FWIW. Michigan doesn't seem inclined to get re-involved.
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|16 weeks 10 hours ago||Blog accuracy||
1) Jurkin sat out with injury this year and never got on the court cuz he's nowhere near good enough, and that's sad bc he's 7'0 and long. He sat out 2 years ago for perceived impermissable benefits from Indiana Elite founder/his guardian Mark Adams, and Perea did as well. He may never play minutes at IU between injury and lack of development, but he was important in getting Yogi.
2) Blackmon will start. The best shooter in the nation (arguably) and a McD's AA will start from Day 1 on a team that has no shooters besides Ferrell.
3) Stan Robinson was not a primary starter; only did late in the year. The 2 and 3 spots were typically Evan Gordon, Will Sheehey, or Austin Etherington for most of the year.
4) Robert Johnson will play a lot. Top 50 recruit and a scorer.
5) Agreed, this team may not be very good. However, if they land 1-2 recruits and 1-2 transfers, they may be better than extected, maybe top 4-7 in the league. Expect Josh Cunningham to commit to IU on Wendesday next week. He's a top 100ish PF/SF. Yante Maten from Michigan is a possibility, but looks like MSU since they offered and since Izzo has a lot of PT to offer now without Payne, Harris, Appling and the others. Trevor Thompson from Va Tech, Eron Harris from WVa, and a few others out there as possibilities.
|16 weeks 10 hours ago||Blackmons||
I can attest from scouting plenty of Luers games 2 years ago that Vijay is nowhere ner the ballplayer that James is. Can't speak for the youngest honestly. And Vijay is 2 years younger than James, but everyone KNEW that James was special as a frosh. Not so much with Vijay. It's more of he gets numbers bc there's no one else on the team besides him and James, and their dad is the coach.
However you are right on the Zellers: they do get better with age. Not so much so with the Plumlees though...
|16 weeks 11 hours ago||IU fans||
IU fans (and I am one, admittedly) are by and large worn out on Crean. I think we had decided to bear with some of his quirks and idiosyncracies while rebuilding since we saw guys like Zeller and Ferrell jump on board while still being decimated by the foolishness that was hiring Kelvin Sampson. However, all the transfers (run out or otherwise) and some of his recent decisions, namely the Meyer thing which was the tipping point for me, have soured a lot of Hoosier fans on him. Couple all that with his inability to coach in-game, and I think 2014-15 may be the end of the road for him in Bloomington unless he overachieves big time. Pretty hard to do with no frontcourt however.
|1 year 10 weeks ago||2 things||
Hyron Edwards is from Indiana, not Illinois. It is legitimately confusing because he's from a city called East Chicago, but it is in the Region in Indiana.
And in regards to Eron Gordon, it'll be a hard pull for anyone but IU, seeing as both Eric and middle brother Evan (who just transferred to IU from Arizona State as a 5th year guy) are both Hoosier guys.
|1 year 13 weeks ago||Vince Edwards||
is from OH not, IN, although it is becoming normal to steal top kids from the Hoosier state.
|1 year 13 weeks ago||Seems like the quality||
of kids brought in by Hoke are amazing. Not saying anything about former staffs, just noting how high character the last few classes seem.
|1 year 14 weeks ago||Ah yes...||
of course. The silent e gets me again!
|1 year 14 weeks ago||ITH||
I don't know about Bozich being a homer. He has a really good rep, as does his dad.
And it does actually seem like this is something that is on Remy and for him to decide, not a "creaning."
This is from ITH, but it's basically just quotes from his HS coach and mentor. The quote that stuck out to me was (paraphrasing) the coach telling Remy he has to make a final call soon bc it isn't fair to keep IU in the lurch. Bash away.
|1 year 14 weeks ago||Sorta OT||
But do you pronounce his last name "Spayt" or "Spite"?
|1 year 14 weeks ago||That would be a douche move||
but where is it said that Abell was forced to transfer?
|1 year 14 weeks ago||IU fans||
hope Remy comes back. He would play a vital role on the team.
Word is that Remy initially wanted to transfer. He said he wanted to play more and be the primary starting point guard on a D1 team, which would never happen with Yogi there. Also of note, all his best friends on the team were the graduating/early entry guys.
Now his mom and all of his support system are encouraging him to stay. I hope he does. Depth and experience, plus great defense, are always at a premium.
However, IU fans like me will readily admit that we have how Crean uses the oversigning rule. There seem to be plausible excuses that could be given for guys like Buss Patterson and Matt Roth, but it still is a rule we don't like. Plus it looks bad to outsiders and furthers the notion that Crean is a win-at-any-cost type of guy (which I don't believe, but gets harder and harder to defend all the time with his antics).
|1 year 19 weeks ago||I agree Minny||
looks awful, but the eye test only goes so far. Their ratings in RPI, SOS, BPI and the like are certainly top 68. If they lose today, they'll be a 9 or 10 seed, win and they're an 8 or 9.
|1 year 19 weeks ago||I think||
Botth Illinois and Minny make it in regardless of outcome. Minny's SOS and quality wins are really good, and Illinois has beaten Gonzaga and Indiana.
For Iowa, I think they need at least 2 wins in the BTT to be considered. Three and they're in. Four, well, obviously...
|1 year 19 weeks ago||Now Adam Schefter||
is saying Quin deal isn't done...
|1 year 19 weeks ago||Quin||
Glover Quin signed too.
|1 year 19 weeks ago||Obviously||
I agree with your sentiment. I simply said I hope these 5 prove to be the best, as they have the potential to be dominating with size. Not stargazing.
|1 year 19 weeks ago||What||
would be your ideal LB group on the field?
|1 year 19 weeks ago||I hope it shakes out like this||
Lewan, Braden, Miller, Kalis, Schofield
|1 year 19 weeks ago||Hmmm..||
What are you skilled at?
|1 year 19 weeks ago||What am i trying to get you to believe?||
I don't care if you believe if I'm a michigan football fan or not. I'm certainly not trolling. You just don't like my opinion. I think highly of Beilein and Meyer and LaVall. I think yesterday's post game was bad by Crean. I trust the guys i talked to who were at the game, including those with Bluiett, and therefore I also believe Meyer acted out of character.
I don't post on football because I don't know as much know about it. Couldn't tell you a cover 2 from a cover 3 if i had to. I'm just a fan. But I know basketball. I played and coach it. So I can only comment on it.
I love MGoBlog. Love the writing and the community. Love what TVH brought on the recruiting front and that Ace is bringing it now. Sorry this perspective is bothering so many. I'll stop posting on it now.
|1 year 19 weeks ago||I root for||
IU in all sports, even football, except when they play Michigan.
Growing up in Novi, I'm also a huge fan of the Tigers, Red Wings, and Pistons. Still have my Alan Trammell jersey, my Chet Lemon autographs from the times he visited little league at Bosco Fields, my Wheaties box with Isiah, Joe D., Laimbeer, and others on it after 89. Hope that suffices for my Michigan fanhood. Lots of people have two teams that are dear to them for various reasons. I've seen multiple posters on here with 2 alliegances, like the Michigan and UVA guy.
|1 year 19 weeks ago||What if||
a Michigan student sells their student ticket to a non-student? Does it still apply? Just wondering. Either way, the IU fan should have expected it.
|1 year 19 weeks ago||Doesn't change the fact||
that there's 2 sides to this, but Crean is the one who comes out looking bad. No doubt about that.
|1 year 19 weeks ago||You are right it's somewhat||
about recruiting, negative that is.
I like Meyer and he's a good coach. Had quite a bit of interaction with him. But it's no secret around Indy that he continued to recruit Yogi and James Blackmon Jr. to Michigan after they both committed to IU, and that he told plenty of recruits IU was dead and never coming back, when he was one who had a role in bringing it down in the first place.
|1 year 19 weeks ago||hee's some twitter stuff||
but since it wasn't captured on video like Crean's, I doubt anthing will suffice as enough evidence for you.
Earlier in the handshake line.... RT
Reports - unconfirmed so far - of what former Sampson ast Jeff Meyer did to kickstart Sunday's dustup with Crean. http://bit.ly/10CcFvI
|1 year 19 weeks ago||My timestamp||
says 8:41 and 8:42.
|1 year 19 weeks ago||Lol||
I honestly didn't remember signing up then, but it makes sense.
I am a fan of both schools. Sounds bandwagon, but I live and die by U of M football and IU basketball. Born in Ft. Wayne, raised in Novi. My family has season tix to the Big House through my dad's company. Grew up seeing games in the mid 80's to late 90's. But all my family is in Indiana, I went to IU, and live and coach hs and AAU (eric gordon all stars) basketball in Indy.
|1 year 19 weeks ago||Dakich||
does love Meyer though, and wasn't pleased with how Crean acted. I wish he would have been more professional. I understand there is tension between the two and a backstory, but it's not the time or place to hash that out.
|1 year 19 weeks ago||sorry||
|1 year 19 weeks ago||Crean was wrong to act like he did||
Meyer told him to F off in the handshake line.
Crean responded by acting like a child, telling Meyer that he helped wreck IU's program and that he knew what he did.
Both were wrong, but Crean, as always, made a bigger show of it. As a fan of both schools, I don't lke what either did, but Crean will obviously make the headline as the head coach and bigger name.