Monday, March 17, 2008

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Young Swole-Master has been giving the UGA Bulldogs basketball team a little too much air time lately, so I thought we might revisit our roots: The Indiana Hoosiers.

There has been much naysaing and ho-ha-ing lately about the Hoosiers, who inexplicably lost to Penn St. in the regular season finale then got stabbed in the heart (at the end of a game they deserved to lose) in the BTT.

Then they were rewarded with a disgutsing #8 seed, amounting to a mafia-style hit job by Myles Brand, against UNC right in the Heels' back yard in the event that Indiana and North Carolina both win their first round games.

So here is a more-or-less positive article I saw about the boys in red today, #10 on Dan Wetzel's article about 14 Things To Watch For in the tourney:
Hoosier Daddy

Conceivably Indiana’s interim coach Dan Dakich could get the Hoosiers back to mid-season form and push them to a Final Four. It’s not like the talent isn’t there with D.J. White and Eric Gordon. If he did, he might be named the full-time coach.

But ever since coach Kelvin Sampson resigned following an NCAA violations investigation, IU has mostly fallen apart. That means one of the game’s most storied and fervently followed programs will probably be more obsessed this March about hiring a new coach than about the actual games.

It’s not so different from a year ago at Kentucky. The Wildcats parting with Tubby Smith and pursuit of Florida’s Billy Donovan (they wound up with Texas A&M’s Billy Gillispie) was one of the chief story lines of the tournament.

As for Indiana, any number of future head coaches could be in this tournament. The short list includes Notre Dame’s Mike Brey, Xavier’s Sean Miller, Washington State’s Tony Bennett, Vanderbilt’s Kevin Stallings and Marquette’s Tom Crean.

Indiana’s combination of local talent, tradition and ambition – and its brand new practice facility – makes it one of the most coveted jobs in the country. The downside, however, is that coaches are very concerned about going to work for such a dysfunctional administration.

(And no matter how much Dick Vitale blathers about it, Bob Knight is not getting the job.)

Now, I do want Dan Dakich to push this team to a Final Four. I do NOT want Dan Dakich to be the new head coach. Granted he had an impossible task of winning over a relatively undisciplined squad of players this year, but he is a capable mid-major coach at best. Recently I've come of the opinion that the best cantidates for the IU job are, in this order: Jaime Dixon, Tony Bennett, Sean Miller, Scott Drew. Anyone who has mentioned the words Tom Izzo, Bruce Pearl, or John Calipari need to get real. One probably wouldn't leave his job and two others are the LAST thing that we should follow up the shady Kelvin Sampson with.

13 comments:

Young Swole said...

Jeez its not like winning 4 games in 3 days happens a lot, let UGA get some shine for the greatest tournament run ever.

And any IU fan who is overlooking Arkansas is a certified jackass considering how awful the Hoosiers have played lately. TV might want the dream matchup between them and the Heels, but bottom line is the Hogs are the better team at this moment.

Finally, IU is not going to get any good coach that you may have listed until they know the sanctions from the Sampson era. My advice would be to hire Jim Harrick.

Young Por 'que said...

I wish I had a mute button to mute Swole whenever I feel.

Young Knuckleballer said...

Dakich is not a capable mid major coach. He sucked when he was the coach of Bowling Green before coming to IU. He's a solid Assistant coach, but he shouldn't be the first assistant, because then he has the opportunity to take over in case a situation happens (like Kelvin Sampson at IU). I don't think that he'd get the job even if he took them to the Final Four. He needs to win it all.

Young Knuckleballer said...

Also, Swole is a huge fag. How can Arkansas be better than IU when they just lost to UGA...who is worse than Penn State or Minnesota. Suck it you huge chump. And enjoy having an awful coach like Felton drive your program into the ground for the next 3 years.

Young Knuckleballer said...

Also, how are we not getting any of those coaches? 75 percent of the coaches in college basketball would come coach at IU in the drop of a hat. Dennis Felton wouldn't even be good enough to be the ball boy at IU.

Young Cicero said...

Dennis Felton isn't worth of washing Raymond Felton's jock strap.

Young Swole said...

Dennis Felton beat the team that IU is going to lose to on Friday night. I can't wait for overrated IU to exit stage left and join Iowa at the bottom of the Big 10 next year

Young Por 'que said...

It's gotta smell funny for you, Swole, with as much as you talk out of your ass.

Young Swole said...

Porque you are worthless to this site

Young Cicero said...

porque your pic of money may is the best thing you contribute

Young Por 'que said...

Haters keep hatin...

Young Por 'que said...

BC, remember that time you tried to go Money May on that glass window. Who won that fight?

Young Cicero said...

I'm still here. The window is not.