- 1 year ago
This week has been one giant rollercoaster ride in terms of the head coaching position of the Ohio State men's basketball team. On Monday, seemingly out of the blue, Thad Matta was fired by OSU athletic director Gene Smith. Big names immediately were mentioned in connection for the job, such as Billy Donovan. However, by the middle portion of the week, it appeared as though Creighton's Greg McDermott was going to be offered the job. Ohio State fans were not happy by that development. Then on Thursday night, word broke that Chris Holtmann from Butler was the frontrunner for the job. On Friday morning, the Columbus Dispatch reported that Holtmann would become the 14th head coach in the history of the program. Steve Helwagen joins Dave Biddle to discuss this breaking news and what type of hire Holtmann is for the Buckeyes. Also broached is whether 2017 recruit Kyle Young from Ohio will follow Holtmann to OSU (Young committed to Butler over OSU).