POTB 110: BTN’s Jon Crispin talks IU, previews matchup with Iowa

  • 02/10/2016 3:32 pm in

Podcast on the Brink is back for a new episode with host Jerod Morris of The Assembly Call. The show is currently available weekly. 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 BTN analyst Jon Crispin for a lengthy discussion that covers a variety of topics.

Among them:

· The idea of a trap game and whether or not Indiana was the victim of one at Penn State
· The advice Jon would have for Nick Zeisloft to help break out of his shooting struggles
· Whether Jon buys Indiana as a contender for the Big Ten title
· The keys for Indiana to have success on Thursday against Iowa
· What the preseason predictions missed with the Hawkeyes
· How the Hoosiers can try to slow down Peter Jok and Jarrod Uthoff
· The major thing separating IU’s offense from Iowa’s
· Where Yogi Ferrell fits among the hierarchy of the Big Ten’s best players

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

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  • BL

    Super podcast. Nice to hear a knowledgeable, experienced, D1 player that’s attended IU practices opine that the coaching (e.g. defense) is happening but the players need to execute.

    Also, great point regarding how Iowa upperclassmen lead by example with the way they play, and how that positively impacts the way their young guys play. Immediately thought of TW; not only does TW’s play at times hurt the team, it doesn’t set a good example for the young guys.

  • WhatsUpKnight2.0

    ifwhen he decides he’s going to dedicate himself to helping this team win, as opposed to filling his stat sheet, they’ll be immediately better. much better i think. until then, we can probably continue to expect his backside will be on the pine 20 minutes a game.

  • BL

    What’s sad, his stat line and NBA stock would go up if he played the right way.

  • BL

    Forgot to mention Crispin’s glowing comments regarding OG. Coach, it’s time to go all in on this kid.

  • WhatsUpKnight2.0

    agreed, but i’d still be cautious. CTC hasn’t asked him to do too much yet, and he’s thrived in that role. not saying he can’t step up, and really CTC probably doesn’t have much choice but to increase his minutes.

  • BL

    Feeling like we’re running out of time to be cautious; coming down the stretch when freshman need to be playing like sophomores. As you note, coach has been gradually increasing his minutes. Just feeling like it’s time to jump into the deep end.

  • WhatsUpKnight2.0

    Yes, perhaps it’s time to go for broke with Og. As much as I like the kid, putting that kind of hope in a freshman scares the poo outta me though.

  • BL

    Agree but it’s reality.

  • Fivelefts

    TW has so many annoying things going on with his game, it ridiculous! Especially for a Junior in the B1G, that has started for 3 years! If its not his turnovers, it his poor finishing at the rim! I think if he would make more of an effort to be fouled rather than, throwing up a wild shot in the vicinity of the rim! He would be instantly more effective.

  • BL

    Ya, players like TW drive us fans nuts. Calbert-like athleticism but can’t find the way to use it effectively. Fact is, this team really really needs TW. Hope he brings it tonight like the 2nd half against ND.