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Contract Extension A Vote of Confidence in Stability And Potential Future of Chris Holtmann's Ohio State Program

Five Ohio State head coaches received contract extensions Wednesday, but one inspired a more polarized reaction from Buckeye fans than the rest.

Groans about the end of this past basketball season and Ohio State’s lack of deep runs in the NCAA Tournament had largely subsided over the past couple months, as Chris Holtmann went about retooling his coaching staff and roster, adding several impressive transfer portal pickups to a team experiencing widespread personnel turnover over the offseason. But the news of Holtmann’s three-year extension, which will keep him under contract through the 2027-28 season, brought the return of many of the same complaints.