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.
This is such a fun team to watch. Love the freshmen. LM is a terror on D and brings such an edge. Washington is a fearless shooter with a great stroke. LeDee is surprisingly nimble on offense. I was thrilled when Woods signed and he will be a key this season. He didn't force it when the team didn't need it, but last night he took over and kept us in the game.
This plays hard and will get smarter as the season goes on. Coach H is a great bench coach so who knows what surprises are ahead for this team. Play great D and play hard and they should be in every game. Such a great foundation is being laid and just watch out when next year gets here. The future looks bright.
Oh I don't think we will be terrible but even the best shooters have off nights. Great D and hustle can make up for some of that. We should be formidable by mid B1G time.
This team is fun to watch. The 3s won't fall like this every game but the raw material is there for a very good season. The trajectory of this program is rising fast.
I'm very excited to watch this team grow and develop as the season goes on.
I don't know what White wasn't doing in practice to see playing time. I don't know what Pryor and Wint were doing to get playing time. What I do know is I saw a safety making plays for a defense that has been bereft of playmakers all season. It doesn't even look like an OSU defense. Greta to see passion and impact.
I am as confused as everyone else about the LBs. How can there be no one able to play the position better? How can anyone be any worse? At this point I would like to see some other players just to see if someone can catch fire like White did. Our D needs some serious upgrades or this season will end far short of expectations.
Love hearing about the effort. That cures a lot of problems. I have great confidence in this coaching staff. They will get this team where it needs to be. Looking forward to a fun season of growth and improvement.