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Magnanimous

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  1. Magnanimous

    Fire Fred Glass

    Im getting close to being done, not with IUBB, but the forums. You’ve ruined at least two IU message boards with your asinine comments and this takes the cake. On behalf of everyone associated with this fan base, get lost.
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    Fire Fred Glass

    Well then maybe Kyrie will ruin the Celtics to the point Stevens wants to leave...
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    Fire Fred Glass

    Football remains to be seen. Allen is recruiting very well and the bridge on O that was Deboard is now gone, replaced by an up and coming offensive mind. 90% of winning football games is accruing talent, and Allen has us looking better than ever in that regard. Crean unfortunately left our athletic department in a tight spot, because as much as people rail on Glass for that extension in 2012, Crean would’ve gotten one anyway following the 12-13 season for winning the conference, regardless of the Syracuse game. If got it following the season instead, then we’d just be one year further away from washing our hands from that mess of a tenure. There were legitimate circumstances as to why we had a lot of roster turnover after the 12-13 season given how large Crean’s first two classes had to be when he took over, so he got cut a break for the Vonleh season because it was in a sense a second rebuild. The “movement” didn’t pan and out and the writing was on the wall for Crean, who would’ve been canned after 15-16 had he not won the Big Ten. That bought him a year then he was gone. The only other time Crean could have been fired was after the 14-15 season, but the “new rebuild” was trending up. Honestly, winning the Big Ten in 15-16 set this program back 5 years, because that was when the recruiting issues were starting to really manifest themselves, some of which can still be felt this season. Glass fired Crean when he realistically could have (unless you wanted him gone after year three), and hired someone who most experts across the country was a great up and coming coach. He wasn’t Brad Stevens or Billy Donovan, but of the realistic choices Archie’s name was near the top of everybody’s list. Bennett wasn’t coming here (he didn’t want to come here after Sampson was fired either), Rick Barnes was coming off of a 15-19 season, Pearl wasn’t a choice, Chris Mack could’ve been a good pick but was pretty much in the same class as Archie, and then there was Holtman. Alford would have been a complete disaster. A few idiots even thought Izzo would’ve come here...Neither of the Hurley brothers had anything on Archie’s resume either.
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    Fire Fred Glass

    Not that I’m defending Glass by saying this, but if he gets blame for Archie’s failures then he needs to get credit for Archie’s (future) success. Outside of hiring and firing, how much influence does an AD have on a basketball team winning, especially when the facilities are already there? Whether or not Glass is the AD next year, Archie’s season will play out the same way, however that may be. I see no point in firing Glass while Archie is our coach. If CAM doesn’t work out, Glass won’t be making the next hire.
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    Fire Fred Glass

    Well then this should be a fire Archie thread, since there’s no point in firing Glass and keeping Archie. Same goes for Tom Allen.
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    IU at Minnesota 2/16/19 2pm ESPN2

    I don’t know what to make of our 12-2 start. We reeled in a few quality wins, probably should’ve beat Arkansas as well. The Marquette game was a complete @$$ kicking where everything clicked for us, but outside of that we pulled out some games that could’ve gone either way. We started December by winning four games by a combined 8 points. One or two of those go the other way and we probably have a much more realistic look at what this team was all along. Rob’s concussion and the Maryland collapse broke whatever cohesion this team had.
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    Fire Fred Glass

    Glass isn’t going unless we’re also going to fire Archie, which still remains very doubtful after this season. If Archie turns this thing around in year 3 or 4 but you canned the guy who hired him, then what? Glass’s future here will be contingent on Archie’s success. You can’t separate the two at this point.
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    IU at Minnesota 2/16/19 2pm ESPN2

    This feels like year three of Crean.
  9. Leave the kids alone...
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    IUBB @ MSU- Game Thread

    Great win! Now everyone can STFU about firing Archie.
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    IUBB @ MSU- Game Thread

    The Wookie defense
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    IUBB @ Rutgers- Game Thread

    He’s legit from 15-18 feet. Getting him the same off-ball looks we set up for Robert Johnson last year would help the offense. I’m not sure why we’ve gone away from it this season.
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    So some concerns I’m having...

    Unfortunately, it is what it is. Other than Juwan, Crean didn’t really leave Archie much upperclassmen talent, and the Crean recruits Archie retained are marginal talents at best. If you don’t have that and you can’t nab some quality transfers immediately, then you’re pretty limited. We had a scholarship crunch and a roster that was capped by APR concerns, so there wasn’t much wiggle room for Archie to bring in talent beyond freshmen. I’d rather have a Romeo than a second grad transfer this year, so that’s pretty much what Archie was left with going into this season. The 2016 and 2017 recruiting classes were huge wiffs by Crean. Archie (or any coach besides K and Cal) needs a couple of waves talent to come in to get things on track and build a foundation. Unfortunately that means that it’ll inevitably be a multi-year rebuild. And you see that with most coaches who take over a program. Years 3-5 are the ones that they can really be evaluated on. This is especially true when you consider that Archie didn’t/couldn’t bring in any new players for his first season.
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    IUBB @ Rutgers- Game Thread

    I’m not sure what he’s looking for with this offense, since it’s nothing but pick and rolls with a second option either being an undersized guy on the block or a mediocre shooter on the opposite side of the arc. It’s not a scheme that is conducive to offense production. Unless I’m missing something, we did more moving the ball and setting up off-ball shooters last season. Not sure why he’s limited the offense to just this now. He also needs to get our fast breaks going. It’s inexcusable that we can’t take advantage of four on two breaks, especially since our defense does cause a fair amount of turnovers. We’re leaving 12 points a game on the floor by not pushing the ball more off turnovers.
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    So some concerns I’m having...

    I was at the game tonight so I missed some of the recent discussion. This was my first game seeing live this year, and The one thing that stood out to me in particular was how awful this team is on fast breaks. Like pitifully terrible. They have no clue how to capitalize on a numbers advantage or where to pass the ball. Ok guy just kind of dribbles and either slows it down or passes it too late to our guy on the block, forcing him to go low and slow down, allowing the defense to catch up. I’m all for controlling the pace of the game in the half court, but when’s team is this bad shooting the ball you need to capitalize on empty possessions by the opposition. Our points off turnovers ratio must be one of the worst in the country.
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    IUBB @ Rutgers- Game Thread

    Archie isn’t clappy. He looks genuinely miserable coaching this team. Problem is he’s not making adjustments.
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    Michigan - IUBB Postgame Thread

    Archie isn’t going anywhere for a few years (if he doesn’t work out), so people need to just chill and accept that we have a flawed team right now that’s undergoing multiple transitions simultaneously. As long as he keeps bringing in talent and rebuilds relationships with long-neglected Indiana pipelines, I’m quite indifferent to how this season ultimately plays out. I obviously want us to win, which we actually were at times this year, but we need to focus on this long term. If Archie can reel in multiple classes with talent, either he’s going to start winning with them or (hopefully) the next guy will actually inherit some talent for the first time in a while here. I’m concerned about several things right now, but I saw enough last year from how he ran his sets that I’m inclined to give him a pass on what’s going on right now. To be honest, I really can’t believe the lack of perspective, foresight, or self-awareness a lot of our “world’s best” fans are displaying with this whole thing. This wasn’t a good team the year before he came here (hence why the job was open to begin with), they were severely flawed last year largely due to the roster he inherited and was limited due to APR considerations, and our “quick fix” remedy is a bunch of injured and now fatigued freshmen. This was going to take some time before it got better. The last 20 years of Hoosier ineptitude is a sunk cost at this point, so people need to calm down. If recruiting dries up and there’s no improvement then he’ll be gone, but let the man breathe a bit and give him a chance to see this rebuild through. I’ve seen enough to see he is passionate about both coaching here and fixing the issues with this team. He only has one upperclassman setting any kind of example for the new guys, which is a difficult thing to overcome as well. Anyone who thinks Archie isn’t holding these guys accountable is severely mistaken, and you can’t go by those scripted sound bite “in the huddle” shots ESPN tries to get every game. I sat behind the bench during last year’s Iowa game and when Iowa went on a run in the second half to make the game close, I got a good view of him wholeheartedly ripping the team to shreds for their lack of effort. It paralleled Knight’s best day in all honesty, and it did the trick in getting the team to rally. I decided not to post it on youtube or anything because he didn’t need any conjecture or criticism thrown his way if it caught enough views. Personally, I think Archie still feels like a guest in Bloomington right now, so hopefully as his time accumulates with us that side comes out a bit more. This guy hates losing as much as Saban. I just wish he’d show it some more at some point.
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    Indiana vs Michigan - Gameday Thread

    What’s getting lost in all of this, Michigan doesn’t look anywhere close to a top 5 team.
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    Inclined to Give Archie a Break

    Can’t underscore the value of upperclassmen. 0* Freddie McSwain would offer more than what Romeo is giving us tonight. Basketball really is simple: you need size, guys who can shoot, don’t turn the ball over, and good defense is about effort and positioning. We don’t have size or shooters, and you really can’t coach either. Players either have it or they don’t, so until recruiting takes hold and the players gain experience, you’re not going to win.
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    Indiana vs Michigan - Gameday Thread

    Justin smith needs to be benched for the rest of the game.
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    Inclined to Give Archie a Break

    The half court ball movement and off-ball sets last season were far superior to what we’ve seen this year. We just needed some shooters to make it work, and just about everyone agreed with that. People lauded Archie following the Duke game last year for how his system kept us in the game, and how if we did the same thing with better players we would have won that and many more games. “This is something we haven’t seen in Bloomington for 20 years” was said by the majority on multiple occasions last season. I don’t think Archie forgot how to coach that. This group just doesn’t get it. There needs to be a major roster overhaul after this year with regards to our current upperclassmen. We need shooters and guys who will play hungry.
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    McRobbie and Georgia Tech

    I'm really late to the party regarding campus affairs, but I just read about the ongoing mold problem IU has been dealing with this year. The school is (was?) facing a class action lawsuit from students in the dorms who got sick from the mold and the school's response to the problem. Terrible look for the school...
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    Game Thread: Purdouche Edition

    I guess I missed the part where everyone was praising his half-court offense last year that was controlling the ball and setting up shooters with off-ball screens. The only thing missing was some guys that could actually shoot. He brought one in this year and the kid is averaging 18 ppg. Another is a project freshman who needs to learn to play defense and the third is out for the year.
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    Game Thread: Purdouche Edition

    You can't build anything long-term if you keep pulling the rug out underneath a program every few years. That's why the Browns and Tennessee football continually suck. This was never going to be a quick fix. Yes, there are holes in Archie's coaching philosophy, but I'd rather be a consistently good program years four and onward than reach for arbitrary benchmarks in years two and three and then start over again if they're not met. There is talent on this team and the prospect of something stable in the coming years. Honestly, it will likely be year four. A senior Justin Smith, junior Phinisee, likely sophomore Jackson-Davis, hopefully healthy and contributing Jerome Hunter, and some new guys brought in will make a very competitive team, with younger talent on the roster to follow in their footsteps. Our team right now is honestly a poor man's 2007-08 team with DJ (Juwan) and a less consistent Eric (Romeo), blended with an injured version of the 2009-10 team Watford/Hulls freshmen team. Green is Devan Dumes and McRoberts is Danny Moore. They're young, they're hurt, they're lacking shooters, and there's no depth. We brought in six freshmen for this year's squad (including Race). Only two can contribute right now. Of course this isn't enjoyable to watch, but the last 20 years is a sunk cost at this point, so people need to get over themselves with the "we've been patient enough" schtick. It's been stated before, but except in very rare occasions it takes coaches a few years to get things going when taking over a program. There was a reason this job was open to begin with...because the team sucked! I just did a quick number crunch for the coaches of the teams currently in the top 15 to see what each coach's winning percentage was at their current program in the first three seasons they were there. Duke (Coach K) - 45% Michigan (Beilein) - 46% Tennessee (Barnes) - 56% Virginia (Bennett) - 56% Gonzaga (Few) - 80% (Mark Few took over for an Elite Eight team) Michigan State (Izzo) - 60% Kansas (Self) - 75% (Bill Self took over a team that was the NCAA runner-up) Texas Tech (Beard) - 76% Virginia Tech (Buzz Williams) - 52% Nevada (Musselman) - 74% Florida State (Leonard Hamilton) - 48% Kentucky (Cal) - 88% UNC (Roy) - 77% Auburn (Pearl) - 45% Marquette (Woj) - 54% So there you go. Unless you take over for an already successful and loaded program or recruit multiple top 10 players every year, you're likely to struggle your first few seasons.
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    Game Thread: Purdouche Edition

    I like this team better than its fan base.
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