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  1. 19 points
    Old Friend

    (2020) SG Anthony Leal to IU

    After year 2 and only year 1 with any of his recruits playing at all; given the roster, recruiting, and everything else you see; do people really want Archie fired now? Or...if not, do you want his seat hot enough that he feels it this season? That would be a huge mistake in my mind. 1) If "get old and stay old" is a strategy we agree on unless we can get 3-4 five star kids every year, doesn't it make sense to at least let us GET old? 2) Whoever we'd hire would be the 6th coach in 14 years. (Davis, Sampson, Dakich, Crean, Miller, and _____). Who would we legitimately attract with that carousel and obvious "win now or else" pressure? 3) If you do want him fired now, what is it you don't see happening which makes you think he needs to go? I know the records of his first 2 seasons. Leave those out. I think the "why" matters, and the "why" is legitimate in my mind. As of this moment, given what you see and what you know.....about now and what you can surmise about the future, why do you think he needs to go NOW? My 2 cents? He has recruited back to back Indiana Mr. Basketball and is likely to have a 3rd in a row already in hand. He has 2018 Ohio Mr. Basketball healthy, which I think is an "X factor" this season. He is building depth. I happen to know a former player pretty well (who remains close enough to the program for me to trust) who's told me the players are 100% bought in to Archie. The chemistry is allegedly 180* different than the poison a year ago. Everyone (according to the players) is on the same page and on the same agenda. Not true a year ago, even if I realize he had to recruit Romeo. We have depth (and perhaps the deepest front court in the Big Ten), a growing basketball IQ, players who work hard, and I saw a much improved team late last season compared to earlier in the year. And I saw HIM grow last season given play on the floor, some things that changed on the floor, and the fact that he jettisoned some dead weight. I prefer good coaches who will stay above a carousel of coaches because fans are impatient. I see no reason to fire him now or even have the discussion. I see no reason to light the match under his seat at this point. I think he needs at least another year, and maybe 2; and if given that time, I see consistent success in Indiana's future; and by that I mean consistent 22-24+ wins and top 3-4 conference finishes and NCAA tournaments every season. Results will be what they'll be beyond that; but Indiana will be in the discussion consistently. If that doesn't begin to manifest in the next 2 seasons, I can see the discussion having some merit; but I think those discussions now are premature and frankly pretty short-sighted.
  2. 17 points
    TheDailyHoosier - Class of 2021 top 100 guard Blake Wesley (South Bend Riley) will take a junior year official visit to Indiana on Nov. 15-17 according to his father.
  3. 14 points
  4. 13 points

    (2021) PF Caleb Furst

    As far as I know this hadn’t been reported or posted about previously: Furst’s brother is a freshman at IU https://www.insidethehall.com/2019/10/12/caleb-furst-to-continue-skill-development-while-assessing-college-options/
  5. 11 points

    (2020) SG Anthony Leal to IU

    Leal has made it his mission to make 500 3-pointers every single day. It’s a routine he just started around three weeks ago. At first, his arms would be sore from the ambitious task, but now he’s used to it and time doesn’t play a factor when he’s in the gym. “I don’t do it for time,” Leal said. “I do it for total shots. I see how many shots I can make 500 in and try to do better every day.”
  6. 11 points
    I would love to add Garcia to the fold after DeRon Davis exhaust his eligibility. Having versatile bigs in Garcia and Jackson-Davis alongside a seasoned Brunk be a notch in this staffs belt. This is something that bothered me about previous coaching staffs. We always seemed to have a deficiency somewhere. I’d feel pretty good about a frontcourt with RS Senior Brunk, RS Junior Thompson, sophomore Jackson-Davis, and freshman Garcia. Sent from my iPhone using BtownBanners
  7. 10 points
    Losing in Bloomington is their lowest moment? Their home is in New Jersey, I'm sure they'll have worse moments; like leaving Bloomington to go back to New Jersey.
  8. 9 points
    Great performance. Sloppy second Quarter for the most part. Have to finish inside the 10 yard line. Overall play call was pretty bland. Nice to see Stevie break some runs off. Run offense had a mean streak for a little bit, really opened up some holes. Penix seemed to try to force too many things in the middle of the game, reigned it back in before he exited. Defense was solid....yeah I know they had an awful offense and squad out there, but we allowed literally 1 yard passing.....what?!?! Lol 1 yard rushing okay that happens, but one yard passing. Rutgers might lose their G E R S and just become Rut. Back to the running game, Rutgers run fits have actually been decent in some games when looking at film....they’ve allowed huge chunk plays that ruin their stats in some games....but IU dominated that Line today. We did what we were supposed to do. We got to 4-2. Have a great opportunity to go out to Maryland and win, they aren’t what they were the first two weeks their offense looks completely different...and idk why. I think purdue exploited them with their athletes and we have some at the WR and TE position just like them....I expect a similar gameplan like MSU against MD. Spread the ball and isolate DBs against our WRs. Cheers men! Great day to be a Hoosier!
  9. 8 points

    College Football Thread

    Pretty cool story about a kid who plays for Samford. His mother remarried when he was in the second grade, and his stepfather essentially raised him. So before family weekend, he changed his last name to that of his stepfather, who had no biological children and therefore, name his wouldn't go on. Now it will.
  10. 8 points
    Next week is critical. Can’t lose focus.
  11. 7 points

    Fire or ‘Way to Go!’ Tom Allen?

    Everything is an unpleasant experience anymore. It's the same 5-10 people in a pissing match each and every week. The only solidarity here is that literally everyone gets angry at IUGradman. Sent from my Pixel 3a XL using Tapatalk
  12. 7 points
    #Fire Iugradman Sent from my iPhone using BtownBanners
  13. 6 points

    (2020) PG - Hassan Diarra

    Ironically wrong thread, given that Top 50-ish pg Diarra is choosing between Georgia, 11-21 last year, A&M, 14-18 last year, and IU.
  14. 6 points

    College Bball Thread

    Charity games have started. No live stream but UTEP beats Texas Tech 70-60 Sent from my iPhone using BtownBanners
  15. 6 points
    Walking Boot of Doom

    Fire Fred Glass

    Google also said to fire Fred Glass Sent from my iPhone using BtownBanners mobile app
  16. 6 points
    Just like close loses to ranked MSU in East Lansing shouldn’t be the catalyst for firing discussions. Sent from my iPhone using BtownBanners mobile app
  17. 6 points
    Whenever my wife accuses me of always seeing the negative, I show her some Iugradman posts to make myself look a little better. I tell her that I'm just being realistic and calling it like I see it. Doesn't really work for me either.
  18. 6 points
    I would recommend listening to the latest Hoosier Hysterics podcast with Steve Downing. Some good info in there about Knight including him thinking Knight will return to an IU b-ball game this year. Sent from my iPhone using BtownBanners
  19. 5 points

    Fire Fred Glass

    A slide? If Glass attempted to put a slide in our football facility he would be eviscerated for putting children’s playground equipment in an adult area. I also was unaware that horseshoes was the game du jour for college students. Admittedly I haven’t been around the Deep South lately, but horseshoes? I guess that’s what it takes to have the #2 team in the country. I wonder if Alabama has a Lincoln Logs table set up for its players..... Sent from my iPhone using BtownBanners mobile app
  20. 5 points
    Well that wasn't as notable as I'd hoped lol!
  21. 5 points
    And yet Scott has over 160 yards rushing
  22. 5 points

    Fire Fred Glass

    How so? When you toured all other B1G football complexes what did they impress you with more than what Indiana has? I mean, I don’t believe you would ever throw blanket statements out there without having a clue. I would have expected there to be a reason you would say this other than your hatred of Fred. So what did you like better than other football player lounges since you make it seem it’s not even close? Sent from my iPhone using BtownBanners mobile app
  23. 5 points

    (2020) SG Anthony Leal to IU

    I really hope the fans/admin let Archie make it to next season...we have something REALLY special in the works. I honestly have zero expectations this year and am hoping for the best but there’s a lot of question marks and uncertainties going into this season and it’s impossible to gauge this team. Archie is really going to have to max the potential of every player this season. Not looking past this season but it’s hard to not get excited already for the following season knowing what we have coming in with Leal, Galloway, Geronimo, and possibly Garcia. Sent from my iPhone using BtownBanners mobile app
  24. 5 points

    (2020) SG Anthony Leal to IU

    Sent from my iPhone using BtownBanners mobile app Who does he think he is...Steve Alford lol! Good for him and hopefully IU!
  25. 5 points

    (2020) PF/C - Dawson Garcia

    Yep, I'm kinda dumb!