It's been a while since we have had a sharpshooter on the roster, so this sucks but at the same time, didn't he commit as a freshman in high school? So he has had a relationship with the old staff for a long time and I figured this would happen. If he fits Holtmann's system then I hope we can get him back
You know it Hove!
COACH HOLT FOR THE WIN
I already really like all 3 of these guys.
Give me Austin Grandstaff, Jaquan Lyle and Mickey Mitchell
When they lose they can just leave and join different teams I guess
NON JOKING SQUAD - Give me Turner, Diebler and Sam Thompson. Then I've got the 3's, I've got the highlight dunks, and I've got the villian who can do just about anything.
This is a good idea, and when it happens we will be singing it's praises until Jim Delany decides to have the big ten basketball tournament in Vancouver
Welcome Coach Holtmann.
Yeah we need this kid, he can shoot the lights out
I've heard people say he's not a B1G level player, and I don't buy that one bit. I'm no expert but I've watched the highlights...
They wouldn't be reporting this if there wasn't a real chance for it to happen.
I'm pretty sure if your coach leaves you are allowed to be released from your LOI. I think the Dayton kids were granted their release when Archie left for Indiana.
This is literally the first thing I thought of when talks with Holtmann started to heat up.
I don't know enough about Kyle to know if he's a game changer, but he would immediately make us better.
COME TO COLUMBUS BRAH
Im giddy as fuck right now. Pardon my french, I mean I'm excited as fuck right now
I've got chills.
YES!!!! LETS GOOOOOOOOOO
Plan Q hahaha
I think he would be released from it if Holtmann goes elsewhere. I saw talk of Creighton's players coming with McDermott earlier today so I think it's possible
I was thinking the exact same thing
I really thought I was the most negative person on the forum lately, but I was wrong.
fully agree with you man. With Archie I thought we blew a chance at having a solid coach, but it's not like Archie is some coaching superstar. It's easy to win at Dayton.
Praying we seal the deal with Holtmann!
Anyone who thinks this isn't a good hire, I don't know what to tell you.
This is a very very solid hire. If you look at his current Butler clas, Kyle Young is there. He beat Thad for a 4 star Ohio kid.
If you thought we were gonna land some super star no matter what timing on the Thad firing, well I guess this is a free country you can believe what you'd like.
Praying that the Lakers trade Russ to the Pacers for PG, then I'll only have a ten minute drive to watch Russ play.
First - Yes, if they hire Greg that's terrible.
Second - Yes the negative recruiting was becoming tough if not impossible to overcome, we couldn't seem to give scholarships away
Third - Agreed completely. Don't dick around, either get rid of Thad in March or not until next season.
Fourth - I'll own everything I said. Maybe dumpster fire was harsh, but starting with the Dayton loss things started heading downhill really fast minus D'Angelo Russell. When you have an entire top 5 recruiting class transfer and miss the tournament twice and miss the NIT and only have 1 NCAA tourney win in a span of 4 years, only 9 scholarship players because it seems nobody minus the no brainers will commit here...I will hold firm on my opinion that it was time for change, but the timing was royally fucked and Thad deserves better than to be replaced by someone mediocre at best.
If Gene would have started this search in April we wouldn't be sitting here worried about hiring Doug McDermott's dad.
Whether or not it was time to move on from Thad is another debate, but if you're just focusing on this job search the results would have been so much better if it started when it should have. I don't know if we get Archie, but we would have gotten someone that would have made all of us excited for the future.
Still praying to God that Greg's people saw social media last night and he's not going to accept. If you're going to hire a 52 year old guy who has no tournament success, why not hire a young up and comer with no tournament success?
We should be in good shape, Greg McDermott has a history of....uhhhh
(checks Wikipedia, checks ESPN)
HOLY SHIT WHAT ARE WE DOING.
The real solution all along was not to fire Thad, but rebuild him into a half man half robot basketball coach. How could we have all been so blind.
I wish McDermott was click bait.
My vote is for Hoiberg. I'm all in on The Mayor.
You fire Thad and replace him with Greg McDermott, then you truly don't care about basketball.
unless somehow Greg could bring his recruiting class here