Video: Archie Miller addresses the media at Huber’s Winery

  • 05/31/2017 6:13 pm in

BORDEN, Ind. – Archie Miller met with the media on Wednesday night prior to Indiana’s “On the Road with the Hoosiers” tour stop at Huber’s Winery.

Miller addressed a variety of topics, including Robert Johnson’s decision to return to school, the conditioning of De’Ron Davis, IU’s offseason workout plan and much more:

Watch the complete Q & A session below:

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  • Missing Moye

    I’ve said it before, but I really love the way Archie answers the questions very directly. His comments about Davis and Hartman sound very encouraging.

  • iugradmark

    Always refreshing to hear Archie. It is clear he has put a lot of thought into what he wants to do and that makes his answers straight forward and clear.

    Couple of things I picked up on. First, I like the way he talked about our conditioning program. He didn’t just talk about getting stronger, faster, etc. but said we need to stay healthy. I have wondered if some of the things we have been doing these past few years were contributing to our injuries. Just a thought as I am no expert on this.

    The other thing was Devonte has gone home for 4 weeks. I was hoping he would stay with the others that are making the commitment to stay this summer. I don’t know if he has personal issues to tend to so am not saying he is wrong to go, but I think he could be a real surprise player and want him to take advantage of the opportunity to the max.

  • I’m with everybody else most likely: I really love listening to Archie talk. I know the RMK comparisons are sometimes overdone, but really, Archie is right up there with RMK in terms of listening to a guy who understands basketball, knows what it takes to be successful, and is intense and serious about winning. And unlike RMK, Archie doesn’t have so many axes to grind, and so there’s not a hint of negativity. This is going to be a great coach for IU, can’t wait for the season to start.

  • Agreed about the conditioning aspect, can’t really say if the program in the past was causing issues or not, but I think going forward it’s going to be a real positive. About DG, I love hearing how Archie sees the value in the kid — I think he’s really Archie’s kind of player, and I expect him to do some great things.

  • TomJameson

    I don’t think anything the strength program did was contributing to our injuries, I believe it’s a matter of what they were NOT doing. An example of this is De’Ron doing yoga, which is a fantastic way to enhance flexibility and strengthen things like ham strings. Our players seemed to get bigger and stronger, but need to couple that with flexibility and the strength that brings.

    Archie was talking about Curtis changing his body, but pretty sure he seemed happy with Devonte’s. It sounds like this first 4 weeks have been used to start the body rebuilding/reshaping, and DG probably just doesn’t need it as much.

    De’Ron Davis was at 271? Wow, didn’t know he was that big. And already lost 16 pounds. Bet he didn’t lose any muscle. 🙂

  • iugradmark

    Tom, I agree. I like what little they have shared so far with the new conditioning program. They are even taking some of the players to the store and showing them how to shop for the “right” foods. Archie refers to developing kids in a more complete way. Not saying we haven’t been doing this but I like hearing about the philosophy of what we are doing.

  • John D Murphy

    and Rojo

  • John D Murphy

    Yeah. DD was listed at 240 last year.

  • HoosierOne

    You can tell that this team will have a different mindset this year based on their leadership. Thank you Archie and staff for getting me excited again about the future of IU basketball again!