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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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).
  5. 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.
  6. pumpfake

    (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.
  7. 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.
  8. Gotta figure the chances of healing the rift will be greater than before, too.
  9. I had to edit my post to add the word "indirectly". lol.
  10. If I'm correct, poster Lamar Cheeks mentioned this person in a recent posting....indirectly.
  11. Unless little Pitino was actively recruiting or contacting a coach for another program, I'd guess there would be no violations. To the bigger point though, the Pitinos are sleazeballs (IMO). We always think of programs like uk when discussing histories of dirty behavior (rightfully so), but minnesota basketball is also bathed in a long history of dirt (brawling, garbage under Dutcher & Haskins for example). As far as some of the names being mentioned, are any of them known to be strong offensively-minded coaches?
  12. pumpfake

    FBI Corruption Investigation

    Something definitely illegal - their consultant breaks the laws of English by having no vowels in his last name. But seriously, I guess we'll see how much evidence has to hit the NCAA in their collective face before they act.
  13. pumpfake

    FBI Corruption Investigation

    Proof that they engaged in the practice of paying players/families/coaches but no proof of it to anyone specific. Apparently the documentation shows that they approved making offers to the 2 named players. IMO, it's kind of shoddy journalism, implying that they proved one thing (no one named) and try to tie in players without any evidence the players were involved or even aware of it. That's my take on the article, anyway.
  14. That and as the Colts found out until he signs the contract he can leave you empty handed. Also at some point it's not too cool to wait so close to the beginning of the season to tell your current employer.
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    Season Predictions 2019-2020

    Yep. The past two seasons have been disappointing, regardless of whatever our expectations were. While it is not unheard of for a new coach to come in and have immediate success, it's not the norm. I remember after CAM's first season saying that the only thing we know is that he can't produce miracles. I'm to the point where I don't even think about trying to predict the upcoming season. There are too many factors you just can't foresee. The only way to be able to have any confidence about an upcoming season is when you have enough known quantities returning - that rules out freshmen, players returning from injury, and expected improvement from returning players. And that's only if you avoid injuries. Personally, I saw definite improvement from the beginning of the first year to the end of that season. Last season, we were statistically better, had better results in our record, and definitely improved over the previous season. We really fell apart in the middle of the season and began playing much better toward the end but were still inconsistent. Barring injuries, we need to see continued improvement in the offense and overall much, much better consistency both individually and as a team.