Chris Holtmann caught up with Ohio State legend Aaron Craft Tuesday. Just not quite how he would have expected.

Craft’s playing days are over. The former 2-time DPOY and one of the greatest players in Ohio State history was at B1G Media Days Tuesday with a press credential for Beyond the B1G.

When it came around to Craft’s turn to ask a question, the Ohio State coach looked surprised. Check out the awesome interaction below:


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For those curious, here’s Holtmann’s full response:

“Yeah, you know because you’ve been around, Aaron, when you go through a season like that, I think you’re looking for really the work, the daily work of your guys and what that looks like. That’s been led by –I think Bruce has led the way there. The consistency of his work and his approach I think has been a really good thing to see, and it’s also certainly been contagious, but that’s the first thing you’re looking for is, do we have the daily work and the edge that’s required coming off of some struggles? And I really do look at those struggles — and we were talking a little bit about it last night. When you go through struggles like that, what you really hope is that you have guys returning who have those scars, that scar tissue, and that can remember those moments because I think that really provides beneficial things moving forward. That’s what we get to see this year.”