You may be right, I just think IU could do better.
Losing this Fischer kid was bad.
A buddy of mine is an IU fan and Crean's sub patterns are driving him nuts. You should have a rotation by now.
But he has an equivalent of Ohio State football in his hands, so he had a boatload of tradition to overcome a program "in tatters." I'm not sure he is a long-term solution for the program, seems a bit mousey and perhaps already peaked. Had the big recruiting class, its cycled through already, onto Phase II. I think Phase I was a piece of cake for that program. Phase II is off to a shaky start.
Fair takes (to a certain extent) on the situation.
That stated, IMO, perspective on certain issues is, no offense, lacking here by both fans and non-fans of the program.
-- Vonleh has been as good as advertised and has, as of now, only scratched the surface in regards to potential. Troy Williams, OTOH, has, by all accounts, been slow to develop and the constant comparisons to Oladipo, are, in some ways, unfair. But remember, Oladipo didn't become a star overnight.
Yes, Fischer is a loss, as he would have allowed Vonleh to spend more time at the 4 position, and may
result in IU being relegated to the NIT. Fischer was averaging only 10 minutes, 3 points and 2 rebounds per game, so it's not as if his loss is a program altering, make-or-break loss. Crean can sign a JC Center for next season that can, at worst, provide those numbers.
As for the IU can do better than Crean
spiel, that may or may not be true.
IU's not canning Crean within the next two years, but I'll play along for the sake of argument. I'd like to hear actual names who would realistically take the job and do better. Who would you target? And we can forget about the Brad Stevens fantasy; to believe that he'd leave one of the most storied pro franchises for IU is tantamount to believing in the tooth fairy.