Illinois Basketball Student Section Photoshops Aaron Craft Into Dan Dakich's Family Photo

By Connor Muldowney
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It’s safe to say ESPN basketball analyst Dan Dakich has a bit of a man-crush on Ohio State Buckeyes point guard and hustle machine, Aaron Craft. Sure, Craft is one of the most impressive hustlers in the nation, but Dakich doesn’t hide that in any of his broadcasts and if gives off an uncomfortable vibe to the viewers.

It seems as if the Illinois Fighting Illini student section, Orange Krush, has taken notice of the former coach’s crush on the Ohio State guard and they distributed a pre-game stats and notes sheet with “Dan Dakich’s Family Photo” at the bottom. In case you’re wondering, this was included on the note sheet for the game against the Michigan Wolverines because Dan’s son, Andrew Dakich, plays for maize and blue.

This is one of the more clever jabs at Dakich’s weird man-crush in a while. In fact, the last funny Dakich jab came from these same Illini students who posted that Dakich was Aaron Craft’s father on the note sheet prior to a game between the Illini and Buckeyes a few weeks back.

However, this may have been the second funniest thing of the night as the funniest moment happened to be the entire game as the Wolverines humiliated the Illini on national TV.

Heck, even Dakich’s son, a young player still fighting his way up the roster, got some playing time in the blowout.

Great attempt at poking fun at the opponent and its family, but fell short with a terrible loss at home on senior night.

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