• HoosierGrad06

    I understand why Coach Crean is feeling this way, but it usually doesn't work to a coach's benefit in the long run. Just ask Kelvin. Crean has been mostly outstanding with the media considering the circumstances this year. Xavier's Sean Miller has completely declined to speak at his postgame presser after XU's recent losses….so it could be worse.

  • Kreigh_Smiths_Short_Shorts

    He's piiiiiiisssssed.

  • Ryan_T

    Do you blame him?

  • dale11

    Better than saying, “help is on the way.”

  • GFDave

    First of all, Coach Crean should be given some slack considering how tough this season has been. The only reason last night's presser rates comment is that he has been so good about everything up till now.

    Second, I wonder about the source of his anger? Is it the losing? Did he think the team layed down in the second half? Did Wisconsin's play push some buttons? Was it the refs? All of the above? What do you guys think?

    Lastly, in the first half Wisconsin's offense was bad and we were able to get some boards and convert in transition. In the second half, the Badgers were much more efficient offensively and we didn't get so many open court opportunities and we were unable to do anything against their organized half court defense.

  • msdiu81

    I'd be pissed too after the way we played in the second half. Dumes jacking up 3's from halfcourt and 4 turnovers. Dumes can stay on the bench for all I care. We played pretty well without him. His attitude hasn't changed either as he was ready to go at a Badger in the first half when he traveled then collided with the Badger. His attitude is bad and I hope he's the open scholarship we free up to get all recruits in the fold. I know I'll take flak for this, but he does nothing for me and I just as well see the freshmen figure it out without his so called leadership.

  • JerryCT

    His change in behaviour is worth a try. He might also try to change some things he is doing with Pritchard ie

    1. When TP is out high on the zone or hedges on picks he weakens the D.
    – not yet quick / agile enough to cover the ground
    – leaves Roth, Story or WIlliams down low on a 6'9″+ player with Taber
    – makes it impossible for TP to block anybody out on D rebs

    2. When TP out high on offense he weakens the offense
    – we donot cut hard enough, TP does not roll hard enough and we donot hit the roller with a pass early enough to make this offense work
    – TP is a one handed passer and not good enough to center the offense around up high
    – TP cannot drive or shoot mid range to create offense for himself

    I love Prichard but IMO he is not being deployed to greatest effectiveness on O or D.

    We got to be happy with the glimpse of VJ3 to come however

  • Ryan_T

    I agree about Pritchard and I agree about VJ. I felt like the only time our offense was moving was when VJ was in the game.

  • hoosier07

    man this poor guy is having a hard time coping — but can you blame him?! i know it's a rebuilding year, but wow this guy is just a TRUE winner — he just wants the W's and nothing else it seems — can't wait to see what happens in 2010 …

  • MillaRed

    We all have good and bad days. When you're coaching this team, its hard to have a good day. That second half was brutal. If Wisconsin is allowed to play physical they are a great defense. We looked half as quick and couldn't free up anything.

    Pritchard has hit a wall. Maybe 5 games ago. I'm not sure we need to run more offense though him or not. Great players find a way to score. He's been a pleasant surprise for this team and will be even better next year.

    Coach Crean will be fine.

  • MillaRed

    We all have good and bad days. When you're coaching this team, its hard to have a good day. That second half was brutal. If Wisconsin is allowed to play physical they are a great defense. We looked half as quick and couldn't free up anything.

    Pritchard has hit a wall. Maybe 5 games ago. I'm not sure we need to run more offense through him or not. Great players find a way to score. He's been a pleasant surprise for this team and will be even better next year.

    Coach Crean will be fine.