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  1. Thanks for sharing. Appreciate it. I would say every college basketball fan, including myself, wants their team to accomplish that type of consistency. There's what 5 to 10 schools out of what 350 plus schools that are where you want our beloved Hoosiers to be. So I guess there's room for IU to get on that train. Getting on that train though takes special type of people (from top to bottom) to be leading the way. My only disagreement with you is the how part aka x's and o's. For me at least, I don't think it really matters on how our Hoosiers accomplishment that lofty task. Just so long as they aren't in the news about FBI investigations and prostitution parties, the x's and o's part of it don't really matter to me.
  2. I'm just curious. What is your version of Indiana basketball, do you have something in mind? Again just curious.
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    Big Ten Teams in the Polls???

    If IU plays like they did against FSU they're a top 15 team. If they play like they did against Northwestern they're not worthy of anything. Jekyll and Hyde
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    OC Candidates

    Best of luck to Coach Sheridan! He was a big part of the development of Peyton Hendershot. Let's hope he'll be able to produce and keep the Hoosiers rolling. They've got a tough schedule this coming season so it'll be a big challenge for sure.
  5. They lost to SBU at home and two on the road to MSU and PITT. I'll wait and see once how they fair in the grind of the schedule. I wholeheartedly agree. Doing the extra things is on the player. But I believe you're just talking about the extra things the make a VO. Those aren't a common thing. They're a diamond in the rough. You're not going to get an entire team of VO's even if a player does the extra things. Some players need a coach to motivate them. I know not doing the extra things you speak of and just doing the required things the system/program is having a player do should result into some sort of development. It's not like these players don't practice, go to weight room, watch film, have nutritionist, get personal tutors, etc. etc..
  6. I totally understand your point but I don't think that's an excuse for the lack of development. In my opinion, which means absolutely nothing in the grand scheme of things, that falls directly on who's developing them. My main comment was at what point do we start to question CAM's development skills? After all the Crean recruits leave the building? Because that's a key component for his success here and as of right now he's not doing a very good job at it. Shoot man, Race has been in the system equally to Durham and Smith. I would have thought Race would be playing more minutes because he's one of Archie's recruits. But he isn't. Look the season is early. They've got 11 wins and 3 losses. They've had a some good wins and 3 bad losses. Shots weren't falling in those losses and 2 of the 3 losses were conference losses on the road. He gets a pass from me but it's a complicated case when it comes to the development of his players.
  7. For the record, I don't want to see him fired but at some point you got to start questioning CAM's ability to develop players. He's had Davis, Green, Durham and Smith for three years and the only one I'm truly seeing develop, if you want to call it that, is Durham. Davis has gotten worse. Both Green and Smith have spots of greatness and are up and down on a minute by minute basis, but they had that prior to CAM. I would have thought all four of those guys would have been solid contributors by now. Because development is key for these four players and that simply isn't the case. I could be wrong though. I'm just some dude on the internet b*tchin' about things I probably shouldn't be b*tichin' about.
  8. Lebowski

    OC Candidates

    Here's and update on my first thought candidates. I'd also like to point out that Rob Sale doesn't actually call the plays so I'm not sure he's the right guy. We'll see folks. What are your thoughts about bringing back Kevin Johns?
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    OC Candidates

    First and foremost congratulations to Kalen DeBoar! I truly hope he has success at Fresno St. and wish him the best. A staple at this level and above is the forever rotation of coaching positions. This year's rotation was due to success! I'll take it baby. Now CTA is tasked with making a home run hire like he did last year with DeBoar. I'm curious to know what y'all think of potential candidates for the job. Here are a few that come to mind Rob Sale - Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns OC Joey Lynch - Ball St. OC Rhett Lashlee - SMU OC Matt Kubik - ULM OC All of these coaches made big jumps in rankings from 2018 to 2019. That might not necessarily mean anything but they are jumps nonetheless.
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    Extend Tom Allen

    I'm cool with this extension. It appears both parties are happy and the way the contract is written it looks like CTA isn't looking at IU as a stepping stone. I truly believe IU has a coach that's committed for the long haul. If DeBoer is offered another gig he's earned it. Good for him and I thank him very much for putting in his blood sweat and tears for the Cream and Crimson. It'll just mean CTA will have to find another coach to replace him. That's how it works in this business. Good coaches are able to do this without issue. And hopefully coaches, like DeBoer, elsewhere are taking notice of the culture going on in Bloomington, Indiana.
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    Bowl Projection

    A part of me also wants them playing in Florida for recruitment reasons. A lot of the players would really enjoy going back home playing in a bowl.
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    Bowl Projection

    This site has the Hoosier playing in the Quick Lane Bowl in Detroit against Boston College. https://collegefootballnews.com/2019/11/bowl-projections-college-football-playoff-predictions-after-week-14 Personally, I'd like to see a IU v UK bowl game. What say you?
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    Fire or ‘Way to Go!’ Tom Allen?

    DeBoer is turning out to be a great hire that's for sure. DeBoer is getting paid. Something like 800k a year that could end up being $1 million per year with bonuses. I believe it's the highest paid OC in the history of the program. So hats off to Glass as well because he ponied up some cash. And I'd be fine if DeBoer goes on to pursue bigger and better things. He's earned it. It'll just mean that CTA will have to make another hire at OC. That's part of being successful at this kind of job. And with the precedent set I don't think money will be an issue.
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    Fire or ‘Way to Go!’ Tom Allen?

    Maybe I'm naive but even if this year isn't a fluke and our beloved Hoosiers perform this type of season on a constant basis I still think he stays put. He seems to be all about Hoosier football and here to prove something.
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    Fire or ‘Way to Go!’ Tom Allen?

    In my opinion CTA isn't going anywhere. It appears that he's all in with Hoosier football. I think the only job I could see him taking would be something like Notre Dame, and that ain't gonna happen. I honestly think he's home. Man, I sure hope I don't eat crow on this.