Quick, name me a Junior or Senior who is making a real impact on this team…………yeah, neither can I.
This is yet another reason why we should continue to be pissed at Bill Lynch for what he did to the IU Football program. Sadly, I remember about a year ago, driving home from the close loss to Iowa and being told by some on the IU Radio Network that I had to give Lynch more time and he was a good guy, etc.
The fact that Coach Wilson has basically had to give up on his Juniors & Seniors because they are not used to playing hard in practice, show us the kind of culture that Lynch allowed under his watch. (Sadly, DeMarlo Belcher is proving to be the perfect example of a Bill Lynch player – an underperforming player with a horrible work ethic) Anyone who wanted another year of Lynch after 2010, needs to be smacked and can I please get a fucking apology from the IU Radio Network for feeding me so much “Good Guy Lynch” shit last year? Bill Lynch took all that momentum from the early Hoeppner years and completely pissed it away.
His teams underperformed, he recruited like shit and he let his players run the team and not practice. Any/All anger toward IU Football right now, should go straight on his shoulders. No other way to say it, than he fucked us for the next few years. It would have been better if he cheated. Then maybe we would have won a few games under his watch. As it is, we sucked under Lynch and now we are under a 2 year “Lynch Probation”.
Although it does have very similar parallels to IU Basketball, I do think that playing young guys will help us in future years. I think that with Tre Roberson playing at QB our offensive has a much more dynamic feel to it, and really helped to open up holes for Houston. Just curious why it took this long for Wilson to put Roberson in as starter. I can’t image that Dusty Kiel was that much better the first few weeks in practice.
A few other thoughts:
- No joke, one of our best plays is a punt where it hits the other team and we recover, or they muff the return and we recover. We had another one of these today, which I believe is our 3rd of the year. I’m not 100% sure, but think we have more plays like this, then passes for over 35 yards this season. Maybe we should bring the punter out on 2nd or 3rd down!
- Why are all football coaches so conservative? We’re down by over 20, yet we are kicking a FG in the 4th quarter? We haven’t stopped Northwestern all day, yet after a score in the 4th quarter, we don’t onside kick? Ugh!
- For the half-time performance, our band plays songs in tribute to the city of Chicago, along with a horrible impersonation of Harry Caray. (Not sure what was worse, the impersonation, or the fact that Harry Caray hasn’t been relevant in 20 years) Did anyone think that Northwestern is from Chicago? Come on IU, it’s bad enough that you play the Northwestern fight song before the game, you don’t need to dedicate halftime to them also.
Current Record – 1-8 (0-5)
TJH Projected Final Record – 1-11 (0-8)
We aren’t going to beat OSU or MSU on the road. So that would leave Purdue. And I just don’t see that happening. So after this season it will have been 2 calendar years since we have seen a B1G victory at home. Go IU!
Enough from me. What are your thoughts?