Welcome to the team men. Now hit the S&C program with great discipline, focus on improvement with every workout and put up some surprising numbers once the season begins.
Jae'Sean demonstrated everything you want to see from a BB Buckeye: High character, leader by example, always gave 100+%. Glad he was a Buckeye and wish him nothing but the best going forward.
GO is a class act and, without complaining, has made the most of a difficult situation. I hope the day comes when they find a meaningful spot for him in the OSU BB program.
I remain astonished that Chris Ash left OSU for this head coaching job. Can't help but believe that if he had had a bit more patience a far better opportunity would have come his way.
Like KW a lot and glad he will be back to help lead the team. He is simply not ready for the NBA ... not even listed in the top 100. Can't help but believe if he embraces a strong S&C plan/program it will help him across the board: cutting back on fouls, turn-overs, even improving rebounding. Hope he continues to develop and eventually gets to the next level.
If AW can improve on his consistency and cut back on turn-overs he will prove to be an excellent senior leader for this young team and it will also help him get that ring he really wants and we all hope he gets.
At least no-one can say this coach and team aren't willing to accept a challenge. Under this coaching staff such an early challenge can/will only help this young team develop before the B10 season kicks in. Rather see them challenged and growing than getting overly confident by winning a bunch of "give me" games.
Appreciate coach Holtmann to the max already! In addition to being an excellent recruiter and quality coach he is a high character guy which has to impress recruits and their parents.
STAFF/Kevin - Your open sub-line when clicking on the topic/pic says: "Four-star offensive tackle Grant Toutant flips his commitment from Ohio State to Penn State." It concerned me that we lost one to PSU until I read the actual title and article. Delight to find out it was actually a Buckeye win.
Stay focused and give your best every single game. . . one at a time. Never look ahead to futher opponents or take any game for granted.
Great to see Holtmann and staff engaged with so many quality young prospects. . . especially from Ohio. Building such relationships early can't help but strengthen the program coach and staff are building.
I have every confidence in coach Holtmann and believe he will continue to recruit and put together quality teams based on what the rules and guidelines allow.
Glad Kaleb had the opportunity to connect with and gain some insights from the NBA level. Hopefully he now applies what he has learned. . . especially the first thing coach listed - fitness. If he seriously commits to his S&C program he will not only improve his game and that of the team but elevate his NBA dreams significantly.
Doesn't matter if it is my team, your team or anybody's team such offenses cannot be tolerated period . . . even if a "star" player. Thank you Buckeye leadership for taking a stand and making the right call.
Great decision by Kaleb and his family. Can't help but believe that the process has provided him many good tips for improving his game. If he is willing to discipline himself in the S&C part of his game he will improve his NBA stock considerably this year and hopefully for his senior years as well.
Love KW and wish him the best but not convinced that he is near a first round pick at this point in his career. Hope he receives good pointers on improving his game but returns for another year or two to the Bucks to work on his conditioning and sharpening his game which Holtmann and staff can do.
You are correct BUT please don't forget that Thad was fighting through significant health issues.
I remain grateful for everything Thad did for the Buckeye program . . . a job WELL DONE! Yes Beilein was good for UM but Matt gets my vote by a significant margin. Just think of how much better Thad's stats would be if he had not faced significant health issues the last couple years.
Said it before and I will say it again. . . Can't help but greatly appreciate Gene's pursuit and securing a first class coach in Holtmann who just keeps on making all the right moves.
Coach knows what he is looking for in a player and what he needs to assemble a consistent winning team. . . therefore I trust him completely.
Can't put into words how grateful I am for Gene's securing Holtmann as our BB coach. . . simply a first class guy in everything BB.
With the quality of our head coach and staff in both character and coaching ability I am confident that they will secure their share of these highly sought players.
Congrats to GO. Great to see how he has learned from his difficult circumstances and a few poor decisions and turned them into so many positives. Can't help but support him and wish him the best in the days to come.
Great to see the staff pursuing so many quality players. Can't help but believe this quality staff, both in BB knowledge and character, will be successful in building and maintaining Buckeye BB at a high level.
Yes the way too early ratings are meaningless but you have to love the direction of the program and Holtmann's ability to recruit and present it so positively for the press.