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January 27, 2010

CREAN: Five minutes with the Coach


Q: It has been about a month since Maurice Creek suffered his knee injury. How has his recovery been going thus far?

CREAN: “His recovery has been very good. I met with the doctor on Sunday and (Creek) is ahead of schedule. My next question was ‘does that mean we can put him in in March?’ and the doctor said no. But he’s ahead of schedule and making progress and he has a great attitude. He’s finding ways to inflict leadership on this team, which I think is important.”

Q: You have made a lot of appearances down in Southern Indiana since you’ve been the IU coach. What is it about this area that you like and keeps you coming back?

CREAN: “I think this is a big, big part of the Hoosier Nation. I saw the billboard (on Interstate 65) that said, ‘Southern Indiana — Home of the Louisville Cardinals.’ I’m not sure I totally agree with that. They’ve got their fans, just like Kentucky. But the Indiana Hoosier fans don’t take a backseat to anybody in Southern Indiana. I think that’s why I love coming down here.”

Q: Since you come down here a lot, have you and your wife talked about getting a summer home down here to get away from the hustle and bustle of Bloomington?

CREAN: “No, I’ve been to a couple of houses that I would just settle for a guest room. No, I’m just kidding. It’s an easy trip down here.”

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