POTB 191: Marcus Fuller on Minnesota, Race Thompson and the Big Ten

  • 08/29/2017 10:35 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 are joined by Marcus R. Fuller of The Star Tribune in Minneapolis to talk Minnesota, Race Thompson and the Big Ten. Among the topics discussed:

· Expectations for Minnesota heading into the 2017-18 season
· What factors led to last season’s turnaround for the Gophers
· The teams Marcus expects to contend for the Big Ten championship
· What to expect from Nate Mason, Amir Coffey and Reggie Lynch
· How Minnesota fans feel about Race Thompson coming to Indiana
· What Thompson will bring to Bloomington
· Under the radar teams to watch in the Big Ten next season

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

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  • Geoff_85

    Good stuff! Would love Archie to land Matthew Hurt for 2019. That would be huge.

  • TomJameson

    I’ve seen MSU, MN, MS, NW, & PU as a top-5 list. Doesn’t that just sound weird to anybody else? Going to be really interesting to see how it all really ends up.

    Great comments about Race. And a very good point about having the skills first then growing into his body and being more effective down low … and yes Jerod, I was even more excited about Race on the team after that report. 🙂

    Mathew Hurt to IU in 2019 would be great, but there’ll be probably 3 scholarships for the 2019 class. What are your top-3 picks? Hmmm, might be a good poll question for the premium forum, if not done already.

    Sounds like the pack-line defense might work against MN pretty well, considering the comment about MN not being so proficient in the 3-pt shooting area.

    Great podcast gentlemen. I like this exploring the other B1G teams. Thanks!

  • SamWow123

    who is MS?

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  • iugradmark

    That was a very well done cast. Marcus seemed very informed and realistic. I could tell he was somewhat surprised and a bit disappointed that we picked up Race. With the father connection, it sounded like they felt they would get him. I also agree with Iowa being a difficult matchup, especially this year. With the unusual scheduling, teams that play a different style, pace, etc. are difficult to prepare for. His feelings about Hurt are probably pretty accurate and he could indeed be a one and donw. He has a lot of skills. My one thought is that he needs to get a lot stronger but with his skills and size, he will be a highly coveted player.

  • TomJameson

    Sorry, UM (university of Michigan), Went back and fixed.

  • Outoftheloop

    Or MI. Posted before I saw the next comment.

  • SCHoosier

    Not sure what if anything was technically different with this podcast..but the previous 10 or so kept starting and stopping. This one ran from the first word to the last without halting itself..quality was good also. I thought it maybe was my browser..but used the same one as the problem podcasts and this one was technically great!???