On this episode of CrimsonCast, Galen is joined by longtime CrimsonCast contributor Evan Frederick, and we evaluate the 2017 IU football team at what is effectively the midway point of the season. We look at statistical comparisons between this year's team and previous iterations, talk about the changeover at quarterback, and discuss the reality of the schedule from this point onward. We also delve into the Michigan matchup somewhat, discussing what Michigan's offensive woes mean and whether IU's own offensive struggles can be overcome in a pivotal game for both teams.
Galen and Scott match up for a combo football/basketball podcast, and there's a lot to talk about, starting with a focus on the Penn State game and whether the performance was disappointing, expected, or both. They move on to talking about the change in starting quarterback (19:25), whether it was the right time, and what it will mean moving forward. They then switch to basketball, and start off with a conversation about the FBI investigation into the NCAA, what to expect out of it, and what might change as a result. The final segment focuses entirely on Indiana basketball (49:15), as we talk about Media Day reaction, how the individual pieces of the IU roster might improve, how Archie Miller is getting back to basics, and why preseason prognostications for this team might be so low.
Host Stu Jackson is joined by Rivals Midwest Recruiting Analyst Josh Helmholdt for insight on the kind of player redshirt freshman and new IU starting quarterback Peyton Ramsey was out of high school.