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Posts posted by Hoosierfan2017

  1. 12 minutes ago, HoosierAloha said:

    Kopp is absolutely a shooter just not a maker. If he repeats last season (minutes, shot selection and %, and his “defense”) the team won’t be reaching all their goals.

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    Unfortunately he’s about the closest thing we have to a maker. If the returning players only Johnson shoots better from 3, and most of his 3s seemed to be on wide open attempts. 

  2. 10 hours ago, IUFAN1976 said:

    Like it or not, he’s playing a 10 man rotation and it’s obvious you don’t want him to play 10 guys.  Well he’s the coach and in CMW I trust plus he has the personnel to play a 10 man rotation 

    The “in CMW I trust” approach is silly. He’s not infallible. He’s a second year coach who finished 9th in the conference and got blown out by a mid major in the round of 64 last year. He made mistakes last season. One of his biggest mistakes was his rotations. He killed us numerous times by playing 5 bench players at once. The best teams play shorter rotations. Our 2013 conference champion team had 6 guys play 10+ mpg in conference play. The 2016 team had 8 guys play 10+ mpg. Last year Wisconsin’s team had 6, and last year’s Illinois team had 7. We don’t have the talent to have a 10 man rotation. If we’re playing some cupcake, sure. Play them all. But when we’re playing the best teams on our schedule we need to play 7-8 guys, and our starters need to be playing 30+ mpg. 

  3. 24 minutes ago, DChoosier said:

    My understanding  is that he is signed through 2027. His salary was 4.3 million in 2021 and goes up 200k a year ultimately resulting in 2027 pay of 5.5 million.
    If he is fired before December 1st 2024 he gets 100% of his remaining pay through 2027 (ie if he was fired after next season he would still receive 4.9, 5.1, 5.3 and 5.5 million….in other words he would be owed 20,800,000 if he was fired after next season, not gonna happen).


    Why in the world did IU agree to that. 

  4. 2 minutes ago, Alford Bailey said:

    He’s a cheerleader and that’s about it. Kevin Wilson was probably the most talented coach we’ve had in 25 years. Wilson has another top ranked offense at OSU. Not saying I would want Wilson back just that Allen isn’t really good at anything.

    Some people just aren’t P5 head coach material. Allen can be a decent defensive coordinator, but it’s year 6 and he’s still completely in over his head as a head coach. Such a mistake by Fred Glass not even conducting a coaching search. Allen had one year of P5 coordinator experience and zero years of D1 head coaching experience at the time yet Glass treated him like the golden goose we couldn’t risk losing. 

  5. I’ve never been a Tom Allen fan. I hate how goofy he is. He’s the football equivalent of Tom Crean with both lower highs and lower lows. His teams are undisciplined and unprepared. He’s now 16-29 in Big Ten play. #LEO is cringe. Nick Saban doesn’t use goofy catchphrases.

    Two years later and it’s beyond obvious that 2020 was a highly flukey season. No fans, players in and out with covid, etc. Last night is what IU football is under Tom Allen’s command. 

  6. Give me Vonleh. I’m all about stacking talent, and he’s easily the most talented. He also could stretch the floor a bit. Shot 48.5% from 3, although only on 1.1 a game. It’d allow Trayce to play the 4 which is his more natural position. Race/Malik would be a great frontcourt bench rotation. 

  7. 3 hours ago, BtownStrength said:

    We out here catching strays ha! 

    On a non-embarassing note, Hendershot is a baller. 

    Joe Buck went to IU, so i think it was more Aikman giving his buddy a hard time than a shot at IU. 

  8. 3 minutes ago, WayneFleekHoosier said:

    They do it quieter and bigger at the same time. We are trying so hard to stay within the letter of the law while the lawless lap and laugh at us. A for effort, though, right?

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    Say you’re a high school basketball player. Do you choose school A, where you’ll have to deal with those two weirdos, or go to school B where you’ll get paid more money and not have to deal with them? Not a very hard decision, imo… Our rivals love that we’ve hitched our wagons to the hysterical Hoosiers.

    What 50ish old man types this out and thinks “this is the tweet. This is what I want to send to the 16 year old I want to come to my school.” (Also what 50ish year old man tweets at high school recruits in the first place, but I digress) 


  9. 1 hour ago, WayneFleekHoosier said:

    Hoosier Hysterics with a not surprisingly Ill-worded tweet today. Face of our Nil program….. Could they please stick to the podcast and let Adam Howard tweet. Just never tweet again would be nice.

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    So much for them “getting better.” They’re unprofessional clowns. Middle-aged men with the judgment of preteens. I wouldn’t trust them anywhere near a recruit. No idea what the program sees in them. Somehow the big hitters in college basketball have figured out how to funnel NIL money to recruits without relying on carnival barkers. Why can’t we? 

  10. 3 minutes ago, AKHoosier said:

    When you remove the bots and spam accounts that total probably comes closer to 4.5 million, which is still pretty impressive. 

    I've never heard of the guy, but if it helps us get top recruits to HH then I'm all for it.

    I think the most important thing is that the staff recognized the need to modernize Hoosier Hysteria, i.e., bring in a performer like other schools have done, and that the performer we got is the right kind of genre and isn’t someone who recruits would hear and say “who is that?” That’s all we need, imo. Hoosier Hysteria has been kind of meh to me for a while tbh, so I’m glad they’re doing something new. Should be a good crowd with it being homecoming weekend.

  11. 16 minutes ago, Josh said:

    I have no idea who this is.  What song should I listen to?

    Also, is he popular nationwide or is this more of a local guy?

    He’s popular nationwide. 7.7 million followers on IG. He’s not in the Drake tier, but he’s definitely someone recruits know. 

  12. 50 minutes ago, Stuhoo said:

    Don't get me wrong - he wins a lot of games.

    My point was more that in the past five years he has grossly underachieved compared to the five star and NBA talent on his roster. During that time period he has had:

    • Herro
    • Quickley
    • Keldon Johnson
    • PJ Washington
    • Maxey
    • Tshiebwie
      • and a bunch of others that have been on NBA rosters for a minute

    Every single one of those last five years he started the season as a pre-season top ten team, and every single time he finished it out of the top ten, with only one Elite 8.

    There are definitely coaches who could get more out of the rosters he’s had than he did. But I’m not sure how many of those coaches could land the level of talent that he does. Seemingly every year he’s getting a top 2 class. 

    To not get too far off topic, we’ve made offers to 13 of the top 30 kids in the 2024 class. Calipari, going off his history, will land 3-4 of those 30 kids. I’d love for IU to get to a point where we’re doing the same thing.

  13. 22 hours ago, Stuhoo said:

    I would say that with enough talent you certainly don't need to out coach anyone, but you cannot be a crap coach with talent and win big. Examples? Penny, and Calipari for about the past five years.

    Eh, I mean Calipari has won 25+ games in 4 of the last 5 seasons. Won the SEC once, finished second two times. Two sweet 16s and one elite eight (with the tournament being canceled one of those five seasons). 

    26-8; 9-16; 25-6; 30-7; and 26-11. 

    Is that winning big? I guess it depends on one’s definition. IU has won 25 games twice in the past decade, and four times in the last 19 years. Folks don’t like Calipari’s ways, but he’s been in the elite eight in half of his seasons at Kentucky. I’d rather have to out talent a team using mediocre coaching than out coach a team using mediocre talent.