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The new trend of slow-rolling the commitment is a huge turn-off.  Perhaps in some cases it makes sense if there is a possible coaching change or waiting to see who will return the following season, but this one feels like grandstanding.  To which my response is the same as Gene Hackman in Hoosiers, when he goes to visit Jimmy Chitwood shooting baskets on the farm.  “I don’t care whether you play or not.”  Give me a guy like Bryant McIntosh or Kyle Guy, both of whom wanted to play here except for the previous coach.

 

If Brooks doesn’t want to play here after the attention IU has given him, move on, nothing here to see.

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2 minutes ago, Fundamentals said:

The new trend of slow-rolling the commitment is a huge turn-off.  Perhaps in some cases it makes sense if there is a possible coaching change or waiting to see who will return the following season, but this one feels like grandstanding.  To which my response is the same as Gene Hackman in Hoosiers, when he goes to visit Jimmy Chitwood shooting baskets on the farm.  “I don’t care whether you play or not.”  Give me a guy like Bryant McIntosh or Kyle Guy, both of whom wanted to play here except for the previous coach.

 

If Brooks doesn’t want to play here after the attention IU has given him, move on, nothing here to see.

So because these guys take a long time with their recruitment, you don't want them? 

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These kids should every last second. Frankly I think kids should always wait till the late period to sign and have no problem with them taking every last second to make the best decision for them. 

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31 minutes ago, Brass Cannon said:

These kids should every last second. Frankly I think kids should always wait till the late period to sign and have no problem with them taking every last second to make the best decision for them. 

Frankly, kids at the highest level should never make an official commitment. Locks them into a one-sided agreement and if the coach they have committed to leaves for some reason, they’re stuck. Small chance for the school releasing the kid.

Kids at that level will be taken, regardless, in a heartbeat. I can’t imagine a coach who is trying to get his team to the highest level would ever say no to a kid of that caliber.

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10 minutes ago, FKIM01 said:

I'd guarantee Keion is laughing again if he's reading this thread.

Keion is a pretty astute kid from everything that I have been told. Smart enough to identify foolishness, for sure 

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25 minutes ago, FKIM01 said:

I'd guarantee Keion is laughing again if he's reading this thread.

Hell, I am laughing at it!!!!!!!!!!

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18 minutes ago, BADGERVOL said:

Hi Keion. I’m watching “A Few Good Men” on TV. If you’ve never seen it you should. Good movie.

go IU

I'd add Shawshank to that list.  Just remember Izzo = Warden Norton.

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9 hours ago, Fundamentals said:

The new trend of slow-rolling the commitment is a huge turn-off.  Perhaps in some cases it makes sense if there is a possible coaching change or waiting to see who will return the following season, but this one feels like grandstanding.  To which my response is the same as Gene Hackman in Hoosiers, when he goes to visit Jimmy Chitwood shooting baskets on the farm.  “I don’t care whether you play or not.”  Give me a guy like Bryant McIntosh or Kyle Guy, both of whom wanted to play here except for the previous coach.

 

If Brooks doesn’t want to play here after the attention IU has given him, move on, nothing here to see.

Enough with this. So, just because we feel a little butthurt means we don’t want top flight talent? In state, top flight talent at that?

Lets get this straight, we feel put off because a recruit dots “i’s” and crosses “t’s” and decide we don’t want them? That sends a message to recruits: we are fickle and insecure and an inhospitable fan base. Attitudes like yours make places like IU seem like lousy destinations for these kids.

Frankly this is a ridiculous, untenable, and petulant mindset. We are NOT holier than thou...we are in the advanced stages of rebuilding.

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3 minutes ago, zerawkid said:

Enough with this. So, just because we feel a little butthurt means we don’t want top flight talent? In state, top flight talent at that?

Lets get this straight, we feel put off because a recruit dots “i’s” and crosses “t’s” and decide we don’t want them? That sends two messages to recruits: we are fickle and insecure and an inhospitable fan base. Attitudes like yours make places like IU seem like lousy destinations for these kids.

Frankly is a ridiculous, untenablel, and petulant mindset. We are NOT holier than thou...we are in the advanced stages of rebuilding.

Very well said!!! If recruits did read this board they would run for the hills! Luckily I doubt they do or they wouldn't take some of these negative comments seriously. 

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1 hour ago, FKIM01 said:

I'd add Shawshank to that list.  Just remember Izzo = Warden Norton.

One of my top five of all time...

Hoosiers, Shawshank, Braveheart, The Samauri, Goodwill Hunting

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10 minutes ago, BADGERVOL said:

One of my top five of all time...

Hoosiers, Shawshank, Braveheart, The Samauri, Goodwill Hunting

Never actually sat down and nailed down my top five. But if KBJ wants to see 2 good movies. Warrior and Gattaca

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44 minutes ago, Cutter said:

Very well said!!! If recruits did read this board they would run for the hills! Luckily I doubt they do or they wouldn't take some of these negative comments seriously. 

I'm confident they read fan forums (see Nojel Eastern's mom) mostly out of curiosity and for entertainment.  I'm guessing most of them don't take forums too seriously and/or realize that they represent a tiny fraction of the fanbase, albeit a passionate segment of the fanbase.  I don't think comments in fan forums impact recruits for the most part, but understanding that it's possible for fan comments to influence these young men, I try to behave.

Most of the time, I'm guessing recruits and our players simply laugh at the most ridiculous posts.

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I agree on the very passionate part of the fanbase, that is why I get so much enjoyment out of reading this board. After a loss everyone is upset including me. Some of the posts are extreme with frustrations.

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12 hours ago, Steubenhoosier said:

Not going to happen this weekend 

I have heard from a very reliable source that he will be committing Feb. 30th.  i was told to take it to the bank that it is a done deal!

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12 hours ago, zerawkid said:

Enough with this. So, just because we feel a little butthurt means we don’t want top flight talent? In state, top flight talent at that?

Lets get this straight, we feel put off because a recruit dots “i’s” and crosses “t’s” and decide we don’t want them? That sends a message to recruits: we are fickle and insecure and an inhospitable fan base. Attitudes like yours make places like IU seem like lousy destinations for these kids.

Frankly this is a ridiculous, untenable, and petulant mindset. We are NOT holier than thou...we are in the advanced stages of rebuilding.

I dont want him anymore. I am butt hurt. We expected a commitment on page 100. We worked our butts off to get to 100. He did not do his part. Clearly, he is not a team player. Totally hung us out to dry!

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2 hours ago, jefftheref said:

I have heard from a very reliable source that he will be committing Feb. 30th.  i was told to take it to the bank that it is a done deal!

Interesting, I heard we should feel very confident about an announcement on April 1st.

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15 hours ago, 5 championships said:

So Keion is supposed to decide this weekend??

Last I saw was that the family would be making the decision this weekend, but unsure on an announcement date. I think most would be surprised if this went into February.

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3 hours ago, jefftheref said:

I have heard from a very reliable source that he will be committing Feb. 30th.  i was told to take it to the bank that it is a done deal!

Just hope this isn't a Leap Year, it could really mess things up...........

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