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Crean sent Strong a motivational text message

The fun with Charlie Strong continues from what was one of the most bizarre and laughable press conferences we’ve seen at Louisville in a long time.  First, he refused to say he’ll be back at Louisville next season; then he challenged Louisville fans to be more like Big Blue Nation.  (They can start by showering.)  And just when we thought he was done giving us fodder for the day, Strong said he read a motivational text from Tom Crean to his team before the Rutgers game.

Just stop.  It’s too much.

Who’s up for a game of #TextsFromTomCrean: Charlie Strong edition?

“I’ve been thinking about Louisville winning the Big East Championship a lot.  A whole lot.”

— “Enjoyed the Bieber concert in Yum last month. Can u get me tix to One Direction?”

— “I know you’re about to play Rutgers but did you see Christian Watford’s buzzer-beater last year? WOW”

— “Can you txt me Pitino’s number?”

— “Did you know I’m related to the Harbaugh brothers?”

— “Remind your boys that postseason games don’t matter. The magic is in the middle of the non-conference regular season schedule.”

— “Hey Joker, ask Cal if he’ll play me in Assembly Hall.”

Your turn…

Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

53 Comments for Crean sent Strong a motivational text message



  1. TheRobBromley
    1:25 pm December 3, 2012 Permalink

    “We are dedicating a new trophy case at PJCS for beating Rutgers! Come out and see it and enjoy free samples of Crown Royal!”



  2. D
    1:26 pm December 3, 2012 Permalink

    “I need you so bad, and you know it” … “Charlie, disregard last txt…meant for Trey Lyles”



  3. NKY_UK_fan
    1:28 pm December 3, 2012 Permalink

    Please tell me no one has bought a “Stoops Troops” t-shirt. I bet those that did still have their “Got Gillispie” shirt too.



  4. MANIA
    1:29 pm December 3, 2012 Permalink

    “They’ll be talking about our teams for years. They just hired Stoops’ little brutha… haha.”



  5. lawnorder
    1:31 pm December 3, 2012 Permalink

    Crean text should read “that damn Tubby caused this!”



  6. JT
    1:33 pm December 3, 2012 Permalink

    UK now unbanked in the AP poll…



  7. EC
    1:34 pm December 3, 2012 Permalink

    Hey Charlie. You done with that gum?



  8. petey
    1:35 pm December 3, 2012 Permalink

    uk went 2-10. they didnt beat a single team in their conference and set new records for low attendance. The Uk basketball team is 4-3. keep talking trash BBN



  9. JT
    1:35 pm December 3, 2012 Permalink

    Unranked, rather.



  10. #8
    1:36 pm December 3, 2012 Permalink

    What else can they say, there’s no debate about anything in UK’s athletic program.



  11. JT
    1:38 pm December 3, 2012 Permalink

    19th in the ESPN/USA Today poll



  12. kaleb
    1:38 pm December 3, 2012 Permalink

    “Charlie, make sure you get your players some rings for making the Sugar Bowl. It’s ok that they’ll lose, getting them the ring shows that they’re back. And it makes them look cool…”



  13. MANIA
    1:39 pm December 3, 2012 Permalink

    THEY THOUGHT THE HOME STEAK COULD REMAIN, IF THEY COULD RUN FROM US THIS YEAR… LOL… IT DIDN’T… LOL…



  14. lawnorder
    1:39 pm December 3, 2012 Permalink

    One thing I do like about Tom Crean, is he has that same big weird forehead as Tubby.
    And they both look great in their new glasses. Now if Peyton Manning would just
    get Tom Crean and Tubby Smith glasses, I would be a very happy man indeed.



  15. Tom Crean
    1:39 pm December 3, 2012 Permalink

    “Hey Charlie, I hear Cal and his losers are all watching UL Bowl game,Since UK Football is in the Crapper.And I can’t stop laughing over what Greg Stumbo said!!!May want to wait to see if Stoops can win a game before proclaiming him Bear Bryant.”



  16. JT
    1:42 pm December 3, 2012 Permalink

    The drop from 8th to unranked is the biggest since the AP Poll expanded to 25 teams in 1990.



  17. Ricky
    1:48 pm December 3, 2012 Permalink

    I love that Louisville and Indiana fans run their mouths about Kentucky, when neither has won a national title since the Reagan administration.



  18. MK
    1:48 pm December 3, 2012 Permalink

    Why are UL and IU fans even looking at this site??? Get a life!



  19. Nathaniel
    1:49 pm December 3, 2012 Permalink

    yeah its official now..WE SUCK, and the polls are now showing it!!… o well GO BLUE



  20. UKSupporter76
    1:51 pm December 3, 2012 Permalink

    13) Mmmmmmmm… home steak



  21. Rockfield, KY
    1:54 pm December 3, 2012 Permalink

    Here’s some trash for ya, Petey. We beat Indiana in the Sweet Sixteen and UofL in the Final Four in route to our 8th national championship and we also sent 6 players to the NBA to become millionares. We can handle a couple lumps this year in exchange.



  22. sonny lesbos
    1:56 pm December 3, 2012 Permalink

    8/10- UK defending champs.
    how bout you win a big10 title in either sport before you talk any trash????



  23. FlashOfBlue
    1:58 pm December 3, 2012 Permalink

    #UK102IU90



  24. STEVE!
    2:02 pm December 3, 2012 Permalink

    Last 21 basketball games – UK 17 IU 4



  25. Twin Condiments
    2:07 pm December 3, 2012 Permalink

    “Hey Charlie… If you guys win you can all come up to Shrute Farm for the weekend. Beets for everyone!”



  26. Don
    2:17 pm December 3, 2012 Permalink

    When you get your runner-up rings, go to Jared…



  27. Charlie Strong
    2:20 pm December 3, 2012 Permalink

    I am scared of Florida.



  28. Al's IndiCats
    2:27 pm December 3, 2012 Permalink

    Actually it’s pretty funny when iu and loserville people come on our web site and give us hell. One gthing neither one has made it from the friendly confines of their home courts, except loserville and we all know how that turned out. Secondly iu best win it all this year because Yogi and Boo boo are not going to have the stacked deck of cards they have this year. Loserville’s linebeards are going to be struck down and struck down hard when old Charley goes to coach Arkansas or Auburn next year, and they again has just joined into a failing league b/c everything’s pointing that Duke and UNC are going to either the b10 or SEC in the next two years. Now go build a trophy case for that!



  29. JAG
    2:27 pm December 3, 2012 Permalink

    Do you think a sweet sixteen tramp stamp will me look cool?



  30. RustyPipes
    2:34 pm December 3, 2012 Permalink

    Anyone have a link to that presser? Id very much like to see Strong’s farewell speech.



  31. jimmybob
    2:36 pm December 3, 2012 Permalink

    Unranked in basketball! Irrelevant in football! I wish we could talk about something besides how our former 1 year players are doing in the NBA!



  32. J in Orlando
    2:36 pm December 3, 2012 Permalink

    Tom Crean to Strong: “Chuck, you beat UK…those boys deserve rings!”



  33. jimmybob
    2:40 pm December 3, 2012 Permalink

    You know who needs a ring?! Drake! And Jay-Z! Maybe Taylor Swift and Justin Beiber! UK RINGS ALL AROUND!!



  34. Bleed.Red
    2:47 pm December 3, 2012 Permalink

    The funny thing is, UK athletics is such crap all you can do is hope ours falls apart, haha. When was the last time you made a BCS bowl? oh yea never. And you burned couches for winning a final four game. Now you have turned on your players so much that they have deleted their twitter accounts. BBN proud, haha.



  35. joey
    2:48 pm December 3, 2012 Permalink

    Can anyone find a link where strong said this?



  36. Joker Philips
    2:51 pm December 3, 2012 Permalink


  37. how bout this one...
    3:10 pm December 3, 2012 Permalink

    Charlie, I like how you and clintt are doing it the “right way”.



  38. THIS ONES MEANT FOR CLINT HURT
    3:11 pm December 3, 2012 Permalink

    ive been thinking about our trip to nevin shapiros yacht a lot. a whole lot.



  39. welcome to the ACC
    3:13 pm December 3, 2012 Permalink

    34. in the last 2 seasons a combined 7 teams have shared your conference title. a BCS bid out of the big east is nothing to brag about



  40. cats
    3:18 pm December 3, 2012 Permalink

    LOUISVILLE: you all are not going to beat us. we will go into the yum! center and beat you on your own floor, live it up now because its about to be 5 count em 5 in a row over baby bro,even in a down year under cal these freshmen will still come around and go on a tourney run that UL dreams for in their best seasons



  41. louisville
    3:20 pm December 3, 2012 Permalink

    39 You can just watch louisville like the rest of the world! You wont make it to a BCS bowl ever again! #RESTINPEACEKY



  42. louisville
    3:22 pm December 3, 2012 Permalink

    40 lol if that makes you feel better. Win a game.



  43. Bleed.Red
    3:28 pm December 3, 2012 Permalink

    39. You didn’t even win a single game in your conference this year and only like 2 last year. You couldn’t compete in the big east, and definately not the ACC. You do realize that had you not been a charter member of the SEC you wouldn’t be there, right?



  44. cats
    3:37 pm December 3, 2012 Permalink

    43. thats the dumbest thing ive ever heard, UK brngs baketball to the table for the sec, not to mention i most years (excluding this year obviously) they have top 25 attedance in football. and in 2010 UK was one of 22 schools to report a positive net revenue. a louisville fantalking confrence loyalty? psh, l beleive louisville football is back when they canbeat us 4 years in a row again, like we id to you all, how soon we forget



  45. Bleed.Red
    3:40 pm December 3, 2012 Permalink

    44. Who won four years before that? Soon you do forget. Yes, UK does bring basketball to the table, because you are the only team in the SEC that is good. Yes you may have 1 other team, but as a conference the BBALL is terrible.



  46. Charlie Strong
    3:47 pm December 3, 2012 Permalink

    Damn I keep coming here to see if our fans are following my instructions and you still aren’t. Good grief we have the dumbest fans in the world.



  47. Bleed.Red
    3:49 pm December 3, 2012 Permalink

    46. Sorry coach strong, I know you can’t fix stupid, but we will try.



  48. Vanilla Wafer
    3:50 pm December 3, 2012 Permalink

    If u beat Rutgers we’ll hang a banner in Assembly Hall and pass out wrist cast at our next home game.



  49. Shoney Bear Bryant
    4:36 pm December 3, 2012 Permalink

    “Charlie,your lean…and mean…and not too far in between” #barklikeadogforme



  50. UofL fan
    4:40 pm December 3, 2012 Permalink

    Haha that is to funny even from a uofl fan



  51. Participant
    4:43 pm December 3, 2012 Permalink

    To Ul & Iu fans on this site,

    The basketball season is not over with just yet, we have months and tournaments to go.

    All the noise you are making is just like the little boy whistling in the dark.

    If that is too oblique for you…one word…

    “FEAR”



  52. sweetdanglindickdaddymolovesays
    4:50 pm December 3, 2012 Permalink

    I’m ashamed that we harassed these young kids to the point they shut down their social media accounts! We are better than that! Guess TT’s TweetBeat segment will suck for a while!



  53. Tom Crean
    7:05 pm December 3, 2012 Permalink

    Hey Joker, this is Creany… Tell ur team to watch each Indiana game played thus far so they can have a taste of greatness. This team plays at the highest level and will end up being one of the most dominate teams ever.. As you know, I’m the hardest working coach in the biz.. If you can coach like me, your team won’t have any problems winning. Winning is my middle name. Shoot me a text if u have any questions . Peace