Porter Moser to Indiana? Fans, media speculate on Hoosiers' next coach
Loyola-Chicago upset No. 1-seeded Illinois on Sunday afternoon, pushing the Ramblers into the Sweet 16 for the second time in four years.
Of course, Loyola went all the way to the Final Four the last time they were in this spot. Porter Moser’s 2018 squad ultimately fell to Michigan in the national semifinal.
After that run, Moser chose to stay with Loyola to build a consistent winner. The result? Three more 20-win seasons and potentially another deep NCAA Tournament run.
But if Moser decides to pursue a bigger job, this might be the right time to make that leap.
After the Ramblers’ victory over the Illini, fans of Indiana and several college basketball media members started to question: Why not the Hoosiers?
Indiana needs a new coach after parting ways with Archie Miller earlier this month. Moser is clearly an excellent talent evaluator and his offensive scheme puts pressure on defenses on March. Loyola’s defense is also elite, ranking No. 1 in the nation this season in points per game allowed.
There hasn’t been a lot of news out of the Indiana coaching search in the last week, but Thad Matta and Mike Woodson are two names reportedly under consideration. There will likely be more as IU’s administration casts a wide net in search of its next head coach.
Here’s a small sampling of fans and media on Twitter suggesting Indiana take a hard look at Moser.
Where is Porter Moser coaching next year? Between identifying talent and coaching, he should be able to pick his next job given this run at Loyola.
What time does Indiana reach out to his agent?
— Jason McIntyre (@jasonrmcintyre) March 21, 2021
Congratulations to Indiana basketball: The NCAA Tournament just did your coaching search for you. You're not getting Brad Stevens. You're not getting Chris Beard. You can get Porter Moser there. And the dude can win there. Gotta be one of the best X's and O's guys in the game
— Aaron Torres (@Aaron_Torres) March 21, 2021
Indiana looking at Porter Moser pic.twitter.com/0YUm8asfjj
— Jeff Ermann (@Jeff_Ermann) March 21, 2021
There is nothing fluky about this. Loyola Chicago dominated the entire game. Porter Moser can name his salary at Indiana.
— Clay Travis (@ClayTravis) March 21, 2021
Indiana boosters watching Porter Moser take down Illinois pic.twitter.com/qcdEWzfxOM
— Lucas – Presented by Chick-fil-A (@MSUDevotee) March 21, 2021
The Athletic Directors at Indiana, Marquette, Iowa State, etc should all be in touch with Porter Moser’s agent ASAP.
We are being reminded – for the second time in the past few years – that he’s one of the best college 🏀 coaches at any level.
— Ryan McDonough (@McDNBA) March 21, 2021
That sound you hear is Indiana backing up the Brinks truck for Porter Moser
— Brian Rauf (@brauf33) March 21, 2021
Indiana Hoosiers AD Scott Dolson should hand Porter Moser a blank check
— Payneinsider.com (@PayneInsider) March 21, 2021
What a great game by Loyola Chicago! Give their players a ton of credit and what a tremendous coaching job. How does Indiana not go all in to get Porter Moser?
— Mike McCartney (@MikeMcCartney7) March 21, 2021
If Indiana doesn’t hire Porter Moser as soon as the tournament ends launch their program into the sun
— B1G CHA〽️PS (@UMvsEveryone) March 21, 2021
It’s gonna be hilarious if Loyola beats Illinois and Indiana offers Porter Moser half the state to be their next head coach.
— Matt Lindner (@mattlindner) March 21, 2021
Mr. Porter Moser….Bloomington Indiana on line one sir.
— Anthony Rothman (@AnthonyRothman) March 21, 2021
How can Indiana watch this and not have Porter Moser at a leading candidate for the job? (They might already).
— B.J. Rains (@BJRains) March 21, 2021
— Jurko (@Jurko64) March 21, 2021
I’m assuming the #Gophers would be competing with Indiana and more for Porter Moser.
He should be a name near the top of Coyle’s list. https://t.co/72LEki3cFC
— GopherHole.com (@GopherHole) March 21, 2021