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  1. TXHoosierDaddy

    IU Baseball

    We've been lucky to have some great recruiters with Tracy, Lemonis and now Mercer. Is this the best recruit we have ever gotten under those regimes? I don't remember seeing a guy ranked as a 10 on perfect game. Definitely a number of 9's.
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    IUBB - 2020 Off-Season News

    Much better going north/south on the break. He was limited when we went into our half court set. His only real move was driving down the lane and kind of laying up a shot from a few feet out. Never found the mid-range jumper throughout his career here. Really didn't have great handles to speak of and primarily went to his right for everything. Really liked him as a 4 but if he wants to play the 3 probably best to go elsewhere. Really liked his defense and motor but it was questioned at times. As some mentioned, I was surprised he actually came back last year. Would have liked to still have him but the numbers don't tell the true story on the loss here (or lack thereof imo)
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    Early BIG Projections (2020-21)

    I hardly know what he looks like not banged up. It legit seems like that has been most of his two years on campus.
  4. TXHoosierDaddy

    Early BIG Projections (2020-21)

    I would say very good in flashes. I thought he was horribly inconsistent last year. We had to rely on him heavily because of not having another PG. There is more competition this year and guys pushing for minutes. Margins are smaller. I think any number of the guards mentioned are at risk of being planted on the bench more if they don't take a step forward.
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    Early BIG Projections (2020-21)

    Phinesee didn't improve at all his Soph year. Sure injuries contributed. With guys demanding minutes like Lander and Franklin I think he stands to lose the most even if he starts and Archie wants to bring Lander off the bench.
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    Been watching some documentaries. Free Solo on Hulu was incredible. Have some other really good recommendations on docs if anyone is interested. Crazy stupid love is a pretty good rom com with the family that I just saw on Hulu as well. Oh and watched Parasite. Don't know if it deserved movie of the year but it was good. Also, on Hulu.
  7. TXHoosierDaddy

    Emmitt Holt

    I've never been more excited about a player based on high school highlights and then been so disappointed. Not only contributed hardly anything but seemed like a poison pill as you mentioned. That class in general was so hyped...and none came even close to it outside of Yogi who exceeded it and much more.
  8. TXHoosierDaddy

    B10 Basketball Recruiting Thread

    Illinois looks poised to stay. Reallly good recruiting class next year and starting off strong with a great pickup in 2021 in Goode.
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    A Transfer Coming?

    I can't say you're wrong. He's looked completely lost against any sort of good competition for the most part in his time at IU. Some improvement from Freshman to Sophmore year at least provides some optimism but I wonder if he is the type of player that would do better in a MAC type conference. He's got to improve his handles and confidence offensively if he's going to get off the bench next year.
  10. TXHoosierDaddy

    B10 Basketball Recruiting Thread

    Losing Todd definitely hurts but they still have the #1 rated class in the BIG coming in and a transfer PG that can play immediately. Livers decision looms large. I'm more interested to know what kind of coach Howard actually is. I feel like it was tough to make that determination this year with the solid core and veteran leadership that Beilein left. That could be the ultimate factor.
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    A Transfer Coming?

    I know things are fluid but with Mineland committing to Lville are we still interested/tracking any other grad transfers? Thought for sure Damezi would transfer and we would fill the spot with a grad transfer and likely someone who can shoot the rock. Do I think our shooting will be better next year, yes. But it still won't be a strength imo.
  12. TXHoosierDaddy

    College Bball Thread

    And he's been nothing more than mediocre over the last 4-5 years. But that title and the fact that he is basically the mayor there makes him untouchable.
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    Archie and Progress

    Yet to see a really good offense with Archie. Points are hard to come by. At some point this has to change if we are going to stop being a .500 BIG team and win a few more on the road. Year 4 he has to show improvement here. I don't care where the scoring comes from who else he brings in but its got to get better.
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    A Transfer Coming?

    First transfer I have publicly seen us in on. I hope there are more. We absolutely need a grad transfer shooter this upcoming season.
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    IU Football Off-Season

    I think James is a big loss. Maybe not this year if Scott stays healthy but next year. He looked to have everything you want in a RB and now we are left with absolutely nothing behind Scott as insurance. Deboer was going to leave regardless so I can't fault that but a large part of those 8 wins had to do with our offense taking a huge step forward. No excuse for the new OC to not build on that momentum as that was Allen's most important hire/decision this offseason.
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    IU Football Off-Season

    It's Indiana football. Most other D1 football schools care enough to have some accountability here. However, Allen is going to ride this 8-4 season for probably a few years without anyone saying a word. And basketball season allows this to go under the radar to many. We've managed to now lose a top OL, a damn good backup QB, two key RB's, and at least four coaches I think? I don't ever think I have seen a max exodus for a team coming off their best season in years with the HC still around and a talented QB coming back....
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    (2021) PG Khristian Lander to INDIANA (IN 2020!)

    I would still like to add a grad transfer shooter for next season if possible. It will improve from this year but still slots as not a strength.
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    (2021) PG Khristian Lander to INDIANA (IN 2020!)

    Says offer is coming. You are right, no offer at the moment.
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    Beilein will be available.....

    Respect the opinion of those that wouldn't want him unless its because of his age. Coach K is 73, Roy is 69....Beilein has at least 4 or 5 good years left in him and we just need someone to get the program on the right track. It shouldn't be a blocker that they are expected to be with IU for X number of years. This program just needs momentum and a winning attitude.
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    Starting lineup

    This should be more like a 2021 lineup....Three of these guys just aren't high major starters yet.....Also, Brunk probably needs to start. Outside of TJD, he is one of the few that consistently bring it game in and game out. I like Race but haven't seen him put it together for more than a few games....he gets going and then gets hurt.
  21. TXHoosierDaddy

    College Bball Thread

    Yep looked at it again...odd that it was the coaches and not the players. Illinois assistant seemed to instigate it by yelling that is BS because of a dunk when Iowa was up 8 and Illinois was trying to foul at end of game....He was actulaly directing it to the Iowa player who dunked and Fran going by him in handshake line obviously wasn't going to take that and got his team off the court. Bad look by whoever that assistant was.
  22. TXHoosierDaddy

    College Bball Thread

    Anyone catch the end of that Illini-Iowa game? Looked like things got testy in the handshake line.
  23. I just want to know how Archie thought he would get by this season with the guards he has? Everyone was thinking we would add another one via transfer/JUCO in the off-season and it never came. I'm just shocked that the COACH couldn't identify that. I mean maybe he did reach out to some guys but i never remember seeing us mentioned with a lot of the guys that were out there. As is stated many times, he is going to be in for a rude awakening if he doesn't bring in an impact transfer with this freshman class.
  24. TXHoosierDaddy

    College Bball Thread

    They also have a lot of talent on that roster. Ayo and Kofi were both top 30 recurits. But you're right they play hard. Both teams do and would crush us the way they are playing today.
  25. TXHoosierDaddy

    2019-2020 NBA Thread

    True. Lived in Dallas a while and got to see Dirk multiple times. He was one of a kind and also a great dude. Doncic will be the next best one. He is putting up ridiculous numbers in only his second season. Unfortunately, I've lost interest in the NBA. The rivalries have somewhat died (at least on the court), the players are soft, there is too much sitting out....I'd rather watch almost any other pro sport on tv. The exception being I'll tune into some of the playoffs.