Good news Hoosier fans, Collin Hartman who missed all of the 2016 season due to injury will return next season as a red shirt senior.
“This is something that I had been leaning toward since before the season had ended and I needed to make sure that I could fully dedicate myself both mentally and physically to the process,” Collin said in a statement. “It is important that I am able to come back and perform at the level I was at before the injury occurred.”
This is good news for Hoosier fans and Archie Miller!
“We are thrilled that Collin has decided to come back and play next season. “Having an individual who has won a Big Ten championship and had success in the NCAA Tournament gives our program a big lift. He brings leadership and intangibles that can do nothing but help us achieve our goals,” Archie Miller said in a statement.
Indiana University has hired Archie Miller as the new men’s basketball coach. I didn’t know much about him and now I know a little bit more. The more I listen to him speak, the more I like. Oh, and by the way, his real name is Ryan. Archie was a nickname that stuck from his demeanor when he was young that reminded people of Archie Bunker.
Archie Miller quoted, “Expectations are set high and they are very achievable.”
He wants his team to have an attack mentality and defense will be tough mindedness.
Here is the Archie Miller introductory press conference:
Here is his interview from the Dan Patrick Show:
Dan Dakich interviewed Archie Miller on his radio show. Here is the podcast:
The Hoosiers lose again to Wisconsin under Tom Crean. Since Tom Crean got to Indiana, Wisconsin now owns a 16-2 all-time record vs. the Hoosiers. That is the reason it may be time to make a coaching change at IU. Crean’s record vs. the Badgers is pathetic. It shows the difference between a good system and the lack there of. Enough said.
I appreciate everything Coach Crean has accomplished with IU basketball, but the program just seems to be lacking that “something special”. I have been a supporter of Coach Crean from day one, but the losing stat against Wisconsin alone is troubling. Yes I know the Hoosiers have won 2 Big 10 titles in 4 years, but is that enough? Where is the fundamental program consistency? Besides losing to the Badgers, what is the trademark of the Hoosiers under Coach Crean? Seems to be play fast, shoot a lot of 3’s, and struggle with offensive sets against good defense. Hoosier fans have seen this script play out enough to know they don’t like what they see.
The potential problem Fred Glass is faced with, besides angry alumni, is what coach out there can take IU back to the consistent winning prominence of deep tourney runs, Final Fours, and a National Championship? Is Tom Crean that guy? I honestly thought he was and now I am just not so sure. I also know I don’t want to see a coaching change for the sake of change. Big 10 titles are great, but that just isn’t enough. Hoosier fans want deep tourney runs and more! Many want a new coach, but I have no idea of who that guy might be. I don’t see Brad Stevens leaving Boston anytime soon.