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bigrod

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  1. I get what some are saying about the players being responsible. I'm not saying it is all on Archie, but we have definitely seen a few trends in Archie's time here. You cannot deny that our shooting percentages in general and especially 3's have decreased fairly dramatically in his time here. Add to that our declining percentages from the free throw line, and there is a definite trend. Few of us can say what is going on at practice, but from the outside looking in, it certainly seems like something needs to change. This team is definitely not a mentally tough team, and you can see the hesitation at times. They seem to overthink while on the court, but then other times act like they don't care. Again, not sure why, but this has been a definite trend in the last 2.5 years. If a team takes on the personality of their coach, I'm not sure what to think or when/how it is going to change.
  2. But in the end, it is Archie. He is also responsible for the personnel.
  3. Logistically, I agree he has to play. Though, sometimes I think I would rather see a team that is out there busting their a$$es and losing by 20 than the lackadaisical, careless play we see in many long stretches.
  4. Chris, do you think he starts against OSU? I guess, to me, that will be the first indicator that something has actually changed. Knowing how resistant Archie seems to change and that Green has started the last several, that's the first thing I'm looking at as to any actual philosophical changes being made.
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    How mad/upset would you really be?

    I was just responding something very similar to this.
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    Coy Cronk Transferring

    I would think the only reason to change positions is because that is where he is expected to play if he makes it in the NFL.
  7. Wow... pathetic. Sent from my iPad using BtownBanners
  8. That is the only thing that makes him change anything. Sent from my iPad using BtownBanners mobile app
  9. He doesn’t need to. He has a system. Sent from my iPad using BtownBanners mobile app
  10. We give up so many easy baskets. Just insane... Sent from my iPad using BtownBanners
  11. I'm sure there is a certain segment of most passionate fan bases that operate that way, but I don't believe it is "Indiana fans." I will say that I wholeheartedly wanted Archie and was happy he was hired as our coach. I will also say that I have been pretty disappointed in the product he has put on the court. I'm not sure what the problem is except that I see the same players doing the same things game after game. I see the same mistakes made game after game. I'm not sure what the problem is; motivation? development? talent? But it's the coach's job to figure that out. Maybe outsiders should understand that we've seen this season play out before and suffered through an unprecedented 12 losses in 13 games before any changes were made. Maybe we are more than a little concerned that the way this team has played it's last few games, we are in for the same thing again. Maybe we are concerned with the lack of any adjustments to make anything any different. I've been a pretty die-hard fan of these Hoosiers since the first game I remember watching in 1980. I've spent an awful lot of money on games and merchandise over the years to be labeled as someone who is waiting to root for bad things to happen. I've seen plenty of bad things happen and continued to root for the Hoosiers. All I can tell you is that I couldn't stand to watch the whole second half of the Maryland game. I saw that game several times last year and the previous year.
  12. Chris, I'm kind of curious - did this coach say anything about how much he would or would not like to play against IU or how easy they would be to game plan against?
  13. I guess this is what it seems like to some. Personally, I don't sit and wait for bad things to happen. Every part of me wants Archie to succeed. But, what I've seen in his two and a half years is a lot of talk of a great plan, but nothing on the court that reflects it. He was supposed to have this great plan for recruiting and everyone was totally on board after the scatterbrained efforts we saw from Crean. The fact is, our guards or guard play have not improved in his time here. I don't care if it is the recruiting or the player development, we have not seen improvement. It's great to have a plan, but you have to constantly analyze the results and change accordingly. Our offense is just flat out hard to watch. Our defense is declining in year 3 - the year it was supposed to click. This team really has no identity and no apparent cohesion. That is what we saw last year as well. You are correct - I have absolutely no idea what is going on behind the scenes. But I know what I see on the court and it is not getting better. Last year it took a huge losing streak before changes were made. I seriously doubt that the administration is telling Archie who to recruit, who to play, how to substitute, how to motivate, and how to game plan. If they are, he needs to resign immediately for his own benefit.
  14. Didn’t expect them to win today, but quite honestly, life is too short to watch whatever that was supposed to be. As I stated elsewhere, Archie inherited a fundamentally challenged team his first year, so it was easy to write that off. In hindsight, that team looked better than what we’ve seen since. There is just nothing that you can point to and say, well, at least this is looking up. It’s just simply bad basketball. How can a team from Indiana have no shooters? I thought we’d at least have a more intelligent team out there. I’m just not seeing it. Sent from my iPad using BtownBanners
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    IUBB @ Maryland - 1/4/20 @ Noon

    I gave Archie the benefit of doubt when he took over Crean’s fundamentally challenged team. Gotta say after 3 years, not much is changing. Sent from my iPhone using BtownBanners
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