• Jersey Hoosier

    Typical Crean post-game presser. Blame the players. Blame Will Sheehy. Blame Even Gordon. Blame Hollowell on the in-bound pass for not calling the timeout. Hey-news flash. Who decided that Hollowell, who consistently has made bad decision throughout the season, was going to in-bound the ball. I’m guessing that that would be Coach. How about manning up for a change, and taking responsibility yourself. You would look a lot less pathetic if you simply said, “My bad. Blame me.”

  • Lance

    Well, it’s not like the coach can call a timeout from the bench . . .

  • MillaRed

    Zero accountability.

    By the way, you can call a TO from the sideline Coach. It’s in the book.

  • Kyl470

    I’d respect him more if he would do what the Oklahoma State football coach did. “Pick on me. I’m 40.”

  • Paul

    JH’s responsibility on the inbound. Crean was probably wondering why he wasn’t just throwing it to Yogi.

  • Scooter

    Scouting report defense? Our d is solid. 20 turnovers and a no movement offense is the problem. Get a clue. And by the way coach that is your broken offense that struggles.

  • Jersey Hoosier

    No, but he can ensure that the guy that he selects to inbound the ball has the awareness to and can reliably be counted on to do so – right?

  • mpwdoyle

    Interesting how Crean says “we” a lot in terms of blame, but never blames himself. It’s cowardly how he rolls a bunch of kids under the bus to cover his own ineptitude.

  • Snookafly

    He called a sweet timeout with 00.3 seconds left in the first half…

  • inadvertentelbows_stillhurt

    No real passers on the team…Hollowell is the best option as passer outside Yogi

  • Court Storming Hoosier

    Tomorrow in practice, I would have Crean run laps all day.

  • Will take charge

    Can tell he is nervous ….cuz he has been an EPIC FAIL !

  • Ryan Pride

    While the rest of the team claps uncontrollably and adjusts their khakis 19 times a minute

  • Paul

    JH’s responsibility on the inbound. Crean was probably wondering why he wasn’t just throwing it to Yogi.

  • Paul

    Use it or lose it. I’m sure he would have preferred it was more like 1.5 seconds.

  • MillaRed

    We had two 10 second calls when CTC was staring at them when at the half court line. We are up by 10. Call…….the flipping………timeout! It’s your job!

  • NotTheRealSteveEyl

    Ugh. Poor performance by the coach in that one.

  • JetpackJunky

    His brothers-in-law taught him everything he knows about timeouts. You just know Jim has been telling Tom that you get bonus points if you have the most timeouts at the end.

    Crean just keeps getting confused why nothing happens when he throws his challenge flag.

  • Ole Man

    He could have called it earlier in the possession and used it properly.

  • Paul

    In what possession? PSU had the ball until they scored with less than a second left in the half.

  • CreamandCrimson

    He can’t call a timeout when we don’t have the ball (I know you know the rules)…Tim Frazier ran the clock down, passed to a big guy who put in a layup with .3 seconds left. Tom Crean called his use it or lose it timeout and asked the refs to review the time. The refs didn’t add any time. There was plenty to rip CTC for last night but I don’t see how anyone can have a huge problem with the end of the first half timeout.

  • Candy Striped Kid

    I understand what you are saying and I partially agree.

    I like Coach Crean on a lot of different levels. I don’t think all the blunders last night were caused by solely the coach or solely the players. I think there was plenty of mistakes by both.

    If you think about when he said “awareness” was low in the last 5 minutes, he was 100% right. One play in particular stands out. When Sheehey turned the ball over on a behind the basket inbounds, around a 3 second count Noah was open at the free throw line but turned his head to set a screen for Yogi. Yogi didn’t have enough time to get open and Will forced the pass causing a turnover. Crean saw this and even though Noah isn’t a good passer, he placed him as the trigger because he wasn’t aware on the court.

    When it comes down to it, Yogi is the only late game play maker. Thats called a one trick pony folks and teams can take that away and you are left with nothing. Of course, this is my humble opinion.

  • Candy Striped Kid

    Call me crazy but after a couple of 5 second violations, why not use Johnny Marlin as the trigger?

  • Eric Doyle

    I apologize to all of the Hoosier fans out there! I too am a huge fan. If you haven’t realized yet that Crean is not the answer for a program as big as IU, then you soon will. His in game decisions most of the time are terrible. Crean is a very smart person, but because of that he over thinks even the most simple situations. His in game substitutions are terrible. Why with 3:00 minutes to go, do you not have your starters out there to close the game out?? Crean can blame the team all he wants. It is his job to have the right personnel in the game. It is his responsibility to have a simple in bounds play to where the team can run it successfully. This is not the only game we have had trouble in bounding the ball. I just hope that within the next couple years the Program realizes that Crean isn’t going to work out, and offers a big check to Brad Stevens to come back to college! He would be the best fit for IU!

  • Dee McDonald

    Brad Stevens is NOT the answer. I’m so sick of hearing his name come up. Either support your team regardless of the situation or go root for the Boston Celtics/Butler Bulldogs. Nothing personal. I’m just so angry after last night’s debacle that Brad Stevens name coming up is just ridiculous. Crean is our coach, like him or hate him, but they need us now more than ever. That’s all I’m saying.

  • Dee McDonald

    He had some major turnovers late I believe. What kills me is that he was also 1-6 from the field too. I just don’t see his upside. He has a game every month where he plays well and really helps us win. Other than that, I’d have him sitting next to me.

  • Eric Doyle

    I’m sorry I disagree with you! I am looking into the future. You will see what I mean in a few years. There is a reason Butler went to the championship in back to back seasons. There is a reason Boston hired him as a coach. He is an awesome coach. How many NBA teams do you think are offering Crean? I am not a fan of Boston, or Butler. I have always been a die hard Hoosier fan. I just want what’s best for our team. I feel that what’s best is a new coach. You can be happy and settle for a couple sweet 16 appearances like Crean, but I and most Hoosiers fans don’t settle. We want a 6th banner and Crean won’t get us there

  • Dee McDonald

    I want a 6th banner more than I could ever express in this short comment, but it does no one any good to start calling for his head. The people whose opinions matter will make those decisions when they choose to and I will continue to have no say in the matter. I just don’t think Brad Stevens is the answer. If we had lost 2 consecutive national championship games, there would be fans that wanted to get a new coach that could “win the big one.” My point is, where does it end? Crean has one of the youngest teams in the country and they’re playing like it. They’re not developing and everybody is mad about it, including me. But for the love, find a way to support your team, not tear it apart. Maybe you’re right and Crean is not the guy, but until he’s released and replaced, I’m with him, come hell or high water.

  • HoosierGrampy

    I anticipated some very positive contributions from EG considering that this isn’t his 1st year playing D-1 hoops. Perhaps he should take a quick trip to Tempe, find out where he left his “A” game and bring it back to Bloomington.

  • HoosierGrampy

    He got “out-coached”…again, and although I don’t like to think about it, this story will repeat itself several more times before the season ends.

  • Toms Crean

    Dear God. No. If that’s what we have to resort to, then this season is over. Johnny Marlin, while a great kid, is not a Big Ten player. Especially not a player who we should have to rely on in crunch time.

  • Toms Crean

    That’s a huge issue, Dee. Face it: we are not going to win a NC with Crean as our coach. We had an unbelievable squad last year and couldn’t even get past the Sweet 16. It’s time to face the facts and move on. Crean is leaving the program in complete disarray.. This is an embarrassment.

  • Dee McDonald

    I’m sure a lot of people have said that their team would not win a national title with their current coach, only to be wrong in the end. There is a LOT of luck involved in winning a NC. We played one of our worst games last year again a hot team, in Syracuse, and Cuse goes on to the Final Four. There is always 1 game in a tournament that, if you get past it, is a springboard to win it all and a lot of that has to do with just the random draw of who gets upset and who doesn’t. The B1G beat the crap out of each other last year and a lull in the middle of the year cost Michigan a conference title, but that lull probably propelled them to the NC game because they had more in the tank than we did. There are a lot of factors that go into it, but I just don’t think Coach lost that game. Jordy was hurt (shouldn’t have even played in retrospect), Cody refused to take the free-throw jumper, Christian wasn’t hitting, and Vic had an off night. In my mind, that’s a pretty big mushroom cloud of crap. I’m just not sold on Crean being the MAIN problem. If he blows it next year, then yes, fire him, but give him some time to develop a program that was torn apart by early entries and major success. For goodness sake, Cody should be a junior and Vic should be a senior. We’d be the #1 team in the nation if they hadn’t gone early and Crean can do NOTHING about that. We belly ache because he over-signs and then he gets some REALLY good recruits and it works out. This guy is under a microscope with really young, inexperienced players who lack a true leader on the court night in and night out. I think he’s been dealt a pretty tough hand to lost what he lost and be expected to win at the same level with these guys. Sorry, I’ll stop, this is ridiculously long.

  • Toms Crean

    I agree with most of your points but all coaches at major programs have to deal with star players leaving. Pretending like IU is the only program having to deal with this is not just lazy, it’s incorrect. Good coaches prepare for the loss of stars. Additionally, it’s not like we have a bunch of scrubs this year.. We have a group of very solid, albeit pretty young, players. What’s inexcusable is the basic lack of a basketball IQ.. Which is why this season has been such a disaster. Crean isn’t growing as a coach, he continues to make the same mistakes time and time again.

  • Dee McDonald

    I agree with you on all those points except that Crean isnt’ growing as a Coach. I think he’s growing, we just haven’t seen the results yet. The basketball IQ is horrid. I couldn’t agree more. The problem is we have guys with high basketball IQ’s…I just wish they could pull everybody else along with them. It’s easy to say that every program deals with it, but the last program that lost 2 top 4 picks played in the NIT last year with almost all 5-star players. It’s really hard to do and I don’t think Crean is a “get em in and coach em up” type coach. He’s a blue collar, work hard every day and in a year or two we’ll have a great team type of coach. I think we knew what we were getting when we hired him. The problem is, with the departures, his program and people being ready to step up has been thrown off. He had peices in place (like Remy Abel, etc….) but it got to much for them. I just see this as a rough year from all sides. Next year will be the tell tale sign.