Hoosier Morning

1. HOOSIERS HQ
The past three games have been no picnic for Yogi Ferrell and his shooting struggles, Mike writes.

Transition defense remains a lingering problem that Indiana must shore up, I wrote.

Indiana holds at No. 4 in this week’s Big Ten power rankings, I wrote.

Teri Moren has the IU women’s basketball team focused on the word “We” and possibly headed to the NCAA Tournament, I wrote.

2. IT’S INDIANA
The Indiana defense is regressing, while Yogi and Troy are slumping and other takeaways from Michigan State, Alex Bozich of Inside the Hall writes.

Max Bielfeldt and OG Anunoby are on the rise, while Yogi Ferrell and Troy Williams are on the decline in this week’s stock watch, Zach Osterman of the Indianapolis Star writes.

In reviewing NCAA coaches, the jury remains out on Tom Crean until the postseason results are in, Pat Forde of Yahoo Sports writes.

Center Jenn Anderson flies under the radar, but does a lot of little things while playing through pain for IU women’s basketball, Taylor Lehman of the Indiana Daily Student writes.

JUCO transfer Jayme Thompson will bring the defensive backs a voice of experience, Sam Beishuizen of IUHoosiers.com writes.

If you’re looking for Assembly Hall memorabilia, IU Surplus Stores are auctioning off 24 turnstiles starting at 4 p.m. today, details on their Facebook page.

3. ONE FOR THE ROAD
We salute Yogi’s recent struggles with “The Teddy Bears’ Picnic” by Bing Crosby.

3 comments

  1. My guess is that Jayme Thompson is or will be much heavier than 185 pounds. At 6’1″, for a young man his age, I suspect the data regarding his weight is old data. I liked this little article, and I applaud him for taking a leadership position so early on in his tenure at IU.

  2. Po, it is good to see Jayme Thompson coming in and taking a leadership position. I especially liked his idea about how to be the best player you can as he expects everyone to do the work even when coaches aren’t around. I think the DBs will be much better as they have more athletic players and returning player with a lot of experience as a freshman. Like you I expect Thompson to put on some weight and I wouldn’t be surprised if he came in at 195 lbs in the Fall. I hope Lagow is doing the same thing with the WR & QBs that Thompson is doing with the DBs.

  3. v13, yes, for a DB/Safety who is not afraid to hit, Thompson will need to be a little heavier than 185 (if he’s not already) for hitting Big Ten backs and receivers. Regardless, I love that he is 6’1″. And with some fresh blood, increased size and experience, I too expect IU to field an improved defensive backfield. Need to reduce the number of huge plays we’ve given up over the last three seasons.

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