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Everything posted by Leathernecks

  1. They had last week off for spring break, so nothing lately. Hopefully more updates this week.
  2. I've been saying since our coaching search that Bennett's system isn't built for the tournament. This isn't a case of bad luck. It is a very clear trend at this point. 10-8 career record If he never lost to a lower seeded team, he "should" have been at least 20-8 0-3 against better seeded teams (average margin of defeat of 24.3 points) "Upset" in other 5 tournaments. All 5 losses to teams at least 3 seeds worse. Combined record as a 1 seed is 5-3 1-1 as a 2 seed 1-1 as a 3 seed
  3. I would love to see us get in, but I have to admit, there's part of me that doesn't want it to happen. First, I don't think we deserve it. I don't think 17-15 (8-12) and ending the season going 5-13 ever deserves to be in the tournament. For as big of a disappointment as this season was, I don't think our players and coaches deserve to make the big dance. Second, I always like seeing the some of the smaller conferences get teams in. I'd rather see a 26-5 Belmont team get in over a team that finished in the bottom half of a big conference. That doesn't just go for us, but for some of the other bubble teams too. Oklahoma, OSU, IU, to a lesser extent Florida. I'd much rather see VCU, Belmont, Lipscomb, UNC Greensboro over those teams. I can't change my way of thinking just because we happen to be in that group this year. I really don't think we'll make it though. IU team sheet Team sheets for all teams
  4. Got a little time to watch some of his highlights, and he seems like a good candidate for the husky position. Good instincts, quick enough to cover some guys, solid tackler. I really like this pickup. I think his ranking should go up, but now that he's committed to IU, nobody will ever go evaluate him again, so who knows.
  5. He made a very Wise choice!
  6. Practices have been going on for a few days, and here are some articles I've been able to find. Help add some articles here as you find them. I'm ready for football season to be here already! https://indiana.rivals.com/news/indiana-hoosiers-football-explosive-plays-emphasized-early https://www.indystar.com/story/sports/college/indiana/2019/03/06/iu-football-qb-peyton-ramsey-welcomes-competition-no-1- spot/3080837002/https://iuhoosiers.com/news/2019/3/5/football-nfl-networks-rhett-lewis-delivers-humble-hungry-hard-lesson.aspx
  7. I saw his tweet earlier and thought he could have committed. Then I saw it was just that he was in town for Junior Day haha.
  8. We offered Tiawan's younger brother yesterday. With Trayvon being a beast, and Tiawan looking like he's going to be a stud for us, I like that we're offering him early.
  9. I know you can never have too many QB's, but it kind of worries me that we're adding all these walk ons. If we have Ramsey, Penix, and Tuttle all available, how many more do we really need? A couple to run scout teams, but what more than that? I just hope it is for depth for the scout team and not because Ramsey is transferring, Penix might not be ready, or Tuttle might be ineligible. It just seems weird to have so many within a few days.
  10. I don't know how Wisconsin let him get to the rim, but finally!!!
  11. I don't know who sat on a horseshoe in overtime, but I hope they don't poop it out...nevermind.
  12. I drew up better plays in the dirt on the playground when I was 7. Both those were terrible.
  13. I don' t think anything that has happened so far has changed anything, and I don't think these testimonies will either. I wouldn't be surprised if they plead the 5th. It might make them look like they're hiding things, but not really any more than it already appears. We all know that a lot of the top recruits get paid. I mean, the guy LSU is getting looked at for is the #57 overall recruit. Sean Miller has been implicated as paying a recruit in the past, and he still has the #1 class next year despite the cloud of these allegations hanging over him. Move along, nothing to see here.
  14. You hope the NCAA nails them hard in the end? 😨
  15. I don't think he would leave either, but I still think it is the first call you have to make. If you triple his salary from the $2.6 million he currently makes, he'd at least listen to your sales pitch.
  16. He'd be the first one I'd contact. Offer him $8 million. If he turns it down, go to $9 million. Turns it down again go to $10 million. I think that's how a UCLA, IU, Duke, UK, UNC, KU should go about hiring a coach. Start with throwing a ton of money at the best coach and work your way down from there.
  17. Gillespie was too drunk to remember what sport he coached.
  18. They say his name at the end so I looked it up and it actually happened two and a half years ago. He might be old enough to offer him a scholarship now haha. If Harbaugh had seen it he probably would have offered on the spot. https://youtu.be/2eSF0lfpFvI
  19. I think there are 2 main ways people coach and teach people. There is the guy who is more into building relationships with guys and getting them to work hard through caring about them and trying to build them from within. It tries to create that caring relationship between coach and player where they try harder for their coach because they truly care about them. This is what Crean was. At times it worked, and at times guys took advantage of him, but I never felt like I doubted what type of culture he was trying to build. He just clearly didn't do it well enough. The other type of coach is the strict, you do what I tell you to do because I'm your coach. If we screw up, we're running to let you know I'm in charge. If you don't play hard, you're going to be sitting on the bench with the manager. I don't care if you like me, but you're going to listen to me. More of the military idea. Sometimes that is exactly what people need, and they really grow a respect for their coach because they pushed them to grow as people. I think this is more what Knight was. I think coaches need to pick a side. Otherwise they are lenient one time because they care, and strict the next time to try to assert their dominance. Bouncing back and forth between the two styles doesn't work well. My problem with it is that I think most of us would agree that Archie falls much more in line with option 2. He seems like a no nonsense guy. Do what I tell you, or get out. It seems like he wants to be like that, but he isn't following through. It has been clear for a dozen games that some guys aren't giving the energy they should. He even brings some things up in press conferences and then he doesn't follow through. I was fine with some things like that with Crean because I felt like sometimes he didn't punish them because he truly cared about them like they were his own kids. I don't get that sense with Archie. Not that he doesn't care, but he can't be a disciplinarian and let things slide. Maybe he tried punishing those guys in practice. Cool, I'm down with that. But if you keep doing that for 10 games without any improvement, at some point you have to hit them where it hurts with playing time until they fall in line. I know it takes time to build a coach's culture, but I really don't know what kind of culture he is trying to build.
  20. Hopefully I'll hear something back. I don't really see any negatives that could come from it as long as he takes things out like you said. It would be a really fun activity to do in my classes. He did tweet some information from Stevie Scott a few weeks ago, but it wasn't quite enough information to know what was going on. I could do some basic stuff with it, but nothing very in depth.
  21. I'm so used to using the metric system the lbs are making my brain hurt haha. I just emailed Dr. Rhea to see if he'd be willing to share any data with me that I could break down with my Physics classes. Hopefully he sends something back and we could get more in depth into it. I want to do that data too when I get the time. I'm interested to see what it would look like.
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