Unfortunate times in IU football land, as the Hoosiers come up short in another winnable game, losing to Michigan State 17-9. Galen and Scott break down the game, focusing mainly on the conservatism of the playcalling, the problems with intanglbles, and another ace defensive performance in vain. They also examine the question of whether an easier future schedule will automatically equate to better offensive performances from the team. Finally, the guys take some questions and comments from social media.
Back at you with more CrimsonCast, This episode starts off with a detailed IU basketball conversation between Galen and Jordan Wells of The Hoosier, as we talk about Media Day reactions, preview Hoosier Hysteria, and talk about the latest in IU basketball recruiting. Then (29:30) we catch up with The Hoosier's Taylor Lehman to discuss IU football's matchup against Michigan State, including the challenges that IU faces in this contest and the things they need to do to compete for a rare victory in East Lansing.
On this late Sunday pod, the guys recap the Michigan game and discuss some of the concerns coming out of that game for bowl eligibility, "breaking through", and the worrying trend lines of the offense.
Host Stu Jackson is joined by former IU All-American defensive back Eric Allen for Allen's thoughts on the program under head coach Tom Allen, the similarities between Coach Allen and former IU coach Bill Mallory, what he's been up to since his playing days ended and more.
On this rollicking edition of CrimsonCast, Galen is joined by TheHoosier.com's Stu Jackson and Taylor Lehman, and by IDS Sports director Cameron Drummond. We go in-depth on the IU-Michigan matchup, fielding questions from the audience about the difficult challenge IU's offense faces against Michigan's defense, looking at whether the Hoosier defense can finally generate turnovers, and talking about how special teams might be the deciding factor for both teams. We also discuss the depth chart at some key positions, and look at what IU's offense needs to do to generate yardage with Payton Ramsey under center.
On this episode of CrimsonCast, Galen is joined by longtime CrimsonCast contributor Evan Frederick, and we evaluate the 2017 IU football team at what is effectively the midway point of the season. We look at statistical comparisons between this year's team and previous iterations, talk about the changeover at quarterback, and discuss the reality of the schedule from this point onward. We also delve into the Michigan matchup somewhat, discussing what Michigan's offensive woes mean and whether IU's own offensive struggles can be overcome in a pivotal game for both teams.
Galen and Scott match up for a combo football/basketball podcast, and there's a lot to talk about, starting with a focus on the Penn State game and whether the performance was disappointing, expected, or both. They move on to talking about the change in starting quarterback (19:25), whether it was the right time, and what it will mean moving forward. They then switch to basketball, and start off with a conversation about the FBI investigation into the NCAA, what to expect out of it, and what might change as a result. The final segment focuses entirely on Indiana basketball (49:15), as we talk about Media Day reaction, how the individual pieces of the IU roster might improve, how Archie Miller is getting back to basics, and why preseason prognostications for this team might be so low.
Host Stu Jackson is joined by Rivals Midwest Recruiting Analyst Josh Helmholdt for insight on the kind of player redshirt freshman and new IU starting quarterback Peyton Ramsey was out of high school.
We start off this preview podcast with Taylor Lehman of TheHoosier.com, as we discuss IU's injury situation, the oddity of last year's game, and what IU needs to do this year to have a shot at keeping it close against a top 5 opponent on the road. Galen is then joined by Scott Caulfield, and the focus turns to the team's mentality within the game, whether we can read anything into IU's competitive streak against top Big Ten competition, and what exactly would happen if IU pulls off the upset win. Be sure to hit us up with questions and comments on Twitter @CrimsonCast!