Podcast on the Brink: Yogi Ferrell

  • 02/20/2012 8:04 am in

Podcast On The Brink returns this week with a special visit from IU recruit Kevin “Yogi” Ferrell to discuss his final season at Park Tudor and his future with the Hoosiers.

Hosts Matt Dollinger and Greg Rosenstein spoke with the McDonalds All-American over the weekend and touched on a host of subjects including:

· Yogi’s impressions on the Hoosiers this season
· How he sees himself fitting in with the team next year
· Whether he feels extra pressure as a member of “The Movement”
· What Tom Crean said to Yogi to sell him on coming to IU
· His thoughts on IU fans, Cody Zeller, the Indiana state tournament 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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  • Kelin Blab

    Competitor…looking forward to playing against Trey Burke. Love it, kid does not back down.

  • NotTheRealSteveEyl

    That picture makes him look like he’s in the 8th grade.  Should we be concerened that he’s not physical enough?  

    Or is he just going to Isiah Thomas everybody?

  • GaHoosier

    He WAS a fan of Duke growing up? YIKES! Luckily he is a Hoosier NOW.

  • Silkyslim

    Great instincts and passing vision combined with quickness and the ability to breakdown defenses and get into the lanes;  too bad he is not at IU this season when our team needs a spark to get our “O” going especially on the road.

  • Kaponya13

    He is going to Thomas everyone 

  • Kaponya13

    He is going to Thomas everyone 

  • HoosierTrav

    ive yet to see an 8th grade point guard built like that. hes gonna be a beast. mc donalds americans dont happen by luck. especially when you’re his size. you have to be THAT much better. he’s gonna be the most exciting point guard in the game. he was at adidas nations. I LOVE that he said Trey Burke. Cant wait.

  • HoosierTrav

    ive yet to see an 8th grade point guard built like that. hes gonna be a beast. mc donalds americans dont happen by luck. especially when you’re his size. you have to be THAT much better. he’s gonna be the most exciting point guard in the game. he was at adidas nations. I LOVE that he said Trey Burke. Cant wait.

  • Thanks for all the updates on our future. After a horrible IU loss its always best to focus on something nice.

  • Evansville Hoosier

    As soon as he said, “who are you looking forward to playing?” I thought, “Yogi’s a gamer. He’s seen what Burke is doing. He’ll want to have an even more impressive freshman year and show him up.” and sure enough, Yogi confirms he’s the ultimate competitor by saying he wants to take on the best young point guard in the conference. I think he’ll play Burke tougher than he’s ready for.

  • Luke72

    Thanks, I enjoyed that! We are getting “the guard” finally!

  • HoosierPat

    He just had 10 rebounds against Chatard.  At 5’11”, that is no small feat.  Plus, Cody Zeller put on a bunch of weight when he got to B-Town.  I think Coach Jackson can build him up before the season begins.

  • HoosierPat

    I am really excited to see Yogi play for Indiana.  It will be really interesting to see how the offense can come together once we have a point guard suited for the dribble drive.  I think Yogi and Hulls could start next year, but two things are going to have to happen: Yogi is going to need to get stronger.  Hulls needs to improve his defense.  Having those two on the court together could work really well, and I hope to see it that way.  Also, I think Yogi and Cody will dominate together.  I’m a little sick of looking to the future though, I think this team is capable of a nice run this year.  No more let downs!

  • Southport65

    This is my favorite web site for IU basketball because you guys don’t focus on the negative. Bad game, so move on, just that simple. Talking and watching about a bad game over and over is the Coach’s and players job. I am here to yell for my Hoosiers. That is what fans can do to get the players through a rough period. They need to know we are behind them 100%. I have been a player and a Coach and when you stink up a game no one feels worse than you do. At 20-7 for the year I am proud of what they have done so far. They have won against Indiana schools beating Evansville, Butler, Notre Dame, and Purdue. They have won at home and beat highly ranked teams. They have some good road wins but the Big Ten road has been difficult. They still have the Big Ten and NCAA tourneys to play this year. Next year we will have a team IMHO who will win on the road. There is a lot to be happy about with still a lot of games to play. IU basketball is still my favorite team to watch!

  • IUMIKE1

     Exactly, the point that we had to start from in this massive rebuilding project gave us really two options. One option was to try and do it quickly by “bending” the rules and lurking around in gray areas on a whole lot of things (ie the NBDL franchise in Lxgtn) and it possibly blowing up in our face resulting in us eventually being back where we started from or more than likely even in a worse place, if that is possible. The other option was to take the time and do it the way we have done it, the right way, which required things to not get better all at once in every aspect. It has had to happen in steps. This year we took the big step of being able to compete with and defeat, the vast majority of the time, whoever came onto our court regardless of who it was or where they were ranked at. We have our toes on the step called winning consistently on the road but just can’t seem to find the confidence to put all of our weight down it. Next year should be when we take that next big step completely.