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Hovadipo

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    Hovadipo got a reaction from ellen.walden in IUWBB @ Purdue - 01/16/22 @ 2:00 on FS1   
    Getting joy out of a Purdue basketball team blowing a win is the type of joy that brings us all together. 
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    Hovadipo got a reaction from Stuhoo in You be the coach -- for s***s and giggles   
    Well, God bless PC Stellar then. 
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    Hovadipo got a reaction from ellen.walden in IUWBB @ Purdue - 01/16/22 @ 2:00 on FS1   
    Getting joy out of a Purdue basketball team blowing a win is the type of joy that brings us all together. 
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    Hovadipo got a reaction from ellen.walden in IUWBB @ Purdue - 01/16/22 @ 2:00 on FS1   
    Getting joy out of a Purdue basketball team blowing a win is the type of joy that brings us all together. 
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    Hovadipo got a reaction from ellen.walden in IUWBB @ Purdue - 01/16/22 @ 2:00 on FS1   
    Getting joy out of a Purdue basketball team blowing a win is the type of joy that brings us all together. 
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    Hovadipo got a reaction from ellen.walden in IUWBB @ Purdue - 01/16/22 @ 2:00 on FS1   
    Getting joy out of a Purdue basketball team blowing a win is the type of joy that brings us all together. 
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    Hovadipo got a reaction from ellen.walden in IUWBB @ Purdue - 01/16/22 @ 2:00 on FS1   
    Getting joy out of a Purdue basketball team blowing a win is the type of joy that brings us all together. 
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    Hovadipo got a reaction from moyemayhem in Serious Question   
    The expectations this year are to make the tournament. Is that not realistic after the dumpster fire that the last few years turned into? How could anyone reasonably look at the makeup of this roster and expect this team to compete for championships at the conference or national level this year? Sure, we all want that, but that just seems completely outside of reality and setting up for disappointment imo. Like you, I still really enjoy the ride even though this team frustrates the hell out of me and most (all?) of us.
    Every single person here expects to be at the top tier of college basketball in the big picture though. I really don't think there's any question about that.
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    Hovadipo reacted to Uspshoosier in College Bball Thread   
    Trent Johnson is the intern coach which has coached in the PAC 12, Sec and Big 12 
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    Hovadipo got a reaction from Uspshoosier in College Bball Thread   
    I’m having real trouble with “#3 UCLA”. They’ll drop from losing this week, but that team doesn’t strike me as a very good one. They beat a solid Nova team early, had a ton of games cancelled, and are now profiting I guess. 
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    Hovadipo reacted to HoosierAloha in College Bball Thread   
    I think you owe each other a Coke?

    They’re playing well on the road. I know it’s difficult to win on the road. I’m agreeing with you. There are levels to it, in the Big 1.o it’s even more difficult to win on the road.

    It’s unfortunate you’re reading it that way. It’s difficult to interrupt tone through text.


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    Hovadipo got a reaction from Dave from Dayton in Music Thread   
    Sounds like daughter gave boyfriend some study material before meeting dad!
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    Hovadipo got a reaction from Uspshoosier in College Bball Thread   
    Texas Tech learned it’s hard to win on the road in conferences that have big in their name. 
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    Hovadipo reacted to johnsoniu in College Bball Thread   
    Good for northwestern
    Screw sparty


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    Hovadipo reacted to brumdog45 in College Bball Thread   
    That is flat out terrible officiating.
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    Hovadipo reacted to DChoosier in Serious Question   
    Yogi started every game as a freshman. Not claiming he was all-world dominant but he heavily contributed. A few sentences from his wiki page….
    Ferrell finished the season averaging 7.6 points, 4.1 assists, and 2.8 rebounds in 28.1 minutes per game.[18] He also shot 40.3% from the field and 79.8% from the free throw line. His 132 single-season assists by a freshman ranked among the top two in the Indiana record book.[19] He was honored with a spot on the Big Ten's All-Freshman Team by the coaches and All-Big Ten Honorable Mention honors from the media.
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    Hovadipo got a reaction from Stuhoo in You be the coach -- for s***s and giggles   
    Well, God bless PC Stellar then. 
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    Hovadipo got a reaction from Stuhoo in You be the coach -- for s***s and giggles   
    Well, God bless PC Stellar then. 
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    Hovadipo got a reaction from Stuhoo in You be the coach -- for s***s and giggles   
    Well, God bless PC Stellar then. 
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    Hovadipo got a reaction from Uspshoosier in College Bball Thread   
    Cold blooded. 
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    Hovadipo got a reaction from Uspshoosier in College Bball Thread   
    Cold blooded. 
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    Hovadipo reacted to HoosierTrav in IUBB @ Iowa - 01/13/22 @ 9:00 ET on FS1   
    What other options did he have? Xavier Johnson was considered the top available pg in the portal and he landed him. This entire roster is compiled of kids that he didn’t recruit. You can make the argument for Tamar Bates but even so, he had such little time to recruit him. We were lucky to get him at the time. Meanwhile he was immediately charged with keeping the program from complete nuclear meltdown. Dang near every player of significance, in the program, was in the portal. I’m as frustrated as anyone else but he had no shot of making this roster elite in the timeframe and situation he was given. I’m going to do my absolute best to try and judge him on how he finishes this season and goes into the next. Can he go get critical pieces in the portal this off-season? I believe Jalen Hood-Schifino is going to shore up the PG position but we need to find a suitable replacement for TJD. We need guard play desperately. XJ and Rob aren’t going to cut it. I don’t see much of a higher ceiling with those two leading our offense. 
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    Hovadipo got a reaction from HoosierHoopster in IUBB @ Iowa - 01/13/22 @ 9:00 ET on FS1   
    You were disagreed with. Most posts disagreeing with you were also light hearted. Breathe. 
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    Hovadipo reacted to Uspshoosier in Serious Question   
    A poster on a premium board actually did the research and broke down on when most successful college coaches broke through with recruiting and if my memory is correct year 3 is the most important recruiting cycle in almost every successful coaches time.     Year 1 either way doesn’t impact much but year 3 is where coaches need to hit the sweet spot for recruits.  Very insightful and well thought out stuff more then I’m trying to explain.   
     
    Transfer Portal is a new thing and with comes risk.   Teams are still learning the best way to use it.  The staff used it to fill holes to fill out a roster.   I would argue if you went this route you should of tried to fill those holes with players from a winning culture and players that have had success.  Instead the staff filled those holes  with players that had probably experienced less winning then the current team had.   

     
     
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    Hovadipo got a reaction from WayneFleekHoosier in Serious Question   
    I agree that this can be put on Woodson and staff, but at the same time would also say it would've been a miracle if they had actually turned last year into a top-10 team this year. This team should be a top-25 team, agree. They've pissed too many games down their leg and that part falls on this staff absolutely. I'm not a big projection guy over things I have no control over though. Your projection is more than fair, but what if we bring in some big time transfer or a late-in-the-cycle freshman ala Bates or TJD comes back? That's just a difference in how we view things, but things can always change and you can pretty much count on the unexpected.
    I guess I'm saying I'm more of the belief that year-by-year I base my expectations on what's right in front of me when it comes to each individual IU team. In the grand scheme, my expectation shifts to being back to perennially elite when we make a tournament run with Woody. I had that expectation with Crean and he eventually failed. 
    Maybe it's a "rolling expectation" that this program should be elite. Maybe that's a cop out. Maybe hope or want is the word instead of expectation? Idk. I'm not sure if any of what I wrote even makes sense. I do know that we all want the same thing though.
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