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Curious to hear your thoughts on what Crean did after the Michigan game. I'm assuming the assistant for Michigan must have said something before, during or immediately after the game.
I just saw that video for the first time. That was pretty bizarre.
I'm not quite sure what to make of that video.
The only way it makes sense, at least to me, is if the assistant said something to Crean or someone else associated with IU about the Hoosiers being lucky to win, etc. Otherwise, why would Crean pick that particular moment to bring it up to that assistant, especially with TV cameras all around?
I don't either. Crean probably should've just bit his tongue there, but who knows what has gone on behind the scenes with the 2.
That assistant also recruits Indiana as his main territory I believe, so there could be something there, also.
Some info on what happened? I missed it
Crean yelled at a Michigan assistant after their game saying that he helped wreck the program. The assistant he went after is a former Indiana assistant under Sampson when they got in trouble for recruiting violations.
Tom Crean Jeff Meyer argue IU/Michigan post-game from WRTV-6 Indianapolis.
I personally think Crean is a very good coach, not a perfect one, but a damn good one. That said, I don't agree with some of the things he does, and because of both his success and decisions, I have grown to dislike him a lot. I just find what he did there really weird. There must be something else behind Crean's anger in that situation because Crean was not a part of the IU program when Meyer was.
"I was brought in here to change the culture. I'm going to coach with passion" - Fran McCaffery.
The way he was smiling when he walked away, I'd say he's just a really weird guy in general.
I was hoping someone would bring that up. That part was creepy!
Good call - didn't realize that. If the Michigan assistant said or did something to set Crean off, I think the best move for Crean would have been to say something like, "I have to stick up for our program and our kids when someone attacks/insults them." If he says that, no one really has a problem with what he did, because they all assume the Michigan assistant had it coming, or at least that that's how Crean perceived it. But with the way Crean actually handled it, we're left wondering whether he had a legitimate reason to be upset in the first place, which makes him look much worse.
I agree. As many press conferences and public appearances these high profile coaches have, you'd think they would know how to handle something like that better, which makes it even more bizarre. I'm in no way dialed in to coaches, but it seems like Meyer is considered a class act around, so who the hell knows what it was about. Still, just a bad approach to whatever it was about by Crean.
True, and they have PR types that travel to games with them, so Crean had plenty of advice available to him.
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