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ziggyiu

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  1. ziggyiu

    (2022) - PF Kaleb Banks

    You think staff will accept it right away -- without having any other 2022 prospect on campus yet? (Especially when almost all of those recruits are consistently rated higher.) I have no insight. Just an honest question.
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    College Bball Thread

    College basketball should be for kids who want to be student-athletes and have at least some intent to work toward a degree (whether that goal is accomplished in four to five years or later). Let the G League be the minor leagues for kids who have no intention of going to class and actually being a student. College basketball won't suffer if every year 10-20 kids go to the G League or overseas instead of pretending to be students, getting illegal benefits, and taking a scholarship from a kid who could use it and have it provide value to his life.
  3. ziggyiu

    College Bball Thread

    Same as if he went to college.
  4. ziggyiu

    21-22 Men’s IUBB Schedule

    Not interested.
  5. I like Rob. Seems like a good kid. However, he has a small frame, he doesn't go strong to the goal and his layups are not infrequently blocked. He has no mid-range game. He is a mediocre passer. He shoots it poorly from outside. For people saying if his shots improves, etc., etc. Sure, but the same can be said of any player. I hope the coaching change does him wonders because I want him to succeed. It's just a stretch as of now to imagine him as a starting 2 guard.
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    Player decisions

    I don't want to lose AF, and I don't know what he'll decide; but with him in the portal for a little while now, I would like to see IU connected with a few shooting guards in the portal. The biggest issue is that IU won't get a replacement of equal or greater talent. Getting XJ is a great help at the point, but IU needs another high level shooting guard if AF leaves. Has anyone seen IU connected to other guards?
  7. I'm not saying IU should or should not have taken him, but Scott Drew could win the championship this year and he still would have walked from Waco to take the job. He wanted this.
  8. So, WWW will start funneling top talent to Woodson. Or is there going to be a problem with Woodson coaching at an ADIDAS school? ; ~ )
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    General New Coach News

    Yikes, my original post was based on an outdated tweet. Deleted it to alleviate further confusion. Sorry.
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    General New Coach News

    What I don't understand about any interest in Enfield is two-fold: 1. He hasn't done much at USC. He's never gotten out of the second round of the tournament in eight years at USC. No conference titles of any variety at USC either. 2. His USC program was one of the handful of programs most prominently noted for buying players during the FBI investigation.
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    Candidate Thread: Thad Matta

    If you trust Dolson to do the right thing, then you should trust that he's done his research (or is doing his research) on Matta. None of us know how Matta's back feels, but you can assume that if talks go forward Matta must really want the job and he has proven his back is ready for the grind. (It has been noted that Matta grew up an IU fan. He once said IU was his dream job.) His last two years weren't up to his standards or the standards that OSU had set for him, but everything before those two years -- his accomplishments at Butler, Xavier and OSU are exactly what we want. He has proven his system works from program to program to program. He has proven he can recruit at a very high level. He has won multiple conference and conference tournament championships. He has made multiple deep NCAA tournament runs. He knows the state of Indiana high school hoops. He knows the B1G. He has a better resume than just about any coach IU could consider. He has now taken the opportunity to get his health in order. If he is healthy and IU has reassurances that it is, and he presents a plan to restore IU to greatness it's prudent to examine it before making a decision.
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    Ooooook who’s your # 2?

    I imagine the same. I'm just curious about their mind set and the next move. I thought Stevens was a reach, but they apparently still put in the effort.
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    Ooooook who’s your # 2?

    For @Chris007 and @ISP and @IUwins0708 and all of the other insiders, I'm curious to learn if Dolson and the bag men are still fighting for Brad, or, if they've moved on, who they've moved on to. Are the decision makers bound and determined to make IU great and spend the same money on another coach? For example, are they willing to approach Billy D. and throw all the money at him -- despite his new gig with the Bulls -- to exhaust every option?
  14. What have your sources said regarding Brad's statement yesterday?
  15. So was Brad's denial today not part of the further denials plan? Too many pages. Hard to keep up. Thanks for the insights.
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    General New Coach News

    Baylor is bringing a 5 star, a top 40 player and another that's top 100. I don't know they'll be as good next year as this year and the previous year, but Baylor will continue to be good.
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    General New Coach News

    That's not the reason for my question. I'm curious to learn if this comes from Sam to evaluate if the press conference rumor should be given more or less credibility.
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    General New Coach News

    So, is the Reddit poster who predicted a press conference tomorrow Sam Story? That would not be optimal.
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    General New Coach News

    If IU were to hire a coach that wasn't available to join the team until May or June, it's possible that the eventual head coach knows he'll be at IU months in advance and at least one new assistant coach would be named earlier to guide the team in his absence. The other possibility, which has happened, is that one of the old assistant coaches is retained for a few more months to oversee team activities until a month or two later when the new coaches arrive.
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    General New Coach News

    I come in peace and to share knowledge fellow Hoosier fan. Please note that we are evening discussing how well Baylor performs in the tourney is a testament to what Drew has done for a program that was DOA, no pun intended. Drew has been to the tourney 8 times. His team outperformed their seeding on 4 occasions. His team was upset on 3 occasions. His team played out its seed once.
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    General New Coach News

    John Beilein with Dane Fife as head coach in waiting? No one is perfect, but with this combo you have a proven successful head coach (Sure, his NBA stint is a stain on his record and he's older, but I'm curious if anyone would quibble with his basketball knowledge.) and a successor lined-up with great ties to the university and desired program culture, the B1G conference and regional recruiting. This might be a case where one individual's flaws are canceled by the other's strengths.
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    Archie. Miller. Fired.

    Remember how bad Archie's recruiting was last summer? It will be worse in 2021. He has very little fan support, and the kids and opposing coaches know it. He'll have fewer years on his contract than what it would take to see those kids through their junior year. (So he needs an extension, can you imagine that happening?) There are actually quite a few reasons to think the program won't fall deeper in a hole performance-wise and financially if Archie is let go after this season.
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    General New Coach News

    He won't be considered precisely for the reasons he was fired. Also, he wasn't acceptable to the higher-ups last time IU was looking for a coach. *Please note, no personal takes are included on Mr. Marshall in my response.
  24. ziggyiu

    Archie. Miller. Fired.

    The parents should think about how that stuff puts their kid in such an awkward spot.
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    General New Coach News

    In all honesty, that's why it may be more financially expedient to pay the buyout now. As much as the admins have botched the program, they truly do know your scenario is a viable option that they'd prefer to avoid.
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