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.
Host Stu Jackson is joined by veteran high school football analyst Tom Lemming for a in-depth breakdown of each of Indiana's early signees from its 2019 recruiting class.
The guys are back together again for this weekend edition of CrimsonCast. We talk about the Crossroads Classic, with Scott filling in the eyewitness details from the event and both of us talking through the highs and lows from the game.
Then it's time to widen the lens a bit, as we discuss Juwan Morgan's continued blossoming, Robert Phinisee's development, the troublesome lack of a consistent third scoring option, and the unfortunate lack of depth on the roster currently. We also talk a bit about revised season expectations, how recruiting plays into changing the ceiling of IU basketball, and more.
Host Stu Jackson is joined by Dustin Dopirak, who covers IU, Purdue and Butler for The Athletic, for a preview of Saturday's Crossroads Classic matchup between the Hoosiers and the Bulldogs at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis.
Back after nearly two weeks off, this episode of CrimsonCast features a good basketball conversation with Inside The Hall's Ben Ladner. We break down IU's successes and struggles on both offense and defense, talk about some of the numbers under the hood of this Hoosier team, and get into an unexpected conversation about personnel choice and offensive design. Some good, relatively wonky basketball discussion for all you lovers out there.
Host Stu Jackson is joined by Howie Lindsey, Louisville First host on 790KRD and publisher of the Louisville Rivals site, for insight on the Cardinals ahead of Saturday's contest between IU and U of L in Bloomington.