Chris and Matt discourse the news of 3 top 100 recruits committing to Archie Miller, B1G conference partial schedule release, news of Indiana – Arizona series, and more.
Indiana is known as mecca when it comes to basketball gymnasiums. From holding 13 of the nations 14 largest high school gyms, to Assembly Hall’s fabled 5 banners, to Butler’s Hinkle Fieldhouse being the only gym in the nation that is listed on the National Registry of Historic Landmarks. But truth be told, a small and intimate gym in Knightstown, Indiana might be the most charming gym of them all.
After a 4-8 season, the 2nd worst record in the past 60 years of ND football, coach Brian Kelly deservedly finds himself on the hot seat. At times Kelly did not handle the hot seat well last year as he shifted blame to the players multiple times while showing inability to adapt within his own coaching staff and schemes, or waiting until it was too late (i.e. Brian Van Gorder).
But Kelly returns this season to coach his 8th season at ND. In 8 seasons Kelly has led ND to a 3-3 bowl game record, the schools first bowl win since 1993, and took them to the 2002 national championship. But Kelly’s Irish are going to have to do better than the recurring 8-5 record of years past in order for Kelly to keep his job and that all starts with a mass turnover to the coaching staff.
On The Cusp, Romeo Langford Will Need An All-Time Season In Order To Break Damon Bailey’s Career Scoring Record
At some point next season Romeo Langford and his New Albany teammates will play against Brayton Bailey’s Bedford North Lawrence (BNL) team. Brayton Bailey is a sophomore on the BNL team and made the all-conference team last season averaging 12 points and 6 rebounds per game as a freshman. Brayton also happens to be Damon Bailey’s son.
In 1990, Damon Bailey broke the Indiana high school scoring record with 3,134 points. Had the internet and social media been around like it is today, Damon also would have broken that.