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MEMBER SINCE   February 24, 2017

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Comment 22 Mar 2020
I'll personally take the wait and see approach. The offseason especially with this team is fluid as in we don't know who's still staying or going just yet.
Comment 22 Mar 2020
As hard as I was and rightfully so on coach Holtman during the slump he did right the ship after all the turmoil of January and February. Coach had OSU rolling before this pandemic stopped everything. With that being said while I recognize the transfer portal is sort of the new normal I'm definitely side eyeing the OSU staff in terms of how they "evaluate" kids initially both on and off the floor before making them a scholarship offer. I mean in any walk of professional life you have to make sure initially a person is a good fit mentally and physically amonst other pertinent factors for what your vision ultimately is for said profession. I'm not seeing the aforementioned from the OSU coaching staff, it's more flying by the seat of their pants whilst not doing the due diligence of making sure guy's are the right fit for this program, thus the revolving transfer door in but mostly out of OSU.
Comment 19 Mar 2020
By all accounts Carlton was dealing with the issues he had way before he stepped foot on campus. Now if the aforementioned is true Holtman should've passed on the kid and went with someone maybe less talented but more mentally grounded for the rigors of college life he could also develop. Integrity also consists of also having the ability to tell a kid who has issues that could ultimately wind up harming both himself and the problem "no we'll pass" and then that kid can go somewhere more suited to his needs both on and off the court. Mis-evaluations of kids coming into the men's basketball program since the 2015 class implosion is getting frustrating and it needs to stop. I'll always believe OSU basketball can be just as good as OSU football but only when it gets out of it's own way....
Comment 19 Mar 2020
I agree and while Holtman did right ship at the end of the year let's keep it all the way real Matta's mis-evaluations of kids both on and off the court partly was to blame for his being let go. The aforementioned seems to have crept back into the men's basketball program for some weird reason with initial mis-evaluations of kids both on and off the court before they even get on campus, that's a problem. Again hopefully Holtman can right this and sure up his evaluation process in the future but only time will tell...
Comment 19 Mar 2020
I knew he was done the moment he left the team midseason. With that being said hopefully this is a lesson for Holtman in the future as it pertains to how he and staff evaluates player's both on and off the court in terms of kids overall mental make-up...