Friday, January 19, 2007

The Newest Dolphin

Cam Cameron is the new coach of the Miami Dolphins.

I had the pleasure of watching a season of IU football lead by this great man. It was slightly overshadowed by the Gerry DiNardo era.


all I have to say is...


Tittle 500
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Thursday, January 18, 2007

More Stellar Football Recruits - Thank You Coach Hep

So as you all recall, Eric Gordon earlier in the year decided to switch his commitment from Illinois to Indiana in order to play basketball for the Hoosiers and Kelvin Sampson. Not wanting to be outdone by the new Hoosier hoops coach, Coach Hep has managed to get the #1 ranked recruit in Indiana to decommit from Michigan and play for his new and improved defensive squad.

That's right folks, Jerimy Finch, all-star Safety from Indy powerhouse Warren Central is coming to IU! Finch is the #1 ranked played from Indiana and a four star recruit, and comes in as one of IU's most accomplished recruits in recent history. Finch isn't making the drive south to Bloomington alone though, he's bringing with him defensive tackle Jeff Boyd, who also had the opportunity to play for a multitude of bigger name schools and was named to the first-team all-state team.

Another IU recruit, defensive back Chris Adkins received an honorable mention for the first-team all-state team. In addition, offensive lineman Andrew McDonald is on his way to The Rock as well, and will help keep Kellen Lewis safe and sound behind the line of scrimmage.

It really is amazing to see the effect Coach Hep has had on IU Football.
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We're Back and With A Few More Wins

No need to fear, Defend The Rock is still alive and well, we just disappeared for a few days. So, as for the Hoosiers, LOTS of news, so there will be a flood of posts to catch up on everything. First off, basketball.

Two solid wins by the boys in Cream & Crimson over Penn State (84-74) and Iowa (71-64).

A road win in the Big 10, can it be true? Yes indeed! It was a close game against PSU, that saw the Hoosiers behind early and often, but once again, the guys who are supposed to be leading this team stepped up. Wilmont with career highs in points (25) and rebounds (12), D.J. White with 14 points and 11 boards, and not to mention three other played in double figures for scoring (Ratliff, Bassett, Calloway).

So, the man everybody seemed to want to come to Bloomington to coach the Hoosiers ended up coming to Bloomington and losing to the them instead. Sorry Steve Alford, but Defend The Rock prefers Kelvin Sampson, and we're glad you're still a Hawkeye. This was a game that really made me want to be back in Assembly Hall. The crowd was going crazy the entire game, the action on the court was fast paced and exciting, and it had a perfect storyline in place. Wilmont once again showed up, and showed up BIG, while Bassett continues to put up great performances quietly.

In case you haven't noticed IU is now 13-4 (4-1) and 2nd in the Big Ten. The Hoosiers are at UConn next for a non-conference game , but other than that, the schedule really isn't all that bad from here out save for a couple games with Michigan....
Be sure not to miss the Hoosiers being featured on a couple episodes of ABC's FREE Ticket: Inside College Basketball. From iuhoosiers:
Over the next two weeks, college basketball fans can get an insider's look at the Indiana men's basketball program, as ABC airs FREE Ticket: Inside College Basketball featuring the Hoosiers.

The show provides viewers with a behind-the-scenes experience of all aspects of the Hoosier program. Produced by Chicago-based Intersport, FREE Ticket: Inside College Basketball followed the Hoosiers during the Purdue and Penn State week.

The show will air the following dates and times:
Saturday, January 20 at 3pm (EST) on ABC
Saturday, January 27 at 5:30am (EST) on ESPNU
Tuesday, January 30 at 2pm (EST) on ESPNU
Thursday, February 1 at 2:30pm (EST) on ESPN2
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