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  • Originally posted by Columbuseer View Post

    Did you not just define disingenous? That is saying something that you don't believe and making it sound like you believe it. Prequisite for being a successful career politician.

    Crutch is truly a gentleman and classy guy. He also has great integrity and shows respect for the opponent before and after the game (good sportsmanship). Snarky comments are just not his nature.

    IMHO it is not disingenous to say that bad teams can beat WLU and do pose a threat (ala WV Wesleyan last year).

    IMHO disingenous would be saying a bottom feeder D2 coach is the next John Wooden.

    Or WV State with 5 starters out. Still can't fathom that one.

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    • Originally posted by IUPbigINDIANS View Post


      Or WV State with 5 starters out. Still can't fathom that one.
      yep another good example. That was a brilliant strategy on their part. Start offense with 12 seconds left on shot clock. the subs who played in place of starters actually followed their coach’s instructions lol!

      wv state shot very well while wlu shot very poorly. State shot 41 free throws to 8 for wlu.

      Perfect storm.


      They repeated the strategy in tourney with their starters and almost beat us again. Fortunately some of their players reverted to playground ball at critical junctures, which doomed them.

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      • Originally posted by Columbuseer View Post

        Did you not just define disingenous? That is saying something that you don't believe and making it sound like you believe it. Prequisite for being a successful career politician.

        Crutch is truly a gentleman and classy guy. He also has great integrity and shows respect for the opponent before and after the game (good sportsmanship). Snarky comments are just not his nature.

        IMHO it is not disingenous to say that bad teams can beat WLU and do pose a threat (ala WV Wesleyan last year).

        IMHO disingenous would be saying a bottom feeder D2 coach is the next John Wooden.
        Being disengenuous is part of the successful coach lexicon also. It's sometimes called "coach speak" and is most often on public display in weekly weekly coaches shows and pregame newspaper stories but it happens regularly in practice etc. The reality is that for a team like WLU and now Nova, there are only a few games every year were the other team has a legitimate chance of winning. All the other teams have varying declining levels of ability to pull an upset. But coaches, including Crutch, will NEVER admit that to their team or fan base. I recall a game back in the day against Salem...Crutch talked about how Salem was an improved team and how WLU would have to give their maximum effort to beat them...WLU ended up beating them by 40 points which was the typical margin that they beat them by. Do you really think that Crutch truly believed Salem had a legitimate chance of beating WLU or was he voicing "fear" to try and keep his team focused?

        Coach K at Duke is a master of "coach speak." If you listen to his pregame coaches show and post game interviews after EVERY game, you come away convinced that 1. Duke would need to bring its absolute A game to have a chance of winning and 2. If Duke was plain lucky to "escape" with a 40 point win. Do you really think Coach K truly thinks Duke is going to lose these games or is he being disengenuous in his pregame comments?

        And coaches, to include Crutch, will almost never say anything negative about another coach. I would imagine that a number of coaches that Crutch has interacted with over the years have just rubbed him the wrong way but I can only recall one negative comment from Crutch on a fellow coach...I don't recall the specifics of the issue but Crutch's comment about the coach was that maybe he (Crutch) would have done it differently. May have been other incidents but that is the only one I can recall.

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