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mdiu28

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  1. mdiu28

    Coaching Candidate Thread

    Don't buy it. If he were as good of a coach as some on here believe and could take IU to the promise land, someone would have hired him in the past 10 years - IU included. I'm not disagreeing that we may need an IU guy but that CANNOT be the only determining factor. Seems like it is with Fife. There are plenty of assistants out there that have, and still are working under hall-of-fame coaches.
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    Coaching Candidate Thread

    Don't understand the Fife love. He hasn't proven anything - so IU just hires him and takes a chance? That sounds like a perfect recipe for more misery and mediocrity. There's a reason he's only been an assistant for the past decade.
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    Coaching Candidate Thread

    If the rumors stated earlier in this thread about players thinking Archie is a prick are accurate - that's a problem - and a BIG one. Word gets around quickly these days. If true (I have no idea if it is or not), Archie needs to go sooner rather than later. Recruiting will suffer and we'll dig ourselves into a deep, deep hole. When players no longer want to play for their coach, things can go south quickly. Feels like this has already started....
  4. mdiu28

    Coaching Candidate Thread

    I actually think Donovan is more attainable than some will believe. I live in Chicago and am a Bulls fan. It's my guess he's been hired here to deal with a roster stacked with young talent - that's what Billy Donovan does. Once he's done that, he's gone (~2 years if I had to guess). It was my impression he was talked to during our last search but IU wasn't willing to pay his assistants top dollar. Whether or not that's true - who knows. Beilein I'd love as well. It's not a sexy name but the man wins in March. At the end of the day - that's all we really care about.
  5. mdiu28

    Coaching Candidate Thread

    I'm sure they stretch the rules just like everyone else. No thank you to Tony Bennett and Mark Few - I think people assume the success he's had in the WCC would just instantly transfer to the B1G (a big boy's conference) - I'm not so sure.
  6. mdiu28

    Coaching Candidate Thread

    Fair enough. Most do. Just don't expect Championships. Expect Sweet 16 rings and participation trophies. Those who win Championships and Titles consistently aren't squeaky clean. That's a fact. At this point in my fandom I care more about wins than how their attained.
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    Coaching Candidate Thread

    I truly don't understand the Dane Fife crowd. And before I get blasted, I'm an IU grad and could care freaking less if we get an IU guy or not. I want a coach that will win. While Few, Stevens, and Billy D are absolute pipe dreams - who gives a damn how old Beilein is and what he's said. He wins and wins in March. I'd take Kelvin Sampson back in a heartbeat too. Look at the coaches that win big and do it consistently - not ONE of them is clean. THAT is the reality. If we want to be what a lot on this board still think we are (a Blue Blood), that's what we need. Who cares how they do it.
  8. mdiu28

    Coaching Candidate Thread

    Let Tom Allen coach both teams. Amazing how much his players love him and how checked out Archie's guys are...in January.
  9. mdiu28

    POTFB 1/14 @ 7 PM FS1

    Yep. If they aren't calls 1 and 2 - your'e searching incorrectly. You'll get shot down but you have to first make them say no
  10. mdiu28

    POTFB 1/14 @ 7 PM FS1

    Would LOVE Pearl at this point but no way Auburn lets him leave.
  11. mdiu28

    POTFB 1/14 @ 7 PM FS1

    Unfortunately I think you're right. Ugh.
  12. mdiu28

    POTFB 1/14 @ 7 PM FS1

    Right but that's the question - are we serious about winning or is money the only concern to the decision makers? I mean - they hired Archie. I have no confidence they'll go out and spend whatever it takes to get a proven winner. We'll end up with another mediocre chump that has had mild success in a lesser conference.
  13. mdiu28

    Coaching Candidate Thread

    Beilein Kelvin Sampson - lets hear it
  14. mdiu28

    POTFB 1/14 @ 7 PM FS1

    Would love Kelvin. Cheaters win. And I really don't care if our players are potheads at this point. I just want Ws
  15. mdiu28

    POTFB 1/14 @ 7 PM FS1

    Agree with this list. Top 3 aren't happening or they would have already. I'd take Beilein for however long he wants to coach. He wins in March.
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