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  1. Congratulations Ryan, I think?!

    You now have a big head in the crowd, correct? You are now officially a folk hero! Sorry Dustin.

  2. Crean’s reaction to the Watty game winner was priceless. And I mean priceless. One of my favorite coach facial expressions of all time. It was a look of drop-jawed, stupefied disbelief, with a twist of “You talkin’ to me?” mobster mojo. Amazing.

  3. I read it completely differently. To me it looked like he was planning for the next play (which he sort of was. He was headed to the scorer’s table to be a part of the review). No, jumping up and down. Just very matter-of-fact.

    “Act like you’ve been there before.” Which he has. Not his first win against #1.

  4. I think the “been there, done that” was definitely part of it. It was like he was overcome by surprise but wrapped it in a cool demeanor.

  5. ^ That’s right, no jumping up and down like he did after we beat mighty Minnesota last year. He’s improving, no doubt. Still, to me it looked like he was afraid of losing another filling… And if Crean’s facial expression is all you “Hoosier fans” can talk about after such a game then I’d have to agree: Crean’s face is indeed very special, being as it is his only “asset” as a coach…

    The team is now playing well in spite of Crean being the head coach. They have overcome him. It’s a player-led team as Verdell himself put it:

    “It’s a player-driven team now. I think it’s a different team this year,” senior guard Verdell Jones III said.

    But Crean has definitely improved. For me he’s now at a C+/B- and immediately due at the dentist. We can and should beat Izzo and Matta and enter the new year undefeated. At that point our walk-on coach might end being the project that he’s been all along thus far. Until then…

  6. Punk is the only word I can choose to describe Teague’s behavior on the court. I suspect it is becuse he senses he’ll end the streak of 1 and done PG’s at pUKe. He acts as if he is entitled and does not need to earn success. Glad he is where he is at.

  7. I look at the game as KU almost upsetting IU. IU almonst blew the game down the stretch. They should have won by 5-8 points.

  8. Jay,
    Please tell me you’re serious and that you just didn’t realize that the big head is of Zac Efron? Kartje gets that joke from somebody basically every day. And I of course find it hilarious.

  9. To all the true hoosier fans out there, they did it! Big win for IU, and it was a team win. IU isn’t the same team we saw last year, for allot of reasons. Zeller is one reason and the team has more confidence this year. They know how to win now, and Coach Crean is another reason. This a nice year already, just sit back and see where they go. As long as they improve every game, they will be fine. Go Hoosiers!

  10. Dustin,

    I went back a looked at the picture again. Then I checked Efron pictures. I stand guilty as charged, I honestly thought that was Ryan. I admit I was puzzled but that’s nothing new.

  11. IT WAS A WIN FOR THE AGES! JUST A COUPLE QUESTIONS I HAVE!WHY DID WE NOT GO AT DAVIS THE WHOLE SECOND HALF?ZELLER COULDN’T GET A TOUCH.WE COULD HAVE BURIED THEM IF WE WOULD HAVE WENT INSIDE!WHERE WAS ELSTON?VJ3 FINALLY MADE A TEAM ORIENTED PLAY WITH THAT PASS.WATFORD MADE THE BIGGEST SHOT OF HIS LIFE,HOWEVER THE WARRIORS WERE OLADIPO,SHEHEY,HULLS,ZELLER WHEN HE COULD GET THE BALL AND PRITCHARD WHO WORKED HIS BUTT OFF!CREAN TRIED TO TELL DICKIE V THAT THE PLAN WAS TO GO INSIDE BUT WE KEPT TAKING BAD SHOTS AND TURNING IT OVER TRYING TO WIN IT ON OUR OWN!I DON’T BUY IT!WE HAVE THE BEST FRESHMAN CENTER IN THE BIG TEN ,GET HIM THE BALL! MILLER AND TEAGUE ALMOST TOOK US OUT!HOPEFULLY NO LET DOWN FOR N/D!I LOVE THE REFUSE TO LOSE ATTITUDE!

  12. I suppose we will never truly know what Crean was thinking just after the shot and strolling the sidelines, the moment he looked back onto the court????? Jaw dropped?????

  13. So, even though he has coached two different teams to upset wins over #1 ranked teams he doesn’t know what he is doing? Really, idiot is too mild a word for some of you. Curl up with your Steve Alford dolls in the basement. Again.

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