On this episode, Galen talks IU basketball with Inside Indiana's Ben Ladner, chats IU football with TheHoosier.com's Taylor Lehman, and previews IU Men's Soccer with the IDS's Josh Eastern. Plus, reader questions and comments!
We spend the first 20 minutes of the pod today breaking down IU football's victory over Illinois, highlighting the impressive performance of the defense, the contributions of Richard Lagow, the surprising success of the running game, and the continually uninspiring offensive playcalling. Then (20:20) we move over to a discussion of IU basketball, recapping the Indiana State debacle, rejecting the notion that panic is logical in this situation, and evaluating how much of a work in progress this IU program might actually be. We also give a quick preview of tonight's game vs Howard.
TheHoosier.com's Jordan Wells is joined by Chris Lee of VandySports.com to update the latest in the recruitments of Nashville (Tenn.) Brentwood Academy five-star point guard Darius Garland and New Albany (Ind.) High five-star shooting guard Romeo Langford.
IU and Vanderbilt are considered strong contenders in both recruitments. For the latest, tune in to the podcast.
Galen welcomes Assembly Call host/founder Jerod Morris to the podcast, as we engage in one of our favorite pastimes --- predicting each IU basketball game for the entire upcoming season. Do we see the Hoosiers making the NCAA Tournament? Do either of us pick IU over Duke in the ACC-Big Ten Challenge? How do we see Indiana handling the weird twists and turns of the compressed Big Ten schedule? Those items, and many more, on a special episode of CrimsonCast.
A tough but predictable loss to Wisconsin drops the Indiana Hoosiers to 3-6 on the season and keeps them winless in the Big Ten. Galen and Scott break down the key elements of the game, including IU's offensive struggles, the control mastery of Wisconsin's offense, the officiating, and the team's mentality going down the final stretch of the season.
TheHoosier.com's Taylor Lehman sits down with Jason Galloway of the Wisconsin State Journal and Andrew Hussey of the Indiana Daily Student to discuss significan ttopics surrounding the matchup between IU and No. 4 Wisconsin on Saturday, including Wisconsin running back Jonathan Taylor's health and the quarterback position at IU.
Heard on The Hoosier host Stu Jackson is joined by Indianapolis Star IU Insider Zach Osterman to discuss takeaways from the first IU men's basketball exhibition game, building the best IU basketball lineup from the last 25 years and more.
IU lost to Maryland in football, and things suddenly don't look so great for the 2017 Hoosiers. We break down some of the problems that Indiana encountered in this game, talk about the self-inflicted wounds that IU keeps dealing with, and ponder the state of the program as it looks down the barrel of another potentially disappointing campaign. We talk specifically about passing game decisions, the disposition of Richard Lagow, why the problem isn't IU's defense OR offense, and why IU's fan suppport isn't the problem with the program.
We focus our attention on a pretty-darn-close-to-must-win game at Maryland, as IU attempts to shake off an 0-4 start to the Big Ten season. Galen is joined by Punt John Punt's Michael Rayome, who gives us an advanced statistical breakdown of Indiana's offensive woes, Maryland's approach to the game, and what the Hoosiers should focus on. Then Galen is joined by IU beat writer Mike Miller of the Bloomington Herald-Times, who is already in Maryland enjoying some crab cakes. Mike discusses some of the issues with the offensive approach for IU in the past couple of games, gives us an injury update, and gives his outcome prediction for the contest.