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BOZICH: Crean Visits First IU Football Practice

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Kevin Wilson greeted Tom Crean at Indiana's first football practice Thursday. Kevin Wilson greeted Tom Crean at Indiana's first football practice Thursday.

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Kevin Wilson opened his second season as the Indiana University basketball coach with a surprise guest on the sidelines for the first practice:

IU basketball coach Tom Crean, who stayed for most of the two hour and 15 minute session.

"I think he's a frustrated football coach," Wilson said. "And I think I'm a frustrated basketball coach."

Wilson, who came to Indiana from Oklahoma, says that he does not flinch when people tell him that he's trying to win at a basketball school.

"Somebody said we're a basketball school," Wilson said. "I believe this is a great school and we should be good in everything."

There's work to do in football – a lot of work. Wilson went 1-11 during his first season and IU was outscored 342-147 in Big Ten play.

*There are two former Louisville high school players on the IU team – brothers Forisse and Drew Hardin, who both played at Ballard High School. Drew plays safety and Forisse could be moving from safety to linebacker. 

Wilson announced that Forisse is one of three players who will serve a one-game suspension for violating team rules. Receiver Kofi Hughes and defensive back Lawrence Barnett will also miss one game.

Wilson also announced that three other players have left the program – defensive back Shaquille Jefferson, receiver Logan Young and receiver Jay McCants.

 

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