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  1. That’s great, but we’re not looking for a business partner, we’re looking for a basketball coach. They guy has no college experience and has never had to recruit players. It may very well be him, but that would be extremely underwhelming. Dolson is going to be tied to this coach, and I don’t think he’ll tie himself to someone who doesn’t have college experience.
  2. This wouldn’t make any sense, unless we’ve already reached out to Oats, Muss, Drew etc and got shot down. This should be a last resort, and with the money being rumored to be on the table, I don’t see this happening (hopefully).
  3. The main difference is that Saban has been there a while, has established that program over the years and wins big. Beilein has taken at least 3-4 years to get his programs established pretty much wherever he’s been. It’s not a knock on Beilein, it just typically takes a little time to get your program established. If he were to get hired, he would be ready to retire by the time he (potentially) gets this thing going. I just don’t think Dolson pays 10m for a stop gap. I would think he wants someone who is going to be here a while if/when they find success. The longer this thing drags out, the more confident I become that we’ll get someone good. Just a feeling.
  4. For those supporting Justin Smith, did you guys watch any of the games last year? He can’t shoot, he can’t dribble, and he isn’t a good passer. I’m sorry, but if you can’t do those things, you’re just not a good basketball player. He was a decent on ball defender, but was a very poor off ball defender like @BGleas alluded to. Even with being a decent defender, there’s not one time last year where I thought he really locked a guy up, and I’d argue that RP is our best defender. Just because people don’t like JS’s game, doesn’t mean they’re bashing him as a person. They’re just being realistic with what they’re seeing and what he’s proven to be during his time here. Grading him as a person and a basketball player are not one in the same. After all, the kid came here to play basketball and should be graded on that. In terms of next years team, we will be fine. This will free up the offense imo and we should see an improvement on that front. You’re going to play Brunk and TJD together quite a bit, and we sorely need someone to be able to knock down outside shots when they demand double teams. JS just couldn’t do that and teams knew it, hence them not even closing out on him. I believe Hunter and other guys will fill that role this year. Hunter started to show that towards the end of the year last year, but you could tell he was still working his way back after being out for so long.
  5. A little late to the party, but a few thoughts after getting caught up. 1) The interview with Dakich was fantastic. I really enjoyed the part where he spoke about having to face adversity in life, as well as the work that’s required to make it to that next level. A lot of these kids are sold a bill of goods that’s not realistic. Nothing wrong with being honest with people. 2) Purdue is probably better without Eastern, and Williams was eating a lot of Haarm’s minutes anyways. 3) Going to Michigan makes no sense. He might play even less than he did at Purdue. 4) How about we actually beat Purdue before we write them off? Over the years, Painter has consistently won in the BIG without “top 75” players. We have NO ROOM to talk. I don’t root for Purdue and am an IU fan though and through, but man, you have to respect the consistency they’ve had under Keady and now Painter. They run a good program and do it the right way.
  6. Yes sir! Love me some Cardinals baseball!
  7. At one point in the game, they showed a sheet of our scoring droughts throughout the year and at the bottom, it said we had FOUR 4:00 scoring droughts tonight. You're not going to win ANY games going 16:00 of a game (almost one complete half) without scoring the basketball. Couldn't make a basket all night and the refs were atrocious. I'm not saying the refs were the cause of us losing the game, but they were really bad. I've seen high school crews that were better.
  8. Typical Devonte. Try to be the hero and takes a terrible shot, when we needed to get a good look.
  9. This 5 is how the whole team should play. The others need to watch and learn.
  10. I started making smash burgers about 5-6 months ago and haven’t looked back. GAME CHANGER!
  11. Well from here on out I’m staying in engineering and getting out of manufacturing.
  12. How stressful is it? I’m about 6 months from having three under four. Going from the man to man to the zone defense before too long. 😁 😀 🙂 😐 😢 😭
  13. Yep, but we’ve recruited pretty well so far. With Morton, we haven’t lost as he hasn’t committed anywhere yet. It’s funny how drastically emotions swing with these crystal ball picks. Even if the crystal ball picks were for IU, I wouldn’t read too much into it at this stage of the game.
  14. Nothing to improve upon Mile. I just wanted to see if others had the same thought. I know you’re an old timer, so I just picture you typing in Morse code, and it makes me chuckle. It brings a little smile to this side of the internet, that is all.
  15. Not picking on you Mile, but does anyone else that reads Mile’s posts with all of the ... think he’s typing in Morse code? I get a chuckle every time. ”Now (stop) having been a huge fan of Dan since high school (stop)...” Lol
  16. Very happy for you and your family. It’s gotta be pretty special seeing your child go through this process, no matter where he goes.
  17. Please don’t try to turn this into a safe space. While some of the discussion can turn negative, it’s always done in a fairly civil manner. If you think IU is the only one who does this, please read any other major college program’s message boards. Heck UK fans have threatened the lives of their own players, and that has not affected their recruiting one bit. Everyone needs to quit being so sensitive when someone else’s opinion doesn’t line up with their own. If a kid makes a bad play or a season’s worth of bad plays, they’re not above criticism. They’re not handing out participation trophies in the NCAA.
  18. If both of them don’t know what they need to work on (especially JS), I’m afraid there is no hope.
  19. I know parents can be blinded by the love for their children, but if Ed thinks Justin is a '2', he obviously hasn't been watching the games. If that's where the disconnect is, there may be no saving the relationship, and it might be better for all parties to move on. Not saying that Justin was the issue, but we CANNOT have another season derailed by internal locker room issues.
  20. I highly doubt that they will. Obviously my post was based on pure speculation, but I doubt they take the MLB route. With the amount of exposure NCAA basketball receives, they're going to want the best kids coming in ASAP due to marketing IMO.
  21. Just because they’ve declared doesn’t mean that they’re staying in. Many of these guys will come back, but of course there will be kids who stay in who should have cake back. There’s nothing wrong with going through the process and getting feedback while reaching for their dreams. One thing that I find interesting is all of the people who clamor for the NBA to make a rule that allows kids to come straight out of high school, thinking it will end the one and done era. It won’t though. If they make that rule, there will still be quite a few freshmen leave after one year.
  22. I just hope that I have HALF of the enthusiasm as HTD has when I'm his age. Gotta respect him for that, no matter how crimson colored his glasses are.
  23. He still has the prettiest swing I've ever seen. It's a thing of beauty.
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