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  1. On playing with Trendon Watford: that could be Memphis, LSU, Georgia or Indiana...if indeed they do decide to play together.
  2. Still supportive of Archie getting time, but just for something different. Lets say Archie leaves, what about Michael Lewis as next head coach? Instead of chasing the next name, what about one of our own, who’s tough as nails.
  3. Friends of HSN: Wanted to speak to two pervasive themes from recent posts. 1) fans are the reason for this mess, or unreasonable; 2) Archie is the problem. Regarding fans, IU has had, and always will have, an engaged, rabid following. Remember, in 49 states...? To expect fans not to experience frustration in the midst of this current freefall, particularly with the 12-2 start, is to ignore part of what makes Indiana Basketball what it is. Losing stinks, and I’ve yet to encounter a fan base in any sport who doesn’t get twisted when their team is struggling. Regarding Archie, the man needs 4 years minimum before his product can be judged. The impatience is really tied to the bumbling of the previous coach’s term, who was here about 6 years too long. In his 3rd season at Dayton, below how his team played. I’m going down on the Archie ship. He can and will get it done. There is no doubt in my mind. Patience is an annoying concept when things need to change, but Archie has the stones to clean house and revitalize the team attitude this off-season. Just because he doesn’t whimper to the media, doesn’t mean changes are not coming. Hang with Archie, friends.
  4. Genuine question, and some have been suggesting this: with the current losing what would be wrong with blowing up the starting lineup and trying something like Phinisee Al Romeo Jake or Cliff Morgan And then change rotation after that to: DeRon Cliff or Jake Race Thompson shifting guards around and moving bigs in for rest? Keeping Green, Smith and Fitzner nailed to the bench
  5. And nobody expected much from his team year one. Why call players out? Handle it quietly heading into off-season. One aspect of Archie I appreciate: the public doesn’t need to know all behind the scenes drama.
  6. Vintage Crean. Subtle shift of blame to the players and away from him. Crean likes to talk. I’m old school. I like a coach that makes statements with on-floor product.
  7. Why does it need to be to the other extreme? How about a balanced position? But to ignore objective results of the last couple decades is counter to discernible results.
  8. Further, I was invited to go to game, center court, about 5 rows above rail, but I coach, and so was not able to go, but absolutely would have.
  9. In my original post I was not stating my opinion, my post was in response to fan enthusiasm or lack thereof for the Iowa game. The only personal note included was the part about the importance of win at MSU. If you’ve ever seen my posts, they have not been negative but pro-patience with team and Archie.
  10. There are two matters: 1) the logical decision fans have the right to make to stay home because this team is not enjoyable to watch for numerous reasons; 2) making the emotional appeal that fans should come watch this team because they bought tickets with their own money and the team busted their ass at Sparty? Take a look again at your comment about calling the MSU win one of the best in the last 10 years. THAT is a commentary all its own of the futility of the program, and what it has become. Premier programs, which we have ceased to be, win a few games like that every year.
  11. Two rare simultaneous happenings led to this upset: 1) Sparty 8-22 from FT line 2) IU 10-20 from 3-pt range What a courageous win, and this team never flinched when Morgan went down. For anyone who has doubted Archie, he did a sturdy job getting this team ready to do the improbable. Way to go IU!!!
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