‘More Than Basketball’- NCAA Analyst Shares What Is Going Wrong With the Indiana Hoosiers and Coach Archie Miller

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February 28, 2021 11:30 pm

The Indiana Hoosiers are one of the most successful teams in college basketball history. However, they have fallen into a rough patch. In a year where the Big 10 was very competitive, the Hoosiers weren’t ready for battle. The team sits at a poor 12-13 record and coach Archie Miller should start counting his days.

Jeff Goodman and Rob Dauster spoke to analyst Brian Snow, who gave his candid thoughts on the current situation with the Hoosiers and what is going wrong for Indiana this season.

“I think Arch would be the first to tell you that he hasn’t won enough. The Indiana fan base, they’re a lot. They’re absolutely a lot. My only concern when Arch for hired was, at Indiana, it isn’t about being a basketball coach. It’s more than that. Archie is a basketball coach… I genuinely think he can coach and I think they have good players on the roster. If you ask me why it hasn’t come together this year, I have no idea.”

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The Indiana Hoosiers will be anxious to see improvements. This is one of the most backed programs in the country and needs to do well to keep attracting the kind of funding they have for all these years. If Miller is focusing on just basketball, the results should be improved on that end of the court.

Feb 13, 2021; Columbus, Ohio, USA; Indiana Hoosiers guard Armaan Franklin (2) is defended by Ohio State Buckeyes guard Duane Washington Jr. (4) during the first half at Value City Arena. Mandatory Credit: Joseph Maiorana-USA TODAY Sports

While Miller’s coaching ethos matches the playing culture of the team, they seem to be shopping elsewhere to see who their future coach is. It is a shame, as Miller is one of the most talented coaches in the NCCA. He had a bad hand dealt to him when he took the job and he has just been trying to stabilize the situation.

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The team has the talent, but there seems to be a disconnect between coaching and college staff. If they do move on from Miller, it will be interesting to see if the next coach can start improving this blue-blood program. But for now, it seems the tournament is out of reach.

Ishaan Bhattacharya

Ishaan Bhattacharya is an NBA, NCAA Basketball, and Combat Sports writer at EssentiallySports. He has previously written for The Indian Express, The Quint, Sportskeeda.com, and WhatCulture.com. In that time, he has covered a wide variety of sports, including pro wrestling. Currently, Ishaan is pursuing a Post Graduate Degree in Journalism from Xavier's Institute of Communication.

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