Listen to audio of Tom Crean’s appearance from earlier this afternoon on The Dan Dakich Show (via 1070 The Fan) in the embedded media player below:
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Pretty mild interview….
Crean is so lame. C’mon, how long have you been in the coaching biz at the collegiate level as a head coach and don’t know when dates of contact begin and end? Not buying it. And if it is true he didn’t know, then he’s not the sharpest tack in the box. Disappointing because this is Indiana and everything is magnified tenfold; especially with the prior problems.
If it were an intentional workaround of the rule, then why self-report it 15 minutes later? It was dumb, but arguing that Crean, in an attempt to circumvent the rules, knowingly cheated, only to turn himself in immediately after is even dumber.
Is it embarrassing? Sure. Did it yield a competitive advantage for our team? No – if anything, it hurts us, as we’ve been docked recruiting time. Does it reek of some grand scheme to cheat under the radar? No.
Let’s move on.
This is not a big deal. Everyone needs to move on and get over it. Get over it. They would never have done this intentionally and reported it, look at the bad pub it has created. My assistants make worse mistakes than this every day. Move on.
Sloppy, careless, stupid..and it should cost Crean, Buckely and somebody in compliance some money. I mean all you have to do is read a calender for godssake. IU doesn’t need this kind of hassel..too many good things going on in b-ball. U mean they had a discussion about if the contact should be made..and didn’t double check it?m No wonder we can reduce tunrovers..pump fake or score after a time out. Come on!):
Dan does that with everybody, he would call Coach Painter “Matt,” it’s just his style and who he is.
Shime..u miss the point..Iu can not afford this kind of carelessness..
I think you forgot a ” ‘t ” in that last sentence. Take a deep breath, man. As has been stated above, Coach K and Tom Izzo have made similar mistakes, and those guys are HOF coaches (not to mention similar stuff happened on Bobby Knight’s watch).
I dont mean to sound like a jerk, but dont you ever make mistakes at work? Aint nobody perfect. But yeah, I do see your point. Got to be carefull. Its obvious ESPN and others have an agenda to get IU. Dont give them anything to use. Peace.
Were they on probation too? Here lies the problem.
Wow, sure are a lot of people here today who apparently have never made a mistake in their lives. No speeding tickets (speeding is against the law), never lost track of what day it is (doesn’t everybody have a calander), never broken or lost something they thought they were being careful with (always, always careful with everything in every way). Come on, folks, mistakes happen. Even to the best of us. Yes, CTC did something that’s a violation. The type of violation that might be akin to a speeding ticket of going 60 in a 55 zone. No one was hurt, he said he’s sorry; let’s move on.
I think you totally have a different opinion and feeling about this situation than any other fans here…Yea, coach screwed up. Yea, its embarrassing. Is it going to cost us recruits or anything more than 1 or 2 days of evaluations, No. Bottom line coach screwed up but he definitely took the high road and made the right decision as SOON as he realized it. CTC took over our program in shambles and has made SO many strides in recruiting, rebuilding, being the face of the program, and totally standing up for everything IN is about. Everyone, and I mean EVERYONE makes mistakes and yes this was a stupid one. However, why would you think that CTC should have to pay money or put him down so much?!?!? Have a lil more faith and support in your team SCHoosier….
I couldn’t agree with you more inTheMtns….He made a mistake and is taking the high road with this situation….I would like to think that the entire Hoosier Nation would stand behind CTC for what he’s done and hows he represented IU. Not belittle him and be so quick with all of these comments…
For some it is easy not to ever make a mistake. All you have to do is….nothing! If you do nothing you can’t make a mistake. There is a huge difference between contacting a player a day late and getting the players grades changed or getting them an overpaying “summer job” or having a group of them over for a dinner party with Playboy bunnies as guest. CTC has to be careful, but so do the fans. The guy has done an outstanding job and we don’t want anything this small to drive a wedge between the coach and the fan base. Go for it CTC and get the Hoosier back where we belong !
I expected to get roasted for what I posted…and I don’t think there is any way this was a pre-meditated violation..I mean why would Crean go to a public place on a “forbidden” day..and make a contact he knew would be reported by somebody. I get all that. What I don’t get is how a coach with a million dollar a year package doesn’t know one of the most critical rules of recruiting..when those dates should be posted within the b-ball office and known to EVERYONE. Crean has a lot to prove…and this doesn’t help…if the Harris family needed an “in-state excuse” not to attend IU..the publicity may well give them one. We all make mistakes..but some are careless beyond belief and preventable. This one one of those.
I think it’s fair to say that there “many” opinions about this matter and that no one is right or wrong. It’s just opinions on a blog. I also don’t think it’s wrong or “unfaithful” for IU fans to be disappointed in Crean in this situation… it’s each fan’s right to feel however they do. And just because somebody is down on Crean for this, doesn’t mean they’re not as big a fan of IU as anyone else. I thihk this is a minor issue that occurred, but agree with others that it seems a little ridiculous that our Head Coach didn’t know the important dates related to recruiting… it’s easy to know the info and given IU’s recent history, you HAVE to know about those dates. Having said that, it’s a mistake… we all make them and God Bless Coach Crean moving forward.