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Hardwood83 last won the day on May 3 2016

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  1. No doubt. if Kaufman hadn't made such a horrible mistake and picked PeeEww then no one would have noticed Miller going to Creighton
  2. Hardwood83

    (2021) SF - Aminu Mohammed

    I'm not sure how I feel about the mid-season enrollment aspect. This kid is certainly talented, but if IU is doing well, could that disrupt the dynamic? If they aren't, is he gonna be a difference maker? Either way would definitely be some welcome news on the recruiting front.
  3. I think you are correct in this instance with Miller and probably last year with Dawson Garcia. However, there are successful programs that aren't dynamic offensively at all (Virginia and Wisconsin come immediately to mind) and they seem to land the players they want. I am not arguing you are completely wrong, only pointing out that "exciting offense" isn't the only factor.
  4. I basically agree with this. I don't care if IU wins with a troop of circus freaks, as long as they win! I think the emphasis on Miller is due to him being in a position of need and one of the last options in the class that we know of.
  5. Hardwood83

    Game Thread: 11/21 @ OSU Noon ABC

    You are correct- tie to Nuts for head-to-head win. They would have to lose 2x and IU win out.
  6. Hardwood83

    Daily MLB Banter

    I expect you are right, but the timing is poor. With COVID and the lousy recent seasons from "the core" not sure who has any trade value left. Bryant & Schwarber seem like the two most likely to move, but have the lowest trade value right now. Neither one even hit their weight :(
  7. I agree. Kinda feels like the next 6mos are make or break for Miller's tenure. Assuming we have some semblance of a normal season he has to do well (IMO) and then he could have 4-6 scholarships to fill if Al, TJD and Brunk all move on and anyone else decides to leave too. A "meh" season followed by a weak/small recruiting class would be too much headwind for him to overcome. To be clear, I'm not predicting or hoping for either, but can see it playing out that way.
  8. Hardwood83

    College Bball Thread

    True, without having to accommodate fans there are a lot of possibilities.
  9. Hardwood83

    College Football Thread

    I agree. I believe Allen wants to be at IU and appreciates getting his break there. It is HIS program now and he's on the cusp of surpassing Mallory to be the all-time IU football coach (suck it Corso!) Go anywhere else and you will be in the shadow of someone else and have sky-high expectations. Stay home and forever be the guy that made Hoosier football not totally suck! Besides, playing OSU, Mich & Penn St every year is better than Georgia, Florida, Bama, Auburn, A&M and LSU regularly.
  10. Hardwood83

    (2021) - PF Mustapha Amzil to Dayton

    I would say that might be the best option regardless of what M. Miller does. If Durham, Brunk and TJD all move on that leaves 5 open scholarships and exactly 1 returning frontcourt player (Race.) IU will need some big bodies.
  11. Hardwood83

    2021 General Recruiting Thread

    I detest the Bulls, but when I think of "stretch 4" he comes to mind. Obviously I don't watch the NBA anymore.
  12. Hardwood83

    2021 General Recruiting Thread

    So the ship has sailed on Miller (the recruit) too so this is the back-up, back-up plan?
  13. Hardwood83

    College Bball Thread

    BOOOOO!! As if the month of February doesn't suck enough even WITH college basketball.
  14. Hardwood83

    (2021) SF - Aminu Mohammed

    Is that all? You forgot to mention "lock-down" defenders and "ferocious rebounders" too :) I'm with IUc2016. I kinda want Aminu because he's a highly-rated, talented player and we missed on Kaufman....but not sure how much it will matter in W & L's. I am decidedly "meh" about this recruitment. I'm more interested in who IU can get to replace TJD. Only having a single, true Freshman post on the roster for 21-22 freaks me out.