Originally Posted by traderumor
Well, you'll have that when you don't really know who the guy is until he forces himself on you. It took more exposure to reveal what a goofball Crean is, and while most goofballs are fun for sport, he is of the type that wants to upplay his accomplishments so that the whole world can see what a great coach and guy he is, which is sickening. Hang that banner, "we've" (when he really means I've) accomplished so much. Aren't "we" (when he really means I) great!
And with all the "I can put up with his annoyances because he's winning" will be what the "faithful" will use to ask for his head when the struggles come. Lather, rinse, repeat. It happens everywhere.
By the way, its all fun and games now, but we are talking about one conference championship here. And he is hailed as king. You folks are suddenly easy to please.
See, for the most part, I've witnessed just the opposite line of thinking here.
IU could go 32-0 and win the Championship under CTC and some folks would still state the following: Yeah, but imagine what (Bob Knight, Brad Stevens, or any other Coach Du Jour) would have done with that team.
Honestly, there is a faction of the IU fanbase that reminds me of the faction of the Packer fan base actually rooting against their own team in the Super Bowl two years ago, just to prove that their (inane) reasoning that the Packers shouldn't have allowed Brett Favre to leave was correct.
According to "fans" like the above, when IU loses it is always
Tom Crean's fault; never the result of poor player execution.
No, CTC doesn't walk on water, but that line of "reasoning" gets old in a hurry.