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Hoosier82 last won the day on November 26 2017

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  1. Sorry you feel that way because I didn’t criticize you in any way shape or form nor was that my intent. It doesn’t matter to me if you want to keep your info to yourself but it’s pretty ridiculous for you to blame me and my post for your reasons not to.
  2. I literally didn’t criticize anyone. I only remarked that we all have had to wait until the announcements to know where these guys are going. Insiders went back and forth on Romeo for months until he announced. If someone leaked something a day or two beforehand I must have missed it. I don’t care if people post inside information or not. If what I said was somehow viewed as a criticism then that’s pathetic. I asked what pivotal info was leaked on this site by insiders that makes that select group of posters untouchable and to the point where people like you continuously bash anyone who dare criticize or even question them and this is the response I get? Shaking my head...spelled out
  3. Guess you’ll just have to wait until he announces his decision. The horror...I mean I get that insiders stir up a ton of conversation here which can be fun to participate in but when’s the last time anyone actually broke anything legitimate? No one knew Franklin was commiting, Fitzner was coming, Hunter? Damezi? Forrester? Phin? Anyone in the last 5 years? Blackmon and Romeo are two that sort of come to mind but even the insiders were quoted back and forth and the speculation lasted until the week if not day of. Even with Mile in Colorado we were all watching Davis’ announcement not really knowing who he was picking. Maybe I missed a bunch of info being shared here because if it was leaked here or the old site I certainly missed it The only fool proof indicator is waiting for Jerry Meyer to change his crystal ball pick., to which Im almost convinced he’s paying parents for the info at this point. However this is essentially worthless unless you can’t wait literally just one more day to find out.
  4. I’ve been asking the same question for years. Maybe it’s hard to find enough teams in the 125-175 range but we need to find a way to schedule less 250+ if not any teams above that mark. No good comes from this...it almost counts as a loss in KenPom, BPI, RPI etc no matter how much we win by, and the fans loath these games. As of a couple hours ago there was a pair of courtside sideline bleecher seats on sale at Vivid Tickets for $75 each. I’m not even sure that’s face value...in context those seats will sell anywhere from 1500-3000 each depending on the opponent and day of the game this season.
  5. Better than ours, absolutely...rich tradition? Agree to disagree. If he wins 2 of the next three and makes some off season transactions on the coordinator positions I'll change my tune as he'll have shown he's growing into his role. I did preface my initial comments by saying if we don't beat Maryland...This will be a test of how well he's managing the locker room. Lose with poor effort and lack of execution and you know he's lost the team. Can't imagine losing 5 games in a row and coming back to beat Michigan on the road and a surging Purdue team. This game should be very important to Allen and his future at IU.
  6. I didn't realize Durham was hurt. Sorry if already posted but what happened to him? I take it Hunter is full go? Too bad for Race, he needs games like these to get playing time and show what he can contribute. Otherwise he may never get off the bench.
  7. In fairness, we have a 3 page thread over in the bb recruiting section for a kid who's best offer is Bradley. When the football team is this bad and basketball season hasn't started yet odd topics get a lot of attention.
  8. Alvarez took over an absolute cellar dweller of a program who had won a total of six games in three years under the previous HC and had them at 5-7 in his second season then won a Rose Bowl in the 4th year. Allen took over a team who had just gone to two straight bowl games, had upgraded some of the best facilities in the nation and a BTN contract to ensure all their games will be on national TV. The point is Alvarez learned to be a coach from two HOF guys over the course of 10 years. The two hires are not even in the same book let alone chapter of new hire successes. I never said IU's coach has to have HC experience. I said he needs to have better resume than Allen. Purdue has a tradition of being a decent, middle of the pack program. Winning 6-7 games a season and going to a bowl game, mind you is a nice start, it doesn't make you a tradition rich program. By that standard Purdue also has a rich basketball tradition. Hazell only got 4 years because their AD is a moron who wouldn't spend money. Ask any Purdue fan and they'll tell you they never wanted him in the first place and were calling him to be fired after year one. I'll obviously root for Allen to succeed because I think he's a good guy with high moral character and I'm an IU fan and want the team to win. However, I don't think he was the right decision for the program and his inability to manage it thus far speaks volumes. What you saw from PJ Fleck and Minnesota was a guy who has the management skills to identify a weak link and make a necessary change. You can't complain about Debord and praise Allen...and that's not his only major mistake. Not hiring a DC and delegating properly is also on him.
  9. Fitzgerald had worked his way up in the program for five years and was already considered the heir apparent to Randy Walker when he died unexpectedly. The Alvarez comparison is nonsense. Alvarez coached at Iowa under Hayden Fry for 7 years and Notre Dame for three (under Lou Holtz) before taking over at Wisconsin. Allen's "resume" is position coach at Ole Miss for 3 years, South Florida DC for 1 and Indiana for 1. Nine years of coaching two of the top programs in NCAA football history is a far better resume then Allen's five year coaching tenure. Wilson's class national rankings: 55, 57, 42 (3 four star recruits), 48, 53, 53 Tom Allen's class national rankings: 62, 49, 39 (if it holds). I'll give credit where credit is due with the 2019 class and getting James to commit but he has to keep these commitments and if we can't beat this Maryland team at home we sure as hell can't beat Michigan or Purdue and will finish the season with 4 wins. You don't think we'll see some recruits jumping ship after 6 straight losses? Wilson built a competitive team from nothing and dominated Purdue (also what tradition? Joe Tiller's one conference title?) and handed it over to Wilson who has shown me nothing that he's capable of being the leader of a D1 program. Some guys are simply better off being a career coordinator. It's not that I don't agree with you in that high HC turnover is a bad look but keeping a guy who can't win is not better than trying to find a guy who can.
  10. Allen was never qualified nor deserved this job in the first place. It was all based on his over hyped turnaround of the defense during a crisis situation with the firing of Wilson. We got blown out by Iowa at home (a team Purdue beat) so I'm not sure we were "in that game". Were we in it against OSU? When in the first half? Cool....Our talent has not been upgraded. That's just a lazy analysis of recruiting ratings. If you look at how Allen's classes compared to Wilson's they are relatively the same in BigTen ranking and National ranking. Recruting services are giving kids elevated ratings, if we were actually fishing better talent then why aren't we cracking the top 25 recruiting classes like Purdue is? Oh ya...they're a bastion of football excellence, and we're not. Why should I be happy about programs like Minnesota and Purdue getting solid head coaches like Fleck and Brohm when we settle for Allen? Actually look at his resume and tell me how he's qualified for this job before lecturing me on having actual standards for this program.
  11. Agreed. Fleck is the real deal. I was actually hoping we would hire him away from WMU but instead they offered Allen the job. He'll have Minnesota competing at the top of their division in no time. If we can't beat this Maryland team at home with all they're going through, Allen needs to be fired before he makes it to the locker room. Literally, I would want to see Fred Glass on the side line handing him his notice of termination.
  12. Forget that noise. I’m not interested in participating in a forum where there are different rules for different posters. The thing that makes this place great is definitely not “insiders”, it’s a community of fans who come together to talk IU sports, have debates, share opinions. This place exists without “insiders”. It in no way exists without the rest of us and providing a platform to express opinions. The rules are same for everyone. If I can be bashed for having an opinion not shared by someone else an “insider” can be equally criticized for making a false statement.
  13. When was anyone “bashed” or “made fun of” or “attacked”? Ive seen a couple comments of people criticizing “insider info” that turned out to be false. Haven’t seen a single comment that was inappropriate. What did I miss?
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