It hasn't been the best of weeks for the Indiana basketball program, but head coach Tom Crean's job is not in jeopardy, according to athletic director Fred Glass.
Despite IU's recent off-the-court issues, Glass believes Crean is still part of the solution and not the problem in Bloomington.
"Tom is absolutely not in trouble. Tom is the solution. He's not part of the problem," Glass told Mike Miller of the Bloomington Herald-Times on Monday. "Look what he brought it back from when this place was a mess from head to toe. I've identified some of the things he's done from the academic side and the character side and the tradition side and all that.
"So we're in lock-step in terms of getting this thing where it needs to be. And neither of us can guarantee outcomes. I mean, a 20-year-old kid may do something stupid tonight, may do something stupid next week. I don't know.
"But we can be very clear in identifying and enforcing consequences, and we're going to do that."
Indiana sophomore Devin Davis remains in the hospital after he was struck by a car driven by teammate Emmitt Holt early Saturday morning. Davis suffered a hairline skull fracture and still has swelling on his brain, sources told AllHoosiers.com. Holt was suspended four games for his involvement. The 18-year-old had a BAC of 0.025 at the time of the accident.
On Monday, Indiana announced that sophomores Troy Williams and Stanford Robinson would also miss the first four games (two exhibition games and two regular season games) due to multiple failed drug tests. Each player failed two tests.
Crean and his staff also had to deal with two off-court issues last season. Hanner Mosquera-Perea was pulled over and charged with DWI. His BAC was above .20. Robinson and Yogi Ferrell were arrested in April for possession of fake IDs and underage consumption of alcohol.
That means six players have been involved in off-court issues in the last nine months for the Hoosiers.
"As a lifelong fan of IU basketball, and now as the AD at IU, I'm just disappointed and really angry about this serial bad behavior on the part of some of our players," Glass told Miller. "This program has just come too far to fall back now. And Tom and I are not going to let it fall back."Yogi Ferrell: It's on us, not Tom Crean
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