We recorded a podcast after the Purdue loss, then waited 6 hours, then recorded a completely different podcast. So here's that podcast, as we delve a bit into IU's loss in West Lafayette, the crisis of confidence that has enveloped most of this team, the unpredictability of the team's issues (no, really), and the differences between the early-season estimations of the roster's ability level and what has actually revealed itself over the course of the season. We also take a look ahead to the Northwestern and Michigan games.
Host Stu Jackson is joined by former IU forward Steve Risley, a member of Indiana's 1981 national championship team, to get his thoughts on the Hoosiers' recent struggles.
It's been a rough week in terms of IU basketball and public reaction to the team's disappointing home loss to Nebraska, so we bring in a couple of on-the-ground experts to talk about it. First up is Eddie Cotton from The Hoosier Network, and we talk about the lack of energy on Monday, the need to add some offensive twists, and the lack of depth. We finish things up with Ben Ladner from Inside The Hall, and we discuss the defensive issues for IU, the personnel situation, and whether it's time to panic.
Scott and Galen recap the week that was for IU basketball, talking primarily about the loss at Maryland and the reactions to that loss. We discuss where expectations should be for this team given its issues with youth and injury, and why the rotation concerns are both understandable and unavoidable at this point in the season. We also take some user questions, and talk about Indiana's chances over the next three games.
Host Jon Sauber is joined by Rivals national basketball analyst Corey Evans to discuss Indiana's commits and targets in the 2019 class, as well as their targets in the 2020 and 2021 classes.
We convene after IU's decent-yet-frustrating loss at Michigan to talk about the Hoosiers through two weeks of Big Ten play. At 3-1, IU has shown some good things and some concerning things, so what should we be expecting over the next few weeks? We focus on the slow starts that Indiana has dealt with, the lack of a consistent third scoring option, and the tricky difficulty level of the four upcoming games on the schedule, starting with the Maryland game this Friday night.
On part 2 of the live podcast, we focus on men's basketball. Starting off with a conversation about the Illinois game and whether or not it's a good way to start the conference schedule, we branch off into several different directions. Does IU's offense have a chance to improve, and if so, how? Will the lack of depth on this team ultimately create more problems than their improved play will solve? Is there any chance Romeo Langford isn't a one-and-done? We also delve into the recent firing of Steve Alford, plus we field some questions from Twitter and the live chat.
We dusted off the podcast equipment and did a mega-blowout live show on New Year's Eve. Here's part 1, where we deep-dive into the sudden opening that Indiana Football has at the offensive coordinator position. We talk about why the Mike Debord era didn't work out, what might make IU an attractive position for an innovative candidate, and how the program needs to approach the hire. We also talk about the implications of Tom Allen stepping away from the defensive coordinator position to focus on head coaching, the recruiting haul that IU managed this December, and what to watch for leading into the new year.
TheHoosier.com's Stu Jackson and Jon Sauber discuss IU's 11-2 record, key offensive and defensive statistics that have contributed to that success, areas of improvement and the challenges presented in the month of January when Big Ten play returns.