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  1. I won't disagree with your last sentence. Just concerning who is a better fit for IU, I think it's McNeil.
  2. I don’t think Sean makes IU a national title contender, but he's numbers suggest he is more than just a shorter Kopp. Just because he is a good three point shooter, and Miller was supposed to be doesn't mean they are rhe same. While it's not the most prestigious honor, McNeil was Big12 Honorable Mention this year. I don't think Kopp would get the same distinction. McNeil averaged 12ppg. Kopp averaged 6ppg. Mcneil had a better shooting percentage while also taking more shots. Again, he isn't the one missing piece, but he is an upgrade.
  3. No major inside info, but there's no doubt the coaches had some time together. Mutually beneficial. The Monteverde coach wouldn't travel to B-Town without some 1:1 time with CMW.
  4. He may not want to be at IU at all. I have no information. Perhaps he justs wants a fun hang with JHS this weekend. But don't mistake not starting for being a practice player. He could still earn significant game minutes as the back up to TJD, if we want to go big and play some high low action, or if we allow TJD some time to develop as a stretch four. Good coaches know how to put their best players on the floor. True a lot of high ranked players start as freshman, but Reneau isn't top ten talent. He is around the 30 mark, which is where Bates was, just for onr example. Without diving into the stats, I would imagine -- depending on the school they chose, like McGowens at Nebraska -- players ranked in that range have fewer starts than top ten ranked players.
  5. If TJD stays he still gets major minutes at the 5 and sharpens his skills everyday in practice against an All-American.
  6. Well, I think his dad is tight with Hunter, so there's still a big personal connection. (Unless I'm misremembering and it's a different high profile recruit who's dad played ball with Hunter.)
  7. I don't understand what you're arguing about. I simply let the other poster know that IU is being proactive with the portal. Every major college program is calling and fielding calls from coaches and other intermediaries. They all are working with a sense of urgency. I never said they'll get the players they want. It's a lot about connections, selling your program, the fit of available players, etc. IU might not get anyone else that really impacts the roster, but don't be niave about the situation.
  8. IU does have staff watching the portal. More than that, staff is fielding and initiating back channels so they can stay abreast of the talent coming through.
  9. Race and Trayce together is a big part of the problem. We need a 4 that can shoot from deep and create off the dribble. Race can do neither. He is a smaller back to the basket player who clogs the lane because defenses know he is only a threat inside. That makes it harder for X, Bates or any other guard trying to create and score or create and dish. Defensively Race has issues guarding on the perimeter. It's time to give JG the four spot. Also, for those thinking it, JG isn't a skilled enough handler to be the 3. Maybe he makes remarkable progress this summer, but as of now he isn't a good enough shooter or dribble to play at the 3. He's decent enough now for the 4, and has more potential at the 4, which is why he played so many significant minutes over Race in the BTT and NCAA tournament.
  10. Sorry if I'm misunderstanding you, but do you think Rutgers beat IU twice?
  11. I believe CMW said Trey was on track to return by B1G play. He may even get a little action against UNC-Ashville.🤞
  12. I don't have any fellow Hoosier fans around me, so when I have time I like to chime in to talk about the team. I didn't think you were doing anything more than talking aloud to a group of buddies. 🍻
  13. KL has shown improvement, no doubt. The offense really bogged down with KL though. He had a difficult time getting the team into the offense. The turnovers (direct and indirect) were too many. The fouls he racks up is an indicator that he's not nearly ready to defend as Rob does. I like KL. I want to see him shine. He is improving without a doubt. He showed really nice flashes of potential, and I'd like to see him on the floor more so he can learn by doing.
  14. Depends on how you look at it. Keeping a team to 35 points is awesome.
  15. Considering the analysis data available, people should be surprised if Tamar leaves for the NBA draft after his freshman year. Anything is possible and he is talented, but to be so impressive that he gets feedback that he's among the top 80-100 prospects who can reasonably expect to be drafted would be him significantly outperforming expectations. If he outperforms expectations, than that would qualify as a surprise. Of course I haven't accounted for DMB knowing a heck of a lot more than all of us.😉
  16. I'm late to the party (so sorry if I'm not addressing your concern), but the UK player getting a car (leased or otherwise) could be for simply showing it off on social media. Influencers can make anywhere from a couple thousand to millions (depending on their following) just for one post. If a company wants to "overpay" the Influencer for the post, that's within their rights.
  17. No. It's in the contract IU has with Archie that he must seek a reasonable, competitive salary. Something like this happened a few years ago when Jim Les left Bradley. UC Davis paid him a really low salary and BU sued.
  18. How about that. I also spent time in sports PR. Again, Brad may never even think about IU, and all of your points make sense as to why he'd stay in Boston. But that wasn't my point. My only point was basing anything on a few comments here or there by a public figure won't advance anyone's arguement.
  19. Brad may never coach IU, and the family may love Boston. However, we should all understand that what a public figure says in public, or even in private to be discreet, isn't necessarily the truth or the whole truth.
  20. He has entertained offers. He may or may not want the IU job, but replacing an assistant who worked for him for two years more than a decade ago because the old assistant didn't succeed (even by the old assistant's own estimation) won't be an issue.
  21. You're right he was about to go on vacation, but it wasn't a surprise. As I said, he had good reason to believe his tenure was complete. He proceeded with his contractual obligations, as he should have, and he hoped that Fred wouldn't pull the trigger. Though Crean is also arrogant as heck, so he may have been delusional about it all.
  22. I'm not saying he is definitely fired, but he has to put on a happy face regardless. He can let on to the kids, parents, etc. He is also interviewing for his next job. It can't appear as if he doesn't care anymore, or that he has lost control, etc. That's really poor form. I remember Crean didn't let on either, but he had a good reason to believe the hammer was falling.
  23. Because the process has to move quickly. Ideally, if you’re firing a major college basketball coach you already know your options -- in order -- and what it takes to secure them.
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