Eleven Dubcast: Ohio State Men's Basketball is at a Crossroads As They Face Yet Another Midseason Swoon

By Johnny Ginter on January 30, 2024 at 2:50 pm
Ohio State men's basketball coach Chris Holtmann

Calling your own team out for a lack of toughness is almost always the last card in the coaching deck. Once you've played it, you had better hope that it works because it is a sure sign that you, the coach, are completely out of ideas about how to either motivate or scheme your way into some wins during a tough stretch of games.

Against both Nebraska and Northwestern, Ohio State men's basketball looked utterly lost. Also, they lost, by a lot, but the bigger issue is that Chris Holtmann seems to have exactly zero solutions to anything that's happening on the court at this point. George and I have therefore reached the improbable conclusion that Holtmann is toast, which is a joke because people were rightly pointing out that the functional ceiling of his tenure had been reached like three seasons ago.

My advice? If you want to enjoy Ohio State basketball, there's a fantastic women's team to root for. They're fun and good and actually win conference games on the road!

Also: Harbaugh hits the road, wrestling takes down the Wolverines in dramatic fashion, and SCHLEGEL'S BAAAAACK (with an incredible story from George about a certain body slam)!

  • Sidenote: I wrote about an Ohio State MBB losing streak like three games ago and went "Is this premature?" and then went "Naaaaaahhh!"
  • Harbaugh is gone and is taking most of Michigan's staff with him. Sherrone Moore has a lot of work to do in the next seven months
  • Ask Us Anything - which you can do by sending us questions to dubcast@elevenwarriors.com - wants to know our thoughts on bubble tea, among other things
  • Wrestlebucks can beat Michigan, at least
  • Some fun football news, and a legendary story from one George Eisner that you don't want to miss
  • Anytime I hear about "thousands of bets placed" I feel like the story isn't going in a positive direction

And that'll do it! Thanks as always for listening and checking out the Dry Goods store, and we'll see you next week!

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