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  1. I agree, Davis is a great guy but he was in over his head. Certainly hope we never see Archie running across the court slapping himself in the head.
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    1-15 Dakich

    I gave it a listen. There are some points DD made that I can agree with; Archie needs to hold players accountable for lack of effort, need to feed Romeo the ball more inside, and stop repeatedly talking about injuries. However, I think his rant about the IU coaching staff and calling out the assistants was unwarranted and over the top. Sure, I think it would be great to have a former IU player or two on the IU coaching staff but not having one does not warrant the level of disrespect DD used when giving his opinion of the current staff. Perhaps, along with making a few good points about the struggles of the current IU basketball team, DD's words also provide insight as to the reason Archie is sitting in the coaching seat at IU while DD is spewing his opinions daily on 1070.
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    Thoughts on the Slow Starts?

    I'm thinking the strength of this IU team in terms of closing out games in the last 10 minutes may also contribute to the slow starts. In other words, as close games are wrapping up the team is able to recognize the need for confident composure to value each possession. I think this team is very confident, almost to a point of playing too laid back at the beginning of the game(s). I think it is the composure piece that is missing early on; the team should not have to be down by double digits in order for the "value each possession" realization to kick in. A laid back approach would certainly explain the lazy passes and questionable shot selection at times early in the game.
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    Justin Smith’s dad last night

    Justin has made some outstanding plays for IU this year. Many of his thunderous dunks have come by way of put backs or off assists. He has also hit some 3's. The one difference I see that separates Justin's play from that of Morgan and Romeo is the ability to create his own shot. I'm sure there is no need to elaborate on this in terms of Morgan's play this year and Romeo has certainly proven his ability to drive the ball and create on the fly. Obviously, just my opinion but it seems Justin is still lacking the ability to finish when creating his own shot. As others have stated, Justin's game is getting better and better and I think that is due, at least in part, to the fact he is sticking to what he does best and not forcing things.
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    Butler Pregame Thread

    So often it seems we (IU fans) think and sometimes post things like, "We will see what the team is made of" leading up to big games like this one. However, with a week to prepare, I'm thinking this game against Butler will tell us much more about Archie than the team. Obviously, Archie can't play the game for the team but he will undoubtedly put together the game plan and I believe it will be a darn good one. A loss would not be devastating for IU's season but a convincing win would certainly go a long way toward building great confidence moving forward into the conference season for both the team and IU fans. I believe! Go HOOSIERS !!!
  6. Option D - Hang a Big Ten Championship Banner through a concerted effort to create a winning culture at IU; one in which the IU football team can compete (and WIN) against ANY other team in the conference. In addition, continual sellout crowds who are on waiting lists for tickets due to high demand to see a top notch football team.
  7. I think Purdue's win involved much more than a perfect storm. The play calling on "O", particularly the way they balanced their attack was very good. They were attacking all night long; even when it seemed OSU was one play away PU kept the foot on the gas, attacking and taking chances that paid dividends. It seems IU continually uses a plodding conservative style of play (and perhaps that is dictated by the skill level at key positions). Even in rare situations when IU has a sizable lead (see Rutger's game for example) the play calls get even more conservative, allowing the opponent opportunities to hang around. Purdue had some trick plays and surprises, but it was not like they were using a gimmick on every series; creative play calling, confidence, and effort on the part of the team. I'm an IU grad, a HOOSIER fan through and through, and as much as I despise our rivals to the North, they deserve every minute of celebration for that huge win last night. Hope to someday see IU football get another win over a highly ranked team again.
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    OT: Prayers needed

    IU fans and many who post on this board sent prayers my way and helped me beat cancer six years ago. I'm sending my prayers up for you and your family. BELIEVE !!!
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    RIP Daryl Thomas

    Daryl is one of my all-time favorite IU players. Rest in Peace Daryl. Prayers going up for his family.
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    Rumor floating around.

    I would prefer an annual IU vs Arizona tilt. I realize there is not a rivalry "hatred" between the two as seems to be the case with Kentucky. However, a home and home with AZ would provide an opportunity to get a quality resume' win, media outlets would have interest due to the brother vs brother aspect, and the money aspect should match IU vs UK. A primary difference would likely be no fans split down the middle; given the lack of close proximity on the part of the two fan bases. Still, I can see this becoming a friendly rivalry with sportsmanship on display (neither brother would want his team disrespecting the other or the team) and that would be very refreshing considering all the past allegations/rumors/innuendo on both sides after another heated IU/UK battle.
  11. Great topic and discussion. As I was reading Scott's list of suggestions it hit me . . . how on earth did college basketball programs/conferences ever allow so many outside the universities get so much control over college basketball at all? From the NBA luring kids before they are ready to shoe companies . . . really, shoe companies??? It is high time someone step up and fix this mess!
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    Nebraska Game Thread

    Feel so bad for CAM. He has no good option at PG other than 3 players all named TURNOVER!
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    Nebraska Game Thread

    This is just as frustrating as the Iowa game . . . hope the outcome is the same.
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    Nebraska Game Thread

    If ugly means IU is in it at the end . . . I'm all in.