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Hardwood83

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  1. Hardwood83

    Coaching Candidate Thread

    If that happens I'm marching to B-town with a pitchfork and torch. He is the most vile scum on earth and that is being polite.
  2. Hardwood83

    Coaching Candidate Thread

    But you weren't really "wrong". None of us know the future and while I wasn't pleased with hiring Archie, it wasn't an obviously bad choice. As others have said, with slightly different timing I bet O$U woulda taken him in a heartbeat. Allen was a risk- but IU football was in a position to take that risk and for ONCE it paid off.
  3. Hardwood83

    Coaching Candidate Thread

    Harbaugh just got a contract extension!
  4. Hardwood83

    (2021) C Logan Duncomb to INDIANA

    You had me at "throwback front court player" : )
  5. Hardwood83

    Coaching Candidate Thread

    Is the consensus that making the tourney confirms another season for Archie? I can't imagine the admin firing him after making his first NCAA at IU. I'm actually pretty confident he'll be back barring an absolute melt-down on the stretch run...and maybe even then.
  6. I think so too- IU gets some decent shots. Getting them to fall has been the issue.
  7. Funniest comment in while. Well done!
  8. I've written it a before, but it keeps playing out- without TJD IU is the worst team in the B1G. Change my mind. Really doesn't bode well for next season.
  9. Hardwood83

    Coaching Candidate Thread

    Not entirely, I watch some other games, but I only CARE about IU. Kentucky lost last night again (yay!) and has looked lost all year. Does anyone say "Cal can't coach!"? No, because he has a history of winning big. I wouldn't judge a coach on one game or even a stretch in a given year. Things happen. But after 4 seasons it's fair to draw conclusions. Archie hasn't done well in conference. His wins are ugly and he is consistently beaten. If that is getting out-coached, out-recruited or whatever, at the end of the day, does it matter why he's losing? Win. Games. Now Archie- or go someplace else. That is my feeling.
  10. Hardwood83

    Coaching Candidate Thread

    Agreed you have to recognize the good with the bad. As tempting as it is to complain about scoring 20pts in the 1st half against a bad NW team that completely shut down IU's best player....I won't do that and will only say the whole body of work still doesn't inspire confidence. The same issues keep cropping up game after game and year after year.
  11. Hardwood83

    Game Thread: 2/10 IU @ NW 5:30 pm BTN

    It's a win, but some putrid basketball in that 1st half.
  12. Hardwood83

    Hunter updates

    So we should be expecting a transfer portal announcement soon?
  13. Hardwood83

    College Bball Thread

    IU has been in the wilderness for the last 20 years and is still in the top 7. Ahhh the good old days. Question is this just a one year, COVID fueled anomaly, or a paradigm shift? Roy, Boeheim, K and Izzo are in their twilight years.....who knows?
  14. Hardwood83

    Jordan Geronimo--The Sky is the Limit

    "Paging out of control expectations, wild expectations to the courtesy phone, please!" J/K, I can see that. But still believe he'll be wasted in the post ALL the time. IU needs roster balance for everyone's benefit. At least that is my hobby horse.
  15. Hardwood83

    Jordan Geronimo--The Sky is the Limit

    A couple of thoughts come to mind. Hustle covers up a lot of other short-comings. He seems like he wants it and is a team-first guy. That will earn him play, which can speed development. His long-term impact may be largely impacted by the roster around him. If he is asked to play PF & even cover C at times then I think he'll be under-utilized. If he plays his natural position, then he could be a fan-favorite for sure. In other words if Duncomb and Thompson are the only bigs on the roster next year that really hurts JG IMO. He'll get stuck playing out of position a la Collin Hartman :( He very much seems like exactly the type of guy IU fans will adore. Enthusiasm!
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