BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) - New Indiana coach Archie Miller intends to win the in-state recruiting battles and bring back a defense-first philosophy to the tradition-rich program.
Two days after being hired, Miller spoke to a crowd that included Hoosiers' players and fans gathered inside Assembly Hall.
Miller made it clear he would emphasize recruiting Indiana's best talent, attacking on offense and playing nasty defense - three components Indiana fans desperately wanted to hear.
Athletic director Fred Glass also confirmed Miller's seven-year deal will average about $3.5 million. The contract has not yet been signed.
The 38-year-old Miller replaces Tom Crean, who missed the NCAA Tournament five times in nine seasons. Miller was 139-63 in six seasons at Dayton.