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TrueHoosier62

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About TrueHoosier62

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  • Birthday 02/02/1962

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    Le Sueur, Minnesota
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    Minnesota Viking football, IU basketball and football, Indiana Pacer Basketball, Chicago Cub baseball. I like to garden, fish, and work in the yard.

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  1. TrueHoosier62

    General New Coach News

    I think the dismissal of Bob Knight, 21 years ago, still casts long, divisive shadows over this fan base, and it's a shame. Whomever is anointed the next head coach, better know as much about fixing that schism as they do repairing the basketball program.
  2. TrueHoosier62

    General New Coach News

    Seriously? I never heard anything about it.
  3. TrueHoosier62

    General New Coach News

    What would anyone think if Larry B was hired to coach IU?
  4. TrueHoosier62

    General New Coach News

    And Gladys Knight would give us just as much a chance for another banner.
  5. TrueHoosier62

    General New Coach News

    I thought Crean was a good coach, and what he did with the program after the Sampson debacle was nothing short of heroic; but it became apparent after four years that while he could win 20 games/yr, make the tournament and even win a few games there, his teams were flawed, and his inability to make ingame adjustments was a killer. Syracuse was like cryptonite. All four men were good coaches, just poor fits for IU.
  6. TrueHoosier62

    General New Coach News

    I wish I could be more optimistic about IU's chances of hitting a home run with this next hire. The Davis hire seemed logical at the time; (senior laden team returning after coach Knight's dismissal, assistant under Knight, continuity, etc), but Davis simply wasn't good enough once Knight's influence, and players graduated. Kelvin Sampson should never have been hired, no matter what his qualifications were. He was a cheat at Oklahoma, we knew it, we still hired him, and he cheated again. Tom Crean was the "Hot" name in coaching, and the media thought we'd hit a home run. He wasn't a Rick Petino caliber coach, (ethics notwithstanding), Roy Williams, Bill Self, or John Calipari, (ethics notwithstanding). He was a mid major coach with a mid major game that was best suited for a mid major school. With respect, Archie Miller was Tom Crean part II. Hot candidate from a mid major school that was perceived to have been a homerun for IU by the media. Like Crean's game, it didn’t carry over to the big leagues. Now it would seem that we've swung and missed out on a top tier coach again, and will end up hiring another coach from a mid major, hoping that four years from now their program will have been good enough for the Big 10. I don't think any of the following coaches would be a Brad Stevens caliber coach, but IU should go for a John Beilein, Thad Motta, or Tony Bennett. Those three have shown they can build a good solid winning program without cheating at a major college level.
  7. TrueHoosier62

    General New Coach News

    Agree 110%. IU has plenty of athletes who can hit shots, but no shooters.
  8. TrueHoosier62

    General New Coach News

    You betcha.
  9. TrueHoosier62

    General New Coach News

    Precisely.
  10. TrueHoosier62

    General New Coach News

    I think perhaps I wasn't as clear as I should have been. Yes, players can develop a shot, but there's a big difference, in my opinion, between someone who can learn to knock down a shot, and someone who is a shooter. Joe Hillman could hit a shot. Rob Phinisee can hit a shot. Calbert Cheney, Steve Alford, Damon Bailey, & even Yogi Ferrell were shooters.
  11. TrueHoosier62

    General New Coach News

    Whomever is brought in to coach IU, it mustn't be an emotional hire. I would love to see a former disciple or player for coach Knight take the reigns, but if they aren't the surest bet for IU's future success, then don't do it. I know this, we need to recruit Indiana shooters again. Defense can be taught, and instilled, but you can either shoot or you can't.
  12. TrueHoosier62

    Sean Miller caught on phone

    Admittedly, the idea was something that that just crossed my mind; hadn't really worked out all the details. Still, I think conceptually, the idea of tying tuition to a contract of say, three years, merits further fleshing out.
  13. TrueHoosier62

    Sean Miller caught on phone

    If my primary purpose here at Indiana is to go out and win ballgames, I can probably do that as well as anybody can. I would just cheat, get some money from a lot of people around Indianapolis who want to run the operation that way, and just go out and get the best basketball players I can. Then we'd beat everybody."
  14. TrueHoosier62

    Sean Miller caught on phone

    I see. My brain doesn't work as well as it used to. Anyone want to guess what Bob Knight might say about the current state of affairs? :-)
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