Galen and Scott are joined by Scott's neighbor (a big MSU guy) to talk about the matchup between the Hoosiers and Spartans this weekend. Can Stevie Scott keep up his torrid pace against the top rushing defense in the land? Can Indiana's secondary handle Michigan State's aerial attack? Will the game have more offensive spark than the past two slugfests between these two teams? All that and more, including score predictions and listener questions, on this edition of CrimsonCast.
A fun live episode shortly after IU's 38-10 shellacking of the Ball State Cardinals. We talk about the continued emergence of Stevie Scott, the impressive Hoosier offensive line, and how much credit we should assign either (or both) in Indiana's successes in the ground game so far. We also talk quarterbacks, and delve into the leadership of the IU defense and their effectiveness against Ball State. Finally, we take some questions from the audience, including how likely a 7/8 win season is, whether IU could go 5-0, and if this IU team is the most balanced squad of the century.
Host Stu Jackson is joined by Muncie Star Press Ball State reporter Ryan O'Gara for insight on the Cardinals heading into this weekend's game between IU and and Ball State in Bloomington.
It's an unusual CrimsonCast, what with Scott gone all week for travel reasons. So Galen sits down with three sports experts who give their own unique perspectives on IU football in general, and this week's game in particular. Indianapolis's own Tricia Whitaker of CBS 4/FOX 59 joins us first, to give her impressions of IU so far this season, her thoughts about IU's chances against Ball State, and the impact of the SEZ addition to the stadium.
Next on the pod is Cameron Drummond, co-Sports Editor at the Indiana Daily Student and the football columnist to boot. He recounts the interminable drive from Bloomington to south Florida, gives his impressions of IU's offensive and defensive abilities, breaks down the quarterback and running back positions, and gives us an educated guess on this weekend's attendance figure.
Our final guest is Teddy Bailey, lead football writer for The Hoosier Network. Teddy gives us some thoughts on what Ball State can do, how the Indiana offensive line is measuring up, and what the best and worst-case scenarios are for Indiana in this weekend's game.
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Indiana survives a deluge and a shifty opposition quarterback to secure their second win of the season. We talk about the positives, including a breakout performance from freshman RB Stevie Scott, an improved defensive effort, and some quality turf management. We also discuss some of the conservatism in the offensive playcalling, and fret a bit over this year's special teams. We also take listener questions from Twitter, and take a quick look ahead to the Ball State game next weekend.
Heard on The Hoosier host Stu Jackson is joined by Brad Franklin - publisher of Cavs Corner, the Virginia Rivals site - for insight on Indiana's home-opening opponent. Franklin discusses what the last 12 months have been like on and off the field for Virginia, starting quarterback Bryce Perkins' journey from high school to junior college to Virginia, IU starting quarterback Peyton Ramsey surprising the Cavaliers last year, and more.
On this episode of CrimsonCast, we field questions about IU's victory over FIU, evaluate our own feelings a week after the first win of the season, and look ahead to the Virginia game and what it might entail. We end up talking a lot about Virginia's rushing attack, IU's need for veteran leadership to step up on defense, the importance of the IU offensive line, and the likelihood that Saturday's game is going to end up a waterlogged slogfest due to the impending arrival of Tropical Storm Gordon.
TheHoosier.com's Jordan Wells is joined by GoldAndBlack.com's Brian Neubert to talk the latest in the recruitments of 2019 four-star guards Armaan Franklin and Brandon Newman, who are targets for both Purdue and IU.
Scott and Galen bust out the rare live postgame show to recap IU's 38-28 victory over Florida International. We talk about the emergence of several exciting new players on offense, including Michael Penix, Reese Taylor, and Stevie Scott, as well as the steady contributions of veterans like Peyton Ramsey, Luke Timian, and Donovan Hale. We also discuss some of the concerns on defense, and recalibrate our expectations moving into next week's game vs Virginia.