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pumpfake

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  1. pumpfake

    (2020) PF/C - Dawson Garcia

    I still believe the staff was all but certain Brooks was coming here, but he kept dragging it out and when uk came calling I think father brooks pushed everything in that direction. If the Garcia's were as star-struck with MU like the Brooks' were with uk, he would have committed by now. Personally, I feel we've made a good impression on the kid and his family and the rest is up to them.
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    College Bball Thread

    USPS I know you got to watch TJD play a lot over the past few years and I'm curious if his FT shooting was as good last year. In the very few games I saw him play I thought it was a weakness in his game, but thus far this season he's looking very, very good at the line.
  3. Yes, I'm cautiously optimistic and can see the potential for a very competitive team. We'll need Rob to get back on the floor consistently and Devonte to shake off the rust. The other guys have shown that they've worked hard and really improved their games. I'm feeling really good about Smith, Durham, Thompson and Brunk being consistent contributors - which we didn't have enough of last year (Juwan was pretty much it). Trayce is playing up to expectations and Franklin looks quite poised. I think Romeo added a really odd dynamic last year - an elite but young talent that was good enough to be a focus but couldn't carry the load with the season long injury he was dealt. I just think we have many more options this year. Jerome is, and will, take several games to lose the rust but if he can become the player we hope he can be it could make us a top-15 type team. (long post but last night was the first game I got to watch)
  4. pumpfake

    Bye bye amateurism

    I say this only half-jokingly, but I can see kids going on future official recruiting visits with their parents and business manager/agent. Maybe only a select few players will be making huge money, but promising a recruit they will make $10-20K off their merchandise would definitely be significant bargaining chip in the recruiting process. I also have little doubt this will only widen the gap between the top 50 programs and the rest of the NCAA. Finally, as mentioned above, if players are going to be making income from this sort of thing they absolutely should be paying income taxes and their scholarship should count as they are no longer amateurs. Next step (like NU football tried) is forming a player's union.
  5. pumpfake

    (2020) PF/C - Dawson Garcia

    With all this optimism about Dawson Garcia, it seemed something was missing and it dawned on me - where is Hoosier Guy?
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    (2020) PG - Hassan Diarra

    I have to say that it appears getting "love" from the fans of the schools he visits is important to him. IF that's much of a factor in his decision, we should be in pretty good shape in that regard. His tweets to UGA were met with pretty much nothing but pro-IU responses, LOTS of encouragement on his IU visit tweet, and the A&M tweet is probably 60/40 pro-IU.
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    College Bball Thread

    Wow. That is a significant blow to their (PU's) recruiting hopes (at least the message board crowd). It would seem they are down to only one target that they hoped to land (Dickinson).
  8. pumpfake

    Fire Fred Glass

    You're correct, IMO. I'm not an expert or rabid follower of college football, but I've said for years that pouring money into facilities without ever getting serious about hiring a good coach is a recipe for failure. I've heard the comments that no high profile coach would come to IU, and I get that. I also understand that the longer we wallow in sub-mediocrity it becomes even more unlikely. But, we've gone after guys that had no record of accomplishment - both inexperienced and veteran. Bill Mallory was the best we had and we fired him. Hoepner looked to be on track to potentially being an great coach, but he was tragically taken. I just can't accept the notion that we can't find a very good coach while almost every other school has done it at one period or another over the last 30 years. The hiring of Tom Allen was, IMO, the epitome of feeble, lazy, and uninspired program management. Nothing against the coach, but good Lord at least FG could have made an effort to upgrade the head coach position by conducting a thorough search. It's this ongoing lack of seriousness from the AD office (what 3 or 4 who've held that office) that results in me being only a very casual fan of IU football.
  9. pumpfake

    Joby Wright - A Look Back

    An all time Hoosier great. I remember driving back to Indy after a game at AH back in the late 1980's and we were passed by Joby. He was driving a small, compact car and it was comical how he looked shoe-horned into the thing.
  10. pumpfake

    (2020) SF Jordan Geronimo to Indiana

    Hearing his coach make multiple references to Jordan being a "high IQ player" is music to my ears.
  11. pumpfake

    (2018) SF - Jerome Hunter to IU

    That's how I suspect it play out as well. Hunter will get more PT as the doctors and trainers allow (info we may never be privy to).
  12. pumpfake

    2019 Off-Season IU Roster News and Moves

    As a fan of both teams I've thought about the similarities to the secrecy about the two players. The main thing to me is that JH is not a professional athlete, he's a minor, and his is a medical (i. e. non-injury) issue. Still, I wish we knew more.
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    (2018) SF - Jerome Hunter to IU

    Sam Story has some tweet alluding to Hunter, but nothing specific nor any hints. You'd think something would have come out by now, but nothing one way or the other.
  14. I'm trying to think of any time we either had a new head coach hiring assistants or had to replace one that fans were really excited about who we hired. Probably the most enthusiasm was when CAM hired Schilling. Ed was thought to "check all the boxes" and fit the description of being a home run hire and look how that worked out. Bottom line is that most of us don't have a whiff of a clue how well a coach (particularly an assistant) will pan out. It's nice to have someone with an IU background or name recognition, but this is totally about CAM getting guys that will share his philosophy and work well with/for him.
  15. Gotta figure the chances of healing the rift will be greater than before, too.
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