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Posts posted by Demo

  1. 1 hour ago, Uspshoosier said:

    My guess will be he will head to the nba after he coaches both his kids.  One is already there and the other is a top 50 kid in 2022 

    I’m 100% confident you’re right. But I hope not. I think he’d have a chance to be one of the next generation of faces of the game type college coaches. Just not a lot of guys of an age and at a program that really lend themselves to that sort of stature. Even in today’s media environment. Oats? Maybe Cronin? Even Few and Wright and Muss are pushing 60. Izzo, Cal, obviously Boeheim, have to be following Roy and K out the door soon enough. Self’s already 1 of those guys. He’s got, what, maybe 10-12 more years. Will be interesting to see who grows into shoes that big. 

  2. 3 hours ago, IUc2016 said:

    wait, I thought according to Woj no coach would ever consider coaching in college when the NBA is an option? 

    Man, the thing with Howard, if he goes on a good long run, maybe hangs a banner while he’s at it, given his stature already within that program’s history, that guy has a chance to be 1 of the all-time beloved guys at any school, ever. Not just idolized, beloved. And that’s fine by me. I love the guy. 

  3. 3 hours ago, Dave from Dayton said:

    John Fogerty is at The Rose, Huber Heights (near Dayton OH), July 16.  Presale on Ticketmaster today in an hour and a half.  Anyone see his show 50 years since Woodstock?  Saw glowing reviews 2 weeks ago at Red Rock.  Creedence Clearwater Revival was one of my go to bands.  Swamp rock:  Suzie Q, Proud Mary, Fortunate Son, Who Will Stop the Rain, ...  Centerfield...  

    Venue is covered and open sides...great place..parking adjacent ...free if with tickets.

    Box Office is only open midday Fridays.  I live 3 miles away.  Also seeing Brit Floyd (Pink Floyd tribute band), Chicago, ...  Rock On!

    Remember when MTV released the video for The Old Man Down the Road, which was the 1st place anyone could hear it after all those years of not recording. Those 1st 5 guitar notes. Chills. It was like he’d never been away.

  4. Here’s a nice watch from January for the purposes of ‘23 in that it includes both Lawrent Rice and Gabe Cupps. Couple of things on Rice: 1) He is absolutely a PG, and a pass first one to the point of being almost too unselfish. There are 3 times in this game when he has an opportunity to make an aggressive offensive play for himself but instead creates opportunities for others. 2) That being said, his passes are well-timed and very accurate. He likes to push pace by hitting ahead. Love that. Not enough PG’s are willing to give it up early. 3) With the exception of the 1st play of the game where he got completely lost on a switch, Rice played a solid defensive game. His defensive traits stand out. He’s an elite athlete, he’s long and he can really change direction. I don’t recall him being beaten off the dribble. 4) He’s almost ambidextrous. Until he shoots it, you would not know he’s a lefty. 
    Cupps didn’t really impact this game in a meaningful way. He’s solid and efficient, though he doesn’t shoot it very well here, but he doesn’t display a trait or skill that leaps out. I imagine he’s the sort of kid you need to see a few times.

  5. 3 hours ago, Class of '66 Old Fart said:

    The school he attends is maybe half an hour from Huntington Prep. Interesting that a player of that caliber within that proximity would stay at a local program. But, hopefully, I’m gonna see Huntington Prep at an event in January. So, if this kid is really interested in IU, he needs to make my life easier and just transfer there. 
    We’ll see where his priorities lie.

  6. 2 minutes ago, Stuhoo said:

    Is it wrong to say she sings a little like Yoko Ono?   :)

    Well, her voice doesn’t make me want to jump off our balcony. So, there might be some subtle differences, 

  7. How have I never heard of this woman before? Listened to her all afternoon. She plays so many things in so many styles so beautifully. Proof of God-level gifted. I excitedly shot some of her stuff to my 20 year old who proceeded to inform me that I’m way late here. 

  8. Curious if they’ll name Scheyer HC in waiting the way Purdue did with Painter. Maybe that’s making a poor assumption, but it’s always been my understanding that schools with open gigs didn’t bother w/Scheyer because the Duke job was a given. Of course, that was supposedly the thing with Wes Miller/UNC.

  9. Just now, cthomas said:

    Age does seem to compress people. Over the last 65 years I've lost about an inch and a half. I think I'm going to like young Mr Bates quite a bit.

    Ditto. I was 6’4” in college. Haven’t been measured in a few decades, but pretty damn sure I’m not now. And, yeah, everything about this kid is really impressive. Won’t surprise me at all if 10 years from now when Woody is retiring after a hell of a run returning the program to real relevance that we look back at Bates as the foundational kid. Kind of think he might be special. 

  10. 3 hours ago, Class of '66 Old Fart said:

    As I mentioned in an earlier post, Jalen Hooks has been invited to the Pangos All-American camp.  Xavier Booker has also been invited and this is a big deal as it indicates just how highly these 2 are viewed in order to be invited.  26 NBA teams have already requested credentials for the June 6-8 event.

    Guessing that Woodson may have had something to do with this invitation. Pangos is run by a guy named Dinos Trigonis. He’s been a Guy in the recruiting world for probably 30 years. One of those guys who knows everyone. Guaranteed that Woody knows him. Pangos is a referred camp, as pretty much all of them are now. It’s not like anybody knew who Booker was 3 months ago. If not Woodson, someone comparable. 

  11. 9 hours ago, Class of '66 Old Fart said:

    The Daily Hoosier  -  Can confirm this report. 2023 big man Cyr Malonga will visit #iubb in early June his AD told me earlier this afternoon.


    Rivals says he's 6' 11" and weighs 205 lbs.  Attends Evangel Christian HS in  Louisville.  Lot of red flags (maybe) in this:  https://bluegrasspreps.com/forums/topic/223115-strange-things-afoot-at-louisvilles-evangel-school/

    No maybe about it. If you’re gonna play in the gray area, you better do it with guys smart enough to pull it off. Brandon Bender is not 1 of those guys.

    Hardest of passes.

  12. 1 hour ago, Class of '66 Old Fart said:

    Latest Rivals rankings IU offerees  --  old and new regime.  Obviously there are names on this list that are no longer being actively recruited but did receive an IU offer from Archie or Woody.

    • 4  Chris Livingston  (-1)
    • 19  Zion Cruz  (-3)
    • 21 Julian Phillips  (+7)
    • 22 A.J Casey  (-1)
    • 26 Jalen Washington  (-2)
    • 29 Vince Iwuchukwu  (no change)
    • 32 Jalen Hood-Schifino  (+32)
    • 34 Seth Trimble  (+75)
    • 35 Justice Williams (-4)
    • 42 Shawn Phillips  (+19)
    • 45 Tyrell Ward  (+3)
    • 48 Kyle Filipowski  (+69)
    • 54 Justin Taylor  (+15)
    • 55 Noah Clowney  (previously unranked)
    • 57 Rodney Rice  (+20)
    • 61 Favour Aire  (-6)
    • 90  Tarris Reed  (-7)
    • 96 Tyler Nickel  (-5)
    • 129 Kaleb Banks  (-9)
    • 130 Avery Brown  (+5)
    • 141 Alex Karaban  (-4)
    • 149 C. J. Gunn  (-1)
    • Unranked - Masai Troutman

    Clowney’s still underrated.

  13. 1 hour ago, Stuhoo said:

    Dayummmmm...that was unexpected...fans from other teams hoping he’s okay and almost all of the Iowa fan posts telling stories of Bohannon being the biggest jerk ever to come out of a cornfield.

    And the Iowa message board doesn’t like him any better.

    The Iowa fans defending him on Twitter are universally claiming he was “sucker punched from behind”,  resulting in him laid out flat on his back. 
    Not much in the way of physics being taught in Hawkeye land.

  14. 5 hours ago, Uspshoosier said:

    Virginia Tech will probably be hard to beat on this one.  Virginia Tech just hired DeMatha’s coach as an assistant 

    I think you’re right on this one. Mike Smith is gonna be a monster at Va Tech. Still, it’s kind of strange that the kid would take an official to Maryland but possibly do an unofficial to Va Tech. Not sure Mike’s right on this one as far as proximity. College Park is maybe 10 mins from DeMatha  while Blacksburg is a cruise. Would’ve been like Leal taking an official to IU and then an unofficial to Vandy. Still, I really like this kid and I’m probably just wishfully thinking here. 

  15. 1 hour ago, Artie86 said:

    Interesting......early NCAA football rankings from the latest Sporting News. IU/"Good Guys" @ #15........



    I typed the sentence, "IU-Cincy is 1 of the flat out best non-conference games in the country this year."

    I looked at it for a minute and started laughing out loud. That's just bazaar to even contemplate.

    Except for the part about how it absolutely is.

  16. 8 minutes ago, Stuhoo said:

    I’m thinking this is addition by subtraction for Michigan State.


    100%. And there was no worse conventional wisdom in the basketball media last year than the idea that MSU wasn’t really gonna miss Cassius Winston because of the presence of Rocket Watts.