New Ohio State Basketball Coach Chris Holtmann Spent Time Handing Out Donuts on Freshman Move-In Day

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MN Buckeye's picture

Hey, save one for me, Chris! It only takes me 15 hours to get there.

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toad1204's picture

The only he could be more popular is if he was doing it at 10pm

The offseason is the longest season.

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SoulPatrol32's picture

Or 2 a.m.

Keep fighting CalPoppy

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NorCal Buckeye's picture

Wonder if they still do the monthly breakfast at the church on Indianola. May or may not have brought an entire case of Bud Light to help wash down the bacon, eggs and pancakes.

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Seattle Linga's picture

Two issues with your statement

  • Bringing a case of beer to a church ------------ you serious Clark
  • Why'd you go with Bud Light? 

Go get'em Cal Poppy - we are behind you !!

It's not a rivalry .............. it's a wreckoning.

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goodlifesean's picture

Jesus supposedly turned water into wine, and made a couple fish and bread loaves into enough to feed hundreds. He was all about the dinner party

Have you ever seen a fierce animal who you were sure wouldn't bite? Because I haven't.

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Seattle Linga's picture

Great response my man 

But a bet the wine he made was a lot better than Bud Light

Go get'em Cal Poppy - we are behind you !!

It's not a rivalry .............. it's a wreckoning.

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Sanantonefan's picture

Maybe the hope was he could convert it to real beer with flavor?

You Got Barbecue Back There!?!?!?!

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Icouldnotgofor3's picture

I'm certain it was a rather fine wine...

Saban on a cart eating cold pizza

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Cruiser79's picture

LOL,He was about the dinner party!!!

Cruiser79

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Seattle Linga's picture

All are welcome !!

Go get'em Cal Poppy - we are behind you !!

It's not a rivalry .............. it's a wreckoning.

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LeftCoastBuckeye's picture

Changing water into Bud Light wouldn't be much of a miracle

My aim, then, is to whip the Weasels, to humble their pride, to follow them to their inmost recesses, and make them fear and dread us. Fear is the beginning of wisdom.   - William Tecumseh Sherman (with apologies)

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NorCal Buckeye's picture

Yeah Linga, it was a bit of a "ehhhh" moment but it mixed OK with the OJ.

Actually, as I reflect back it was Budweiser. Always had a cold case or three in my full sized fridge in my bedroom. It was the step up from Natty cause I was "cool". Don't get me wrong, I had already started enjoying ales and other beer types by that time but lager by volume is how it's done on all campuses.

When 98% of the crowd packed in there was pretty inebriated, the "rules" were altered quite a bit. The staff was just happy if you weren't swearing too loudly.

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wyatt's picture

Everybody likes free things. Great idea by Holtmann.

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macdaddybuckeyesupreme's picture

I really want the basketball team to be good again. I think the basketball arena should be torn down and build one that is built for college basketball, student section on the side behind the benches and announcers, and all the snobby donors who dont want to cheer should be put in the nosebleed section. However take elements of the NBA arenas and have music play on the arena sound system.

Successful people do what they have to, whether they feel like it or not

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Buctor's picture

Building a new arena is going to be difficult w/o those "snobby donors "!!!

Beat everyone, in every sport, all the time!!!

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macdaddybuckeyesupreme's picture

Someone seems touchy, maybe you too are a snobby donor 

Successful people do what they have to, whether they feel like it or not

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Buctor's picture

 No, but I am a realist.  Wish I were able to be a donor though, snobby or otherwise.

Oh, and by the way, speaking of touchy.

Beat everyone, in every sport, all the time!!!

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bucksfan92's picture

Maybe one with students circling the entire lower bowl area, in loud bleacher seats?  With the mezzanine and balcony levels all wood and metal that reverberate the noise?  Sound perfect.

Oh wait, we have one of those, just down the street at St John Arena.  Too bad we left :(

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andretolstoy's picture

Do we have to tear the entire thing down? Can we just recondition the inside?

If you die before you die, then you won't die when you die. 

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cledaybuck's picture

The students are on the side behind the benches.

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DrSpaceman's picture

Love this guy - and he hasn't even coached a game here yet.

"Medicine is not a science" - Leo Spaceman

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GoBucks10's picture

Not supplying from buckeye donuts?! Come on, coach.

I hate the offseason.

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Seattle Linga's picture

I know right - LOL

Go get'em Cal Poppy - we are behind you !!

It's not a rivalry .............. it's a wreckoning.

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Traviscols's picture

Speaking of Buckeye Donuts...  I live by the one on South High, and I want everyone to know about this amazing donut they have there, that if you have a chance to try, you absolutely should...

It's actually called a "Buckeye donut"...  It's a yeast raised ring donut dipped in chocolate and then the middle is filled with a whipped peanut butter cream fluff...  They are amazing. (They're pretty rich, so I recommend having a cold milk with it)

They go fast, but you can always ask them to make one for you if they are out.  Also, the one on campus does NOT have them.  You can only get them at the South High location.

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andretolstoy's picture

If you die before you die, then you won't die when you die. 

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andretolstoy's picture

Here's another view if that wasn't enough

If you die before you die, then you won't die when you die. 

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ScarletGray43157's picture

Not supplying from buckeye donuts?! Come on, coach.

Agreed.  Faux pas there.   Could have used Resch's or others as well rather than the corporate-style donut.  I think Horton's is a sponsor of OSU Athletics though. 

Another faux pas is not including bacon.  Lots of bacon.  Or bacon donuts.

In old Ohio there's a team that's known throughout the land...

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erniefurgler's picture

Isnt Hortons owned by Wendy's?  Thus the Columbus/OSU connection

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Traviscols's picture

Not anymore...  Wendy's "spun off" Tim Hortons about five years ago.

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ShaneFalco's picture

Ever heard "Coffee with the Coach" that Keels does on the radio network? Yeah, Tim's is a sponsor........

I read blitz

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Traviscols's picture

Totally agree, Tim Hortons is definitely still a sponsor...

But Wendy's no longer owns Tim Hortons.

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buckskin's picture

Garnering interest from the students. I like it.

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BuckeyeNut's picture

Stood in that line 4 years ago with my daughter.  Could have used a donut!  And a bottle of water ....

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mr.green's picture

Next time, Buckeye Donuts, Coach. 

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Hovenaut's picture

That's cool - getting out there, meeting the people, handing out donuts. 

Honey Buns might have been a better choice, but I wouldn't turn away a donut. 

Happy move in day for the new students. 

I'm not around that much, running exhausted and lost...

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NorCal Buckeye's picture

I remember my move in day into Park Hall. I was giddy with the freedom and being surrounded by hundreds and hundreds of gorgeous 18-19 year old girls.

"Thanks for the ride Mom and Dad, see ya!"

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SilverState's picture

One of life's best days

"There's still some green showing before you see the chalk."

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Hovenaut's picture

I went to a small school in rural PA, about 7500. 

Fresh out of the Navy. Hung at home for a couple of weeks before the start of the semester. It wasn't by choice to live on campus as freshman being a few years older, but have to admit it was pretty f'n cool to roll up in my truck all on my own...got some stares. 

My dorm was co-ed (that was by choice). I was unloaded and in within a couple hours, chose the cool side of the room. My roommate and his parents show up about a half hour later to move in. Quick introductions, and I think they were more shocked than surprised my parents (chuckle) weren't there. Chatted with mom for a few minutes - I think she wanted assurance I'd keep an eye on her kid (he flunked out by Xmas) - then split to buy some books then off for a few brews at one of the bars.

I'm not around that much, running exhausted and lost...

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andretolstoy's picture

Thank you for your service.

If you die before you die, then you won't die when you die. 

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GoBucksOSU's picture

I love the Chris Holtmann hire. I look forward to watching the team grow under his watch.

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wyatt's picture

A lot of room to grow but he's the man for the job. 

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Seattle Linga's picture

Paying it forward and earning his stripes everyday

Go get'em Cal Poppy - we are behind you !!

It's not a rivalry .............. it's a wreckoning.

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Rocket Man's picture

Mmmm, Homer like

"Luck is my middle name. Mind you, my first name is Bad."

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Kyson12's picture

If they are krispy kremes then yes please. The greatest donut ever. 

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Hovenaut's picture

Just had one open up within walking distance of my community.

Which is evil and sadistic.

I'm not around that much, running exhausted and lost...

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Kyson12's picture

So you mean to tell me you can eat a fresh hot Krispy Kreme whenever you want?  I can only get them in a box at Kroger, still amazing though. I would be 400 lbs if I had that near me. 

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Hovenaut's picture

I can. 

Haven't yet been there though - the best time to go is early morning of course (believe this one opens up at 5 a.m.). Might have to make the journey sometime this season. 

I'm not around that much, running exhausted and lost...

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ScarletGray43157's picture

Best time to go is when the red neon light is on.  Buy hot glazed at that time.  Nothing is the same as a hot KK glazed donut.

In old Ohio there's a team that's known throughout the land...

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SevernDH's picture

Used to have one down the road when I lived in Kansas City. Stopped in one day when they were pulling sour cream cake donuts off the line and got the obligatory free sample.  I always thought the glazed were good warm, but I could have founded a cult based on these things!  I asked them to call me ANY time they were coming off the line :)

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ScarletGray43157's picture

I have never experienced anything except the hot glazed, but I WILL remember this welcome bit of advice and seize my chance if it ever becomes available. 

In old Ohio there's a team that's known throughout the land...

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Hovenaut's picture

Nice - this is the truth.

I'm not around that much, running exhausted and lost...

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wyatt's picture

To me, a donut is a donut. They're all good. 

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Brutus For President's picture

All are good,

Some achieve greatness,

Few become champions.

"My aim, then, was to whip (TTUN), to humble their pride, to follow them to their inmost recesses, and make them fear and dread us." - William Tecumseh Sherman

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Cruiser79's picture

He should have gone to Resch's bakery on Livingston Ave. Nice to see him out and about. Also hopeful for some good news on the recruiting front.

Cruiser79

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Seattle Linga's picture

Bingo that looks delicious 

Go get'em Cal Poppy - we are behind you !!

It's not a rivalry .............. it's a wreckoning.

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Ethos's picture

Wow talk about flashbacks. Moving into steeb is still very fresh in my head 16 years later. My highschool was huge so I wasn't intimidated by the crowds but good Lord the girls on my floor....

"I spent 90 percent of my money on women and drink. The rest I wasted." - George Best

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wyatt's picture

Nosker House for me. The original one before being rebuilt. 

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rick's picture

Great PR move by Coach!! Let's hope this put some new butts in seats come season!

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bucksfan92's picture

For those suggesting other donut places, yes pretty much any other place would have better donuts, but unfortunately Coach Holtmann can't pick where he gets them from.  Tim Hortons has been a sponsor of OSU basketball for years so it was their promotion, hence their (shitty) donuts.  Maybe shitty is too harsh a term, because donuts, but that would literally be my last option on earth to get a donut. Still this is fun to see, and I'm glad he's out there meeting students and garnering interest in the team. 

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SevernDH's picture

Had to log in to toss a few upvotes.

It was the Stadium Dorm for me.  Trying to ignore just how long ago that was!

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Knarcisi's picture

Stadium dormer here, too. 

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cledaybuck's picture

Lincoln tower for me, but old enough that there were still people living in the Stadium Dorm.

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BuckeyeinFlorida's picture

Fried dough with sugar. Slow off season.

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