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    College Bball Thread

    I simply do not get Purdue or Kentucky in this list. I find it easy to dislike those schools, but this has nothing to do with that. They're stripped of talent. Maybe I'm way off, but I don't get it.
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    fiRE coach woodson thREAD

    Could be, because I definitely do not like the man. To me, this is the type of schedule Crean would have put out before he built the team up. We have a well constructed team, on paper. This schedule will not prepare them for what's to come.
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    fiRE coach woodson thREAD

    Here's part of my point to calling out CMW and the soft/weak comments. I think this schedule is humiliating to our brand and he's a big part of it. We want to be thought of as a top-tier Power 5 team. We are (or were) a Blue Blood. Name me a team that takes this ridiculous approach, soft, scared, sand-bagging approach? Here's a few teams we can start with: Purdue, Kansas, UNC, Duke, UCONN, MSU, Arizona, Baylor, Kentucky, Arkansas, Houston, Illinois, Tennessee, Gonzaga, Marquette, Wisky, Baylor, Auburn. I can go on. Build character and perspective in early tests. Losses can and are often very healthy, especially against great competition. A proven method for success. Or...build a schedule where very single team is an easy win. Don't challenge yourself. Don't risk a loss. We're "Minnesota".
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    fiRE coach woodson thREAD

    I respectfully disagree. I caught a peek of who Nebraska and Penn State have scheduled so far, and they're dunking on us. I consider them teams we should not lose to.
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    fiRE coach woodson thREAD

    I'm not sure which thread this belongs in, but OMG is that a soft schedule. I'd speculate every single B1G team plays a more interesting/challenging/ANYTHING schedule. All cupcakes, and pretty much all home minus Atlantis....it's simply embarrassing. We're a joke. He's a joke. A fragile little man too scared to play any level of competition. Can't wait for a season full of excuses followed by an extension.
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    2024-2025 IUBB Schedule

    Weak. Soft. Humiliating. Scared.
  7. Here you go: https://sports.yahoo.com/2024-25-mens-college-basketball-way-too-early-top-25-duke-purdue-and-uconn-start-out-in-front-051242534.html
  8. 100% on this. I've seen them as high as preseason #2 nationally. Comical.
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    fiRE coach woodson thREAD

    We can agree to disagree. Once the Knight guys and their habits were gone, it was a full program deterioration. Plus an administrative failure. I can't speak to why Archie found success at Dayton and that didn't transfer to IU, but I would never put Davis in any conversation relating to a quality coach. Archie at least "gets" how to coach, whether the players listen to him or not. Davis....look at his track record after those first couple of years. It's amongst the worst ever, at any school for any coach.
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    fiRE coach woodson thREAD

    And way, way down the list: Dan Dakich. 1. Sampson, and there's a considerable gap between him and the rest 2. Crean 3. Mike Woodson and Archie Miller 4. Tie for the toilet bowl, Mike Davis & Dan Dakich None of #2-4 make the best of what we have. They stink, actually. Davis was a clown. Dakich is a clown. Crean & Woody's success has been totally dependent on talent. I love the coaches who can really squeeze talent out of a program and medicre players. Painfully: Purdue, Wisconsin, FAU, Virginia, etc. I honestly thought Archie was that guy.
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    Expectations for the 24-25 Season

    Yeah but how many wins can we get if we only shoot long 2's? Other teams will never see it coming!
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    Transfer Portal w IU Interest

    Yikes it's a little spicy in here this morning. I heard Brad Stevens was on the market.
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    fiRE coach woodson thREAD

    I'm questioning the direction of the entire program & administration yet again with a simple concept: Give Woodson a "bag" of money and go "buy high character players" since he struck out on recruiting. Those two concepts don't line up, my friends. High character guys, and good teammates in general, aren't what we're looking for. They're looking for a spot in Lexington.
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    fiRE coach woodson thREAD

    NGW must stand for something creative. Something like... Never Gonna Win, Nearly Geriatric Woodson, Not Gonna Work, Neglected Game Woodson, Notably Grimacing Woodson, or my favorite - Not Great, Woodson. And TYME of course is shorthand for Time You Moved Elsewhere.
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    fiRE coach woodson thREAD

    I'd speculate Tyme is Woodson's burner, but that would require Woody to (1) use technology (2) take a break from Wine-down-Wednesday. It's also not written in the third person so there's no way it's him.