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  1. cthomas

    Fire. Archie. Miller.

    This. And he has been really fortunate that fans have not been able to attend home games. By this point it would be brutal. He has largely been spared that embarrassment. I don't think he is a quitter, or even that he is a bad coach, it just hasn't worked here. Might be a good time to negotiate a mutual parting of the ways.
  2. cthomas

    Fire. Archie. Miller.

    It is apparent that we cannot continue down the road we are on. I hope we don't blame the kids at any point for what is going on. This falls squarely on the coaching staff and the administration that oversees it. If / when a change is made, we are likely looking at a very different team. Maybe that's what needs to happen. But, as I have said on multiple occasions, I really like our players. I just wish they had been able to achieve the level of success that I thought they could. I fear another ground up rebuild is in our immediate future.
  3. I went out and bought a bottle of Corncrackers bourbon from Big Red Liquors. Should make the rest of the day much better.
  4. I like our kids and really want them to succeed. At this point however, collectively they are just not good enough to compete at the top of the conference. Wish it wasn't true, but it is.
  5. I wish you both good and bad luck today.
  6. cthomas

    Coaching Candidate Thread

    I'm guessing less than 10 million. We talk a good game but I doubt that in reality it matters that much to most of us. This is IU basketball that we are talking about. Most of us have probably more pressing matters to attend to. I know I have. I want to watch great IU basketball. Just like I did in the past. But, now I have grandchildren and they matter more to me. I don't like what I see on the court any more than anyone else does. And I have hatred Purdue and Kentucky as much as anyone else. I guess that the things that I have passion about have changed over the years. I don't live or die and my mood isn't dependent on the outcome of a basketball game. Maybe that makes me part of the problem. But that's just where I am at this point.
  7. cthomas

    Coaching Candidate Thread

    Yes, my mistake. Further supports my point.
  8. cthomas

    Coaching Candidate Thread

    Those mid to late sixties teams were not great. We were firmly headed for mediocrity until Coach Knight was hired. He was a complete unknown from a military school. I can't even imagine the reaction if we did something like that now. There are no magic bullets. The next coach will be just as much of a carp shoot as the last few have been. A successful coach in one situation might not be successful in this one. Coach Crean got to a final four. CAM took Dayton to the sweet sixteen. Not bad resumes. Didn't and hasn't worked here. I guess I don't understand what makes anyone think that the next hire will. I get that a change may be necessary, but I don't think that will necessarily get us where most want to go.
  9. As a former teacher, I completely understand what you are saying. I don't hold kids to the same standard that I do adults. With kids, there are a lot of teaching moments. The side of DD that I don't like is the side that needs to win every exchange. A bigger person would walk away or be very careful with the response. He probably won't. But like I said, I see the good and the bad with DD. I know that I am a work in progress as well, albeit a really old one.
  10. I heard what DD said during the game and didn't think it was that big of deal. Posters on here have said worse things about TJD. He also was really complimentary about him and his growth as a player. People are way too easily offended these days. I'm not a big DD fan because I think he goes too far a lot of the time. However I, most of the time, really enjoy his insights when he analyzes a game. He was spot on with the things he said during the MSU game. The herd mentality is kinda sad sometimes. People are complicated and rarely ever all good or all bad.
  11. Have to think the girls are better at least.
  12. cthomas

    (2022) - SF Alex Karaban

    Any time I see Stanford on the list I feel pretty good about the kid.
  13. I give up. I admit that at this point I have no idea what to expect. I hate noon starts, no matter the sport. I hope we continue our recent trend of fighting to the very end. If that happens, I can live with the outcome.
  14. cthomas

    Prayer Thread

    It's impossible to understand what possibly could have been going on in her mind that made the future so impossible to contemplate. A life is such a fragile thing and such a tragedy when it ends so soon. My thoughts and sympathies are with her family and friends. I hope that they can find some peace.
  15. You're good. I might have had a coronary if I watched it live.