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About cthomas

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  1. Given the preseason hype, everyone associated with IU football should be embarrassed.
  2. This season is a reality check. How we respond next season will tell us a lot about the direction of the program and what will happen with Coach Allen.
  3. We are who our recruiting says we are. We can't continue to recruit year after year in the bottom half of the conference and expect to be competing at the top. Talent makes a difference. I'm all for culture, but talent wins games.
  4. I've said over and over that we can't compete in the conference at the top until we recruit at the top. No amount of culture will substitute for talent.
  5. This team might be like the '81 basketball team that struggled early and became national champions. Well, not exactly like that, but maybe this game is when they figure it out and reach their potential. Ok, I've been drinking a bit.
  6. Gonna need plenty of that to get through tonight.
  7. cthomas

    (2023) - SG Jakai Newton to INDIANA

    I was thinking the same thing. He knows exactly what he is looking for in a player and how they will fit into how he wants to play. I'm not sure who does the ranking for the various services, but I would trust CMW's evaluation more than theirs. I also love that he is getting high quality kids as well and not taking a flier on on high risk players like a certain former coach did.
  8. cthomas

    (2023) - SG Jakai Newton to INDIANA

    I don't know much about this kid other than what I read on here, but a recurring theme with all of the recent recruiting targets is that they are excellent defenders. CMW is putting his stamp on IU basketball very quickly. We could very soon have a team that is extremely difficult to play against. A stifling defense and a 'good enough' offense is a recipe for winning basketball.
  9. Burn as much clock as possible on offense. Make them work for their points, hopefully with long time consuming drives. Try to get out of the game with no worse than a 35-3 loss. Depression has set in.
  10. cthomas

    (2022) - SG C. J. Gunn to INDIANA

    No matter how much we love basketball, academics are more important and lead to a productive and successful future. Congratulations, C J Gunn!
  11. I have to think that given the scarcity of practice time for NBA teams during the season that CMW is pretty good at getting things done in the most efficient manner. So far, Coach has exceeded my expectations.
  12. Not sure what to make of this. Are there some internal problems on this team or is this just the nature of the new landscape with the portal.
  13. We can complain all we want about play calling, coaching, and whatever else, but we aren't going to compete in our division on talent. We can't always punch above our class. The top teams get big time ready players. We get guys we hope we can develop.
  14. Go to the Ryman. That's a guaranteed good time. The game, not so much.
  15. cthomas

    Favorite All-Time Hoosier Basketball Player

    Agree with everything you said. If I had to pick three all time greats, it would be those exact three. Agree on Buckner as well.