Podcast on the Brink: Purdue recap, Illinois preview

  • 02/07/2012 9:45 am in

The Hoosiers have already beaten Kentucky and Purdue this season — can they complete the rivalry trifecta with a win against Illinois?

Podcast On The Brink hosts Matt Dollinger and Greg Rosenstein examine that and more with a pair of Big Ten beat writers this week, Paul Klee of the Champaign News-Gazette and Lamond Pope of the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette. Among the topics discussed in this week’s show:

· Why the Hoosiers were able to win in West Lafayette
· Where Remy Abell fits into Tom Crean’s rotation
· A preview of Thursday’s IU-Illinois clash in Bloomington
· The big man showdown of Meyers Leonard vs. Cody Zeller
· Whether Bruce Weber keeps his job after this season
· The state of the Hoosier-Illini rivalry and where it ranks
· Mackey Arena, Verdell Jones, Super Bowl XLVI and more

So tune in and enjoy. As always, let us know what you think about this week’s show and drop us a note at podcastonthebrink@gmail.com.

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  • Lucas Vaal

    I love your guys podcast. The longer the better!

  • IU11

    The issues with Skype were pretty painful but good analysis nonetheless.  Keep up the good work!

  • MoHoosier81

    Good cast, glad to hear the perspective of the other side.  You guys do a great job of getting someone from the other team to come and speak (Skype aside).  Glad that Remy is doing well, but still feel we miss VJ3’s defensive presence.  If they could just share what each other does best it would be awesome.  Remy – taking care of the ball, smart strong moves to the hole
    VJ3 – in yo face D, and senior experience
    Go Hoosiers, Beat Illinois (some of their fans want us to)

  • MoHoosier81

    Good cast, glad to hear the perspective of the other side.  You guys do a great job of getting someone from the other team to come and speak (Skype aside).  Glad that Remy is doing well, but still feel we miss VJ3’s defensive presence.  If they could just share what each other does best it would be awesome.  Remy – taking care of the ball, smart strong moves to the hole
    VJ3 – in yo face D, and senior experience
    Go Hoosiers, Beat Illinois (some of their fans want us to)

  • MillaRed

     VJ plays better D than Remy?

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  • dbmcubs21

    You must be watching different games than the rest of us if u think vj plays better d than remy

  • IUJeff

    Do what ?

  • IUJeff

    Do what ?

  • IUJeff

    Do what ?

  • HoosierPat

    I think VJ3 is a good defender, but Remy is definitely an upgrade on the defensive end.

  • HoosierPat

    I think VJ3 is a good defender, but Remy is definitely an upgrade on the defensive end.

  • MPmike

    Did you just say “talk s**t.” I didn’t think that you can say this on this podcast. Maybe I’m wrong, but I don’t think that you need to use any foul language -there are little kids listening in.

  • MPmike

    Did you just say “talk s**t.” I didn’t think that you can say this on this podcast. Maybe I’m wrong, but I don’t think that you need to use any foul language -there are little kids listening in.

  • MoHoosier81

    VJ3 is a seasoned vet on the team, he has faced every defensive and offensive combination from our opponents over the past four years.  He is more adept at the position than Remy.  Remy, to his credit has been invaluable off the bench, but I am not willing to switch the two out based on Remy’s explosiveness here lately and in a rivallry game no less.  Plus he has only seen minutes against a few opponents, not top tier ones, and not for extended legnths.  Does Remy deserve more minutes, yes, if nothing else to help relive the pressure off VJ3.  Is VJ3 the perfect hoosier, who really is?  He is a senior that came to a team with no leadership, thus in a sense he has been a senior his entire tenure. Remy is like Oladipo last year, and I look foward to watching him be a super sophmore, as well.  But I’m sticking with VJ3, cause he stuck with us. 
    Go Hoosiers