Taylor joins GC as we kinda sorta preview the IU - UConn game, although truth be told we mostly talk about the aftermath of the Ohio State game, the questions that still surround the various facets of IU's 2019 edition, and the likely lack of clear resolution to these questions during this weekend. We also consider the Penix question, converse about UConn's personnel, and talk about the aspirational elements of this weekend for the Hoosiers.
What's the roadmap to an Indiana victory? Why the vagueness around the Michael Penix situation? What did we really learn last week about the Hoosiers in their obliteration of EIU? How will Ryan Day Ohio State differ from Urban Meyer Ohio State? This and much more, as GC teams up with Taylor Lehman for a pre-game analysis podcast of Indiana vs Ohio State.
Scott makes a rare appearance at CrimsonCast South Studios, and we talk about the impending Ohio State matchup, the mystery surrounding the Penix injury, the potential roadmap to IU success in this game, and whether a victory warrants a trip to Showalter Fountain.
We tackle the post-game recap of Eastern Illinois, talking about the gameday atmosphere, the ease of IU's victory, and the limited things we can take from the individual statistical performances while still lauding the overall team effort. We then chat about Indiana's standing in the SP+ rankings, their bowl eligibility chances, and then preliminarily evaluate the Ohio State matchup.
Taylor Lehman is back! He joins us on this episode of CrimsonCast as we reflect on the Ball State game and the lessons we think we learned. We then chat about the impending Eastern Illinois game. Spoiler alert, we're not expecting this to be much of a contest, but we do talk about what kind of contest it needs to be for IU to feel good going into next week.
Indiana won their first game of 2019, and it was a decidedly mixed bag. Lots of interesting possibilities, but also some concerning issues. Scott and Galen break down some of the more interesting storylines, including the debut of Michael Penix as starter, the issues in the running game, the stellar performance of special teams, and the questionable tackling on defense.
Taylor Lehman has rejoined TheHoosier.com as lead football beat writer, and we're happy to welcome him to CrimsonCast and talk about the upcoming season. We chat about IU's offseason, Michael Penix's ability to lead, the areas of the team that we're excited to watch this year, and how IU football's recruiting efforts continue to be important.
Another FOOTBALL WEEK podcast as Scott and Galen evaluate the offseason and talk about the expectations of 2019. We chat about most of the key storylines that have popped up throughout the week, answer a couple of questions from the Twitterverse, and muse about the ceiling and floor of the Hoosiers this year. Happy football season!
Our next guest for FOOTBALL WEEK is recently retired Herald-Times beat reporter Mike Miller. We get a chance to catch up with Mike about what he's doing, and then dive into his observations about IU football heading into this campaign --- including his evaluation of Tom Allen's offseason, his impressions of the QB situation and the rest of the roster, and his feelings on how IU will do this season.