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  1. You're using the example of a player who was kicked off the team... as evidence that Archie isn't being allowed to kick players off the team?
  2. Izzo was 22-8 his third season, won the Big Ten and made the Sweet Sixteen. He won the conference again in year four and made the Final Four. In year five he won the National Championship.
  3. Yeah man, I read your entire post. I'm not happy either and share your concerns; that's not the part that prompted my response. It was your last line that had me curious enough to research to whom it was you were referring. Doing so also led to likely reasons why Wright was able to get things going in the right direction. Do we share those reasons for optimism? At this moment in time, I don't believe we do. Sure, maybe we hired our Tony Bennett and in Archie's fifth season he'll bust into the tournament for good with fringe top 100 recruits and a top 50 kid sprinkled on top. I hope we do! But
  4. I think we'd feel a lot better about it if we were rolling into the upcoming season with a 7 man rotation composed entirely of RSCI top 65 recruits, four of them juniors, and adding a freshman point guard who would go on to be a six time NBA All Star. My issue with the constant use of early records is that it's such a 30,000 foot view. Wins and losses alone tell us very little about the direction of the program. For every successful coach that struggled early there are many more that just kept struggling. So what details are we seeing to make us think Archie will be the former, not the la
  5. This doesn't pass the smell test. It requires one of the hottest names in college coaching, who turned down high major offers including from his alma mater NC St to take the Indiana job, rolling over upon getting it. Archie has options, even if his stock is dropping. He's by far the most visible face of the program and had overwhelming support from the time he arrived in Bloomington. No one could have been able to make him a puppet unless he allowed it.
  6. Sure it does. FKIM01 did a great job just above. Let's try this: there's a real mob mentality this afternoon, on this board and others. People are posting single frames from an entire game, and claiming proof of their preconceived notions. As if they know a single thing that player is thinking or saying to his teammates, or dealing with personally at that moment in time. It's getting ugly out there, and why? Because our coach signaled his permission in front of the press. Archie's always had his detractors. Getting run by Indiana State in your debut will do that. But it took a turn in the
  7. It's been a little scary to see how easily and swiftly a coach who's been underperforming for three years now, with three different teams, has been able to redirect so much fan frustration from himself on to his players with just one postgame press conference. Before we've seen any actual actions or improvements in play.
  8. The picture thing is nonsense. It's just one moment in time. Watch the game, and you'll see plenty of instances when both Green and De'Ron were cheering right along with the rest of their teammates. Those moments aren't being screen-grabbed and posted to social media because they don't fit a certain narrative. This picture might as well be an ink blot, because it serves whatever confirmation bias you wish to bring to it. I see Devonte clapping along with everyone else. I see that he doesn't have his warm-ups on, likely indicating he just came out of the game. He played 20 minutes, more th
  9. And... Archie himself. If those four are the root of our problems, why haven't they been replaced? Why are three of those four in our starting lineup, and getting the most minutes per game of anyone else but Trayce? The rest of Archie's underclassmen gave us next to nothing tonight. If it were truly the upperclassmen stunting this program, it should have been easy to recruit our develop over them. That it hasn't happened suggests the problems run deeper than those four guys.
  10. The only player we have reason to believe is not 100% healthy is Rob. In his case, we've been told he has an undisclosed injury he may have to deal with the entire season, but it's apparently not serious enough to hold him out of any games. At best when you say "get every player healthy" you're talking about one guy. I don't think that's enough to explain our struggles, especially not when just about every team in the country stuffers at least one injury of some kind or another. This isn't at all like last season.
  11. I've always found that tale to be nonsense. We had two commits ask for their release when Crean was fired, two spots that could have been given to McKinley Wright. Archie had to convince Durham and Moore to stay, and that's a two-way street, not the kind of thing you can force as an AD. What's more, we booted Grant Gelon that May, and had Curtis Jones transfer mid-semester. Clearly roster turnover wasn't a forbidden thing. It's also struck a wrong chord with me that tales of Archie being hamstrung only came out well after the fact, when results on the court haven't been what we wanted to see.
  12. It's perhaps telling of Archie's lack of success at Indiana that so many narratives keep forming to explain why he hasn't gotten us there yet. This is one such example. Make no mistake, Thad Matta was fired for performance. OSU had dropped from 2nd to 5th, 6th, 7th and 10th place in the B1G since 2013. His last team finished 17-15 overall, 7-11 in the Big Ten, and failed to make the NIT. The year before, when Indiana was winning the Big Ten, OSU was a three seed in the NIT. Recruiting had also dried up; the incoming 2017 class only had one commit, legacy Kaleb Wesson, and he had pledged two ye
  13. Or it could be as simple as the fact that Marquette started recruiting him first, they've been on him the longest, and he could very well have developed the best relationship with that staff. Marquette was always perceived as the leader. Looking for red flags in why he didn't choose Indiana is starting from a faulty premise. Dawson Garcia grew up in Minnesota. He has no reason to be interested in Indiana whatsoever. The tradition we love to tout is the result of titles and coaches from before Dawson was born. It's to Archie's credit he was able to sell this program so well that we ended up as
  14. I'll vouch for him, he's a good dude from the main site I frequent. I know this place holds CoachSS in high regard; Sam has said there he's of the belief Garcia will pop for Marquette.
  15. Slater is that guy. I've watched many a pundit on that site follow his lead, even Jerry Meyer. Slater was the first to call the Garland flip to Vanderbilt.The only guy with more pull is probably Evan Daniels.
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