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southernindianahoosier2

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  1. southernindianahoosier2

    Fire Fred Glass

    Have you seen his fireside chats? Great personality. He went to the elite 8, lost his top 7 scorers (Need to double check), then made it to the championship game and lost IMO because of a no-call foul committed by Kyle Guy. Reggie Miller said he runs the best basketball practice he's ever seen in his life. He was an associate head coach under Bob Knight. He's won everywhere he's been. He always beats Matt Painter. I'm telling you, Chris Beard is the best coach I've seen in college basketball since Brad Stevens. guys like him pop up once every 10 years. We missed our chance in 2014, but we have a chance to make it right this time around. P.S. I'm not saying Archie will be a failure at IU, I guarantee he will be better than Crean, but Chris Beard is hands down the best coach in College basketball and if IU wants to be a blue blood again, that is how to do it.
  2. southernindianahoosier2

    Fire Fred Glass

    Glass had a chance to hire Brad Stevens away from Butler and he missed that opportunity by extending Crean prematurely. Glass had the opportunity to hire Les Miles, Jeff Brohm, et. al. and he missed the opportunity because he promoted an unproven coach. Glass has not learned from his mistakes in the past, and that is why he'll make the following mistake: Glass has the opportunity today to fire Archie and hire Chris Beard. Chris Beard is OBJECTIVELY the best coach in college basketball that Indiana could get since Brad Stevens. Glass will either extend Archie or wait until Chris Beard is picked up by another Blue Blood. When your vision of the athletic department is to keep your job rather than to build a winning program, you get 7 missed tournaments in 11 years.
  3. southernindianahoosier2

    Fire Fred Glass

    Are you saying it goes even above McRobbie? So then who is the biggest culprit on the BOT?
  4. southernindianahoosier2

    Fire Fred Glass

    What I hear you saying is that in order for Fred to keep his job he needs to: 1.improve IU Athletics overall. 2.increase donations. Improve facilities. 3.develop the IU brand while staying in the black financially. -We are in agreement that McRobbie does not account for W/L's in Fred's Performance Evaluation. But if you are Fred, and supposedly a fan, why would he only do the bare minimum to keep your job? Why take a job as an AD, if you're not competitive and want to win? This is why I think there is a huge disconnect with Fred and the Fans. The fans want to win, Fred wants to survive in his role.
  5. southernindianahoosier2

    Fire Fred Glass

    If we're going to have a 5 win team, I'd rather have an exciting 5 win team that is also doing things (no matter how far-fetched) to help them build momentum and win more games. Black Uniforms signal that the status quo needs changing. It may not lead to any wins, but what it does is signal to the fanbase; "Hey, we're trying to build momentum and there is no stone left unturned". Showing that the coach is thinking about changing uniforms signals to me that they've thought about every possible way to win more games, and that is a good thing in my book.... Again from my previous post, if your goal is to win 8 games. You search for every possible way to get there. Serious question, and I don't intend for this to be attacking. But do you think Fred Glass should keep his job? Do you think he's done well?
  6. southernindianahoosier2

    Fire Fred Glass

    Agreed. If we have success, it wouldn't be a short term gain for a long term loss. Success breeds success. I would suspect that a great hire is more indicative of a stable athletic program and an Athletic Director who's good at spotting talent, which would lead me to believe it could be replicated. Think of the Butler way. They had Matta, then Stevens, then Holtmann
  7. southernindianahoosier2

    Fire Fred Glass

    I promised a long winded response and here it is: I'm taking a MACRO top down analysis approach for Fred Glass. It is a consensus on this board that the two biggest sports and what he is ultimately judged on are Foorball and Basketball so lets take a look at every season starting after October 28, 2008, the date he was hired. For this post I'm only focused on Football. In Football, we've had 122 games under Glass with a 45-77 record, a 37% win percentage. We've never won a bowl game, and he has hired then fired Kevin Wilson, and then hired Tom Allen. The most wins IU has ever had in a season is 9, happening in 1967 and 1945. On average, under Glass, our teams are 5-7 with no bowl. The standard deviation is 1.36 wins and 1.19 Losses. This is actually promising considering you're 2 standard deviations away from the mean of winning 8 games (13.6% of all possible outcomes). From this I concur that a 9 win Indiana team is not impossible but highly unlikely given the state of the program. Using a SMART goal template, 8 win Indiana is specific, measurable, attainable, relevant, and time based. This is what I believe Fred Glass' goal should be for the football team. The ceiling of wins at Indiana is 13, 12 regular season and a bowl, not 5-7 wins. Currently our Peer Group is Illinois, Minnesota, Purdue, Rutgers and Maryland. The Peer group one step above IU is Michigan State, Wisconsin, Iowa, Nebraska and Northwestern. The Top Peer Group is OSU, MIchigan, and Penn State. People on this board always ask what I would do as the AD. Well first I would run this back of the envelope analysis and come up with my two strategies for football. Mine would be to win 8 games during a season in the next 5 years, and then move IU into the second tier of football teams in the Big10. I'd do this by studying the likes of Wisconsin, Michigan State, and Iowa, and figure out where we fall behind. Is it facilities, nutrition, coaching, salaries, etc? If so, I will then begin to look to fund-raise. I want to showcase my vision as the AD to all in the land. I'd say IU IS WINNING 8 games, we need $X to make it happen. From there I build, hire, fire, fund-raise, and execute my 5 year vision. "We understand we are in the bottom tier and we're going to spend, build, and hire our way to the tier above us"... This is why I think Fred Glass is a horrible horrible AD: I have never seen or heard from Fred Glass on what his vision for the football team is. He does things in the wrong order, completely backwards as an AD. He has poor problem solving skills and is a bad fit as an AD. His current approach seems to be: I need to generate buzz around the program -> Solicit donations for capital improvements -> build something that is not above or beyond our peer group-> show the BOT that IU sports are profitable and moving in a positive direction-> make McRobbie happy. What he should be doing is: What is IU's Vision -> Win 8 games in the next 5 years -> How do I get to that goal-> Fund-raise to get funds to achieve said goal -> if its facilities, build something above and beyond our current peer group -> evaluate state of the program at year end -> rinse repeat. The outcome of Glass' current decision making process is spending money and getting no results. So throwing money just to throw money is what Fred is doing currently. With his strategy we end up with the worst ROI of any spend at a power 5 school, staying in a 5-7 nightmare. Again because he has no strategy.... Had he said "I want to win 8 games, how do I do it?"... You don't set an 8 win strategy by arbitrarily removing the names from the backs of the football jerseys... you do it by looking at Les Miles and Jeff Brohm when we needed a new coach.... I ask the board: what has Fred done in football to separate us from our current peer group and to try to push the program to 8 wins? What capital projects has he completed that push the envelope and set us apart from our current peer group and are in line with the likes of Michigan State and Iowa?
  8. southernindianahoosier2

    Fire Fred Glass

    Fred has been the biggest decision maker on a Macro Level for the last 10 years. Any year to year fluctuations absolutely can be blamed on the coaches, but the Macro state of the programs over the last 10 years I would say are 100% on FG.
  9. southernindianahoosier2

    Fire Fred Glass

    Florida State is putting themselves in a position to be successful by spending top $. It may not be with their current coach, but seeing that they are ready and willing to open the check book is huge. I don't see why a top coach wouldn't go there. Conversely if they stopped spending money, the ability to attract top talent at the coaching level diminishes.
  10. southernindianahoosier2

    Fire Fred Glass

    HE WENT TO KANSAS, THE WORST FOOTBALL SCHOOL IN THE NATION... IU WAS MORE THAN CAPABLE OF HIRING HIM.
  11. southernindianahoosier2

    Fire Fred Glass

    We could have made a splash hiring Les Miles or Brohm. We could hire the next Tom Herman. However, you need facilities, nutrition, locker rooms, trainers, and a compliance department that doesn't try to run a smear campaign against you. Glass is putting some of these in place, but he's not hitting home runs here, he's way behind the pack in both timing and quality. He also hired Tom Allen instead of to two aforementioned coaches. "Regardless of how much money we throw at it (and it would be throwing money away), Ohio State, Michigan,. and Penn State will always have more money for football than we do." With that defeatist attitude then why would we even field a team. If Purdue can beat Ohio State with Urban Meyer last year, then there's no reason that IU can't be competitive year over year against these teams. I should put an asterisk on "Throwing Money" because Glass is clearly incompetent so he would probably spend the money on all the wrong things. But hey, I'd rather them let Glass spend money on things that don't add value to the programs then have IU spend no money at all. After all its the principal and value signaling of spending the money that is important.
  12. southernindianahoosier2

    Fire Fred Glass

    Give me time and I’ll write out a detailed response Sent from my iPhone using BtownBanners mobile app
  13. southernindianahoosier2

    Fire Fred Glass

    Either they don't care about winning, or they don't know what it takes to win.
  14. southernindianahoosier2

    Fire Fred Glass

    Rutgers has consistently beat Indiana at least. If you think about it, Glass has the power to usurp McRobbie, if he became vocal and he rallied the boosters on his behalf, maybe they could force a change at the top. But Glass either loves being "hampered" by McRobbie so that he has a person to blame or he doesn't actually care about winning.
  15. southernindianahoosier2

    Fire Fred Glass

    I agree that Michale McRobbie is the bigger problem. However, I have heard from a reliable source that he plans on retiring after the 2020 bicentennial of IU. So since he's not going anywhere until 2021, we just have to sit back and wait it out. The Football team could make a bowl and the basketball team could make the tournament this year. However, it seems to be almost a coin flip that the opposite rings true. Time will tell.
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