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NashvilleHoosier

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    NashvilleHoosier reacted to Chris007 in Cards Fans   
    I'm all for getting rid of the current Matt Carpenter. I have a ball that Albert threw to my son before hitting a huge 3 run homer against the Reds many years ago that I need him to sign, so I kind of need him closer to home. :-)
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    NashvilleHoosier reacted to RBB89 in IUFB Offseason Updates   
    IU ranked 11th in ESPN power rankings.
    Some stupid errors in the analysis but good publicity.
    https://www.espn.com/college-football/story/_/id/31366880/college-football-post-spring-top-25-power-rankings?platform=amp&__twitter_impression=true
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    NashvilleHoosier got a reaction from go iu bb in 2021 Transfer Portal   
    If this was suggested I can't possibly imagine it had any merit. I've seen it come up in past years as well...probably the Crean years. The thought of any player or parents of a player saying yeah sure I'll start paying tuition so you can use my son's scholarship that he earned on another player so they won't have to pay tuition....I just can't ever see that happening. Nor should it ever happen. 
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    NashvilleHoosier got a reaction from go iu bb in 2021 Transfer Portal   
    If this was suggested I can't possibly imagine it had any merit. I've seen it come up in past years as well...probably the Crean years. The thought of any player or parents of a player saying yeah sure I'll start paying tuition so you can use my son's scholarship that he earned on another player so they won't have to pay tuition....I just can't ever see that happening. Nor should it ever happen. 
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    NashvilleHoosier got a reaction from go iu bb in 2021 Transfer Portal   
    That’s commendable. But I have to believe you’re saying that b/c your kid is very young and therefore nowhere near playing basketball at IU. So your desire for IU to field a legitimate contender is factoring in. B/c if your kid had earned a scholarship to play basketball at IU, regardless of means, it would simply be crazy to say yeah my kid is the one who deserves to give their scholarship up just so a 13th player can be added to the roster b/c that is the kid that will make the team a legitimate contender and deserves to have the scholarship instead.
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    NashvilleHoosier got a reaction from go iu bb in 2021 Transfer Portal   
    That’s commendable. But I have to believe you’re saying that b/c your kid is very young and therefore nowhere near playing basketball at IU. So your desire for IU to field a legitimate contender is factoring in. B/c if your kid had earned a scholarship to play basketball at IU, regardless of means, it would simply be crazy to say yeah my kid is the one who deserves to give their scholarship up just so a 13th player can be added to the roster b/c that is the kid that will make the team a legitimate contender and deserves to have the scholarship instead.
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    NashvilleHoosier got a reaction from go iu bb in 2021 Transfer Portal   
    That’s commendable. But I have to believe you’re saying that b/c your kid is very young and therefore nowhere near playing basketball at IU. So your desire for IU to field a legitimate contender is factoring in. B/c if your kid had earned a scholarship to play basketball at IU, regardless of means, it would simply be crazy to say yeah my kid is the one who deserves to give their scholarship up just so a 13th player can be added to the roster b/c that is the kid that will make the team a legitimate contender and deserves to have the scholarship instead.
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    NashvilleHoosier got a reaction from go iu bb in 2021 Transfer Portal   
    If this was suggested I can't possibly imagine it had any merit. I've seen it come up in past years as well...probably the Crean years. The thought of any player or parents of a player saying yeah sure I'll start paying tuition so you can use my son's scholarship that he earned on another player so they won't have to pay tuition....I just can't ever see that happening. Nor should it ever happen. 
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    NashvilleHoosier got a reaction from go iu bb in 2021 Transfer Portal   
    If this was suggested I can't possibly imagine it had any merit. I've seen it come up in past years as well...probably the Crean years. The thought of any player or parents of a player saying yeah sure I'll start paying tuition so you can use my son's scholarship that he earned on another player so they won't have to pay tuition....I just can't ever see that happening. Nor should it ever happen. 
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    NashvilleHoosier got a reaction from go iu bb in 2021 Transfer Portal   
    If this was suggested I can't possibly imagine it had any merit. I've seen it come up in past years as well...probably the Crean years. The thought of any player or parents of a player saying yeah sure I'll start paying tuition so you can use my son's scholarship that he earned on another player so they won't have to pay tuition....I just can't ever see that happening. Nor should it ever happen. 
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    NashvilleHoosier got a reaction from go iu bb in 2021 Transfer Portal   
    If this was suggested I can't possibly imagine it had any merit. I've seen it come up in past years as well...probably the Crean years. The thought of any player or parents of a player saying yeah sure I'll start paying tuition so you can use my son's scholarship that he earned on another player so they won't have to pay tuition....I just can't ever see that happening. Nor should it ever happen. 
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    NashvilleHoosier got a reaction from lillurk in 2021 Transfer Portal   
    Yeah that was my first thought. Anybody 6-11, 240, w/ a 7'6" wingspan that shoots 40% from 3 and has that move at the 1:20 mark of the video.....how are they playing at the NAIA level? What do we not know here? Was he a total project out of high school?
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    NashvilleHoosier got a reaction from go iu bb in 2021 Transfer Portal   
    If this was suggested I can't possibly imagine it had any merit. I've seen it come up in past years as well...probably the Crean years. The thought of any player or parents of a player saying yeah sure I'll start paying tuition so you can use my son's scholarship that he earned on another player so they won't have to pay tuition....I just can't ever see that happening. Nor should it ever happen. 
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    NashvilleHoosier got a reaction from go iu bb in 2021 Transfer Portal   
    If this was suggested I can't possibly imagine it had any merit. I've seen it come up in past years as well...probably the Crean years. The thought of any player or parents of a player saying yeah sure I'll start paying tuition so you can use my son's scholarship that he earned on another player so they won't have to pay tuition....I just can't ever see that happening. Nor should it ever happen. 
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    NashvilleHoosier got a reaction from go iu bb in 2021 Transfer Portal   
    If this was suggested I can't possibly imagine it had any merit. I've seen it come up in past years as well...probably the Crean years. The thought of any player or parents of a player saying yeah sure I'll start paying tuition so you can use my son's scholarship that he earned on another player so they won't have to pay tuition....I just can't ever see that happening. Nor should it ever happen. 
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    NashvilleHoosier got a reaction from go iu bb in 2021 Transfer Portal   
    If this was suggested I can't possibly imagine it had any merit. I've seen it come up in past years as well...probably the Crean years. The thought of any player or parents of a player saying yeah sure I'll start paying tuition so you can use my son's scholarship that he earned on another player so they won't have to pay tuition....I just can't ever see that happening. Nor should it ever happen. 
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    NashvilleHoosier reacted to Loaded Chicken Sandwich in 2021 Transfer Portal   
    Probably the classroom. 
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    NashvilleHoosier got a reaction from ramadden13 in Game Theory Podcast: IU the 7th Best Coaching Job in College Bball   
    The ongoing debate about whether IU is still an elite program and coaching job can be boiled down to this one sentence. I think the ranking is fair, and if we start having consistent success, we become the 5th program in that Tier 1. 
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    NashvilleHoosier reacted to cybergates in Game Theory Podcast: IU the 7th Best Coaching Job in College Bball   
    Agreed. Consistent success put us at #5, add in banner #6 probably puts us in top 3 given that UNC lost Roy to retirement, Coach K likely to retire soon, UK had a down year and G-League and/or elimination of OaD rule may hamper them (and their last title was almost a decade ago already), and KU/Self could (but likely won't) get hit with sanctions and their last title was 2008.
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    NashvilleHoosier reacted to ramadden13 in Game Theory Podcast: IU the 7th Best Coaching Job in College Bball   
    Totally agree. And I will never let go of my ire for Kelvin Sampson and the NCAA for knocking us down when we were still in that top group. UNC and UK get away with the down eras because they quickly recovered from those eras. If Sampson could have controlled his texting, I think we would have too. 
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    NashvilleHoosier got a reaction from ramadden13 in Game Theory Podcast: IU the 7th Best Coaching Job in College Bball   
    The ongoing debate about whether IU is still an elite program and coaching job can be boiled down to this one sentence. I think the ranking is fair, and if we start having consistent success, we become the 5th program in that Tier 1. 
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    NashvilleHoosier reacted to ramadden13 in Game Theory Podcast: IU the 7th Best Coaching Job in College Bball   
    Sam Vecenie, writer for The Athletic, and Matt Pennie, former player at UMass, ranked the 25 best college basketball jobs on Sam’s Game Theory Podcast. They took budget, track record of success, local recruiting area, facilities, fanbase, and job security all into account.
     
    They ranked IU 7th, saying that everything was elite besides the recent track record of success. They also went off on a tangent about how they think Tamar Bates is awesome.
     
    The podcast was done in two parts: 13-25 and 1-12.
     
    The top 12 were broken down into 3 informal tiers (although they said these are all elite jobs):
     
    Tier 1
     
    1. UK
    2. North Carolina
    3. Kansas
    4. Duke
     
    Tier 2
     
    5. Texas
    6. Louisville
    7. Indiana
     
    Tier 3
     
    8. Ohio St
    9. UCLA
    10. Arizona
    11. Michigan St.
    12. Michigan
     
    I think the ranking is fair for how we are now, although I think if we get it turned around we will prove we are a better job than Louisville especially.
     
    https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/game-theory-podcast/id1054081827#episodeGuid=3265b3d6-3e30-11eb-a8f3-67d1cd65403d
     
     
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    NashvilleHoosier reacted to ramadden13 in IUBB Men's twitter feed   
    Significantly better tweeting from everyone involved in the program since the coaching change IMO. Everyone seems unleashed and willing to post more interesting content. Exhibit A:





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    NashvilleHoosier got a reaction from thebigweave in IUFB Offseason Updates   
    Hah. Funny you say that. I've been here 14 years now and I nearly refuse to go to Broadway now. I get the appeal for people visiting though. I live over in East Nashville. Lots of great spots off the beaten path over here. Of course we have a 3 and 5 year old so we rarely get to do much of anything like that anymore. 
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    NashvilleHoosier reacted to Chris007 in 2021 Transfer Portal   
    I'm not sure where I stand on this but basically what I'm hearing is fans are happy with us not really using scholarships 12 and 13 for a couple of years. I put Galloway at 12, Leal at 13. Neither should be really playing on a team that is trying to compete to win a Big Ten title. But since they love IU and want to be here, we're ok with them riding the bench, getting better, and hoping they can contribute something in their senior year. If that is the stance I guess I'm OK with it. If you get anything before then it's a bonus. 
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