With the hiring of Butler head basketball coach Chris Holtmann by Ohio State, the world of Twitter got scrambling. Fans, media, former colleagues and former players all chimed in — and not surprisingly, it was colorful.
Holtmann, 45, was the head coach at Gardner-Webb in South Carolina before moving to Butler as an assistant in 2013. By 2014 he was the head coach and went 70-31 in three seasons with three NCAA tournament appearances before being hired by the Buckeyes.
Here are some of the reactions on Twitter so far:
Holtmann didn't waste much time in getting a statement out to fans of both schools:
— Chris Holtmann (@ChrisHoltmann) June 9, 2017
Never let breaking news get in the way of a good .GIF …
Chris Holtmann is leaving Butler pic.twitter.com/VdbSDURZ2X
— Gabby Mezomo (@GabrielaMezomo) June 9, 2017
As usual, some of the fan reaction was a tad bit negative:
Enjoy that money while your team is getting spanked up and down the court for the foreseeable future.
— David Scaggs (@dscaggs21) June 9, 2017
I would do the job for 1/10th of that price and get the same or better results
— Tom Meder (@tommeder) June 9, 2017
The media also chimed in, but was a bit more positive.
Chris Holtmann went from HC of Gardner Webb to Butler assistant to Butler interim HC to Butler HC to Ohio State HC in four years. Unreal.
— Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) June 9, 2017
Many Ohio State fans seemed to approve of the news.
chris holtmann feels the same way pic.twitter.com/4LB3OKdSGl
— Al Pal (@alllie_barnes) June 9, 2017
— Casey Foster (@thectfoster) June 9, 2017
— James Bernskoetter (@JamesBernsket) June 9, 2017
Welcome to #BuckeyeNation, Chris Holtmann!
— MoJo The Great™ (@MoJoTheGreat) June 9, 2017
Then there were the appreciative Butler fans.
Congrats, Coach. Selfishly, many of us are sad, but we wish you the best!
— Scott Goldsmith (@SGldsmth) June 9, 2017