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  1. 25 points
    Stuhoo

    (2022) - SG C. J. Gunn to INDIANA

    Not in the first ten posts after a young man has committed to IU. We have a Coaching Candidates thread y’all. On the day of a really nice IU win, anyone that craps on Archie in a recruit’s IU commitment thread? sigh.
  2. 20 points
    LamarCheeks

    Coaching Candidate Thread

    I'm sorta perplexed by this whole "We need an IU guy" argument -- on twitter, here and everywhere else. "Some one who knows the History and Know how of what IU Basketball was made of." What the hell does that even mean? First of all, there are no "IU guys" who are capable of taking over the program. Alford? No. Woodson? No. Wittman? No. Smart? Meh. Isiah? Please. I could see taking a flyer on Fife -- maybe -- but that's it. Hey, Pat Knight's an IU guy -- should we hire him? I guarantee you that Sampson, Crean, Miller -- they're very well aware of the history of IU basketball. They just didn't work or are not working out. One because of cheating (though it's not cheating any longer), one because he was very weird and mediocre and the third because so far, he's been very mediocre. Knight wasn't even an "IU guy" when he came to B-town. Cal isn't a "Kentucky guy." K isn't a "Duke guy." Few isn't a "Gonzaga guy." Wright isn't a "Villanova guy." ... You get the picture. This notion is preposterous, and needs to be put to rest once and for all. We don't need an "IU guy." We need the "right guy."
  3. 20 points
    I told Gunn and his dad that yesterday -- that his high character, high academics, strong work ethic, strong family background really fits well with what Archie did in the 2020 and 2019 classes and seems to be emphasizing more and more. I'm with you, I don't know how exactly it translates to winning but having a smart, committed team that works hard doesn't seem like a bad thing.
  4. 17 points
    LIHoosier

    Twitter Rumor

    Every episode can't be titled: Something Happened...or It Didn't
  5. 16 points
    Chris007

    Coaching Candidate Thread

    I will say on the athletic administration side it hasn't gotten anywhere near where it was at the end of the Crean era. No one wanted him around in Assembly hall or on campus. I specifically asked someone last week who works with Archie every day about this, they said great person to work with, a team player does his job and doesn't tell anyone else how to do theirs. Because I was hearing from fans or boosters he is arrogant or thinks a lot of himself. Most really like him as a person, just wish he would win more
  6. 16 points
    I’ve done a poster a big favor by hiding his offending post so he doesn’t look really bad. Let’s move on. And welcome CJ!
  7. 15 points
    Hovadipo

    Twitter Rumor

    I’ll take this opportunity to say I hope whatever this rumor turns out to be isn’t too serious, but... Sam Story sucks.
  8. 15 points
    If I were inclined to make a snarky comment -- has Archie?
  9. 15 points
    Stuhoo

    Welcome Coach Miller

    ^^This^^ There have been more than a few posters, really good ones, who have privately told me they were leaving because they believe this board and other boards have become dominated by posters who seem to flood the place with redundant posts about how terrible everything is instead of rooting for IU. These are people who state that they can plainly see flaws in team performance, but that they come here for enjoyment, and redundant negativity is not enjoyable. To me, that is extremely disappointing. And it takes a lot for me to get discouraged. For this level of redundant outrage and negativity to follow a bad loss to the number 4 team nationally is, IMO, complete overkill. Of course I see that the program is not crushing it, but there is not nearly enough discussion of the road forward or the potential of the team, at least not compared to so many posts by some effectively saying “Hooray for me cause I told you we were gonna suck.” Of course, there are many that this doesn’t apply to, but I worry that the ones this does apply to are drowning the others with the volume and frequency of their sadness. Hell, I had to delete posts AGAIN in the CJ Gunn thread about what CJ will do when the coach gets fired. That’s just terrible, joy sucking, self-defeating stuff on multiple levels. And if you think differently? Yikes. Rant almost over. I sincerely hope that Archie and the guys rip off a four game winning streak and shove it up the naysayers’ collective #%*. Probably won’t happen but absolutely possible. Rant now over: Go IU.
  10. 15 points
    Interview with Jack Keefer on Gunn's decision and includes comments on why Gunn's stats aren't as gaudy as some might expect (me included). From Keefer: “He probably could score a lot more points per game, but he’s willing to fit in and make the team better.” https://www.thedailyhoosier.com/coachs-take-lawrence-north-legend-jack-keefer-on-new-iu-basketball-commit-cj-gunn/?fbclid=IwAR08-xZzJbZxy2MbgEV2PJU6jYkE1WDRFC8bgu_Jn8rU2CClFrZWtYXliuM
  11. 14 points
    Hovadipo

    Coaching Candidate Thread

    We’d do well. Or we wouldn’t. We’d definitely do something.
  12. 14 points
    LamarCheeks

    IUFB Offseason Updates

    "I'm the one that contacted Tom ... I said to him in a text, 'I want to come back to IU.' ... What Tom is doing and the commitment the university has made to continue to advance the program -- the whole world sees it." It's official: We're a football school!!!
  13. 14 points
    cthomas

    (2022) - SG C. J. Gunn to INDIANA

    I know some want to win at any cost, but character matters to me. This kid and his family seem to have that in spades. Winning doesn't matter as much if you can't be proud of the kids wearing the uniform. The kind of culture I want to see at Indiana is being built. This is just one old guy's opinion, but I like the kids we have and those who are coming. And, if we can win big with this type of kid, I won't have to hold my nose to celebrate.
  14. 13 points
    Chris007

    Twitter Rumor

    Exactly just put out the info that you hear or know, state that this is what you have heard. If it turns out wrong, say sorry that's what I was told. I have had lots of people tell me things. If I feel like sharing I do, if it's wrong I say my bad. Speaking of that my favorite butter burger maker in town told me that he is 70-80% sure Archie will be not back next year. Is he connected? Yes but how connected I don't know anymore. But I do know he loves IU
  15. 13 points
    Hovadipo

    Twitter Rumor

    “One of my own” WHAT? The self-importance is high with this one.
  16. 13 points
    monskisprodigy

    Twitter Rumor

    Couldn’t agree more. This type of attention grabbing look at me tweet drives me insane. Either share what you know, or shut up.
  17. 13 points
    Chris007

    Coaching Candidate Thread

    As much as I like Archie, I do love a good coaching search. The planes, the rumors, the sightings are all the drama I love
  18. 13 points
    Hovadipo

    Coaching Candidate Thread

    The good thing about Matta is that he had sustained success at a football school, which we now are.
  19. 13 points
    mdn82

    Coaching Candidate Thread

    Damn near every coach is hired to get fired. I hope you all feel better about yourselves. I hope you all get a bozo button or get whatever it is that makes you all happy. Just know Greg Marshall was fired before Archie Miller. Also, I did not quit posting here because I thought Archie Miller would do good here and he didn’t. If you truly feel that way, how’s come I haven’t stopped posting over the last 15 years at various sites? I quit posting here because I wanted to enjoy what I could of the season. I know you and others won’t understand that, but some of us actually root for success in spite of seeing what is happening. You give yourself too much credit. I have been on these boards for four coaching changes. Negativity doesn’t scare me away. Repetitive bitching to ***** is enough for a lot of us. Also if you have something to say to me @ me, don’t say “there are two people...” Seriously we are adults if you got something to say to me say it. Don’t be a puss on an anonymous board to puff your chest out. It’s sad you guys need adulation over something like this. I hope you all don’t need this in your regular lives lol.
  20. 13 points
    The best part about this game? It ended.
  21. 12 points
    Chris007

    Coaching Candidate Thread

    Do you want me to get off of your lawn too?
  22. 12 points
    Uspshoosier

    Coaching Candidate Thread

    I can’t wait for the days where people view a win for a win and it isn’t a pissing match on who out coached who. He gets credit for this but not credit for that. Masterful might of been a strong word to describe his coaching last night but my goodness people come on now. We are better then this aren’t we? Someone calling IU lucky for Northwestern fouling IU’s best players...what? Give credit to IU players and coaches for making northwestern foul their best foul shooters. That’s the goal at the end of the game. The other teams try to win these games also. I’m guessing not 1 coach is going to apologize for winning they way IU won last night and nor should they. Heck of a lot better coaches then Archie struggle against teams like northwestern. I watch it every night.
  23. 12 points
    Is there anything you enjoy about IU basketball? We all agree that the team has problems, but I'm trying to understand why somebody would watch every game only to find reasons to be unhappy. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  24. 12 points
    A couple thoughts to add here -- A good friend of mine out East watched/scouted both Oladipo (at DeMatha) and Geronimo. During Vic's recruitment and commitment he told me Vic was going to be a stud in college, that he was then a double-guy with boards as a guard, that his D was way ahead of his O which was still developing, but that he was exceptional and would do really well at IU. Couldn't have been more right. Around when Geronimo committed he told me Geronimo was better at the same age as Vic, further along, also better defensively at his current development but better than Vic was at that age. That's seriously high praise. Then coming into this season there were several comments from inside the program that Geronimo was wowing guys in practice. I think he's farther along already than his court time is indicating. His stroke looks smooth to me, fwiw. Back on the Adidas Gauntlet he was shooting around 36% from deep, Jerry Meyer scouted him and tabbed him a good spot-up 3-point shooter, his limitations were his handle/straight-line drives. I remember reading somewhere that he shot close to 40% his junior year (not sure if that's right but that's what I remember). He was the 2019 NH Gatorade POY, and with that he had a GPA just under 4.0. The kid is good, smart and a hard worker, he's just going to get better, great work ethic. Not calling him Vic, but I think he'll develop into an exceptional player and should start by next season, imo.
  25. 12 points
    God bless it Race Thompson was so excellent.


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