the country.
Ramzy got a gift with them words man...
FUCK IT. WE"RE GOING FOR THE WIN....
He's nowhere near Luke Kennard in terms of upside and ability.
The last time we had a back and forth, you resorted to petty name calling (insinuating I was broke and miserable) while I spoke strictly about basketball. You dont even live in Ohio and haven't seen any of these kids play in person IIRC
You're a sanctimonious pompous jerk, and I feel sorry for the people in your flock, "Pastor".
But I'll reply one last time...I'm talking about coaches at several JUCOs, an assistant coach at a prominent basketball Ohio HS, 2 AAU coaches ,even relatives of certain recruits that Thad lost out on (to Butler, & North Carolina)
Again, I have no ill will towards these kids. I'm just calling it how I (and MANY OTHERS) see it. There is a reason Darius Bazely wanted no parts of playing alongside Wesson and Braxton Beverly.
Some of you are sensitive as hell, & I think it's funny how much faith you all place in Thad Matta's talent evaluation given all the not so productive players he's signed in the last 3 years.
He upgraded to a better basketball program
he was never a big 10 caliber player to begin with.
best of luck to him wherever he goes tho
and another WHIFF for Thud Matta
I bet on Ohio State to win the title every year.
Last May I bet on Ohio State and UNC.
UNC came through & I won $600. Ohio State didnt.
i feel sad