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Riverrat

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  1. Only reason to not continue is if it is replaced with another non mid major game. I don't care who it is against but if it is to have another home game against the school for the blind I say keep it. If it could bring back kentucky or start a home and home with arizona or some other decent team I say go for it.
  2. I do not disagree with you but the two situations are totally different. If Matt Painter was our coach I believe he would have been fired. That 4 year stretch was bad and in todays world most programs would have cut ties with their coach. If IU misses the tourney this year can you honestly tell me we are in a better place than we were under Crean? Can you tell me what our offense is other than hope we get to the free throw line a lot? That is not something you can count on in the tournament or on the road. Our record may end up better this year than the past two but our non conferen
  3. Difference with the painter situation vs what we are going through with archie is that painter had at least built a very solid team and won before those 4 years. Archie has not yet produced anything. Crean was up and down. I honestly think if a few players didnt get hurt creans final year he is still our coach. We fired the guy 1 year after winning the big with a team that was missing some huge pieces due to injury.
  4. I dont see anyway that beard would come to iu. He is a Texan, had the UNLV job and before he started backed out to go to Texas Tech. The guys family is in texas and he made it really clear several years back that texas is where he wants to be. You also have to factor in that the guy worked with coach knight right after he left iu. Do you think he heard anything good about iu when we all know how hostile knight was against the university for so many years? People seem to think this guy has iu ties because he worked with coach knight. He has zero ties to us and a lot of ties to where h
  5. While wins matter so does scheduling. There needs to be a balance. It doesnt matter if you have a tough schedule but beat no one just the same as it doesnt matter if you beat all cupcakes. Davis played schedules that were to tough, crean played schedules that were too easy, Miller is still TBD. We need quad 1 wins out of conference, they dont have to be top 10 teams but we need quad 1 ooc. Last year we talked a ton about our quad 1 wins but how many werent members of the big ten? Also quad 2 and 3 loses matter, that's what hurt us last year.
  6. A lot of these kids get gifts once they have signed with an agent. Sometimes it's an advance while others it is a gift for signing with an agency. I am not saying that is what happened here but it could be. Several of our past players were also driving cars they couldnt even come close to having the money for before the draft but after their decision to leave school.
  7. Edward's was measured at the combine last year just shy of 6' without shoes but had a large wingspan for his size.
  8. Pretty sure you have your recruiting cycles off. The Wat shot led to the movement signing up. Vonleh and troy were still a year plus out.
  9. He visited Virginia and fell in love with Bennett. Also he wasn't sold on our system.
  10. Purdue having a little success shouldnt impact any of us. They arent going to win it all. I will give credit where it's due, they are a good team. Painter has done a great job this year. For as much sh#t as people on here have talked about Edward's, he is a great college player playing in a system that works for him. Again, they arent hanging a banner.
  11. Belmont nonconference strength of schedule was in the 80's vs IU in the 190s. So in games Belmont could choose they scheduled a tougher schedule than IU.
  12. I just want all the people on here who are trying to convince themselves that we deserve a spot to look at our record. If this record belonged to anyone else we would be making fun of them. It was a bad season where the team did not meet expectations. Injuries played a role for sure but we were not a good team. I do not think our coaching at any point was elite. Without the so called crean players that so many people have b#$%"!# about we get blown out of the water these last 5 games. Romeo had a good season for a freshman but he was far from the hype. I still cant bel
  13. Anyone think we can beat msu 3 times? That would be really challenging and would be the game that probably punches our dance card not matter what.
  14. Race and forester might as well be lebron after he tried to trade his entire team. I do not get it.
  15. May make you mad but I wish we had guys who had the same feelings. It just seems that since our beat down that Crean put on them in mackey that Painter gets his team to buy in to the rivalry and feel the hate. I miss the old days where both teams got it and fought to win. IU players have not shown that fire for a while now.
  16. Zero changes from Minnesota, just Purdue didnt make their threes and IU was at home. Archie keeps saying things and not following through. I have no issues with the process of making changes and getting your players in for your system but call a spade a spade. If he would just come out and say I am playing the hand I was dealt I would have more respect.
  17. He played decent defense tonight but it was mostly on Eastern who is not a scoring threat. I get it and you have made it clear you are a romeo fan but what has he done to better IU? If our coaching staff keeps telling him to defer that is their mistake. You miss 100% of the shots you never take. IU as a team sucks on offense, so why wouldn't we tell Romeo to take over?
  18. That would require us to set an off ball screen, which through almost 2 years of Archie doesnt seem to be part of what he runs. The officiating did not cost us this game. Running zero offense did. Multiple plays romeo (and others) just stood after he made a pass, zero running, no screens, just standing still and watching. I do not see an offense that runs sets for guys. I said before this game that I wanted to see romeo take over and try to score 40+ and it did not happen. Carsen Edward's may have had a horrible game but I at least seemed to feel like he was trying to will his team to vic
  19. So if Justin is as big of the issue as people want to make him out to be, wouldn't the coaching staff know it? Yet he continues to play. Justin has struggled horribly minus the purdue game. He cant shoot, is timid around the rim and is getting lost on defense, yet he continues to play. Why is that? If the coach thought he was tearing the team apart he would not be playing.
  20. So please explain how issues with the APR are glass tying Archie's hands on roster management? Seriously the APR results are posted every year so there shouldnt have been any major surprise. Nothing in that says Archie can't bench a player. Nothing says that Glass isnt allowing him to run the team the way he wants. If we are losing anyways why doesn't our coach play the players that he wants? Archie is the one who keeps opening his mouth and saying things that he doesnt follow through on. I think most of us would handle the losing better if we tried anything different. Turn t
  21. Do people really believe that Archie would have taken the job if glass would have that type of power over his roster? I mean seriously this board has gotten ridiculous. Archie had the power when he took this job. People are crazy if they think roster management and turnover werent discussed. There is no way archie was coming to IU if the AD said you cant manage your roster as you see fit. Also if glass is overstepping his bounds force his hand to fire you and get the buyout, it goes both ways. I am tired of everyone blaming this season on Creans players and the fact that it isnt Ar
  22. Every single person/player involved with this team is a part of the problem. In regards to Romeo it may or may not have anything to do with his actions. If the jealousy is because of him, that does make him a part of the problem. It's like a 3 car pile up. Just because the front car was stopped and did nothing wrong they are still a part of the accident. While some people will be a bigger part of the problem, every member of the team is a part of it.
  23. Smith may not be playing well but a lot of his teammates like him, the same cannot be said for other players on our roster. I am not trying to bash Romeo and I do not want it to come off that way but jealousy is an issue with this team. Romeo came in and was treated like royalty from day one by the entire fan base. How many people went to his announcement? He was stated to be our best player before he ever put on the candy stripe pants let alone played a game. It is what it is. Do I think smith has not met or exceeded expectations that we as fans had for him yes. Do I think romeo h
  24. I do not know anyone who is directly associated with the basketball team but I do have a friend who is a female athlete. She crosses paths with the team and has told me some things that some of you may or may not believe. A cancer doesn't just exist in the locker room and I do not believe that it has as much to do with basketball as it does personalities. Our team has 3 clicks that do not get along. Our issue isnt on the court or in practice it is the fact that there are people who dont want to be around each other, let alone play as a team. If you watch the games pay attention to
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