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Everything posted by EasyEJay

  1. Purdue Basketball

    BRING CUONZO HOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  2. 2017 Indianapolis Colts

    As I say with every NFL team that is looking for a HC, the owner needs to a meeting with Bill Cowher get out the check book and say to him there HAS to be a number you name it! Everyone has a price!
  3. Remember Coach Burgess South Put teams were always well coached and VERY physical in my 4 years playing them at Monrovia our '09 team beat them 36-0 in the regular season and had a 6-3 OT thriller in 2nd round of sectionals that was played on a flooded field was one of a number of classics we played that post season best of luck coach!!!!!!!
  4. 2017 Indianapolis Colts

    Irrational Colts fans choose to think and focus on Bruce Airans or Payton Manning being available
  5. Butler Basketball

    Like eliminating turnovers and defense Archie Miller at Indiana understand this is one thing that ultimately lead to the demise of Tom Crean. IU has two kids coming from in-state in next years class and what I believe is a true 50/50 shot at Langford he also brought in Ed Schilling as an assistant the guy who got Kris Wiliks to go all the way out to Southern Cali for school. Purdue has went after these kids as well and gets them from time to time but outside of Swanigan is lacking as well. ND will always be more of a FB school but I still think Mike Brey might be top 5 best coaches in the nation so he can recruit from anywhere and be just fine. As for Butler they have a short pool of kids to choose from, they will never really stand a shot at the 5-stars why? I dont have the answer maybe its just the never Mid-Major underdog feel Butler has turns off the 4/5 star in state kids? who knows , Butler also has to deal with the academic standards that will turn some kids off. I totally agree with you too many talented players are leaving the state I understand that programs like MSU, UK and U of L are gonna get the once in a every couple of years 5 star guys like (Gary Harris and Trey Lyles) but guys like Trevon Blueitt and Bryant McIntosh should have never gotten out of the state of Indiana it is sad I think AAU gets kids more exposure to programs outside of the state is a big part of it as well. Hopefully New guys like Miller and Jordan and change that for the new program and Purdue can ride this wave of success and continue to strengthen its in state recruiting. No doubt all 4 teams should be NCAA tourney teams every year with Multiple kids from the State of IN
  6. Ever watched Curb Your Enthusiasm? Larry David could have played George and the show would have been just as good if not better IMO. Makes you appreciate George's character so much more!!!!!
  7. South Bend Riley

    Anderson seems like the pain-in-the-you-know-what guy that IU always has to play against but never has had on its roster. Stretch 3-4 that can shoot the lights out or drive past a true 4 that is guarding him, but can post up on a smaller 2 or 3 that is trying to take away the outside shot, not huge but great length can create a mis-match I'm really excited to see him and Phinsee next yr I think they can help right away
  8. 2017 Indiana Hoosiers Mens Basketball

    I agree however they have stretch of 4 winnable games and could get a 1 of the last 2 that would bring them to 17 wins, add in maybe 1 in the big 10 tourney and were talking Archie will have won more or as many games as TC did in 5 of his 9 seasons as HC. This stat alone could prove the inconsistency of why TC was let go. Again that's all a maybe..... Shooting has been a big issue for this team but I think looking into next year just not going to be a problem I think Newkirk is just not good at basketball, RoJo is suffering from the Will Sheehey senior syndrome (hes just more of a role better not THE guy) And Green is a year early in terms of the emergence a big time scoring threat. Phinsee and Anderson plus a year older Green will give IU the perimeter scoring threat to go along with the inside games of D-Davis and Morgan next year. I'm just not sure about Romeo anymore I'm starting to believe he is waiting because he doesn't want to disappoint all the NA fans that want him to go to IU and they chant so at every game. Plus he's still got 2 regular season games and some playoff games in Bloomington area. I'm buying in that fan pressure is gonna cause this kid to go to Vandy.
  9. Well here we are 5 days out from the Archie Miller era getting going. Clear from the 2 exhibition wins that Archie is putting his style of play into a group used to playing the totally opposite way. There will without a doubt be some hiccups along the way but we know that the future is bright, I would argue so does the present. IU has some experience and Archie is determined to take away the things that crippled IU the last couple of seasons and that could result in some surprise wins from this IU team. Time will tell and I don't want expectations to be too high in a transition year but I firmly believe IU is not only a mid -level above Five hundred team and a winning record in the Big10 but an NCAA tourney team as well! Few notes to open with and keep an eye on. - Hoosier play a tough Non-Con schedule chance for quality wins and 19-20 wins might land them in the NCAA tourney - Looks like IU has a legitimate chance to sign top prospects Garland and Langford in the class of 2018 (Garland to commit sometime on Nov. and Langford said by spring) - Hoosier open Friday with In-State ISU and great way to start the season! sad that it is only on BTN-Plus instead of say FOX Sports Indiana, but hey people are just loving watching this Pacers team lose close games. - Notes from exhibition games: Turnovers seem to be down but Miller also classifies quick shot possessions with no basket to be turnovers as well (wow good thing Crean didn't have that same policy IU would have averaged 30 TO a game!) Devonte Green seems to be scoring option #1 like his mentality and ability going forward could have breakout year! Hatmans leadership will be Key to keeping this team level headed during the growing pains of going from Crean to Miller Freddie McSwain looks WAY more comfortable in Millers system than Creans, this could be huge down the road for IU in terms of depth. D-Davis weight loss does appear to be helping but Miller said he needs to be in game shape witch is 30 min a game. Can Juwan Morgan evolve into the consistent offensive threat the Hoosiers will need him to be going forward. Of all the Freshman Crean brought in that Miller retained I think that Miller seems to be the most high on Al Durham has been bringing him along slowly after an injury but really eager to work him in when he gets healthy. What will that also mean for CuJo moving forward as well? -
  10. Avon Running Back Sampson James got his first Non-Big 10 Power School offer from the University of Notre Dame this weekend during the Junior Day huge offer for him congrats on all the hard work with still so many big things to come from this young man! Offer are as listed: IU, Purdue, Cincinnati, Minnesota, Nebraska, Ohio State, Michigan, Michigan State, Iowa, ND
  11. 2017 Indiana Hoosiers Mens Basketball

    The Fragile ship that was IU's basketball season has suffered a devastating final blow in a bad bad bad loss to previously win-less Big 10 team in Illinois. Apologies to IndyStar's Greg Doyle clearly hes right on track with what IU is asking Morgan to do is ridiculous someone else needs to step up and be a leader. Similar to the Wisconsin game Robert Johnson was relatively absent from anything that resembled being a senior on the court and I'm still trying to figure out why Colin Hartman came back........ could already be a GA somewhere beginning his coaching career. With the next 3 games IU could totally fold in which wouldn't surprise me. Time to go all in on the Romeo Lottery which in all honesty will just end up driving most IU fans to the edge of the cliff RIP Indiana's Basketball season......
  12. 2017 Indiana Hoosiers Mens Basketball

    Greg Doyle writes some good stuff no doubt, I'm a fan of the shots taken at Students I grew up a life-long IU fan and watch every game on TV and always have I remember watching IU vs Gonzaga at LOS and watching most of the games from a 6-25 season. I've only been to 4 IU basketball games total and 3 at SSAH (the other one being IU first round game against James Madison in Dayton). entitlement plays a big key but I bet you we will have a sell out the next two home games Im not a big fan of the shot taken at Archie Miller saying he is making Morgan carry this team..... IU is getting better play from Robert Johnson and Josh Newkirk since they have been challenged by name by Miller to be seniors and lead. Johnson had massive games for IU vs Minn and ND both Big wins for IU. Also Morgan has been able to work a bit easier on both ends with the emergence of Justin Smith as well the Freshman continues to show improvement quietly adding to the success of Iu in the Big 10 season. Finally IU is lost without the hustle opportunities that Zach McRoberts provides time and time again. So I don't think its fair to pin Morgan has over worked by order of Archie Miller in fact I see it as Morgan is thriving in Miller's new system that creates more opportunities for Morgans style of play than Crean's run and gun style that had Morgan as a role player at best. Like Crean Archie bares a vast majority of the criticism as he should but do yourself a favor and read more of Zach Ostermans coverage of IU hes seen them play all year and knows this TEAM is improving the more they continue to play Millers way and it has started to produce results and if that trend continues IU might be a little more exciting in February and March than most thought they would be. Did love the part about staying after with the fans thats awesome but doesn't come as a surprise the way Morgan handles interviews and carries himself seems like class all the way through!
  13. 2017 Indiana Hoosiers Mens Basketball

    Grinding out another one Archie Miller style...... Morgan was huge AGAIN for IU but HAVE to go on the road tomorrow and take care of business vs Illinois a team that battled with MSU the whole way last night and came up just a bit short hungry and desperate for a Big10 win this season this is by no means a gimme and Hoosiers gotta be ready to play!
  14. 2017 Indiana Hoosiers Mens Basketball

    IU gets dismantled in East Lansing and suffers a potential big time set back with the injury to their best player right Juwan Morgan (Left the game with an ankle injury) Hoosiers have been quiet over the condition of Morgan prior to Tonight home game with Maryland, a must have for IU. Thoughts: 1) IU loss without Morgan and MSU coming off losing 2 of the last 3 and at home to UM, is not a huge deal like I said prior IU needed the number #1 team in the country to win by 4 5 years ago. The last 3 trips to EL have resulted in IU losses by an average of 19 points. Is it ever a good thing to get drilled? No but Archie's first year and the ups and downs I think it was unrealistic to expect a win against MSU on the road this year..... was hoping for an injury free and tough ball game but hey still some hoops left to be played (and yes my optimist club met this past Sunday)! 2) I don't believe Morgan's injury was too serve.... We was seen leaving on crutches to help keep weight off the ankle but no boot or brace meaning they didn't feel the need to immobilize it good sign...... also this morning chronic Hoosier tweeted the Maryland was a 1.5 fav to win tonight, then Alex Bozich of insidethehall.com (who can be a bit condensing and rude to his readers and followers) but knows his stuff said upgrade this to a true pick'em with IU being a slight favorite. Hasn't tweeted anything definable but I would venture to guess the Vegas odds came out with the Idea that Morgans was NOT going to play and maybe Alex has seen or has word on Morgan but would not like to announce anything definite per the University has said Morgan will be a game time decision. Again I could be the blind fan and seeing only what I want to see here but who knows we shall see how it all plays out either way IU will continue to need big games from Johnson and Newkirk going forward with or without Morgan and need improvement in play from Hartman and more consistency from Soph Green and Freshman Smith. IU could get back on track with wins vs Maryland and Road win vs Illinois before the arch-rival boilers come to Bloomington
  15. 2017 Indiana Hoosiers Mens Basketball

    Hoosiers not only winners of 3 straight in the Big 10 but finally get a dominating win with a 66-46 win over Northwestern, the run for the Hoosiers have started with the defensive intensity that Archie is known for and wants out of his teams. Hopefully a trend that not only continues for the rest of the season but for future teams as well. However will be very hard to extend it to 4 straight as the Hoosiers will travel to East Lansing and the Breslin Center Friday to take on the Spartans who have a sour taste in their mouths after rival Michigan came in a nabbed a victory. I don't expect IU to come away with a victory Friday the last time they did they needed the number 1 team in the country to win by 4......I do however hope for a hard fought game to prove that the Hoosiers even on the road deserve to be considered a top 5 team in the Big 10 which I believe they are even if that doesn't mean much this year! PS enjoy the trip to East Lansing @NRRaider2001 hopefully the Hoosiers show up as well!
  16. 2017 Indiana Hoosiers Mens Basketball

    Update: IU Sophmore De'Ron Davis out for the season as he undergoes surgery to repair a torn Achilles. An up and down half of the season for him highlighted by the performance vs Duke when he went toe to toe with Marvin Bagley III. A ton of off season work went into Davis getting is weight dropped and better basketball shape as he dropped almost 30 pounds. Hopefully he takes the same mentality into rehab best of Luck DDavis!!!!!!!!
  17. 2017 Indiana Hoosiers Mens Basketball

    I think and hope so.... problem is any success this team enjoys is going to be destroyed all over by the losses against ISU and IPFW. Indiana has a realistic shot at going 10-8 in this conference problem is those losses and drop of the Big 10 this year makes the Hoosiers a bubble team at best and cause heartbreak once again...... However I do think that a 12-6 Big10 record gets the Hoosiers in and its not out if the question with Big home games against MSU, PUR, and OSU at home and really winnable road games outside of MSU and OSU. A ton of time and basketball left, but I think a +.500 Big 10 season and an improvement in the things Archie said he was going to fix has to be considered a successful 1st season in the Archie era IMO.
  18. 2017 Indiana Hoosiers Mens Basketball

    I liked the rebound win for the Hoosiers at Minnesota, I get they had the whole Lynch thing and Coffey was also out but I was down Davis and Hartman as well so its still a good win for the Hoosiers now like with Notre Dame just have to root for the Gophers going forward till they come to Bloomington. Of course have to love what we have seen from Johnson and Morgan (outside of Wisconsin game) and they emergence of Justin Smith. I expect to see a ton for Smith going forward I thought we was so strong at the beginning of the year and was sad when we fell out of favor with Archie. Now the key is moving forward to deal with slight success. Some would say Hoosiers are rewarded with what would look like 2 winnable games at home vs Penn State and Northwestern this week and could improve to a respectable 4-2 in Big 10 play after the first flurry of conference play. BUT with this team you just can have that mindset plus Penn State is much improved and has given IU tough games over the last couple of years. Northwestern is looking to get its season back on track that looked to have High promise and a return to the NCAA tourney and will want Bloomington to be that place. time will tell but this week could be a cross-roads for the Hoosiers...... heading towards the cellar of the Big10 or claiming its right to fight for an upper-tier spot. No matter what Go Hoosiers!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  19. http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2752539-reggie-lynch-faces-suspension-from-minnesota-for-sexual-misconduct-violation Not the first incident that Lynch has been involved in regarding matters (something about fool me once?) like these but my guess is he may have just played his last basketball game of his career last week vs Illinois. Minnesota Athletic Director will hold a presser at 11 AM central standard time to address that allegations. Shame was having a great season and was starring a possible NBA career in the face I will never understand what makes people with these kind of God-given ability watch it all go down the drain and for what?
  20. Minnesota Gopher Lynch faces Suspension

    Update: Will NOT play Saturday vs IU @ Minnesota is still a member of the basketball team. Twitter reaction was BRUTAL heard AD totally butchered the press conference.
  21. 2017 Indiana Hoosiers Mens Basketball

    I can believe that especially in 1971..... Wisconsin and that area regionally has turned out some nice basketball players over the last 5 years though (nothing like what Indiana puts out every year) Wisconsin has stayed pretty well close to home and recruited and done pretty well helps that Marquette is the only in-state competition plus other power 5 conference schools don't really search for under the radar kids in that area.
  22. 2017 Schedule

    Judging from the looks of your schedule you might not ever find yourself attending a Monrovia Football game but if you were to head to Gordon Hadley field in the future Dawg House Pizza right on main Street (just a stones throw from the HS and field) is a MUST still the best pizza I have ever had pretty cool small town restaurant atmosphere as well. I live in Indy now but my wife and I get a little nostalgic about once a month and make the trek in for it!
  23. 2017 Indiana Hoosiers Mens Basketball

    Conference play resumes tonight as the Hoosiers look to end an almost 20 year drought in Madison vs the Badgers (7-7, 1-1) both teams have had a rocky start to the season and this game could be what gets one or the other back on track. The Hoosiers are 2-16 against Wisconsin in the last 19 seasons...... This is the chance for Archie to shake two more ghost that haunted his predecessor. 1) IU can't beat Wisconsin. 2) IU can't win away from SSAH. per usual with this team now I have NO idea what to expect from this game, hopefully the IPFW loss is in the review mirror after 2 solid controlling wins against Tenn Tech and YSU. I did love Archie's quote after the TT win " I'm basically going to have to be a raving lunatic everyday." Hey whatever gets the job done coach there is a reason why Bob Knight was the most successful coach in Program history
  24. 2017 Hoosiers

    Tom Allen said in a Big 10 network interview Taylor will come in with his position being on Defense and he will possibly return kicks and punts also with the idea they will develop certain offensive packages for him
  25. 2017 Hoosiers

    The Rivals 4-star QB chooses the Hoosiers over FSU and South Florida big get for Tom Allen and the Hoosiers