Originally Posted by traderumor
What do your personal struggles have to do with Crean doing his job? The "we're all human" defense?
So when you evaluate the job your coach is doing you only care about wins and losses because that's what he's paid to do, so if someone else thinks that tune will change if the performance changes, they are judgmental? Interesting way to view the world.
I think you miss the point.
You said Crean represents the University poorly. When asked how he represents the university poorly, you mentioned two specific incidents which you said, showed his true character. Obviously for any specific time he's acted improperly, I could point out a number of different times he's acted in a manner which I believe shows his character in a positive light. So rather than make it a tit for tat positive example for negative example which would prove nothing, I was pointing out that no person's character should be reduced to two specific incidents over 1 year apart.
Most of the things you've mentioned are a part of his personality, which while I can see why it's annoying, don't really reflect badly on the university.
I can imagine sitting in an interview, and the interviewer says, "We'd like to offer you the job, but we can't value a degree from a university that can't keep its coach in his coaching box."
He's definitely exciteable, and he definitely claps too damn much.
But really when I'm looking for a coach, the number of claps per game is not a metric I'm going to value very highly.
In general, I think you've projected a lot of feelings of IU fans which aren't accurate. Many of us are quite critical of Crean, and we're perfectly happy to discuss which ticks annoy us the most. But it just seems silly to say the guy's a bad guy or should be run out of town because he shakes hands too fast after a loss.