POTB 228: The reader mailbag is back again

  • 05/15/2018 3:16 pm in

Podcast on the Brink is back for a new episode with hosts Jerod Morris of The Assembly Call and Alex Bozich of Inside the Hall. The show is available weekly.

In this week’s show, Morris and Bozich open up the reader mailbag and answer your questions. Among the topics discussed:

· What we know about next season’s schedule
· The latest on Juwan Morgan and gut feelings on what he will do
· De’Ron Davis and his potential impact for next season
· The 2019 recruiting board and whether there are some four-star kids that could emerge
· Which recruits that fall under the “ones who got away” in recent seasons that could have helped the program in a major way
· Why the start of the Archie Miller era feels different than the last few coaching changes
· What surprised Alex and Jerod the most from the Angelo Pizzo interview
· Which guy will make the biggest jump and the freshman who could surprise next season

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

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  • jozink

    Did this used to be typed out vs. in audio format? I really enjoyed reading it but sometimes don’t have the time to listen straight through. Or maybe that was a different mailbag post.

  • beppecolo

    Amen to that comment.

  • HtownMike

    Agreed. I cant justify investing 50 minutes in an IU hoops podcast but I used to enjoy spending 5 reading the mailbag in text.

  • Lance76

    One of the recruits that got away was McKinley Wright. I respect that Curtis Jones stayed and tried to make the best of the change in coaching. If Curtis left in summer, I could see Wright (pg) coming over from Dayton and filling a glaring need. Wright, Minnesota Mr. Basketball scored 14.2 game and 77% on free throws. I would go as far as saying we might have won several more games.

  • RonMlarkey

    As they talked about, so many questions surrounding De’Ron. When will he even be cleared to play? When he is cleared will he be in good enough shape to play? As a guy that averaged 18 min last year with no other big men on the roster, how will the addition of RT, EF, JF, to the program effect his minutes (if he gets minutes)? How will Archie see his role in the packline defense? To assume DeRon will be starting by BIG play or even be a big contributor to the team is a wild stretch of the imagination.

  • This was a podcast, which is separate from our usual mailbag. We still do a text version of the mailbag from time to time. We will also be doing a regular mailbag on the podcast.

  • Hardwood83

    It takes commitment, HtownMike, get your priorities straight!

  • Eforte

    Hey guys. Great episode. On the question about whether Miller can break from recent history and sustain high level recruiting, I read a very insightful article in Indianapolis Monthly that compellingly makes the case that success is all about building the relationship with the family – something that Crean had trouble doing the longer he was here. Interestingly, this article was written way back in November of 2017 so we can obviously now see how ‘ol Archie is doing on that front. Here’s the link to the article


  • Brian

    How about “Angry Chair” by Alice in Chains for Archie’s walk-out song? After all he is the head coach for the IU basketball team just like Bob Knight, so he shares the same figurative chair. And the literal chair that Knight threw back in 1985 must’ve felt at least a little put out.

  • E Foy McNaughton

    Listen while driving! I always save these to listen when I have an hour drive somewhere …. the one last week was one of the best ones I’ve listened to.