Jump to content

Thanks for visiting BtownBanners.com!  We noticed you have AdBlock enabled.  While ads can be annoying, we utilize them to provide these forums free of charge to you!  Please consider removing your AdBlock for BtownBanners or consider signing up to donate and help BtownBanners stay alive!  Thank you!

HoosierMatty

Senior Member
  • Content Count

    171
  • Joined

  • Last visited

About HoosierMatty

  • Rank
    5-Star Recruit

Recent Profile Visitors

The recent visitors block is disabled and is not being shown to other users.

  1. HoosierMatty

    Fire Coach Woodson

    At this point I feel like it's a more than 50 percent chance Woody is gone. Listened to the Assembly Call radio show and they all pretty done with Woodson. I think they also explained it all very well. It's not simply a binary choice of being for against Woodson. It's just looking at the reality of where are and where we want to be. And the changes we need to make are not likely to happen with Woodson. Then you hear north of 10 former players telling Dolson they want him gone. At this point who is in his corner. I think Dolson also wants him gone. If he can get another coach I think we see a change.
  2. HoosierMatty

    Fire Coach Woodson

    So if we are definitely moving on, does this mean Woodson has already agreed to retire ?
  3. HoosierMatty

    Fire Coach Woodson

    I just hope if Dusty that's a P5 job it's not at another Big Ten school like Ohio State. Especially if he kicks our butts.
  4. HoosierMatty

    Fire Coach Woodson

    He always talks about how he resigned from West Virginia because they were cheating. But I keep thinking to myself why in the world would West Virginia hire a guy with a garbage record like his. A guy who never went to the tournament. And what's even more maddening is Bowling Green took him back. He owes everything to being a former IU player and assistant. Because how else does a guy with his track record and people skills even get a coaching job
  5. HoosierMatty

    Fire Coach Woodson

    Exactly. Even if people like Quinn would want him to get other year, right now it's so bad it would be too difficult for him to fix now even if he could. How to get guys to stay that given up. How to convince new players to come in ? Just by a paycheck? We are at a point of no return. Keeping him another year just continues the death spiral. The only change of a real rebuild is a new coach that knows what they are doing.
  6. HoosierMatty

    Fire Coach Woodson

    No doubt college basketball has changed. And with it so are its challenges that maybe older fans don't understand. But the reality is no matter how unrealistic you think their expectations might be, I think it's fair to say we as a program are far removed from reaching what the current and realistic expectations should be. Regardless of the time and era since Knight was fired there has never been a serious or thoughtful approach to selecting a coach or moving our program forward. No serious program would have given Mike Davis the head coaching job after one season or at least never kept him as long as they did.That includes even after he took us to the title game. No school has their president tell their AD who they are going to hire even though the AD already has someone in mind. Whether you were a Sampson fan or not you would have to agree that was stupid and absurd And whether you supported his firing or not I'm sure you also agree the way we self punished ourselves was stupid. No other program would do that. You have schools like Kansas essentially give the NCAA the finger. So after that it was hard to find a good coach and again the AD was basically told to hire Crean who was once a hot name once but hadn't done anything since his final four run But he was squeaky clean and that was all that mattered. People say it's because are fans are ridiculous we can't attract a good coach. Maybe for some coaches that is a reason but that's no different than schools like Kentucky. The real reason we can't get a good coach is because they know how stupid and inepth our administration is. Coaching is tight fraternity and they talk to each other. They know we are stupid and self righteous with nothing to show for it. And the worst part is at different times we could have gotten great coaches like Matta or Stevens. Each time we missed our chance because we wouldn't make a move when we needed to. Also both would have run a clean program which they care so much about. We Have fallen so far not because of our fans. But because we don't have serious people making smart decisions.
  7. HoosierMatty

    Fire Coach Woodson

    This is a core problem of why we can't get the right hire. Administrators or donors having too much say on who we hire or don't hire. Most schools don't operate like this. They hire an AD that knows what they are doing and let them make the hiring decisions.
  8. HoosierMatty

    Fire Coach Woodson

    I'm so sick of this. Why do we even have an Athletic Director? It's just seems like over past 20 plus years we have other people meddling and micromanaging when it's not their job. Or we hire incompetent ADs who are just yes men to an administration that knows nothing about college sports. Other schools don't do this. Why do we?
  9. HoosierMatty

    Fire Coach Woodson

    Wasn't the Cook family big Woody supporters? If they are still in his corner that's a big hurdle.
  10. HoosierMatty

    Fire Coach Woodson

    I hope Dusty doesn't go to OSU. But I have to say it brings a smile to my face that Holtmann got canned. I didn't like the way how it was leaked that he supposedly turned us down. He undoubtedly used that to get an extension with OSU. Also the fact he told Goodman that OSU is a better job than IU. That and Woodson a guy we want to get rid of has winning record against him. I love the karma.
  11. HoosierMatty

    Fire Coach Woodson

    If I was AD I wouldn't give him another year unless he had an actionable plan with changes that are needed. That should include hiring an assistant to teach an offense if he can't make the needed changes. Good coaches hire assistants to handle weak points in their game. Look at Beilen when he hired an assistant to run his defense. Crean could have benefited from that as well. But I get it many coaches can't do it because their ego is too big. If he can't show or agree to changes you cut the cord.
  12. HoosierMatty

    Fire Coach Woodson

    Let's say that Dolson has some awareness that we lose out on many major in state recruits because of Woody's play style. And schools like Ohio State start going after Dusty. I would think he would have to have a talk with Woody about retirement or has a serious talk about actionable changes. Look firing a coach after 3 years generally isn't a good thing. But context matters. This is a guy who came as a short term hire. He was supposed to turn things around quickly and stabilize things. He hasn't, and if you have a guy who can fix things you move now. You got to stop the bleeding before it gets worse.
  13. HoosierMatty

    Fire Coach Woodson

    If Dusty is the guy I don't want to wait. I worried about missing our window of opportunity. Not to mention we could lose out on some top in state recruits. I know Dolson won't fire Woody this year but I hope he works overtime to convince him to walk away and retire. That's the only way this happens this year.
  14. HoosierMatty

    Fire Coach Woodson

    I would support May's hiring. But l want a thoughtful and through hiring process where all candidates are considered. If Dusty gets the job it better be because he's the best candidate with the best vision. Not because he's the only one who won't say no. For too long IU just doesn't seem to get this right. Bad timing, or parts of administration getting involved when it's the AD's job to hire someone.
  15. HoosierMatty

    Fire Coach Woodson

    The question is does Dolson already believe Mike isn't the guy? If he keeps him it's only to save money. To be honest with Mike gone I'm concerned who they pick next. The only coach I see them going after is Dusty May. That's just because he's the low hanging fruit. If he doesn't work out then things get even worse. This administration never ceases to amaze with their incompetence. For the past 30 years with all the built in advantages we've had they have found ways to screw things up. You have to try to fail this bad.
×