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  1. Well like I said, I am not concerned now. In games where we win big I like him looking for opportunities. If he can consistently hit that mid range jumper that will be huge for us. I assume he will start hitting or stop shooting down the road.
  2. Not worried about JHS. I like him being aggressive now even with the mistakes. If still the same player at the end of the year then concerned but not at all now
  3. Odd thing was I thought our recruiting really picked up with Allen and then improved even more after that great year. Maybe not OSU level but I saw several comments about how for us it was much better. Felt like we had all the momentum and then poof the dream ended.
  4. Dolson is very tied into alumni with money but not sure how many of them care about football. On top of the money needed to fire Allen we need to increase assistant coach pay. Not an easy path to fix this
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    Colts / NFL Game Thread

    Ballard has been very good with mid, late and the undrafted but has not been good enough at finding difference makers in the early rounds. Had hope all All Pro guys last year showed a turning of a corner here. But it seems they have quickly faded. at the end of last year I thought all blame was on Wentz and of course Frank. Too many slow starts and limited post season success combined with all those all stars suggested Frank was the issue. this off-season though showed major issues with Ballard. Fans and reporters saw the holes and sure we can be idiots but his condescension about these areas being fine while letting vets walk and not signing free agents at WR or offensive line have placed him on the hot seat as well. putting Sam in was necessary because while we could have maybe backed into the postseason few would feel great about the future. Let’s we what Sam has. He may not be better than the top 2 QB prospects but he might prove to be better than the bottom 3=5.
  6. If we basically lose out, lose bad to PU and they go bowling he will probably be fired.
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    IU Basketball News and Notes

    We are kind of at that stage where on court performances will dictate the momentum of our recruiting. Arch had an ok start but could not prove it on the court. wheels fell off quickly Crean had an ok start, might have been a really good start had Mo not gotten hurt. Got recruits, had success, got the movement, could not maintain success. Wheels fell off woody has had a very good start but thus year we have to take a leap AND we need hopefully for some of the young guys to be the clear next wave of success. But we have to start showing what kind of program we are.
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    (2023) - SG Jamie Kaiser Jr. to Maryland

    The Hysterics guys had a podcast after the 3 visits but before any announcements and they seemed to think Page was the one we may get. Thought the other 2 could be good gets but seems as if they heard something. Again this was right after the visits when as far as we knew things looked really good.
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    Mike Woodson and His Coaching Staff

    When we had Romeo and on offense Archie would have him stand in the corner without the ball for 5 to 10 seconds most every “play” told me a lot. I could understand if you have a true center, he may not get the ball some as he works the post. He could have had him roam the baseline ala Will and that would have been something. No, Archie chose to have him stand to the side and called that offense. Rob not developing may have hurt, Archie’s recruiting weakness did hurt but to me this Romeo standing thing told me we had a major problem with our coach.
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    Mike Woodson and His Coaching Staff

    My company was a corporate sponsor during the latter Crean and the Archie years and that gave us some “special” access to some things. There was this private practice they did for some sponsors Archie’s first yr and before we had a chance to meet him our rep spent a few minutes letting us know what to expect about him and his personality. While being warned about a lack of personality our rep thought he was just a basketball geek and that would make up for it. I met him a few times and he always seemed awkward. Once he was there with Yeagley and a softball coach. Now Yeagley is a huge name here but you would have thought he would have recognized he was the freakin IU basketball coach and showed some enthusiasm. The softball coach was far more engaging. none of that would have mattered if he could win. Sadly he could not.
  11. Money. By adding Stanford we do not gain more TV access in Cali that we won’t have with the additions of USC and UCLA.
  12. Been thinking the same. Some have suggested Stanford as an option but I don’t think a 3rd Cali school brings as much as a school in a state we are not in yet. Especially if that is TX or FL.
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    B1G expansion

    Last time there were two big drivers. TV market added and if the school was accredited in the same category as the other BT schools. Adding Rutgers was a yawn in the competitive category but a winner as they pull in the NY/NJ market. So since we have California now with the two additions I am not sure Stanford would add much. I would expect a TX school if one of the big ones (Baylor, TT, or anyone else that may get left out) is highly accredited. I could see a Florida school for the same reason. Oregon and Washington make sense if you now make a western division.
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    IU Basketball News and Notes

    The hysterics have great guests and generally interview them well but they are so hard to listen to ion their own. I mean really hard to listen to unless you like things that make you cringe. What is their story? Maybe if I knew more about them I could tolerate them better
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    IU Basketball News and Notes

    I wonder how he would have approached things had the FBI thing not blown up his brother. Would be hard to convince me that he would not have followed the Sean approach