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  1. re: conversation about Brunk. There was a play last night that drove me crazy. For some reason Brunk hedged a screen set at the free throw line. The player Brunk was guarding was left all alone under the basket, Justin (or TJD) was forced to move on to the open man - as a result a shooter was left wide open for a 3 that he drained. This is when I started yelling for a timeout as if CAM could here me in MSG. I just don't think the guy should start. As I said before, he's situational. I appreciate his fire and leadership and I'm thankful he stayed focused and went into beast mode in the 2nd half, but they guy just can't guard on the perimeter and his hedging is horrible. And if CAM doesn't think coaches are going to continue to expose that (Gard and Hurley already have) then he's mistaken. Having him face opposing team's starters will lead us into more bad starts and holes we need to dig ourselves out of. Again, still love Brunk, love the effort, love the hair - just don't love his agility.
  2. This line up is exactly who we thought it was. I mean, sub Anderson for hunter, but this is the lineup we’ve been talking about since August. rob, devonte, damezi, Justin and TJD.
  3. Every time Brunk hedges something bad happens.
  4. I gotta believe that if you have a coach who is afraid of fan backlash (in any program) is not going to be the coach who'd lead us back to prominence. Look, I'm not saying I could handle that kind of backlash - I'd probably go in the corner and cry. But it takes a special person to do that. If a coach is not able to handle that type of adversity, how is he going to instill the toughness needed to consistently win in his players? If there's one positive we can take away from CAM (so far), is it seems this type of stuff rolls off his back.
  5. I was only able to watch the first half and I’ll say: the season is long and I’m not freaking out, but CAM has to be better than this. after Brunk got scored on the first time I knew this was going to be a bad match up for him. I love the leadership he brings and I do think he’s a valuable member of this team, but there’s a reason he had unimpressive stats at Butler. Brunk is a situational player and a situational player should not start, especially when Race and Trayce play so well together. That, combined with decision not to call a time out sooner after letting a cold team get comfortable shooting is perplexing. i don't feel I’m nitpicking because this is not just a one time thing. Cold starts is not a one time thing. I’m not calling for his head but what is the reasoning behind these decisions? I just don’t get it.
  6. There’s another great moment in that presser: a reporter asked If it surprised Devonte he was making those off balance 3’s that he threw up with hands in his face. And Devonte said that he practices those. the same reporter asks Archie about those shots in his presser. He told Archie that Devonte said he practices them. Archie rolled his eyes and said something like: if Devonte says he practices them, then he practices them, but he better not in my practices.
  7. Just sayin'....you guys realize that with our new 'get to the line strategy' opposing fans will be crying 'foul' (no pun intended) that they are getting hosed by the refs due to the huge foul discrepancy in our team's favor? ....it's gonna be awesome! 😎
  8. Justin’s new name: Quiet Fifteenish.
  9. I gotta say that it depends on the seat. No way I'm going to pay to sit in that Assembly Hall balcony. If I get paid? Maybe. I actually no longer attend concerts at big venues. Rule of thumb is: if i have to watch the show on a jumbotron then it's no different than watching on a 55" with the sound cranked up (and in my birthday suit...like 5fouls)
  10. Don't buy the argument that this generation doesn't have the capacity to be bigger fans than us, or that out of state students have the capacity to be true IU fans. .....If you build it; they will come. Winning (a lack of) is the one and only reason the fanbase isn't as enthusiastic as it used to be.
  11. The match-ups came out great this year. At least going into the challenge - may be a completely different story after. I know kenpom isn't super accurate yet, but I added the ranking. Many games (in green) fall within 15 spots of each other. A few (in red) are separated by 50 spots or more. Monday, December 2 Miami (41) at Illinois (88) Clemson (70) at Minnesota (77) Tuesday, December 3 Florida State (15) at Indiana (25) Iowa (48) at Syracuse (54) Michigan (10) at Louisville (2) Duke (5) at Michigan State (1) Northwestern (107) at Boston College (130) Rutgers (71) at Pitt (75) Wednesday, December 4 Notre Dame (52) at Maryland (8) Nebraska (143) at Georgia Tech (72) Ohio State (4) at North Carolina (12) Wake Forest (86) at Penn State (24) Virginia (3) at Purdue (13) Wisconsin (57) at NC State (44) All the marque games are solid and could go either way. It's going to be an entertaining couple of nights.
  12. I'm not nearly as optimistic for the B1G than others. I have the ACC winning 8-6. most lead changes: Virginia at Purdue best game: MSU/Duke biggest blowout: Illinois over Miami The one that will hurt the most: FSU over IU (fingers crossed this doesn't happen) Monday, December 2 Miami at Illinois Clemson at Minnesota Tuesday, December 3 Florida State at Indiana Iowa at Syracuse Michigan at Louisville Duke at Michigan State Northwestern at Boston College Rutgers at Pitt Wednesday, December 4 Notre Dame at Maryland Nebraska at Georgia Tech Ohio State at North Carolina Wake Forest at Penn State Virginia at Purdue Wisconsin at NC State
  13. I'd go one step further and say that Rob is the single most important player on the team. Given our ball handler depth - he's a couple of notches more important than TJD.
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