Sometimes coaching regimes simply run their course (think Andy Reid in Philadelphia), which is what happened to Kubiak. Cultures get set, and often deteriorate over time, and Houston needs a fresh approach and attitude.
That coach will be blessed with a solid roster with stars on both sides of the ball. It’s a great job for the man who can come in, open the windows and air out the building.
PUT ON BIG-BOY PANTS: I spent my first 20 years in Bloomington, and grew up around the campus and its athletic programs. While I am not an IU basketball fan, I do want them to succeed, but one thing makes that very difficult — Hoosier fans.
No team’s fans whine so frequently or wail so loud at fouls called against their team. Anywhere.
Now I know where this all came from — Robert Montgomery Knight. The General’s silly tirades directed at officials from 1971-2000 led multiple generations of IU fans to moan at the blowing of any whistle against the Cream and Crimson. While Knight has been gone for over a decade, the embarrassing bellyaching has been hereditarily passed down.
I hadn’t been around it much over the past few years, but it was again on display at Saturday’s Crossroads Classic loss to pedestrian Notre Dame, perhaps louder than ever.
I would just like to invite offending IU fans (deep down, you know who you are) to get comfortable with the notion that yes, fouls are called on Indiana too.
Please, just quit worrying about fouls, and figure out why Tom Crean couldn’t get a team with two top-four picks in the NBA draft past the Sweet 16.
— Brent Glasgow is a sports writer for the Hendricks County Flyer. He may be reached by calling 272-5800 ext. 173 or by e-mailing to firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow him on Twitter at @BGlasgow37.