Podcast on the Brink: Episode 1

  • 11/10/2011 10:28 am in

Tip-off is just a day away.

So check out the debut episode of Podcast On The Brink, hosted by Matt Dollinger and Greg Rosenstein.

We preview IU’s 2011-12 season with Inside The Hall creator Alex Bozich and IU fan and cult hero ChronicHoosier.

We discuss the Hoosiers’ home opening against Stony Brook on Friday along with Gary Harris’ commitment to Michigan State and where IU’s 2012 recruiting class ranks in the Big Ten. We also debate who should be in Tom Crean’s starting line-up this season and which starter might be better off as a sixth man.

So tune in and enjoy. Feel free to drop us a note at [email protected].

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(Note: The podcast will also be available on iTunes in the coming days.)

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  • I can’t wait to listen to this later today. Thanks for adding this feature to the site. You guys just keep getting better and better.

  • From what I heard, HSE head coach, Brian Satterfield, said it came down to two schools and that Gary was torn between the two…Those two schools were Michigan State and Indiana.  Not Michigan State and Purdue as everyone was speculating yesterday. 

    At the end of the day it doesn’t really matter, because he is now a Spartan, but worth noting so you can tell all your PUke friends that not only did Izzo do them dirty again (Dawson) but they were not even his 2nd choice.  Given his family history with PUke it’s a bit of bragging rights that between IU and PUke, he would have worn candy stripes.

    Oh and by the way, Buss will have him on lockdown when IU plays MSU.   Going to be fun to watch!   

  • Eamonn Brennan

    Best Indiana podcast name ever? Best Indiana podcast name ever. 

  • CreamandCrimson

    You are right Neil, it doesn’t really matter.  He would have been a great addition but we all love the class we have, we wish Gary the best of luck and I don’t really care to brag to Purdue fans about someone playing for neither team.

  • JerryCT

    Nice Podcast. I enjoyed everyone’s comments and different points of view.

    I have questions however I would have liked to ask the guys:

    1. If we still cannot defend the perimeter who is it that cannot defend and what is your solution ?

    2. How do we know DE cannot be moved around the block this year when he was playing a UINDY guy w broken ribs ? What is the evidence he can handle the 5 ?

    3. We just saw Jones deliver 6 assists against UINDY but we want him to sit the bench ? Huh ?

    4. No one seemed to have a clear sense of Pritchard’s value to the team other than to “protect” Cody or in specialized defensive situations .  Seems like nobody ever isolated on him in a game to see what roles he plays.

    5. If Watford is overmatched at the 4 but not skilled enough at the 3 in the dribble drive should we change the lineup, the scheme or what ? I would like to have heard more on that discussion.

    6. Pressure on CTC ? I for one would like to see an identity this year. I mean what are we trying to do and coaching to do that the other team must absolutely stop . Personally I hope its a pick & roll and low post game from COdy

  • You’re prob right.  Not worth it since he isn’t playing for either of us.  Guess I was just speaking from all the PU fans that took a run at me yesterday gloating that PU was still in the race and IU had been ruled out.  After all the months of speculation, I just enjoyed knowing the truth.  IU was the one he was really torn about, not PU.

  • Anonymous

    Like the new show – you guys are so great at always delivering content, and I appreciate it.

    I agree that VJIII is the perfect example of a guy who is best as a 6th man. However, Crean said he has imporved immensely on defense, and I don’t see him benching a 3 year starter who has been working on his weaknesses.

    I think the biggest reason to keep Watford at the 3 is that he sems to wear out in the Big Ten season as he is banging with bigger guys. It just seems like he always hits a wall and you see him go through stretches of porr shooting nights. However, he is an excellent foul shooter and would probably not get to the line as much on the perimeter.I think that because Elston can shoot the midrange and plays less like a prototypical big, his game would allow watford to be in the paint against a smaller 3 while elston opens the floor with his jumpshooting.

  • Yeah, I guess since “Podcasting For Knight” really wouldn’t apply anymore.

  • CreamandCrimson

    They can certainly be insufferable.  I can’t imagine what it will be like if they ever actually accomplish something on the court.

  • CreamandCrimson

    Good questions Jerry. 
    1.  If an individual still can’t defend the perimeter to an adequate level, my solution would be…bench him for someone who can.
    2.  We’ll have to wait and see, Stony Brook isn’t big enough to show us and Chattanooga probably isn’t either.   Andrew Smith is probably the first legit skilled big man we will play.
    3.  I don’t understand the hatred for Jones and never have.  He is a valuable asset.
    4.  Pritchard’s defense is consistently ignored.  He is one of the best interior defenders in the conference.
    5.  We will need to find out whether or not Watford’s improved defense is a myth or legit.  I don’t think his ankle is 100% yet so I will wait a few weeks to start judgment.
    6.  I think we will see an identity.  This team is going to run.  I am hoping to see a quick, high-pressure running team.  We may give up more points than we want to but I want to see us force a lot of turnovers and convert those turnovers into points.  We have the athletes to do it and I think it makes sense moving forward.  Pick and roll with Zeller also makes sense when forced into a half-court game.

  • IUfanPurduePhD

    Was “Podcast Around Neil Reed’s Neck” already taken?