The Marquette fans are sad, understand, and are listing coaching candidates as we speak.
I still can't believe this is an April Fools joke. Well, some pros and cons:
Indiana is a big name. Recruits on the big name. Is broadcast like a big name.
Fertile recruiting ground like none other.
Long tradition and deeeep pocketed boosters.
Weaker conference (y'all know the Big East is a gauntlet)
Has a shot ot Terrell Holloway and Tyreke Evans, former Indiana commits.
Marquette is the place where Crean made his name, and he is the man; At Indiana, he will receive scrutiny like nowhere else.
No returning starters.
Slight threat of NCAA sanctions thank to Kelvin Sampson.
If his team slips, there is no run of impressive sounding Big East wins to fall back on: compare this second tier string of victories -"Ohio State! Illinois! Purdue!"to
"Syracuse! Pittsburgh! Notre Dame!"
That's a real late start on recruiting, though.
The school's basketball program is still under the long shadow of Bobby Knight.
Meanwhile, I am sure Sean Miller and Brad Brownell's phones are a-ringing right about... four hours ago. And Keno Davis' too. More to come in future posts.
Tom Crean's coaching career notes here and here.