We delve into the post-mortem of the Penn State loss, and talk about the major elements that came out of that game. The rushing attack looked quite good, which brought up many questions about why it's been so inconsistent all year. Freshman QB Michael Penix looked quite good, which brought up many questions of its own. IU struggled with self-inflicted wounds and mistakes which seemed to spike any chance at victory, which unfortunately is not a new problem for the program. We discuss the issues related to those items, and much more, on this episode of CrimsonCast.
Host Stu Jackson is joined by PennLive.com Penn State football reporter Dustin Hockensmith to preview Saturday's contest between the Nittany Lions and the Hoosiers in Bloomington.
On this episode, Galen is joined first by Zach Osterman of the Indy Star, and we have a wide-ranging conversation about Indiana's performance, the IU offense's issues, and what the rest of the season may hold. Then we welcome WIUX's Austin Render to the podcast, as he offers his evaluation of Penn State heading into this weekend's matchup. All of that plus some broader evaluation of fan reaction to Indiana's current situation on this episode of CrimsonCast.
B1G Basketball Media Day Recap, IU Football vs. Iowa Preview with Jordan Guskey of the Indianapolis Star
Host Stu Jackson is joined by Jordan Guskey of the Indianapolis Star for a look back on Big Ten Basketball Media Day in Chicago and a look ahead to Indiana football's homecoming game Saturday against Iowa.
IU football has some momentum coming into this weekend, coming off a competitive contest at Ohio State and a couple of impressive recruiting pickups during the week. Can they parlay it into a homecoming victory against an Iowa team that's off to a pretty impressive start to the season? Galen and Scott welcome longtime friend of the pod Evan Frederick to chat about the challenges IU faces in this contest, the offensive and defensive keys to the game, and the mental hurdles that Indiana consistently struggles to leap. We also chat a bit at the end of the podcast about IU basketball.
Be sure to join us this weekend, as we recap the Iowa football game.
The Hoosiers had more success than many anticipated against Ohio State, so we had a bunch of interesting things to talk about on today's recap podcast. The vertical passing game played a huge part in IU's offense on Saturday --- where has that been all season, and will it stick around for the rest of the season? We talk about the implications of the playcalling, the performance of Nick Wesbrook, and whether or not there's been any clarity added to the skill positions. We also discuss the defensive performance, and whether IU can buck their historical trends and translate their effort in Columbus into victories in the upcoming weeks.
Host Stu Jackson is joined by Kevin Noon, publisher of the Ohio State Rivals site, for insight on the Buckeyes heading into Saturday's game between IU and OSU in Columbus, Ohio.
It's time for the Ohio State preview podcast, but first we look back at the analysis relating to the Rutgers game and talk about whether that game looks better or worse in hindsight. We do a deep dive into offensive success and statistical profiles, and evaluate where the problems are coming from with the offense and whether it's fixable. We also sneak in a couple of questions from the Twitter crowd.
Next, Cameron Drummond of the Indiana Daily Student joins us (39:15) to talk about IU's playcalling, and what we might expect out of this offense going forward. We then check in with Ben Portnoy of The Hoosier Network (55:12) to talk about IU's defensive performance so far this year, which part of the defense is the key for Indiana to have success against Ohio State, and what "success" might look like against the Buckeyes. Finally, we take a trio of questions related to men's basketball (1:04:30) and evaluate some aspects of the roster, recruiting, and defense.