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Ed Schilling Leaving, Mike Roberts Arriving

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YES!!!!!   I can get completely on.board with that.
He is old. Of course he is a partial d cause he can. He has earned the right. He has played and coached for iu he can say what he wants. People can criticize that is fair also. Some hate knight and some idolize same thing. If not for knight dakich and iu are both nobody imo. 2 championship would be all imo

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Every program, in my opinion, needs a culture guy. Football, basketball, baseball, I don’t care. The guy that gets what it takes but might not have been the star or most athletic when he played.

I remember watching Roberts play. Role player only but I could tell he got “it”. Hustle, discipline, not flashy, understood his role. Admittedly, I haven’t followed his career one bit since his IU playing days, but I suspect he coaches the way he played and gets “it”.

I know I’m using some vague terminology but sometimes it difficult to define “culture” or “it”. But in my experience most of the culture guys were the ones good at Xs and Os and positioning.

Long story short, I like the hire. Culture and glue type guy. I’m anxious to see how he helps us improve.


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I, for one, really like this hire.  The stud player usually doesn't make a very good coach.  It's the smart guy, without God given physical ability, at the end of the bench that busted his @$$ everyday and soaked up all the BB IQ that he could!

I just posted a long-winded reply trying to explain this. I like your explanation better!


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Every program, in my opinion, needs a culture guy. Football, basketball, baseball, I don’t care. The guy that gets what it takes but might not have been the star or most athletic when he played.

I remember watching Roberts play. Role player only but I could tell he got “it”. Hustle, discipline, not flashy, understood his role. Admittedly, I haven’t followed his career one bit since his IU playing days, but I suspect he coaches the way he played and gets “it”.

I know I’m using some vague terminology but sometimes it difficult to define “culture” or “it”. But in my experience most of the culture guys were the ones good at Xs and Os and positioning.

Long story short, I like the hire. Culture and glue type guy. I’m anxious to see how he helps us improve.


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I posted this yesterday but it supports the idea

https://www.hoosiersportsreport.com/2014/11/roberts-still-passionate-about-basketball-iu/amp/

Roberts seems like the guy who can help sell kids on how great IU and Bloomington are.


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It seems like the idea of Archie trying to build the culture after something’s happening last season ring true with the recruitments of Galloway (really likes what his dad had to say), Leal, and now Roberts.

If we can compete the next few seasons to build the culture and then add the likes of Lander, Furst, and Kaufman we could see an extended period of success at IU that has been missing for a hot minute.


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14 hours ago, Chris007 said:

I know Mike personally he worked for me at IU for two summers. Awesome dude. The nicest guy still comes to say Hi when he is in town. Quick story, one summer Tim Garl brought me Mike Roberts, Ryan Tapac, Mark Johnson, Rod Wilmont, AJ Ratliff and Robert Vaden who all needed summer jobs at IU. The job was 8-4:30 Monday-Friday. We couldn't fire these guys. Mike was there every day for the whole summer, never missed a day, an hour, nothing. Was always so nice, spoke to everyone, got along with everyone, and was a hard worker. Pretty much the same with Tapac, Johnson and Wilmont. Now Vaden and Ratliff was a different story, they usually rolled in around 10 or 11 and left for the day by 2 or 3. Then they were always upset that their pay wasn't that much. Anyway, I have the utmost respect for Mike Roberts. 

And so after that summer, you suggested to Vaden that it would be best if he transferred??? 

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23 minutes ago, goonaha said:

I know I'm right, but can't tell you, otherwise then you'll know I'm not. Textbook.

That would make it easier for you, wouldn't it?  Someone so starved for decent information that he comes to a public message board looking for pieces of....who knows what?  Finds some people who actually do know a little bit but won't mention names publicly or tell stories others would prefer to stay private and it just drives them NUTS!!   So...they post things like you just did and pretend nobody here could possibly know anything about anything, and paints people into a corner.

Something about.....textbook.

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6 minutes ago, Chris007 said:

Drove him myself to Birmingham. No in all seriousness he was a very nice kid, just immature and didn't care. 

I found it very interesting that when Davis was fired/resigned, one of the Indiana kids he recruited followed him to Alabama, while the Alabama kid he recruited stayed put. 

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24 minutes ago, LamarCheeks said:

I found it very interesting that when Davis was fired/resigned, one of the Indiana kids he recruited followed him to Alabama, while the Alabama kid he recruited stayed put. 

He was there for him when his dad died. Not surprised by that kind of loyalty. 

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51 minutes ago, LamarCheeks said:

I'm beginning to wonder what the holdup is? Why hasn't the basketball program or athletic department announced this yet? Just curious. 

Probably because the contract isn't done.

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56 minutes ago, LamarCheeks said:

I'm beginning to wonder what the holdup is? Why hasn't the basketball program or athletic department announced this yet? Just curious. 

I know on Tuesday they were finishing up some paperwork like background checks and things like that. 

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