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MGoPodcast 12.23: Mad Preemptively

February 28, 2021

1 hour and 13 minutes. Don’t forget: Next Saturday is our Roast of John U Bacon

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1. A Tribute to Louis Nix, and Indiana

starts at 1:00

We pay tribute to the life of one of our favorite players from a rival. Used the same gameplan as Iowa because why not. Hunter Dickinson: one of the best offensive big men but also one of the best defensive big men? Player of the Year? Franz also playing out of his mind. IU made some weird decisions. Was the first half clunky?

[The rest of the writeup and the player after The Jump]

2. Iowa

starts at 23:51

We kind of talked about Iowa in the last segment but this is the real Iowa talk because HOLY COY. Remember when Garza went mano-a-mano with Jon Teske and scored 44 points? Yeah, Dickinson shut THAT guy down. Also Brandon Johns and Austin Davis did too while Franz took over the game. Most impressive win this year?

3. Around the Big Ten, WBB, Hockey, and a Softball Note

starts at 39:58

Illinois can win out but needs MSU to beat Michigan twice. Also Ayo-less Illinois almost let Wisconsin come back and end it. Thank you MSU for doing that to them. Also: MSU—what the heck, beating Illinois and Ohio State? They went to a hack-a-thon against Illinois and dared the refs to call a foul on literally everything. OSU has a point about the officiating but also: LOL.

Hockey gets a Red Tie, where they pepper their goalie (and crossbar) with shots and nothing goes in and the other team gets a stupid weird bounce. WBB also frustrating—note that we recorded this before the Maryland game was rescheduled for March 4. Meghan Beubien K-thon.

4. Raw Takes and Football Recruiting

starts at 58:18

Will Johnson Hello! What this means for the in-state class and some other big targets that Johnson talks to. We also run quickly through the boards that I have a handle on (IE not LB, DL, or OL) and the shadow effect of recruiting 5-star quarterbacks in the class before.

MUSIC:

  • "I’d Fly Away"—Al Green
  • “Mr. Big Stuff"—Jean Knight
  • “Stupid Dreams"—Born Ruffians
  • “Across 110th Street”

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