I'm definitely more excited with Otz after having read about his philosophies and seeing what he wants to do in action. I understand we were playing a 0 talent scrubby squad in the exhibition, but what better way to showcase what you are trying to do than against a team who can't stop you from doing it?
What I did not expect and saw: a commitment to full court pressure defense and clear defensive schemes, and a better fast break than I have seen in a very, very, very long time. Today I read that Otz has several philosophies related to fast offensive pace that make a lot of sense. He has some interesting schemes I can't wait to see (dual PG's for the break sounds fun). He is a guy who will not be deterred from doing what he thinks is the right thing for the program. This is a welcome change from wishy-washy Menzies.
I don't think we will set the world on fire this season, but I do think we will turn heads in a good way. I think "The Great and Powerful Otz"(tm) will start winning and start bringing the fans back.
That or the Otz Koolaid is exceptionally delicious. Time will tell. But I am definitely more optimistic than I was after we hired him. He is saying all the right things. Now let's see if he can actually do them (or make a really good attempt at it).