Jump to content

Thanks for visiting BtownBanners.com!  We noticed you have AdBlock enabled.  While ads can be annoying, we utilize them to provide these forums free of charge to you!  Please consider removing your AdBlock for BtownBanners or consider signing up to donate and help BtownBanners stay alive!  Thank you!


Senior Member
  • Content Count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

About cthomas

  • Rank
    Role Player
  • Birthday 05/17/1948

Profile Information

  • Gender
  • Location
    Carmel, Indiana

Recent Profile Visitors

1,908 profile views
  1. We won't be the last team they make look terrible. The difference in this OSU team versus some of the past teams is their defense is much better. Their defensive backs were on top of our receivers all day and we didn't have anything for their lines. Yesterday we saw what great looks like. Now we need to move on and maximize the remaining season.
  2. It seems ridiculous to say but at 51 - 10, the game wasn't as close as it looks.
  3. They may be three deep better than we are.
  4. Disappointed that we haven't made them work a little harder, but I'm not ready to judge the season just yet. They may just be that good. I need to see us against teams we have a realistic chance to beat. If we look bad then I'll admit we are who we have always been.
  5. There's unprepared and there's overmatched. I'm going 75% overmatched in this one.
  6. While an interesting debate, I believe it misses the bigger point. To compete with or upset a team like OSU, we need to bring everything we've got. Being down a key player won't get it done. Their size and strength can be punishing. I would love a win but would settle for getting out of this one as healthy as possible.
  7. cthomas

    2019 Off-Season IU Roster News and Moves

    If we add 4 to 6 in 2020 and then do something similar with the very good class in 2021, how do we possibly "get old and stay old"?. That would mean a lot of roster turnover and continually counting on young kids to play major minutes. Is this a change of direction for CAM?
  8. cthomas

    IUFB Offseason Updates

    What excites me is if quality depth has increased as much as advertised, this could be a really special season by IU football standards. There have been so many games over the past few seasons that could have been won if the team had just a little more depth. Add in a big play potential at quarterback, instead of just a game manager, and it is hard not to be just a little more excited about this team than usual.
  9. cthomas

    (2020) SF - Jalen Bridges

    Given the targets for 2021, I'd rather take one more, two at the most, and concentrate on the next class. More than that and we are counting on kids transferring or going pro. I know that stuff happens, but I prefer to have kids stay committed to the program and grow within it. It's CAM's call and I'll just go with whatever he does.
  10. I think this is the year we finally see a culture shift begin to take place. Coach Roberts is just another piece of that process. The players we will depend on and feature this season are mostly CAM's guys and have some experience to learn from. I really like what I see being built. We need to stay healthy to reach our potential, but this is the most complete team we have had in some time. I expect our shooting to be adequate and we finally have size, skill, and depth in the frontcourt. I think we will get better and better as the season progresses and that by the end of the year no one will look forward to playing our Hoosiers.
  11. I don't know any of the guys being discussed beyond what is/has been said here and other places. CAM is really the only one who has real "skin" in this game and I'm sure he has put in some time and effort to get this right. Whoever his choice turns out to be will be fine with me.
  12. cthomas

    IUFB Offseason Updates

    Began following around the end of the Jurassic period and, except for a small handful of seasons, it's been pure misery. But, once again, I'm actually looking forward to the start of the season. I clearly need professional help!
  13. cthomas

    (2020) SG Anthony Leal to IU

    About January I'm going to hate you!
  14. cthomas

    (2020) SG Anthony Leal to IU

    I grew up listening to the Hoosiers on the radio in the mid to late '50's in the barn while milking and tending to the cows. I have been hooked ever since. Perspective means a lot and this is not meant to belittle anyone else's experience. We all started somewhere. I see the program from a different place than those who came later. Different, not better. I thought it interesting that Leal referenced the Wat Shot as the the way IU used to be. That should tell us something about how kids think these days. It's not the McCracken days, or the Knight days, or Davis or Sampson days. It's the Crean days. That is the experienced view of IU basketball that kids today think about. They see the banners, but can't really relate to those days or those players. We have to be able to sell what can be again, not what was.
  15. cthomas

    2019 Off-Season IU Roster News and Moves

    I really think that the degree of success CAM has will depend on his ability to tweak his offensive and defensive systems. I believe this will be a big part of his growth process. The last two years have to have been humbling for a person as competitive as he is reported to be. Rigidity is not your friend at this level.