Tag:Tom Crean
Posted on: January 24, 2010 6:02 pm

How do you eat an elephant?

Indiana fans have been spoiled over the past 70 years with all those NCAA titles and Big Ten championships.  Now we are rebuilding with a new coach Tom Crean.  In his second season I am amazed to see fans posting that maybe he is not the answer.  Lets get some perspective.  Last year we won, with hard-working scrubs, just 6 games. We won only on in conference play. Here we are with about 12 games left and we have already won 9 games.  As I look over our schedule, I would say we could win 4 of the games left.  If we win 13 games this year, that would be a 217% improvement year over year.  Also, consider that 4 losses this year were very winable.  Young players grow rapidly, especially ones with excellent talent.  Coach Crean is doing alot of things right. He honors the proud tradition of the Hoosiers.  He recruits well.  He inspires players.  I hope he is patient.  Remember how to eat an elephant? One bite at a time.  I'm believing great things in the future for our young team and its energetic coach.  Lets see what he does the rest of the year...and have another bite of elephant.
Category: NCAAB
Posted on: May 31, 2008 11:28 am

NCAA Discipline & Rubber balls

I think the NCAA is right to punish, but not too severely.  IU is just as well known for being a clean program up until Sampson.  That issue has been surgically removed. Crean has shown no tolerance for follishness. Yes, IU will be young and will struggle, but I think they will not finish last or next to last.  Don't be surprised to see these youn bucks win 18 games and finish 8th in the Big Ten. The young recruits Crean will get the next few years will have good PT.  Look at the Dukes and North Carolinas who loose 4 guys to the pros and get back to the Final Four in one year. These teams heal quickly. The young guys are good and with alot of playing time they will be strong at the end of the year....at least stronger than most people think.  IU is like a rubber ball, when we go down we bounce back up. Go IU!
Category: NCAAB
Tags: IU, NCAA, Tom Crean
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