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    The Unbridled Negativity Thread

    Better put my my force field here, but CAM can coach. He knows the game, he know how to manage clock, he knows who his glue guys are and he can recruit. We're awful accusatory of a guy who was left with CTC's leftovers, a bunch of kids who don't care and a VERY depleted program. Kids don't want to play at IU they way they used to. They want to play at Louisville..at Memphis...at UK...at MSU. Archie has to reverse that and it's not going to happen over night. He would have cleaned house and started from scratch if he could have, but he couldn't. His hands were tied. So he does the best with the hand he was dealt. He can't even get rid of guys so just have to deal with this until next year. Also, for everyone who chirps about how Butler has really put it together...look at their program last year. And look at who they have played this year. Yesterday was their first tough game other than Purdue, and they took it on the chin at home. And Dayton...who recruited those players and for what reason??? Yep.Better put my my force field here, but CAM can coach. He knows the game, he know how to manage clock, he knows who his glue guys are and he can recruit. We're awful accusatory of a guy who was left with CTC's leftovers, a bunch of kids who don't care and a VERY depleted program. Kids don't want to play at IU they way they used to. They want to play at Louisville..at Memphis...at UK...at MSU. Archie has to reverse that and it's not going to happen over night. He would have cleaned house and started from scratch if he could have, but he couldn't. His hands were tied. So he does the best with the hand he was dealt. He can't even get rid of guys so just have to deal with this until next year. Also, for everyone who chirps about how Butler has really put it together...look at their program last year. And look at who they have played this year. Yesterday was their first tough game other than Purdue, and they took it on the chin at home. And Dayton...who recruited those players and for what reason??? Yep.
  2. I threw most of this on the "if IU loses" thread, but thought I would add to it here.. I don't think CAM is doing a poor job; he can't make our guys shoot better once the game starts and he is clearly managing the game the best he can. He got t'd up last night; he benched DG after a sloppy turnover; he uses time outs effectively (something CTC never learned, ever). That's the type of stuff I, as a more X&0 type of fan, like seeing. I struggle with our guard play - who wouldn't - and the fact that seniors can provide zero production. That statement; when guards and seniors don't show up, is what kills us ultimately. Our seniors are not leaders, and our youth isn't ready to lead IMO. RP isn't Yogi although he has a similar task. When our guards play well, we can beat anyone, anywhere. Laugh if you will, but I believe it. We embarrassed FSU and OSU. Both are incredibly talented teams, and we did it both times with consistent guard play. It really opens the court up for us and we don't have to solely rely in TJD. It's a shame someone can't step up and provide that for us consistently from a guard perspective. Aside from that, look at the scoreboard last night...the NCAA is a crapshoot right now. UK, BU, IU, Auburn, PSU, VA, Creighton and Wichita State all lose. We're not alone here people. If we can keep pace and figure out how to get to 19 or 20, we're in a pretty good spot IMO. Other side notes: I don't need to see quite a few of our guys play anymore. Some of them just aren't good enough and they're proving that, repeatedly. "Shooters", can't shoot. "Leaders" aren't leading. Play the grit and heart guys; at least they give a ****. I'm not going to name players as taking shots at teenagers and college kids is Childs play, but I can think of 5 players I would not miss tomorrow, including guys that get regular minutes.
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    If IU loses to Rutgers...

    I'm getting many texts from other fans and friends which carry a lot of finger pointing. From CAM, to players, to lack of leadership. Personally, I see some flaws in all three of those areas. I don't think CAM is doing a poor job; he can't make our guys shoot better once the game starts and he is clearly managing the game the best he can. He got t'd up last night; he benched DG after a sloppy turnover; he uses time outs effectively (something CTC never learned, ever). That's the type of stuff I, as a more X&0 type of fan, like seeing. I struggle with our guard play - who wouldn't - and the fact that seniors can provide zero production. That statement; when guards and seniors don't show up, is what kills us ultimately. Our seniors are not leaders, and our youth isn't ready to lead IMO. RP isn't Yogi although he has a similar task. When our guards play well, we can beat anyone, anywhere. Laugh if you will, but I believe it. We embarrassed FSU and OSU. Both are incredibly talented teams, and we did it both times with consistent guard play. It really opens the court up for us and we don't have to solely rely in TJD. It's a shame someone can't step up and provide that for us consistently from a guard perspective. Aside from that, look at the scoreboard last night...the NCAA is a crapshoot right now. UK, BU, IU, Auburn, PSU, VA, Creighton and Wichita State all lose. We're not alone here people. If we can keep pace and figure out how to get to 19 or 20, we're in a pretty good spot IMO. Other side notes: I don't need to see quite a few of our guys play anymore. Some of them just aren't good enough and they're proving that, repeatedly. "Shooters", can't shoot. "Leaders" aren't leading. Play the grit and heart guys; at least they give a ****.
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    And Your Team Captains Are:

    I think this is awesome. Logic or shoe-in might have told us others could have ended up being captains. And with some previous uncertainty around DG, to see that he has earned Archie's trust his absolutely huge. Good for Durham as well obviously, but this DG story could be a real game changer for IU. We've all seen the potential...let it shine, baby!
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    Juwan Morgan - Utah Jazz

    Just read Morgan was signed by the Jazz after day 1 of the draft??? How awesome is that! https://www.news-leader.com/story/sports/2019/06/21/nba-draft-utah-jazz-reportedly-pick-up-indianas-juwan-morgan/1514831001/
  6. Please don't yell at me. It's not nice.
  7. Awww. So nice. Let's all gather around and do some more complaining.
  8. Some of you need to take a break from this board of go find another school to complain about. Purdue actually sucks and because one kid was convinced by porkchop that he's going to play basketball in the dump of a city, Lafayette, they're not the voice of the state? Give me a break and go hang another sweet 16 banner next to your "IU SUCKS" banner. You don't like IU or Archie Miller, fine, but go complain about it somewhere else. This site was not built to field complaints about recruits and problems with coaches or programs. It's for a group of people who love something...like IU basketball...to get together and talk about it. Good lord, this has turned into a gaggle of pessimists.
  9. You guys should arm wrestle and solve this once and for all!
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    FBI Corruption Investigation

    Can you imagine if Indiana had been named in this scandal? We would have been black balled, given the death penalty, had coaches removed and suffered a multi year tournament ban. I kid, mostly, but how is it that we have a minor infraction in previous years and the NCAA absolutely pounces on us, yet strippers, rapes, pay-to-play, etc. go unpunished. Makes me lose faith...
  11. Can we split this thread between pessimists and optimists? Good lord...
  12. Can't wait for you to eat crow. How's that for realism?
  13. Hey, entire coaching and training staff and anyone else in the room - don't tell ANYONE, and I mean ANYONE, but I'm coming to UK. Keep it a secret, OK - I mean it!
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