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.
Galen sits down with former Herald-Times and IU sports writer Andy Graham at Switchyard, and an enjoyable 40 minute conversation ensues. We talk about the "buzz" surrounding IU football, the perceptions and expectations surrounding the program, and the development of IU football under Tom Allen. We chat quite extensively about the program's history, the challenges IU faced (and faces) in football, and how recruiting and player development will be increasingly important. We also discuss the prospects of this year's team, and how they feed into next year's team.
A quick appetizer for next week's season opening content! Scott and Galen chat in this episode about the differing reactions between the online and offline IU basketball worlds to recent recruiting and coaching news, and talk about whether another rift is developing in the fanbase. We also talk about the mini-controversy surrounding the Old Oaken Bucket Game that popped up this week, and then finish up by talking about the rumors surrounding the quarterback competition and how those are playing into season expectations.
Scott and Galen field a lot of Twitter questions on IU football and a few on basketball. We talk about IU's football schedule and the win probabilities therein, and which games Indiana is most likely to steal. We talk (again) about the QB situation, say what we think is going to happen, and also say what we'd like to see happen. We also give some picks for breakout players on both sides of the ball. We also chat about IU's national football profile, and basketball recruiting news.