Interesting tweet!

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  1. Coopster

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    I posted this over on the premium side as well. If these facts are true looks like CAM is building a winning foundation. Rome wasn't built in a day, I know you all have heard that before. Yet, the naysayers on here want it right now. Give the man time. Just saying.
     
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    I respect you, so I’m not going to say what I’d really like to say here, just that I disagree and would point out that the book isn’t closed on this season yet.
     
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    A day? Coop, we're on the homestretch of year 3. And there's been precious little improvement -- not only year-over-year, but over the course of individual seasons. Sure, our record looks better this year than it did in the two previous bad years. But a huge reason why is because we started with 7 Q3/Q4 cupcakes.

    This is not "wanting it right now." People have been plenty patient.

    Look, Archie's going to get another year, come what may. So we'll get another year to evaluate things -- and some people here are going to be eating crow. We'll just have to wait to see which group it is.

    That said, I still maintain that IU basketball needs more than just a coaching change. Archie's disappointing tenure is yet another symptom of what ails us. So it's not all on him. But I don't think he has what it's going to take to change it.
     
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    The strides are not big enough. No way he shouldn’t have a Tourney team in year 3
     
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    Oh they are big enough, with or without a bid.
     
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    1. Wrong
    2. Wrong
    3. Correct
    4. Dumb
    5. Correct
     
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    I'm inclined to agree with Coopster, but I do appreciate the way you and crazed hoosier responded. Reasoned, civil differences of opinion about the program are a nice change from the hyper-angst and vitriol that usually accompany the responses of those here who want a coaching change. Curious to see how long it will be until the tone of this thread takes a turn off the rails.
     
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    We didn’t beat any top 25 teams his first year. Not sure where he got his stats from. We didn’t even beat any NCAA teams his first year.

    Also, we’re currently 3-3 this year against top 25 teams. If Iowa falls out of the top 25 we will drop to 2-3.
     
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    Season 2 was #’s boosted by a 66.6 win % during the NIT.
     
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    It doesn't work that way. Wins and losses against Top 25 teams are registered when the game is played, not where the team is at the end of the season or some other arbitrary time.
     
  11. snarlcakes

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    That’s exactly how it works. Nobody gives a sh#t about what a team was ranked in November. Also, the tweet was still wrong even if they used that measure (IU was 1-7 his first year).
     
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    Nope. Because nobody cares what a team is ranked when you DON'T play them. It only matters how good they are when you DO play them.
     
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    He is correct.
     
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    These are all just BS excuses. The same thing people did for Crean. It’s year 3 and we’re on the verge of missing the tournament for the 3rd straight year. And our recruiting is at a mid major level right now.

    Let’s say I go run a 12 minute mile each day for the next week. Then the week after I run 11:55 miles. Then 11:50. It’s improvement but it doesn’t mean I’m going to be an Olympic runner eventually. It just means I started really bad and have barely improved.
     
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    Let's say that you were the newly hired coach three years ago. What would you have done to rebuild the IU b-ball program?
     
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    dumb Twin dumb
     
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    I’ll try it this way.

    Scenario 1: IU beats the the number 1, 2, 3, 4 teams in November. Come March all 4 teams miss the NCAA tourney.

    Scenario 2: IU beats 4 unranked teams in November. However, all 4 of those teams make the Final Four.

    You’re arguing scenario 1 is more important. Doesn’t that seem silly? It’s clear that IU would have beaten better teams in scenario 2. The point of the tweet was to show IU was doing better against better teams.
     
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    Your positivity will not go unpunished!!
     
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    Get the best players. That’s 90% of the job.
     
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    How do your think that would have translated to JUCOs vs. high school seniors?
     
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    Piss off MF! What the hell do you think you’re doing? Get the F outta here with facts!
     
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    I assume you meant what you wrote tongue in cheek.
     
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    Ya think? ;)
     
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    I like what you post on here. And when I say I like it, what I mean is I’m gonna give every one of your contributions a thumbs up - EVEN IF T.M.P. AND fpeaugh BOTH deem any given one “dumb.”
     
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    Why do you care if other people aren’t “positive” or as “happy”as you?
     
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    Haha. I blocked fpeaugh a long time ago. He just trolls for attention. TMP is alright. Don’t always agree, but I have no issue with conflict. I just have issues with complete idiocy (****peaugh)
     
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    The world needs little girls like you too. A world full of people able to think rationally would be boring.[/QUOTE]
     
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    I don’t think that just because a person is in disagreement with oneself that the person is “dumb.”
     
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    They’re stupid - or “dumb” - for other reasons!
     
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    That’s not very “positive”. I see you’re still dragging those knuckles on the ground.
     
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    It’s right brain and left brain, assuming that hasn’t been debunked yet.
     
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    Yes. It verges on hateful, in fact.
     
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    The best coaches get mostly HS kids. Archie has tried to land the top kids just most of them don’t want to play for him. Only two have.
     
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    Why did you edit this? What are you trying to hide, or alter after the fact?

    Uphold forum integrity!

    EDIT. Added concluding exhortation.
     
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    It was actually a sweet response from him. He usually calls me a b#%ch. I guess he is trying to show me his softer side on Valentines Day.
     
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    It’s the imputation of irrationality that cuts so deeply, though. For example, I call Birnk a “bitch” all the time, but I try desperately to avoid calling into question his rational and rhetorical faculties.

    Uphold forum integrity!

    EDIT. Misspelled “that.”
     
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    RZ calls me a bitch all the time. I laugh through the tears.
     
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    Thanks. I am more of a football follower than a basketball fan, so it's always interesting to see the differences in recruiting approaches. It seems like football players who are pro potential tend to stay for 3-4 years but basketball players will leave college whenever they get the chance, which makes it more difficult to build and sustain a team.
     
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    “Your tears sustain me.” - Stewie Griffin

    Uphold forum integrity!
     
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    Bitch Stewie is my all time bestest buddy.
     
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