Eli Holman speaks, sort of

  • 05/02/2008 12:34 pm in

Tough day, and night, for Eli Holman, and he’s a released statement addressing it:

Last night and this morning I had the opportunity to apologize to Coach Crean and today I would like to extend that to everyone involved in the program for allowing my frustrations to get the best of me. I appreciate everything Indiana University and Coach Crean have done for me and I hope nothing but the best for the program in the future.

Pretty milquetoast stuff. And we still have absolutely no idea what got Eli so riled up in the first place. Thirty Five Seconds has a pretty decent hypothesis — that Crean maybe, just maybe, questioned Holman’s manhood for abandoning the program in its hour of need — but since that hypothesis is untestable, best to leave it alone. Who knows, right?

Regardless, it’s unfortunate Eli isn’t going to get to pursue his potential here. He seems like a good kid, and would have been a lot of fun to watch. And I hate potted plants anyway.

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  • I was hoping for…I am sorry for my actions and hope to work things out and remain at Indiana. Ugh.

  • flahoosier

    Its alot worse than him, Bassett, Ellis and Thomas are now gone too according to espn. This is nothing but embarassing, and anyone who thinks this team will win 20 games is delusional.

  • tberry

    As much of an impact players as he could be and the amount of playing time and the decision to go else where are secondary to the way he handled the whole episode.

    His decision, good or bad, was his to make but the way he has handled himself tells me that Indiana does not want him and will be better off without him. let him go some where else and throw his tantrums and flower pots. It will be his loss not IU's.

  • jgongora86

    Argggh. Please, someone beat up the guy who's throwing the shovel at me. Man, we need MacGyver, he could fix this crap with just a paper clip.

  • Disco_Briscoe

    People are crapping on giving a scholarship to Sutton and crying losing Holman…What's the difference?

  • I was hoping for…I am sorry for my actions and hope to work things out and remain at Indiana. Ugh.

  • cooper

    Its alot worse than him, Bassett, Ellis and Thomas are now gone too according to espn. This is nothing but embarassing, and anyone who thinks this team will win 20 games is delusional.

  • tberry

    As much of an impact players as he could be and the amount of playing time and the decision to go else where are secondary to the way he handled the whole episode.

    His decision, good or bad, was his to make but the way he has handled himself tells me that Indiana does not want him and will be better off without him. let him go some where else and throw his tantrums and flower pots. It will be his loss not IU's.

  • jgongora86

    Argggh. Please, someone beat up the guy who's throwing the shovel at me. Man, we need MacGyver, he could fix this crap with just a paper clip.

  • Disco_Briscoe

    People are crapping on giving a scholarship to Sutton and crying losing Holman…What's the difference?