POTB 095: ESPN’s Fran Fraschilla

  • 10/28/2015 7:39 am in

Podcast on the Brink is back for a new episode with host Jerod Morris of The Assembly Call. The show is currently available each Wednesday. You can access a full archive of episodes here.

In this week’s edition of the show, Morris and Inside the Hall editor Alex Bozich are joined by Fran Fraschilla, a college basketball and NBA draft analyst for ESPN.

Among the topics covered:

· Fran’s thoughts on the loaded Maui Invitational, which he’ll be working for ESPN
· Observations from a couple of IU practices
· Why Fraschilla believes it is easier to teach defense than offense
· Fraschilla’s thoughts on why IU should be better defensively this season
· The development of Troy Williams
· Tom Crean’s comments from August on leadership and Fraschilla’s reaction to those as a former coach
· The areas where James Blackmon Jr. needs to show growth as a sophomore, including talk about his defense
· Fraschilla’s thoughts on the Big Ten at-large

And plenty more. As always, feel free to drop the show a note at jerod@assemblycall.com.

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  • TomJameson

    Great podcast Jerod & Alex! It seems I say that every time, but I really do mean it every time also. LOL I really enjoyed it.

    I absolutely loved the way you “cleared the air” on a couple of issues – Fran expanding on why he thought it was easier to teach defense over offense, and why IU should be better defensively this year.

    Lot’s of good questions! Alex, maybe a summary, or highlights, to post to the forum?

  • Thank you Tom! Fran was great in taking all of our questions and giving candid, complete answers — as well as admitting where he didn’t know enough/hadn’t seen enough to speak authoritatively.

  • SilentBob

    Awesome podcast. Some really nice tidbits and insights there.