Latest Episodes of Podcast on the Brink

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POTB 289: Zach Osterman on IU's recruiting budget, the assistant coaching opening and more
Aug 2143m
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Podcast on the Brink is back for a new episode with hosts Jerod Morris of The Assembly Call and Alex Bozich of Inside the Hall. The show is available weekly. On this week's episode, Morris and Bozich are joined by a good friend of the show, IndyStar IU Insider Zach Osterman to discuss IU's recruiting budget, the assistant coaching search and more. Among the topics discussed: • Zach's recent piece on IU's recruiting budget • Despite its spending, why isn't IU recruiting on par with the nation's elite? • The start to Indiana's 2020 recruiting class • Did Indiana make a recruiting misstep with Nijel Pack? • Is Mike Roberts a good fit for Indiana's assistant coach opening? • The recent Indianapolis Monthly piece on Fred Glass • The two to three biggest questions that will determine how good IU will be this season

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POTB 288: Leal commits and IU volleyball coach Steve Aird
Aug 1452m
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Podcast on the Brink is back for a new episode with hosts Jerod Morris of The Assembly Call and Alex Bozich of Inside the Hall. The show is available weekly. This week's episode is a two-parter as Alex and Jerod discuss the commitment of Anthony Leal to the Hoosiers in segment one and are joined by IU volleyball coach Steve Aird in segment two. Among the topics discussed: • The impact of Anthony Leal and Trey Galloway's commitments • What's next for Indiana in 2020 • When will the IU schedule be ready to go? • Some thoughts on how the offseason is going for a few key players • Coach Aird's excitement for the opening at Wilkinson Hall, the new volleyball facility at IU • How Coach Aird plans to build Indiana into a volleyball power • The signing of Emily Fitzner, the sister of Evan Fitzner • How recruiting works in volleyball with prospects committing so early • Coach Aird's coaching philosophy • Expectations for IU volleyball in year two of the Aird era

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POTB 287: Former IU Rivals writer Stu Jackson
Aug 755m
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Podcast on the Brink is back for a new episode with hosts Jerod Morris of The Assembly Call and Alex Bozich of Inside the Hall. The show is available weekly. On this week’s show, Morris and Bozich are joined by Stu Jackson, who covered IU basketball for the IU Rivals site, The Hoosier, for the last three years. Among the topics discussed: • Leaving the IU beat after three years and transitioning to working for an NFL franchise • The current state of IU basketball • Last season's struggles and what it was like covering a team that lost 12 of 13 games • The struggles of the media industry and how difficult the environment is right now • Stu's thoughts on IU's in-state recruiting including Trey Galloway and Anthony Leal • The player Stu believes IU should keep an eye on going into next season • What Stu will miss most about living in Bloomington

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POTB 286: Jordan Sperber of Hoop Vision HQ
Jul 3146m
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Podcast on the Brink is back for a new episode with hosts Jerod Morris of The Assembly Call and Alex Bozich of Inside the Hall. The show is available weekly. On this week’s show, Morris and Bozich are joined by Jordan Sperber, who publishes a weekly college basketball newsletter that is available here. Among the topics discussed: • Jordan’s approach to what he does and the intersection between analytics and X’s and O’s • Jordan’s impressions of Indiana under Archie Miller • Why, in Jordan’s mind, Indiana struggled offensively last season • Indiana’s defensive potential moving forward • The importance of forcing isolations defensively • Where Jordan views Archie Miller in the coaching hierarchy of college basketball • Why 3-point defense is so nuanced • Jordan’s Big Ten at-large perspective • The impact of an assistant coach and what IU should look for • Current inefficiencies in college basketball that could be exploited in the coming seasons

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POTB 285: Former Herald-Times IU beat writer Mike Miller
Jul 2450m
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Podcast on the Brink is back for a new episode with hosts Jerod Morris of The Assembly Call and Alex Bozich of Inside the Hall. The show is available weekly. On this week’s show, Morris and Bozich are joined by Mike Miller, who was the IU beat writer for The Bloomington Herald-Times for the last five years. Among the topics discussed: • Mike's time in Bloomington, his expectations for the job and whether they met reality • The most interesting stories that Mike covered during his time in Bloomington • The change in philosophy from Tom Crean to Archie Miller • Mike's impression of Indiana fans from his time on the beat • What are fair expectations for next season in Bloomington? • Why Rutgers is the worst Big Ten roadtrip • The most unique and interesting players that Mike interacted with during his time on the beat • The state of the newspaper industry • On a lighter note, Mike closes with his favorite Josh Margolis story

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POTB 284: Bart Torvik on his preseason ratings, Wisconsin and the Big Ten
Jul 1744m
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Podcast on the Brink is back for a new episode with hosts Jerod Morris of The Assembly Call and Alex Bozich of Inside the Hall. The show is available weekly. On this week’s show, Morris and Bozich are joined by Wisconsin fan and friend of the show, Bart Torvik, the creator of T-Rank, to preview the 2019-20 season in college hoops. Among the topics discussed: • Bart's thoughts on the Badgers in the post-Ethan Happ era • What Wisconsin fans think of Greg Gard • Depth behind Nathan Reuvers and whether that is Wisconsin's biggest weakness • The role player that could be the key to Wisconsin's season • The process behind Bart's preseason ratings • How the ratings account for coaching changes • Why Georgia is a potential NCAA tournament team next season

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POTB 283: Looking ahead to the 2019-20 season with Dylan Burkhardt of UMHoops
Jul 1044m
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Podcast on the Brink is back for a new episode with hosts Jerod Morris of The Assembly Call and Alex Bozich of Inside the Hall. The show is available weekly. On this week's show, Morris and Bozich are joined by a friend of the show, Dylan Burkhardt, the editor of UMHoops and co-host of the Moving Screen Podcast, to look ahead to the 2019-20 season. Among the topics discussed: • The last six months for Michigan hoops and the whirlwind that it has been • What to expect from a Juwan Howard coached team • The importance of Michigan picking up Franz Wagner • Michigan's role players who will need to take a step forward next season • How Michigan's recruiting could change under Juwan Howard • Howard's two sons – Jace and Jett – and whether they'll end up at Michigan • Where Michigan may fit in the Big Ten hierarchy next season • Looking ahead to next season's Big Ten race

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POTB 282: The Podcast on the Brink reader mailbag
Jul 21h 13m
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Podcast on the Brink is back for a new episode with hosts Jerod Morris of The Assembly Call and Alex Bozich of Inside the Hall. The show is available weekly. In this edition of the show, Morris and Bozich open up the reader mailbag and answer your questions. Among the topics discussed: • Romeo Langford's fit in Boston • The departure of Ed Schilling: Alex and Jerod discuss this development from all angles • Was the Keion Brooks recruitment a factor in Schilling's departure? • What's the most important thing IU should look for in Schilling's replacement? • Should IU look for an "IU guy" to fill the assistant coaching vacancy? Alex and Jerod have strong opinions on this.  • What are IU's chances to land Trey Galloway and Anthony Leal? • What positions should IU target in 2020? • The current trajectory for the IU program

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POTB 281: NBA draft preview, Victor Oladipo talk with Scott Agness of The Athletic
Jun 1936m
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Podcast on the Brink is back for a new episode with hosts Jerod Morris of The Assembly Call and Alex Bozich of Inside the Hall. The show is available weekly. On this week’s show, Morris and Bozich are joined by Scott Agness, who covers the Indiana Pacers for The Athletic to discuss Romeo Langford's NBA draft stock, Victor Oladipo and much more. Among the topics discussed: • Is there a chance that Romeo Langford goes to the Pacers? • What does Scott make of Romeo's draft stock at this point? • Outside of the top couple of picks, when could the chaos begin tomorrow? • Which teams are the best fits for Romeo? • If he's available, would the Pacers draft Romeo? • The future for Juwan Morgan • Potential picks for the Pacers at No. 18 • Updates on the rehab process for Victor Oladipo • Pacers free agency and who the priorities are • A Joey Brunk update from Scott

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POTB 280: Mike DeCourcy of The Sporting News
Jun 537m
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Podcast on the Brink is back for a new episode with hosts Jerod Morris of The Assembly Call and Alex Bozich of Inside the Hall. The show is available weekly. On this week's show, Morris and Bozich are joined by Mike DeCourcy of The Sporting News and the Big Ten Network to discuss a variety of topics, including the new league commissioner, next season's Big Ten race, Indiana's offseason thus far and much more. Among the topics discussed: • Jim Delany's exit and the arrival of new commissioner Kevin Warren • The winners and losers so far this offseason in the Big Ten • John Beilein's decision to leave Michigan • Will the Big Ten be as strong next season? • Does Indiana have a shot to make the NCAA tournament next season? • The NCAA and when it may take action from the FBI trials • Mike's thoughts on Michigan's hiring of Juwan Howard

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