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  1. The bolded part is why people give Purdue fans crap. Cooper would be your highest rated recruit this year, higer than anybody last year, and the 2nd highest in the previous class. He would have been the 11th highest rated recruit ever for PU on 247. He's also from Indiana, and has family ties to PU. Purdue didn't back off of him. He lost interest in PU. It happens to every school every year. Let's just call a spade a spade and not pull the PU backed off card.
    16 points
  2. There is no doubt we are all in on JHS. We don't send 3+ coaches to his games for fun. Give me JHS and Clowney to finish out 2022.
    15 points
  3. 14 points
  4. Wasn't sure where to put this. It's not really anything groundbreaking, etc., but I took the family to Boston this week for a quick visit. Our kids had never been there as we moved before our oldest was born. Anyways, we stopped by my old Celtics office to show the kids and say hi to some old coworkers. I was chatting with my old boss (he's the senior most team PR person in the NBA, been with the Celtics since 1984) and we began discussing Brad Stevens. He was surprised as well that Stevens isn't coaching anymore, and also thought he'd assume the head of BBall ops role but continue coaching. I mentioned the hubbub over Stevens potentially taking the IU job, but that I thought Stevens was an NBA guy now. Long story short, he specifically mentioned how much Stevens hates recruiting and that Stevens is always sharing terrible recruiting stories with them and how much he hates it. Again nothing new or groundbreaking, but definite confirmation of that narrative that Stevens wants no part of recruiting.
    14 points
  5. Seriously. Stop spending so much time following teenagers' Twitter accounts. Act like grown men and argue with other grown men on a message board about those teenagers.
    14 points
  6. Great get and one of the recruits I hoped we get. I hope we get JHS and a big man and call it a day for the 22 class. Also wonder if Sea Turtle will be around for the good news on recruiting
    12 points
  7. eh, i haven't argued all summer, so i guess i'll rile some people up... i get annoyed with all of the rankings don't matter stuff. sure, it's far from a science. sure you have your dwyane wades and oladipos. sure you have plenty of busts too. still, people who say rankings don't matter are from teams who can't get highly ranked recruits. pretty rare that you get a highly ranked guy and everyone says, eh, who care about rankings? this guy won't be any good. anyway, now that i have everyone riled up, i'm not at all saying that about Banks. i have never seen him play. what i always think is telling is who else recruited him hard. looks like AL, Clemson, GA, GT. not a bad group. wouldn't mind seeing a little higher level group, but not bad. we'll see.
    11 points
  8. Me to my wife: Wow, the US bball team got beat by France Wife: How did that happen Me: In almost the last 4 minutes of the game we went 0-9 from the field Wife: I did not know Archie got a job as an Olympic coach (OUCH!!!)
    11 points
  9. Kaleb Banks chose Indiana because it’s ‘the right place to be in my heart’ https://www.thedailyhoosier.com/kaleb-banks-chose-indiana-because-its-the-right-place-to-be-in-my-heart/
    11 points
  10. We fans are impossible.. Recruit #1: all he does is dunk and jump. Super athletic, but can he shoot and dribble? No thanks! Recruit #2: He can shoot and has a great handle. But I do not see power 5 elite athleticism. No Thanks! We really are an impossible breed. 😂
    11 points
  11. I am putting this here for pure volume of views and hopefully many thoughts and prayers for lifelong IU fan and Decatur County resident Brad Bryant. As he battles brain cancer.. Brad was the Boys basketball coach at South Decatur when I first got there and later he was the Girls basketball coach at North Decatur. He is an educator, a family man and just a great man in general. I ask for you to pray for Brad and his healing. I spoke with his Mom yesterday and she said they need a miracle. I still know that my God is in the miracle business and I have faith that he can heal Brad. Without this healing the outlook is not good at all and will not be long. Also pray for his wife and 3 kids. Brad and his oldest kids lost his wife and their Mom to cancer several years ago. Those kids have been through so much. I ask for your prayers. Thank you and tell those special people in your life just how much you love them. Life is fragile and tomorrow is never a guarantee
    10 points
  12. I believe he is taking a visit to IU the end of August. Yasir and Coach Woodson are working hard on him. I personally think we will blow him away during his visit. Would be nice to land him before his season starts. 😀
    10 points
  13. President enjoying The Hall
    10 points
  14. So... we are non conventional. I left football a little early this morning, changed in the coaches office, and headed to city hall. Today at 11am we were officially hitched. My mom was there. It was very special for us.
    10 points
  15. Hey guys long time lurker here and decided to finally make an account after seeing some of my tweets shared. Glad you all have enjoyed the nuggets I am able to share from time to time. I'm not always going to be the first to report something, I normally try to wait until I hear the same thing from 2 sources. I have a lot of trust in my sources, and for anyone with doubts I would like to point out that we had the scoop on Charlton Warren and the DC interviews way before anyone else.
    10 points
  16. IU fans tend to over exaggerate the talent on the team. We have seen this and had this same discussion every summer for the last several years.
    10 points
  17. If Delta is a problem, couldn't they just another airline? 😏
    9 points
  18. All of it. Absolutely all of it. Thank you Tom Allen for producing a team I can absolutely be proud of. This stuff means a lot to me. This isn't Christmas or Thanksgiving.... this is a Wednesday in July when it's 95 out. They gave up video games for the day, whatever else to serve others. (Not that someone is wrong for helping on those days)... just wanted to point out how unique this is. Good on them.
    9 points
  19. Honestly, I hope that is why it's ending, and I love everyone blaming IU and/or being mad at IU over it.
    9 points
  20. Yeah, IU loved him and he loved IU. I’m really excited for this one. He should rise in the rankings as well.
    9 points
  21. I have nothing on Curry but there should be another 2022 commit coming soon.
    9 points
  22. I like the heck outa this kid. 💯 IU no matter what.
    9 points
  23. I haven’t been posting much on here or anywhere lately after our dachshund Chloe passed. It was the toughest loss I’ve had in a pretty long life with plenty of bumps and hardships. My wife and I were both just devastated as she’s been our baby for 14 years - got her when she was 8 weeks old. We waited a month to start looking for another dog and we finally found another long-haired dachshund from a rescue organization in Brewster, NY. She was a breeder surrender from Texas, who wasn’t producing enough puppies. She’s five years old and just a sweetheart. Super cuddly and loving and really eager to please. She seems to be great with other dogs and kids, and that’s a plus as our building has plenty of both. Here’s one of the first pics of her at a brewery with my wife.
    9 points
  24. Seriously...why do we care about a Turdue recruit? PLEASE FOR THE LOVE OF GOD STOP COMMENTING ON THIS.
    9 points
  25. 8 points
  26. I met a guy in Jamaica once...he was my taxi driver for the day....at the end I had him take me to his town so I could meet people...he was a youth soccer coach there, I went to his practice and one of the kids had a IU hat on...I took off my shirt and gave my IU tshirt to his brother....when we got home I bought 20 IU soccer balls and a hoody for coach and sent to his team...so GO HOOSIERS!!
    8 points
  27. I agree with the injury part but in regards to Hunter and Archie not speaking at all…..the Archie tenure was really bad and somehow “off”. Countless posts have called Crean a weirdo etc but its hard to deny the many pictures with Crean and ex-players that have graduated/left IU, such as CWat, Yogi, Vic etc,:and those players say great to see coach, happy birthday coach, thanks coach etc, etc. I don’t recall a single player thanking Archie on senior night, visibly communicating with him etc. So glad we moved on.
    8 points
  28. I have no hate for Archie, but his career as a major conference head coach may be over. He doesn't seem to have the personality or passion for it, didn't seem especially well-liked by his players, his tenure here was a bust, and he acts like a recluse.
    8 points
  29. Totally agreed. I could care less what school’s hat or shirt he’s wearing. Coach was born in Ohio and played his college ball for OSU which shows his lasting respect for the state. With that being said,….in 2019, 19 years after being fired from IU, Coach moved back to Bloomington…..a place where his heart never left.
    8 points
  30. How cool is that? Fences mended...hatchet buried, part of basketball hell frozen over, connection reestablished...Let's Go!
    8 points
  31. Kind of makes sense that West Virginia and Iowa State are starting to look like primary recruiting competition for IU going forward. Several years ago WV was definitely in a higher tier than IU so I'd call be lumped in with them is progress. This brings up an interesting question, which I get to in a moment. Here's why I think we better get used to WV and ISU as primary competition, on par with our Big 10 rivals for recruiting: 1) I don't think anyone is going to confuse the states of Iowa, West Virginia, or Indiana as prodigious sources of Power 5 recruits. These states aren't on the opposite extreme either, but clearly all three schools have to recruit heavily out of state for any shot at the CFP. We're all East of the Mississippi so there's a natural geographical component as well. 2) All 3 schools are viewed as being in the Top 15-30 range the past few seasons, have fairly similar records, similar national exposure and reputation. They are considered schools with a positive trajectory for the near term, and possibly beyond. High School kids might know a little bit about the 3 programs, but realistically they are no more than afterthoughts for out of state recruits... until the school shows interest. I think once you get past the 15 or so schools that are perennially ranked in the Top 10, there are really only two other categories of programs. The first are schools that (1) play in a Power 5 conf, (2) appeared in the Top 25 in recent years, (3) have gone to decent bowl games recently, (4) have a bit of buzz/cool factor/blue blood history, (5) have televised games are televised outside of their region, and (6) recruit aggressively at a national level. The second are schools that don't. There are a decent number of programs that have some of these 6 attributes, but there aren't many that have all 6 attributes. IU, ISU, and WVU all makes this short list. W/L Record past 3 seasons: IU: 19-14 (6-2 / 8-5 / 5-7), WVU: 19-15 (6-4 / 5-7 / 8-4), ISU: 24-15 (9-3 / 7-6 / 8-5) 3) Power 5 football recruits (Top 1000) can be classified in the following four general categories: a) Elite prospects with realistic NFL ambitions - outside of the occasional special circumstance these players aren't going to any of the 3 schools b) Good-Excellent prospects who want to stay home (or local) - not going to IU/ISU/WVU, none of the 3 states produce enough of them to sustain the 3 programs c) Below the talent threshold to be considered primary targets - not going to IU/ISU/WVU because they aren't even being recruited d) Good-Excellent prospects who are considering going out of state - I don't know the numbers but I would be surprised if it's higher than 40% Suddenly, we're talking about a modest number of recruits who fall in category "d" and a fairly small number of schools that fit the 6 criteria mentioned above. There are no other options for programs in less rich football hotbeds if they want to remain nationally relevant (transfers and JUCOs require recruiting too). The intersection of "up for an adventure" recruits and the limited number of college programs with the necessary selling points to attract them is naturally going to result in seeing mostly the same suspects when kids make their final list of schools. Especially if recruits West of the Mississippi continue to be largely ignored by schools East of the Mississippi. It's a short list but it's got to be more than just IU, ISU, and WVU. Schools from Florida, Georgia, Texas, and Oklahoma should be excluded (arguably MS, AL, LA, and TN should be excluded too). A few other schools that I think might fit the criteria are Northwestern, North Carolina, Virginia, Kentucky, Mississippi State, and 1 Non-Power 5... Cincinnati. If my thoughts are close to reality then I think we're going to see the same 8-10 out-of-state schools competing against in-state schools over and over again. Maybe this has been the norm for years, but since IU was not in the picture we were oblivious to it. Do you think I'm over simplifying it? Are there other schools you think belong on the list? BTW - I know we just "lost out" to Illinois but I question if IU went all out for Miller once Cooper Committed. I don't think Illinois belongs on the list.
    8 points
  32. Some random thoughts here. Let's open with our speculation (because no one knows for sure) that he would seem like a long-shot. Obviously, his parents played at UK. Then you add that he is the rare in-state stud that can capture the imagination of the KY fan base. He's a unicorn over there that they rarely ever produce. It would be hard in his home town, etc., to spurn UK. But, do you think this conversation has occurred? Fife: "We really like your game. Coach Woodson is really enamored with you. But, are we wasting our time here? If we are, we understand and wish you luck." Reed: "No, sir, I am thinking about my options, including blazing my own trail." I don't think IU would make him a priority without some reasonable sense of a chance. Fife, Matta and company didn't become great recruiters by being idiots. Honestly, I bet they love his game. Also, ask yourself, does he seem more like a UK/SEC player or an IU/B1G player? He's hardly the profile of a classic Calipari recruit. Meanwhile he is right out of central casting for an IU guard. Calipari might recruit his usual guys (the Maxey/Fox/Brandon Knight/Walls guys) and Sheppard becomes a headache because the fan base may moan about his PT, etc. As for wasting time, the IU staff won't be stupid. They work their butts off from everything we have seen. They aren't afraid to invest some time, even if it doesn't pay off, because they are workers. By way of comparison, the last interview I saw with Washington before his commitment, he said he never even had talked to Coach Woodson yet. That told us all we need to know. We knew basically to invest more time elsewhere. You never heard we were three deep watching him, etc. By the way, I have not seen it mentioned, but Sheppard, Gabe Cupps, and Jalen Hooks have played together in AAU. So, if the staff is watching them, they get 3 prospects at a time.
    8 points
  33. ….besides, if and when that time comes, Coach Fife has made it well known that being the head coach at IU is his ultimate goal.
    8 points
  34. Staff was three deep for his games multiple times recently. Looks like we're all in on him.
    8 points
  35. If he weren’t LeBrons son he wouldn’t even be a 4 star recruit. He’s at best a high 3 star with an attitude that is not real coachable. I for one, don’t want LeBron anywhere near IU, but that’s just me.
    8 points
  36. You start posting this s*** and I'm gunna get excited. (Talks self into understanding recruiting is a process and we might not know until FEB... deep breaths, deeeeeeep breaths) But dear god.. that defense could be nasty.
    8 points
  37. Not entirely sure but I do have some thoughts. Unfortunately the only school in Texas where I have any connections is SMU, and that's only when he decides to share something. Not the kind of relationship where I can really ask questions. I used to be able to get pretty solid information about the comings and goings at Texas A&M but that ended at the beginning of the Jimbo Fisher era. If we're ever involved for a recruit from Highland Park HS though, I'm well positioned to provide excellent feedback, and I'll leave it at that for plausible deniability! Unrelated to the last statement, two of my nephews played locally and graduated in the last 5 years (one 6A and the other 4A). Both we're recruited and both were injured severely enough to end their football days. The 4A nephew played TE and was getting regular communication from Notre Dame before the injury. The best program recruiting the 6A nephew, who played Center, was Arkansas. At 6'3" 220, I'm on the smallish side in family photos. The first thing I'll say is there are similar dynamics in football recruiting in Texas as there are for basketball in Indiana. The state is partitioned off into regions of recruiting ownership/dominance, and because it's so large if often doesn't make sense for schools to invest resources in low percentage battles. As an example, the Aggies may be one of the top two programs in the state but they're a distant 5th in the DFW area behind UT, OU, TCU, and SMU, and it seems they've all but given up trying. Just like Indiana, it means they don't have strong relationships with HS coaches in some regions or make much effort to scout these regions. For the second tier schools it's like patchwork and based a lot more on relationships, so it's not as simple as just looking at a map and inferring school X should recruit a particular area that may only be 100 miles away. Second, certain parts of country are rightfully known for certain types of attributes, even if these are over-generalizations. If you want speed look to Florida and Georgia. If you want beef for your line look to places like Texas and the Southern States to the East. Case in point, Baylor's primary hunting grounds are right in the heart of where Lynch plays so you'd think he'd be a priority target. They've signed 3 OTs for this class, all of them are from Texas, and all of them are ranked nearly identical to Lynch (942,972,984). I want to stop short of saying this type of player is a dime-a-dozen in Texas, maybe a fifty cent piece a dozen? Why them and not Lynch? Well, let's swing it back to relationships. if you take a close look at his Westlake teammates, Baylor didn't offer #545 bookend OT Connor Robertson either. They made at best a half-hearted offer to #65 and the 5th highest ranked QB in the nation Cade Klubnik, and were eliminated very early on from consideration. I don't think it's because Baylor thinks Robertson sucks and Klubnik was just a backup plan. At a certain point you have to start assuming this isn't coincidental and summize instead that Baylor's coaching staff has great connections at the other Austin H.S. 10 miles away (which they do), and 4 other schools in Westlake's district, but doesn't have any inside track at Westlake. Baylor probably just took the path of least resistance and is in the enviable position of having a lot more local options than schools in other parts of the country... like Indiana. Finally, let's not forget that he did receive offers from Oklahoma State, TCU, and Southern Miss. I can tell you first hand that there are TCU favored schools and there are SMU favored schools, which differs a bit from Indiana where PU and IU go head-to-head more often than not. While neither Indiana school is going to be scared off by the other, it's a bit different for TCU and SMU. I think I've covered Baylor and SMU so here's a quick explanation on the "reluctance" of the other Texas schools + OU to offer: Texas Tech - Lubbock is in far West Texas, 373 mi away from Austin. For perspective, it's the same as asking why IU didn't offer Joe Blow in Huntsville, AL (379 mi away) Houston - This one is a little tougher to figure out, as they did offer his teammate OT Robertson. Very few of Houston's offers were to players in this part of the state, which is about the equivalent of IU trying to recruit Fort Wayne. Maybe Robertson was a site unseen offer (like most of Houston's other offers to high ranked players in Central Texas). Maybe they didn't want to offer two players playing the same position on the same team. Maybe they didn't like Lynch as player, although I find this one to be least plausible reason. UT, OU and Texas A&M - this is the easiest one of all. These 3 schools target and land Top 300 OL talent, simple as that. I haven't seen Lynch play so I can only really comment on the exceptionally high level of competition he's faced in his high school career. Hoover's was pretty damn high, Lynch's is even higher. BTW, did anyone else notice Penn State has landed 8 4* recruits and now has the 2nd highest rated class? So strange to see IU's name two spots behind Florida and 2 spots ahead of Clemson.
    8 points
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