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Comment 03 Jul 2017

I come here every day to see if there are any new bball threads.  Unfortunately i don't start any threads myself.  Need someone to act as the fire-starter (campfire analogy, not fire the coach).  There are so many football recruits to keep up on in the off-season... right now we are in a dry spell for bball because of timing.  somebody that is more knowledgable than me could start some threads on:

- Holtmans's preferred offense

- Holtman's preferred defense

- what type of player is Holtman looking for?

- clips from past Holtman games

- how is recruiting being divided up?

- comments on this season's opponents

- posters bball experiences while growing up (playing or watching)

- all time OSU bball 1st, 2nd team

Comment 28 May 2017

IMO coach of the year is given to the coach who does the most with what he has.  I don't like that, bu thats the perception.  

Comment 13 May 2017

and some coaches are great despite not having first rounders.

Comment 07 May 2017

someone forgot to tell the volleyball, wrestling, and tennis programs that they can't be top notch at a football school.

Comment 01 Apr 2017

Matta team with an NBA first round pick = good.

Matta team without an NBA first round pick = not so much.

Exception I can think of is the Dial/Foster/Sullinger team.

Comment 19 Mar 2017

Matta will start Potter at the 5 spot next year.  Write it down.  Cripes he started Potter ahead of Thompson this year... and Thompson may have been the most improved guy on the team.

Comment 14 Mar 2017

I expect that OSU competes at a level that results in finishes in the top half of the B10 every year, with an NCAA invite almost every year.

Every coach at OSU since Taylor left has had a brief level of success... Miller, Williams, Ayers, O'Brien, and Matta.  Eldon had some unbelievable talent (mostly in-state), but he didn't maximize it.  Nevertheless we were in the top half of the league until the year he was fired.  If Gary Williams had stayed we would have been a perennial sweet 16 team.  Ayers success was the result of Williams laying the foundation (led by in-state stud Jimmy Jackson).  O'Brien got us to the Final Four, and after he finished in the lower half of the B10 in back-to-back seasons, he was fired.

Matta is more the rule than the exception.  Back to back lower half of B10 finishes, and he's gonzo, like the rest were.