December 8, 2019
It was a big weekend for Indiana football as they received the school's first-ever Gator Bowl bid and will match up on January 2nd against the Tennessee Volunteers. DoctorGC and Scott chat about the excitement over the bowl bid and the route that things took to get to this point.
We spend a little bit of time talking about IU basketball's loss to Wisconsin, but then move on to UConn, where we welcome Lee Delvecchio back to the podcast to talk about the Huskies and preview this Tuesday night's matchup.
December 7, 2019
TheHoosier.com's Taylor Lehman sits down with Steve Risley and Cole Hanna to discuss Indiana's loss to Wisconsin in Madison on Saturday evening. The trio touches on the lack of road games early in the 2019-20 schedule, how inexperience hurt Indiana, how Indiana fans should react to the 84-64 loss and what Archie Miller said after the press conference.
December 4, 2019
Scott and DoctorGC are back, talking IU basketball and their 80-64 win over Florida State on Tuesday. We go into granular detail about the things we liked in the game, including Devonte Green's shotmaking, Justin Smith's improvement, and Archie Miller's lineup juggling. We also discuss some of the major changes between last year and this year, and break down the way Indiana's schedule are playing out in their favor.
We finish up with an update on IU football's bowl picture in light of the updated College Football Playoff rankings, looking at the most likely scenarios for Indiana and whether or not we'll see the Hoosiers within driving distance of Bloomington.
December 4, 2019
TheHoosier.com's Taylor Lehman sits down with Steve Risley and Cole Hanna to discuss Indiana's 80-64 win over No. 17 Florida State on Tuesday in Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall. The trio dive deep into how Indiana was able to find its identity without compromising its basic principles as a whole, as well as how the upset win changes the perspective on the previous seven games played this season.
December 1, 2019
Zach Osterman of the Indy Star rejoins the podcast and gives us his thoughts on Indiana's victory over Purdue in the Old Oaken Bucket. We talk about the importance of an eighth win to the IU football project under Tom Allen, the importance of IU's ability to finish this game, and Peyton Ramsey's season-long journey. Zach also gives us his perspective on Indiana's place in the bowl picture and what to look out for during Championship Week in terms of where the Hoosiers could end up.
December 1, 2019
It's been a while since we cracked the 90 minute barrier on a podcast, but this is as good of a time as any to do it! Indiana survives a Bucket game for the ages, winning 44-41 in double overtime in West Lafayette. We try to sort out our feelings about the game, discussing many of the key moments and breaking down how Indiana managed to pull out the victory. We delve into the performances of individual players, talk about the coaching on both sides, and reflect on Indiana's fighting spirit that led them to pulling out a victory that past teams might not have.
We then take a series of questions from the Twitter audience, and finish things off with a detailed discussion of the bowl situation and where IU may find itself around the new year.
November 29, 2019
It's Bucket Game eve and we've got Twitter questions to answer. DoctorGC is joined by Mrs. DoctorGC to answer some mail about targeting calls, IU's running attack versus Purdue's rushing defense, the development of IU's running back depth, the importance of the 2019 Bucket Game versus the 2007 Bucket Game, and potential bowl game tailgate destinations.
November 28, 2019
Happy Thanksgiving, Hoosier Nation! We're one day closer to the Bucket Game, as the Hoosiers attempt to bring back the most important of the trophies and reach eight wins for the first time since 1993. We're joined on this podcast by longtime friend of the pod Kyle Charters, host of The Morning Drive on 101.7 The Hammer in Lafayette. Kyle gives us a guided tour of this year's Purdue football season as we talk about where things went wrong for the Boilers, what their biggest strengths and weaknesses are, and how the weather might affect their play. We also get Kyle's impressions of Indiana and how they look different than previous vintages of the Hoosiers.
We finish off the podcast with the renewal of CrimsonCash, as James Turner reappears in our lives to talk about the wagering aspects of the Old Oaken Bucket game. We finish off with James's Big One-Oh!
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November 27, 2019
DoctorGC is joined by Zach Osterman of the IndyStar to discuss Indiana basketball and Indiana football. We start with basketball's 6-0 start and look at the offensive approach that the Hoosiers are taking and what's making it so successful. We also talk about how preseason expectations are aligning (or not aligning, as the case may be) with how the team has performed to this point, and whether the ceiling has been raised on the 2019-20 season.
We then switch over to football and discuss what went wrong in Indiana's loss to Michigan last weekend. That then shifts into a discussion of the key items heading into the Old Oaken Bucket game and what Indiana needs to do to be successful in that contest. Finally, Zach takes us for a walk through the increasingly confusing neighborhood called Bowl Selection, and we emerge on the other side with both clearer and cloudier perceptions of where IU might be headed in the postseason.
November 26, 2019
It's Feast Week in college basketball, so what better time to take stock of Indiana basketball? DoctorGC is joined by longtime friend of the pod Tony Adragna, who catches us up on his BBallTools coaching website, and then takes us on a deep dive into the things IU is doing well and what they need to improve upon. We talk about the changes in Indiana's offense between last year and this year, and how the personnel changes are positively contributing to IU's newfound offensive efficiency. We also discuss the defensive lapses for the team so far and what might be causing those.