OSU Basketball Program: Historic Prospective

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Nov 14, 2010
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So....
Disregard the top 60% of the last 82 to make a case that we have a bad program?

Just to say that OSU is a place that needs to have the right fit at coach?

Every OSU fan understands that fit is a big deal for OSU.

That's why we have Josh Holliday, Mike Gundy, John Smith, Alan Bratton and many wanted Doug back for this very reason.

So....this article is simply regurgutating whst OSU already know, and that is that OSU needs the right fit, and if we find the right fit the Sky Is The Limit.
 
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OSU is a historically bad basketball program, but caught lightning in a bottle twice.
I hate this argument. Coach Iba & Coach Sutton coached for a combined 52 years here! You aren't a historically bad basketball program if you've had half a decade of excellence.

Our basketball program perfectly displays how important it is to hire the right coach. We've been excellent when we've had good coaches, and we've been average to sup-par when we haven't.

Look at the coaches we've hired outside of Coach Iba & Coach Sutton during the modern era. Leonard Hamilton is the only coach to go onto have a high level of success, and he had a losing record overall for the first 20+ years of his career. Any program would struggle if they continuously hired bad coaches.

Let's stop trying to find ways to justify mediocrity. We clearly need a good coach to be a good program. Hopefully Coach Boynton will prove that he's the guy.
 
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I hate this argument. Coach Iba & Coach Sutton coached for a combined 52 years here! You aren't a historically bad basketball program if you've had half a decade of excellence.

Our basketball program perfectly displays how important it is to hire the right coach. We've been excellent when we've had good coaches, and we've been average to sup-par when we haven't.

Look at the coaches we've hired outside of Coach Iba & Coach Sutton during the modern era. Leonard Hamilton is the only coach to go onto have a high level of success, and he had a losing record overall for the first 20+ years of his career. Any program would struggle if they continuously hired bad coaches.

Let's stop trying to find ways to justify mediocrity. We clearly need a good coach to be a good program. Hopefully Coach Boynton will prove that he's the guy.
As great as coach Iba was his last 11 years we were only 136-143. The game had pretty much passed him by in the later years.
 
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As great as coach Iba was his last 11 years we were only 136-143. The game had pretty much passed him by in the later years.
If you look at the final decade of his career, he was relatively successful in the first half, but the wheels fell off during the latter half. He still had a solid 30 years of success before the decline at the end though.

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Well

Is this really just a dream?
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