POTB 180: A potpourri of offseason topics

  • 06/14/2017 11:16 am in

Podcast on the Brink is back for a new episode with host Jerod Morris of The Assembly Call. The show is available weekly.

In this edition of the show, Morris and Inside the Hall editor Alex Bozich discuss a variety of topics in the news over the last week, including:

· Offseason strength and conditioning and how it relates to Curtis Jones and De’Ron Davis
· The arrival of Indiana’s 3-man recruiting class on campus
· Things for each of the incoming freshmen to work on this summer
· The remaining scholarship for the 2017 class and whether it could be filled
· Brandon Johns and his recent visit
· A few 2018 recruiting nuggets
· The potential for a 20-game Big Ten schedule

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

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  • TomJameson

    Several things I got from this podcast.

    ** Alex is right, in that we kind of know what to expect from RJ and JN (for examples). I think they will get better, for no other reason than the team itself should be better, but not expecting big jumps from either one. Devonte and Curtis are different stories.

    ** I like the idea of individual weight training plans for the players.

    ** I want to save the 2017 scholarship for a couple of years. A capable big man, preferably a transfer for a couple of years max, is the only one I’d welcome with open arms. — Along that line of thought … I would like to see the class of 2018 be limited to 4, which would leave 3 for 2019. Of course, not counting for transfers/early entries. I would absolutely, positively, no doubt about it … hate to be in charge of recruiting.

    ** Looks like really decent pre-conference schedules in the coming years.

  • Lance76

    I also would like to see 4 for 2018, but would like CAM to consider a grad transfer big man in addition. That would tend to balance out the classes but still gives us help under the basket. Seemed to late this year to expect a grad transfer big who could fill a need. In my mind, Bielfeldt was an amazing grad transfer player.

  • Hoosierkamp

    Bielfeldt was amazing! best transfer ever. Huge part of the big ten championship

  • SCHoosier

    Not sure why but my audio kept cutting in and out??

  • iugradmark

    I was hoping that we would pick up one more player for this class to spread out the classes a bit. How many we add next year will probably depend on whether we get anyone that is a one and done. If we do, I expect we may pass out an extra one. While Cujo and DD and Debonte are all starting from a lower point, I still think that some of our veterans like JN and JM could have real break out seasons under the new coaching staff and system.

  • Craig Mitchell Ha’o.

    6’5″ 4* Wing Eric Ayala might still
    Be in play for IU. He is Reclassifying from 2018 to 2017. He has a long relationship with Coach Miller and Arch and his Staff reportedly told him there was a scholy waiting for him should he enter College this year.

    He’s one of the top unsigned 2017 prospects..Syracuse was supposedly the Fav but iirc theyre OUT of rides. Oregon is also involved..but from his comments INDIANA is “right” there. Saw article on Twitter..will try to link it. GO IU!!

  • Scary Larry Richardson

    Rivalry protection during the conference schedule is easy. Just schedule home-and-homes every year for the same rivalry matchups football has been using since 2014 (when it was still an 8-game conference schedule!). I can’t understand why the B1G refuses to do this for basketball.

    Illinois–Northwestern
    Indiana–Purdue
    Iowa–Nebraska
    Maryland–Rutgers
    Michigan–Ohio State
    Michigan State–Penn State
    Minnesota–Wisconsin

    I guess you could argue for switching to Ohio St v. Penn St and Michigan v. Michigan State for b-ball purposes, but other than that would would be wrong with this?