Thad was a great coach who made us all proud. If it weren't for his back, he would still be stalking the sidelines. Just a fine man who ran a clean and successful program. Life just isn't fair.
I call these transfers plug and play. A year to learn the system, teammates, and culture. I think this is smart and will provide some much needed stability that others may not be able to match.
It will always be a mystery to me that it took such circumstances to get him on the field. He was so clearly better that it had to show in practice. Oh well, looking forward to seeing his progression this season.
When questioned at the end of their lives, people say they regret the chances they didn't take, not the ones they did. Good for him going after his dream. Give it your best and have no regrets about it.
Add me to the list of those who love what Holtmann is doing. Roster management is so critical to long term success. Holtmann has a plan and is following it. This season we add an experienced pg who has been with the team for a year and will be plug and play. Next year it will be an experienced wing that is plug and play. Really excited about where the program is going.
Day said something to the effect that he was born to be a HC. Most of his life has been dedicated to getting where he is. Of course he will make some mistakes but lets not act like Urban didn't make mistakes. A football game moves fast with countless judgement calls being made. No one gets them all right. Just because Day will get some wrong doesn't mean it will cost us a game. It might, but it might not.
I really appreciate the paragraph on how things could be better. I refuse to gloss over that. A very strong argument can be made that we underachieved after the NC. We have recruited with Bama and Clemson without the results. Maybe Day can correct that and maybe he can't but I choose to be optimistic that he can. He inherited a great infrastructure, culture, and talent. He made some very good coaching changes. He has a great offensive mind and has other coaches who have great offensive minds with him. He brought in terrific defensive coaches who will get us back to being a dominant D. No reason we shouldn't be in the playoffs this season. I look forward to seeing how it plays out.
Great news and a much needed addition. Baldwin leaving created a sizeable hole but it has been filled nicely. Good work by Coach Day and company.
Since the pg position is so critical to a team's success and we will go from not having a real pg to having 2 pgs. That alone will make us a better team. The other additions just further improve a team that seems to be shaping up into the kind of team this staff wants them to be. This season will be fun to watch.
This is probably his first decision with major implications for his life and he wants to do it right. I applaud that. He is taking the process very seriously as he should. Sounds like hard working, intelligent young man trying to maximize his future.
After Scum shredded us in 95, Bill Young left for Oklahoma and Fred Pagac became DC. He also simplified things allowing players to play fast. The Silver Bullets were born. OSU does not lack talent, last season the talent was not put in the best position to succeed. This year will be different. Very excited about it.
Great breakdown, thanks. Very excited about our new look D. Day said it best, keep it simple and let them play fast.
Another receiver who substantially raised their draft stick returning for their senior year.
Regardless of what you ascribe the decline of Thad's program to, decline it did. I don't see how he can now do what he wasn't able to do the last few years of his OSU tenure. Great guy and I wish him the best but his back problems were a huge part of the decline of OSU under his watch.
Hard as they could be to watch at times this season, making the tourney is a huge accomplishment for this group. Holtmann and staff are building a winner. Next season will be fun to watch.
Holtmann is a great coach and has OSU going in the right direction. He has tried to squeeze every ounce out of a team of role players with one bell cow. This has been the up and down season most people expected. Admittedly I didn't expect the level of difficulty they would have in the B1G but the conference is loaded. Next season will be very different. Returning players should all be better. Transfer pg along with a 5 star pg should bolster that position and more talent for the front court as well. Should be a very solid team that could take off and be a serious threat by March.
These guys came back to improve their draft stock and did just that. Well done and thanks for the memories.
I know coaches say the best player plays. I know we fans sometimes doubt that is true. Others remind us coaches professional lives depend on it so they must play the best players. The problem I have is I don't believe that always happens. White at safety, Bell riding the pine several years ago while Pitt Brown started. I just want the best players to play, regardless of who they are. I really hope this staff does that. If they do, we have plenty of talent to compete for the NC.
I like Ahrens game. Fresh legs and lots of energy. Crisp passing and grest effort. Very good shooting stroke. He has a bright future and should get quality minutes now. If he gets some open looks he will gets us some points.
Great news. We also get 2 seasons with him. Woo-hoo!
Woods confuses me. He was effective in the ACC yet he has not been effective for the Buckeyes in league play. Maybe he is trying to do too much or maybe he just isn't comfortable, but his improved play would be a great help.
Apparently Mattison stepped down as DC at scum to ease back and not push so hard his last few years of coaching. I guess he wants to run the D one more time before riding off into the sunset. I think it's a great hire.
Seems like a great young man from a great family. Looking forward to watching his continued development
The most gifted players rarely make great coaches. The ones who relay on technique and precision usually do since they can teach what the learned. Hartline seems like a great hire.
Today was uneven. I blame the layoff. They should look better Tuesday and then UCLA will be a very good test.