POTB 169: Breaking down the Archie Miller hire

  • 03/26/2017 1:35 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.

In this edition of the show, Morris and Inside the Hall editor Alex Bozich are joined by Rick Bozich of WDRB.com to discuss the Archie Miller hire. Among the topics discussed:

· Thoughts on the hire
· Why it wasn’t talked about more before it happened
· What people around the country are saying about Archie
· How he will recruit the state of Indiana
· What to expect from an Archie Miller coached team on the floor
· The adjustment of moving from Dayton to Indiana
· How Archie will schedule in the non-conference
· Whether an Indiana-Kentucky series could be renewed
· A look at coaching changes in the Big Ten and its national status
· Rick’s participation in Showtime’s Perfect in ’76 documentary

And much, much more. As always, feel free to drop the show a note at [email protected].

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  • Slaco

    Just a test to see if I’m actually signed in

  • Slaco

    I’m new here. Always read comments but never post. I copied a link from an interview Archie’s dad did in the Dayton newspaper. Pretty interesting if they allow it to post.

  • Ms hoosier

    I sure wish CAM could lure T. Waters and J. Tucker that would be a great start to his recruiting!!

  • Gregory J. Haggard

    Thanks for that!

  • Fifer39

    Good read, thanks. pc will be glad to hear about Calipari’s good deeds!

  • N71

    Agree, that would. In looking at the Dayton stats he seems to play 8 or 9 guys so there’s room, playing wise, for Waters and Tucker. Not sure what Archie will be looking for, known defenders, size, shooting, etc.

  • Ms hoosier

    Thanks for the clip. Don’t be a stranger

  • Ms hoosier

    I also think D. Green would be a very good point gaurd in CAM’s system. I think CTC system was a little too fast for him and CuJo

  • good link. thanks

  • Sounds like FG did engage Donovan, so nobody needs to be upset at the idea that it was “just” Archie under consideration.

  • bball at nick’s

    At this point I feel it defeats the purpose to revisit this issue. Even if FG did not approach Donovan, I’m sure he had good reason for it. We have to trust FG. How can we ever know what considerations informed his process?

  • I agree. There are just a few people who’ve been pretty noisy about whether or not Donovan was considered, and I’m miffed by that negativity. After reading more about Archie, I think he’s the perfect choice regardless, and I think if anyone does the same research and is at least halfway objective, they’ll conclude that FG made a good choice.

  • enickman

    I don’t think there’s any doubt that Archie is a great choice. I predict in the years to come he will go down as a true home run. Donovan would have been a good 10 to 15 year choice but if Archie pans out, and I have faith that he will, he’ll be able to be here as long as he wants. 3 decades of great coaching would be awesome!

  • Yep, that’s the way I see it as well. Now, if the freaking season would start already.

  • curtis south

    I am sure that I am not alone. But I want a coach that goes for our in state talent 1st! I hope coach Miller does that! I like the fact that his focus is on defense also!

  • enickman

    I know, right! Only seven months! Arrgghh!

  • dssnyder

    It’s interesting that the man Hoosiers love to hate, Calipari is a mentor to our new coach

  • you misspelled OG Anunoby.

  • pcantidote

    Good stuff. A few very important points I took from the article:

    – IU was meeting candidates in Atlanta. That is the final nail in the Albers story.
    – The IU injuries story takes on new context in light of this: “Two years ago – thanks to dismissals and medical issues – the Flyers had just six scholarship players and a walk-on and still won two NCAA Tournament games.” They had a similar story this year with injuries and a tragic death.
    – Miller was competing for recruits with the top dogs and only losing because of Dayton’s lack of prestige. That tells me he can recruit.

  • pcantidote

    I don’t like the Calipari connection but I’ll have to look the other way if he agrees to get rid of the big heads 😉

  • pcantidote

    We’ve still got a lot more announcements and change before we tip off.

  • That’s true, so still some stuff to talk about in the meantime.

  • Ms hoosier

    Yeah I was really just mentioning players that I thought might still be with us next year! I sure hope OG will be back!! Wishful thinking though.

  • IULore

    I think people are correct to expect FG to call the best possible coaches

  • Ms hoosier

    I wonder if CAM has had a chance to talk to the team?

  • bball at nick’s

    I don’t hate him. He’s a good guy and great coach.

  • Missing Moye

    So we got a great new coach, UK got beat… not a bad weekend.

  • bball at nick’s

    The irony though is that if there’s a proven cheat it’s UNC. Maybe their southern neighbor will take care of them.

  • Missing Moye

    Hopefully Oregon takes them out first. I’d like a championship game in which I don’t have to actively root against someone (who inevitably always seems to win anyhow).

  • bball at nick’s

    Well, he’ll be formally introduced tomorrow. So I bet he’s meeting with the team during his Bloomington visit.

  • Ms hoosier

    Yeah I find myself rooting for the Zags

  • timamac

    Yes, a proven cheat that has NOT been penalized at all!

  • IUMIKE1

    No worries, I hate him enough for both of us. lol

  • pcantidote

    Yep, would be nice to sit back relax and watch a title game with no real animosity towards either team!

  • INUnivHoosier2

    Gooo Cocks!

    I actually live outside of Columbia and have a 2nd degree from USC. I’m a Hoosier first, but happy to cheer on the Gamecocks.

  • INUnivHoosier2

    He was friends with Crean. Doesn’t mean anything.

  • As much as I would love OG to be back, I’d just as soon see him get a guaranteed contract in the NBA. I hated seeing him go down this past season, and I’d hate to see it happen to him again. Kid deserves to go make some money.

  • TomJameson

    No …. not CAM. Sounds like a bad QB. 🙂

  • Yeah, I’ve decided to just use Archie. Not only does CAM remind me of a mediocre FB coach, but it also sounds like a car part.

  • ArghSonOfOhCrap

    Yep… Great weekend!

  • ArghSonOfOhCrap

    Lol.. Same here

  • ’11Hoosier

    I wholeheartedly agree with you on this. OG would likely improve with Archie’s guidance but passing up 1st Rd draft money is something I wouldn’t encourage anyone to do, especially with OG’s recent injury.