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    Dakich show

    The times I saw him, I would've called him an average to above average outside shooter. I never got the impression he was a great outside shooter. But he looked better than what I've seen of him at IU, that's for sure. Maybe he's having a hard time adjusting to the speed and size of the...
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    I recall when IU hired . . .

    I appreciate the story. But I was hoping to find some anti-PC content. I've developed quite an appreciate for it in these almost Orwellian times. You let me down, dude.
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    New Coach Choices

    Too much Latin today. It hurts my head. I'm trying to bitch about the basketball team and its co....well, the guy on the sidelines.
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    New Coach Choices

    It's been a while since I've studied logic and the causal fallacies....so I could be wrong. But I think the Latin term for this one is cum hoc ergo propter hoc. Duke hired an up-and-comer back in the early 80s. He kept coming and upping -- until he became, arguably, the most successful...
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    It's Thad time right?

    You may be right. I've said the same thing for a while now -- and been resigned to it. But I'm not quite as certain as you are.
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    I recall when IU hired . . .

    Heh. Quod Erat Demonstrandum!
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    I recall when IU hired . . .

    You're right, of course. But I'd argue that's a big reason why we don't win much anymore. See, it's not just having cheating in the background (and, really, the Aaron Craft thing was pretty tame on the cheating spectrum). I don't know anybody who wants us to cheat, or doesn't care if we do...
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    I recall when IU hired . . .

    I would agree. But we probably couldn't if we wanted to. This doesn't really matter much to me. After all, Knight didn't fit the IU brand as it existed when he was hired. They had been "The Hurryin' Hoosiers." He dispensed with that pretty quickly and it worked out pretty well for him and...
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    It's Thad time right?

    I guess we don't all know. :D The short version of the story is that Urban Meyer had an assistant coach who was a wife beater. He knew about it and did nothing about it....until the assistant was eventually charged criminally. At that time, it came out that both Meyer and AD Gene Smith were...
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    New Coach Choices

    Eeh, I’d love to be able to say that Brownell would be a prime candidate. He’s an old acquaintance and a genuinely decent guy. But I just don’t know about that. Of course, it’s hard to gauge too much by what somebody does at Clemson. But he’s certainly having a good season this year.
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    Adios, Archie

    I know. About the only time I can recall seeing any kind of emotion from him in a PC was the infamous Sesame Street outburst....and that was in response to something Joe Lunardi had written about our tournament chances. And his basic gripe was that Lunardi "used to be his best friend" and now...
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    Why I think a coaching change has to be made

    I'm giving this some more thought -- that is, the timing of a coaching change. I've been of the mind that we're stuck with Archie through at least next season, mainly for monetary reasons. But that's always been an assumption on my part. I honestly don't know what the athletic department's...
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    Adios, Archie

    One thing about Knight that I always appreciated -- took for granted, really -- was that you never had to worry about knowing whether or not the coach shared your frustrations with what the team, or a particular player, did poorly during any game or a season. Just tune into his radio show and...
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    Dakich show

    Maybe. But what else would be new? In case anybody's missed it, we've already been having lean years. The only difference is that we held out hope they wouldn't be so lean. But if I have a choice between lean years that I expect to be lean and lean years that I hope won't be, I'd choose the...
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    New Coach Choices

    Yeah, I don't agree with that -- and I've been as critical of Archie as anybody. We're only stuck in this hole if we choose to remain there. Now, I realize that nobody would intentionally choose to remain in a hole. You won't find anybody among our administration, alums, faculty, boosters...
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    It's Thad time right?

    Uh, very different circumstances there. The fact that they both coached at OSU is irrelevant. We all know why Urban Meyer left Ohio State. And it had nothing to do with wanting to stop coaching, let alone any physical ailment. Obviously, Matta would be a huge get. But only if he really is...
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    Dakich show

    You mean that none of IU's players except TJD would start for Purdue. Well that seems rather obvious -- particularly in the backcourt. Race might be a 6th man. That doesn't take any special insight. Coming out of HS, Rob had enough talent to play almost anywhere. But I swear I think he's...
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    It's Thad time right?

    I'll call him "realistic" when I learn that he's hungry to get back in the game and feels physically up to it. Coaching a major college basketball team is probably just as taxing on one's body as it is on their time and psyche. Assuming that the story out of OSU over Thad's departure was the...
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    New Coach Choices

    Agreed. IU has a fine overall academic reputation. But, so far as "public Ivys" go, IU is not Michigan, UNC, Cal, or UVa. For one thing, that's OK. Nobody said you have to be included on such a list to have a worthy academic brand. For another, this particular topic really has more to do...
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    New Coach Choices

    And you may well be right. Personally, I think that's part of our problem. Notre Dame football fans are always eager to cite this as the reason they can't seem to compete with the Alabamas of the world. I get it. But, let's face it, Notre Dame (with reason) sees themselves alongside the...