Originally Posted by IGotACoolStory
God, I hope the Wiggins recruitment goes similarly.
I didn't follow his recruitment, but I was always under the impression that he was going to MSU or Indiana. Didn't know the legacy stuff.
That's what I mean. I mean I don't want to go on a rant about the program I'm the only one on this site cares about, but Purdue's seriously ****ed now. There was a minute there after the Kelvin Sampson debacle and the Hummel/Johnson/Moore class that Purdue could have really gone neck and neck with IU in the state. They'd never take over Indiana like IU's capable of (and basically have), but could have legitimately put themselves on the same level. But Painter followed that class with multiple years of just straight shit. I'm talking about the best recruits in the class being guys I've played at the local rec and at least held my own, and I barely started at a nothing high school.
The dude ****ing blew it, and the program's never going to recover. I adore Gene Keady, but capping out at an Elite 8 every 6 or so years is nowhere near good enough. IU's IU, they're going to get top tier Indiana kids, I'm just resigned to it because other than Glenn Robinson (good luck pulling a Gary kid IU) they always have, but it's not like Indiana only has 4 elite kids per class. And now Painter's letting Izzo and Pitino and Calipari and Beilein (****in John Beilein!) come in and pluck whoever they want. Shit the guy can't even outrecruit Stevens at tiny ass Butler these days.
I don't know, it's just really, really disappointing. The entire culture of Purdue University needs to get out of the 1960s, and I don't mean the fun parts of the 60s.