Photo of Young Izzo and Crean Surfaces
Tuesday’s Indiana-Michigan State game wasn’t just a battle for Big Ten supremacy. It was also a full circle journey for the two head coaches involved, Tom Izzo and Tom Crean, both of whom were Spartans assistants early in their careers.
Prior to the showdown at the Breslin Center, one Redditor blessed us all with a photo of Izzo and Crean as their younger selves. In those fresh faces, you can see the head coaches that each would become: Izzo the beloved, iron-jawed leader at MSU and Crean the scrappy go-getter who always looks and acts like a great injustice was done to him.
Blasts back in time like this are always a treat.