Tom Crean, fresh from a decade’s run at Marquette, took the Indiana job recently knowing full well that life would be tough for awhile. He could lose up to three scholarships and all of last year’s starters before he coaches his first game wearing blood red. In that game, he may only have six players return from last season’s Sampson-spoiled squad.
(Bloomington. I can’t believe I’m still in Bloomington.)
Make that five. Little-used freshman center Eli Holman came to Crean’s office for the individual meet’n'greet common to all new jobs and left after threatening a transfer, raising his voice, knocking over a plant, and requiring campus police to make sure he left the building in an orderly fashion. Frankly, one of the former occupants of that office would call that “Tuesday”.