Podcast on the Brink: A season recap with Fred Glass

  • 04/11/2012 11:09 am in

What a season it was.

Indiana, thought to be at least a year away from contending, reached the Sweet 16 for the first time in a decade. Along the way, the Hoosiers defeated three top-5 teams in Kentucky, Ohio State and Michigan State and restored the program’s proud reputation as one of the nation’s elite.

Podcast On The Brink hosts Matt Dollinger and Greg Rosenstein return to recap the season with IU Athletics Director Fred Glass.

Among the topics discussed:

· Most memorable moments of the 2011-2012 season
· Cody Zeller and Christian Watford deciding to stay at IU
· IU’s potential preseason No. 1 ranking
· What to make of the scholarship situation
· Bob Knight tearing up as he thanked Hoosier fans at a recent event
· IU’s future with Kentucky (and the possibility of Kansas)

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

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  • Sowpoww46

    How amazing would it be if Bob Knight made a speech at halftime of a blowout playing Purdue….Come back Bobby!!!!

  • MillaRed

    Sorry to sound like a broken record, but pairing us up with KY in that round was IMO very questionable. And as it turned out an epic fail by the NCAA idiots.

  • CreamandCrimson

    That’s okay Milla…what else are we gonna rant about for the next few months? Haha.

    In all seriousness, it gives our guys plenty of motivation moving forward.  I wasn’t happy we drew them in the Sweet 16 and it was tough watching the rest of the tournament knowing we could have (I say COULD, nothing is definite but we COULD have) beaten any of the remaining teams in the field.  However, this group learned a lot in their run and they were left wanting more.  The hunger and drive and togetherness this team displayed all season can’t change this offseason or next season.  The outside view will shift to IU being the hunted but the interior mindset of the team must stay the same.  It’s a new set of challenges for everyone (of course, I am more than happy to see how we deal with having high expectations!).

  • CreamandCrimson

    That’s okay Milla…what else are we gonna rant about for the next few months? Haha.

    In all seriousness, it gives our guys plenty of motivation moving forward.  I wasn’t happy we drew them in the Sweet 16 and it was tough watching the rest of the tournament knowing we could have (I say COULD, nothing is definite but we COULD have) beaten any of the remaining teams in the field.  However, this group learned a lot in their run and they were left wanting more.  The hunger and drive and togetherness this team displayed all season can’t change this offseason or next season.  The outside view will shift to IU being the hunted but the interior mindset of the team must stay the same.  It’s a new set of challenges for everyone (of course, I am more than happy to see how we deal with having high expectations!).

  • Great season.  Alex what do you read into the Knight with tears in his eyes?

    Sounds like he may be ready to come around.  How great would it be to see him embrace what CTC is doing and deal with his legacy – which is tied to IU.  Clearly could be criticized but IMHO the best coach to promote Academics/Athletics and most importantly despite all the naysayers was loved and respected by his players.  The IU and Knight legacy is that you can do it the right way (without cheating) and succeed without short cuts.  What a novel idea and one that can be resuscitated (although at IU it already has with CTC) if he were recognized at IU for the body of work done at IU.

    I know I’ll get slammed for this, but in todays culture with Petrino, and all that we went through with Sampson – Knight is a fitting symbol of what collegiate athletics could be.  I think he would embrace the CTC culture as well.

  • Lucas Vaal

    Thank you Matt and Greg for your podcasts. They are amazing and I look forward to each one you have. I don’t know if it would possible but an awesome guest would be Eric Gordon if possible and to get his take on how he feels about the Pacers (the possibility of playing for them), on how the Hoosiers are doing and their future, along with his brother and how he is developing….just a thought and might not even be possible to get him…regardless keep up the great work and I can’t wait for the next one!

  • CH

    RMK might as well get over it and make up with Hoosier Nation. No longer can you talk college basketball and not talk IU.  He will constantly be hounded about the top ranked Hoosiers next year by the media so go on swallow some pride and come on back. I for one will welcome you with open arms.

  • DarkSouth

    I never had the impression that Knight was upset at IU fans.  I can understand being upset at IU leadership but caring about IU fans.  Then again, maybe I missed something as it’s something I’ve paid much attention. 

  • 888

    I wonder if IU would do the right thing and put his name on the floor if RMK would show up for that? He may want to consider doing something quick because CTC may do some really speacil things as well. If he keeps recruiting Indiana the way he has i dont see how he wont win a few NCAA titles and at Indiana thats what it takes to be considered SPEACIL. Unlike what Duke Vitale said about IU (we shouldnt expect to win NCAA titles at IU) its the standard at IU. Duke Vitale is to busy praising and ROOTING for the programs(UK) that do it the wrong way. I feel hes a part of the problem with NCAA hoops. Highschool players watch games on ESPN and listen to his bias BS. When CWAT hit that shot against pUKe listen to his first reaction. He said ” NO, NO , NO” it broke his heart to see IU win. Ive lost all respect for him since then. Hes really gonna root for that pro team and everything they stand for rather than root for IU that does things the write way. Thats frign foul IMO! Like i said he glorifies the cheaters and thats wrong. He may not have to say UK cheats but for crying out loud dontstart crying when a team of STUDENT ATHLETES beats the team that doesnt even go to class. Thats my rant for the day and its been bugging me since I heared it. Thanx for listening!

  • Bizprof

    Hey Matt, when’s the wedding? Am I invited?

  • DG

    I really don’t care if RMK comes back or not. Not sure what he will do for IU. The Hoosier Nation is already together and all backing the team and CTC. The students will soon be so young the RMK won’t mean much to them. RMK swallowing his pride really doen’t compute. The only way he will come back will be to remind everyone how great he is, how he’s never done anything wrong and how he didn’t deserve what happened to him. Also, maybe to have a statue on campus of him (twice his height of course).

  • DG

    I really don’t care if RMK comes back or not. Not sure what he will do for IU. The Hoosier Nation is already together and all backing the team and CTC. The students will soon be so young the RMK won’t mean much to them. RMK swallowing his pride really doen’t compute. The only way he will come back will be to remind everyone how great he is, how he’s never done anything wrong and how he didn’t deserve what happened to him. Also, maybe to have a statue on campus of him (twice his height of course).

  • SCHoosier

    I think you are right..he’s just too damn stubborn to acknowledge that the IU admin people responsible for his departure (and rightly so though handled badly)..are no longer part of the picture. There’s a new team in town and they want Bob back on the “team”. I don’t seeing him ever make the effort to “sign up”. I think the statement he made about the fans is as close as anybody is gonna get to RMK returning to his IU roots. Hope I’m wrong.

  • marcusgresham

    If people think he was teary-eyed, let him stroll out onto Branch McCracken Court at Hoosier Hysteria.  Grown men would sob openly and uncontrollably. I’d probably be one of them.

  • marcusgresham

    Statue, hell—-he shows up and his name goes on the building.

  • DarkSouth

    Forgot a word. To clarify, meant I haven’t paid much attention.

  • Michael Cummings

    I know that Mo Creek has been a trooper for us, but with the incoming talent we have at the 2 and 3 positions, maybe he becomes the player who either transfers or loses his scholarship.  Maybe I’m missing something.  I mean, how can we really be sure about those knees?  We wouldn’t miss him, IMO

  • 888

    Dont give up on him yet. Selzer said hes doing great, doing everything everybody else is. Not being held out of anything. Hes was one of the 5 best freshman his freshman year. This year will tell the tell I beleive. He either makes it back or something else goes wrong and then they need to sit down and figure things out. IU cant wait forever. Get his degree and move on into whatever he wants to do.

  • Marcus – agree – I would too…I’d also be proud of both IU and RMK