Originally Posted by Hoosier Red
The celebration was lame. It would have been somewhat lame even if they had won IMO. I think you should only cut down nets when you win the game.
That said, I understand the reasoning behind it. Like the Sweet 16 rings for the seniors on last year's team(which I also think were pretty lame) Crean wanted to really show his appreciation to these two classes who have brought IU back from the precipice. Going forward, I hope it won't be the case that every little accomplishment is celebrated.
Fair enough. Crean went about rebuilding IU's program his own way. Because I am a fan of OSU Thad also had to rebuild a program, granted it wasn't as down as IU's, but it had a post season ban and such. He was able to rebuild the club with one recruiting class (taking advantage of Mike Davis inabilities in Indiana). But Crean decided to do it from the ground up, take some massive lumps, and build a damn good club.
All that said there were a couple of things that I always thought were odd. I don't remember exactly, but I thought there was some kind of pep rally type thingy when he landed Zeller. Then you had the whole "family party" when IU beat a top 25 team for the first time under Crean.
Crean has turned IU from a doormat to a very good program, but some of the stuff they do makes you go WTF?!?!?