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NashvilleHoosier

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    Coaching Candidate Thread

    Father of 1 as well. Do the rest of the world a favor and please make sure you are never in any position whatsoever to advocate for/mentor/coach/teach/etc. women for the entirety of your existence. This comment alone makes you are wholly unfit to do so. Now translate that statement into something that would get me banned from this board....that’s what I really mean.
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    Coaching Candidate Thread

    It was an absolute crime to have the shooters that team did and not design something to effectively attack a zone you 100% knew was coming. He committed 42 high crimes.
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    We are Currently a Tourney Team

    Agreed...I included Nebraska as a game that could have gone the other way, but considering the margin of victory, it is the outlier.
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    We are Currently a Tourney Team

    Oh yeah. I’m fully aware we are as close to being 6-8 as we are to being 10-4.
  5. NashvilleHoosier

    Coaching Candidate Thread

    Right. And logically, a tourney team every year who makes it to the sweet 16 every 3rd will consistently be a top 25 team, many times a top 10 team, and would be recruiting well. Knowing where we are now....holy cow if we had that for the last 13 years and we were on here complaining (I’m putting myself squarely in the camp who would have serious questions)...I’d take that blissful ignorance every day of the week right now.
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    Coaching Candidate Thread

    Call me crazy, but I don’t think IU should have any different expectations in basketball than UK, Kansas, Duke, UNC, etc.... We are just so far (time-wise) from being at that level that it’s become harder to imagine. There isn’t anything off the court (facilities, fan base passion, proximity to high level recruits, tv revenue and exposure, etc) preventing us from being that level of a program. This would be Crean’s 13th year? Had he consistently made the tournament and we were making a sweet 16 appearance every 3rd year, I agree he would still be here. But make no mistake, we’d be quite restless about him not being the right guy to take us to the next step. Not sure he’d be fired yet, but a significant portion of the fan base would be (rightfully in my opinion) questioning if we want sweet 16s or do we want banners.
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    We are Currently a Tourney Team

    I keep wondering what the mood would be if we had pulled of the FSU game, and if a foul would have been called at the end of regulation against Wisconsin and TJD makes at least one free throw. Are we happy right now? Even if nothing else at all changed? If we're still a terrible shooting team, if our offense still struggled like it does, if we still got embarrassed by Purdue again, if we still didn't have recruiting momentum.....but we were 10-4, likely ranked and solidly projected to be in the field as something like a 6 seed. This is not an attempt to say "look how close we are!" I would have done that in previous seasons, but it doesn't carry much weight right now. Just curious to think about.
  8. NashvilleHoosier

    College Football Thread

    I don't really pay much attention to UT sports and I'm not near as in touch with UT alum friends these days either. I'm nowhere near having any inside info at all, so I likely don't have any different answer here than what you already know. Freeze is the name I see the most. The guy from Coastal as well. I've heard plenty of people say they would take Kiffin back. The funny thing is I think UT football is a pretty decent comparison to IU basketball. Previously far more successful, lots of history, has shown some signs of success but generally pretty mediocre in recent memory. UT fans think of their program as being elite, but it becomes a bit detached from reality. Logically, I don't think UT is anywhere near the historical relevance to college football that IU is to college hoops. When our fans throw out the best of the best names for coaches we think we could get and should get, I think it's far more based in reality than when UT football fans do the same.
  9. NashvilleHoosier

    College Football Thread

    I believe it's official now. Are we nervous? I really don't think we should be. Joe Rexrode, who writes for the Athletic down here, pushed Allen's name a while back as someone UT should go after if Pruitt were let go. Yet the fanbase seemed to remember the end of the Gator Bowl too much to get on board. Good. I have a feeling TA is too locked in to be interested in a job at a program under investigation, especially knowing where he has the IU program in comparison at this point. Now if they get turned down by their first 3 choices, I'll get nervous.
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    Coaching Candidate Thread

    Goodman and Dauster did about 11 minutes on their podcast about the current state of IU hoops. Nothing terrible fascinating about it but at one point they said who do you bring in if you’re gonna fire Archie and Goodman put Beard in the same category as Stevens in terms of reality. I think his comment was something like “no chance Brad Stevens is coming...you’re not getting Chris Beard to come to Bloomington.” No shocker at all to here that about Stevens, and I’m not that surprised to hear he thinks that about Beard, I was only surprised to hear how definitely he said it. Your post seems to support that.
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    POTFB 1/14 @ 7 PM FS1

    It baffles me how much more ready Purdue always seems to be to play us, and how much more they seem to care about this game. I said it last night, but what was even more concerning last night is their players carried a look all night that they already knew they were going to win this game. We seemed to want to get excited and gloat and flex if we cut a lead down to 2 or 3 points. Then PU just got back to business and put us back in our place.
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    POTFB 1/14 @ 7 PM FS1

    This is where I'm at....reeeeaaaaallllly testing my limits and ability to pump. Though my main motivation for what comes across as being a pumper is that I truly don't believe he'll be fired after this season. So constant negativity doesn't serve much purpose.....yet. I was even more defiant last season about talk of Archie being fired b/c it was as productive and reasonable as claiming that I have a great head of hair (that ship sailed many years ago). A common misconception of us who get labeled as pumpers is that we are 100% on board with Archie being our coach. When in a lot of cases, like me, we are not pleased at all with where we are, but accept the reality that he's not getting fired after last season, or after this season, so we focus on what can be done now. So have I hit my breaking point? Well, not really b/c my thoughts haven't changed. The job isn't getting done but person trying to do the job isn't changing no matter how badly some people want it to. Shaka Smart is also likely killing any small chance of a change after this season now that he's having success in year six.
  13. NashvilleHoosier

    Coaching Candidate Thread

    I’d be hesitant about anyone in the 65+ category. Pitino, Sampson, Barnes, Belein. It’s no guarantee that it’s an immediate turnaround. If they are pushing 70 or already there by the time we are winning at a level we want to, we are already getting close to a coaching change again.
  14. NashvilleHoosier

    Coaching Candidate Thread

    My apologies if not. I must be thinking of another common dumper.
  15. NashvilleHoosier

    Coaching Candidate Thread

    I’m 99.9999% sure also suggested we hire Fife on multiple occasions. Take it for what it’s worth...
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    Coaching Candidate Thread

    Holy cow If Treesh is jumping of the wagon I’m springboarding off!! Dumpers here I come!! In all seriousness if anyone mentions Chris Collins i personally move for an instant ban from the board. I’ll stick to who I think is realistic. Beard. If he says no, as questionable as it might be, Dane Fife.
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    POTFB 1/14 @ 7 PM FS1

    I just fast forwarded from the 10 minute mark b/c it was so painfully obvious how this was going to end. It amazes me how much more ready PU seems to be for our games and how much more they seem to care than we do. The most concerning part is this game you could tell their players knew they were going to win the entire way.
  18. NashvilleHoosier

    College Football Thread

    I like the detail of your post, but I've fixed it to capture his real issue, though it's being quite generous. I can't for the life of me understand how he sees any enjoyment whatsoever in posting on this board.
  19. NashvilleHoosier

    College Football Thread

    I guess Alabama played a lot of rigged games this year. It's almost like that guy was worthy of being the most outstanding player in college football.
  20. NashvilleHoosier

    College Football Thread

    Yeah right, I mean if you take away Smith and Harris and their stats OSU actually won the game.
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    IUFB Offseason Updates

    Right. I hope we approach this offseason the same way OSU approached theirs last year. Post the bowl score all over the place. I hope this is a time where the staff allow the earmuffs and blinders to be taken off for a while to add as much fuel to the fire as possible. Now, if we've gotten to this point...close loss to OSU where we shot ourselves in the foot too much, disrespect from the CFP committee, pushed aside for OSU to play in the title game, not getting to curb stomp PU, getting passed up for a NY6 bowl, getting pushed down the bowl pecking order, and flopping like that in the bowl game. If anyone on the team still needs to find some bulletin board material, they need to be sent instructions on how to enter the transfer portal.
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    IUFB Offseason Updates

    This ^^ got me curious. I've never cared about way-too-early rankings for college football. But I sure do now :-) ESPN - #10 Klatt - #7 Sporting News - #16 CBS - #13 Bleacher Report - #10 247 - #16 Stadium - N/R (technically #30) this is the wackiest of top 25 rankings I've looked up so far for what it's worth It also looks like we landed at #12 in the final AP poll. All in all, incredible. Yet a convincing win in the bowl game and we probably end up #6.
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    IUFB Offseason Updates

    Joel Klatt has us #7
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    IUBB @ Nebraska - 1/10/21 @ 6:00 ET on BTN

    It's amazing how providers have made things less accessible over the past couple of years. It looks like you have to pay for a subscription of BTN+ in order to get access to replays. Don't even get me started on NBC's handling of premier league replays on Peacock....
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    IUBB @ Nebraska - 1/10/21 @ 6:00 ET on BTN

    A quick glance through the remaining schedule, and current NET rankings tells me we have 9 Quad 1 games left and 5 Quad 2 games left. That could move around as the season progresses, but I honestly doubt it moves much. Finding 7 more wins....I can't see any reason your projection isn't spot on (lock for a pretty good seed). Now, we need to be Stanford fans for the remainder of the season as they are teetering on the edge right now as our only Quad 1 win. If they fall and another future opponent falls, and we rack up 6 quad 2 wins, and only 1 quad 1 win.....well we'd have a phenomenal Quad 2 record and still get in, but it's harder to see that we get a decent seed in that scenario. Also, what do I know? USPS is the expert on this, and my analysis should be mostly ignored.
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