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Ngw7183

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  1. Ngw7183

    Fire Coach Woodson

    Not even the point - he is not some saint
  2. Ngw7183

    Fire Coach Woodson

    Yeah, reading comprehension is once again an issue.
  3. Ngw7183

    Fire Coach Woodson

    Agreed, Woody said same thing that it isn’t fair and he is trying to keep his head in it. players are not blameless though and Trey is not helping things.
  4. Ngw7183

    Fire Coach Woodson

    no it isn’t unless you have proven guy., has always been my issue. Change to change. Not good. Galloway is easily replaced and not level of guy we need. He doesn’t want bench role, see ya. Fans clamoring for one thing while way over estimating him sound like Woody who made the mistake of believing in him. With Woody, Malik, Liam and MM are all good odds. Without and guy like Dusty, all 3 100% out. Pearl, probably keeps them. Biggest difference is I feel strongly that so many of the concerns on O, D, etc all starts and end with guards. We have ran out Cupps (oh my) and Galloway 80% of the year. Go back and look at D efficiency with “bad” X year one and same TJD, Race, Kopp, etc who were not nearly as good following year. Same for O. Need 2 guards that are experienced and proper level of talent. yep, Woody created this roster, he assumed X was healthy and JN would be as well, etc. He also filled in starting 5 with underclassmen. All mistakes and now realizes he needs upperclassmen. He will target those in portal, guards, etc. this is also why he isn’t just taking some of these guys as recruits who want or expect big minutes as freshman because he knows that is bad idea. It gets us results we are not ok with. I feel way more confident he gets that done than Dusty May. Can you get a Pearl or Cronin, fine. Rip it. I don’t believe Pearl has his agents reaching out. People are twisting statements from Trilly.
  5. Ngw7183

    Fire Coach Woodson

    1000% aligned - but… first 2 are only way this happens this year. Lose May who wasn’t 100% proven …. Oh well, Shrews right there. but we miss out on Sisley and Mullins if we wait - maybe, maybe not but people act like those guys are MJ. Plenty of recruits if their level.
  6. Ngw7183

    Fire Coach Woodson

    No
  7. Ngw7183

    Fire Coach Woodson

    My biggest issue with your opinion Chris is you are 100% sure Dusty is that guy. You can say you are done when I am not. No problem. However, He is 50/50 at best. IU, the donors and hell Dolson (if he likes his job) can’t take ANY risk. You and others can rightfully show how great he projects to be. Still big risk. You can state other big schools want him, this is situation is way different. Not even close to same. You can say any coach will have a risk. While somewhat true, it is about odds of that risk. They are very small with a proven guy and can’t see any way with anything outside a proven guy he is out this year. Nobody can afford another failure, both figuratively and literally. A proven guy also allows for this fanbase to calm and not question everything because no matter how you spin it, fans have decided to get mad over the shirt Woody wears at this point. They would have a hard time doing that with a proven guy. Dusty can and would get eaten up over everything the same as Woody. IU has no problem destroying their own guys. Woody not being able to turn it is not 100% odds anymore than Dusty being 100% odds of success
  8. Ngw7183

    Fire Coach Woodson

    Reading comprehension is a good thing
  9. Ngw7183

    Fire Coach Woodson

    I will also add one more post on the May debate. When/if any change happens (even next year), the only way it is May is they couldn’t get another big gun and then somehow convince the people who matter this is the best they can get. No matter how you slice it, this is going to be an expensive and ugly divorce. That means big donors footing the bill. This time more than ever, there will be a huge set of restrictions and expectations on that money. You can believe in May as much as you want. Plenty of the concerns have been debated. Other P5 programs that might or might not be interested, are not IU and don’t have the history of 4 fired coaches, fan expectations, 9th place avg finish in big ten for 10 years, etc. The only way you avoid another year 3/4 fan meltdown, if it doesn’t go well, is to have a coach that has proven over and over again he knows how to win. Then fans can’t lose it, pick apart everything etc and would have to allow for it to grow. I cannot see any booster being okay with anything but a sure thing and proven winner. Don’t kid yourself, this is where the Pearl “info” is coming from. Trilly even stated that but was blown over. That is the type of guy that is going to need to be locked up before they would move and pay it. That list is short and only a select few would have the resume AND be willing to take it. Believe it or not, the confidence/arrogance of all coaches does not trump their valid concerns with this program. Why leave a good thing for a mess with crazy expectations. Just win you say? Plenty of other schools give you 95% to 100% of what IU does without all the extra drama. Pearl would probably do it because it was his dream, he probably would love to be THE guy who finally got it done and if it fails, well, he doesn’t have to worry about his next career stop because he is retired then. Cronin - next best or the best choice. Proven winner but the pearl clutching over yelling at players, making “excuses” etc would have to stop. That guy is a maniac. He would win. He would take it to get back to Midwest and have NIL as he is done at UCLA because of NiL. His number 1 issue with his current job. Not a ton more options that are real. Probably 1 or 2 that could be. If it is a May, TJ, Shrews, etc. those are not sure things and something that can be achieved cheaper and later. IU won’t pay this without donors. They should but won’t. They won’t even pay for proper facilities without support even with the gravy factory form TV revenue. No, I do think he will be fired nor should he be for many reasons but this post is already a novel. If they can lock up a sure thing, that would be my number 1 concern with making this change now. Can’t, I see major issues with it.
  10. Ngw7183

    Fire Coach Woodson

    Guess I will chime in on at least this one as a few are taking him up. He trashes his players openly and took ZERO accountability for this seasons roster. Excuse after excuse. I heard that was a big no, no and yelling at your only senior and captain is a bridge too far with the most likes and agreement of any post today. Even though Knight did it all the time. If we are talking replacements (I won’t go on a lecture of my overarching concerns) I do actually think he is the 100% best candidate. Just think the irony in some of the post here is really thick.
  11. Ngw7183

    Fire Coach Woodson

    You really want them?
  12. Ngw7183

    Fire Coach Woodson

    That I believe does happen.
  13. Ngw7183

    Fire Coach Woodson

    I actually don’t but have access to it
  14. Ngw7183

    Fire Coach Woodson

    I was on there. There has been a lot more than what I posted as well. Go sign up if you want. Trilly likes to cause stirs and walk things back and twist things a little. Keeps the money flowing.
  15. Ngw7183

    Fire Coach Woodson

    This isn’t about the - putting heat on administration. You are right, they don’t. It is still a problem. Guys like “Trilly” and Goodman have a business. That business feeds on red meat. They throw it and this fanbase is going crazy for it. This only makes the staffs jobs harder having to tell current recruits everything is ok and new potential recruits there is nothing to worry about. We should support the staff until they aren’t. Then still being able to recruit etc is only going to help a future staff when that time comes. Having a solid season, roster, continuity is only a good thing. We did this with every coach we have had since Knight. Then excuse it as passion. All we did was make it harder on ourselves. With portal now, it is even harder. if we didn’t give the likes of Goodman what he wants, he would shut up. Funny here most hate the guy yet we make his paycheck for him.
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