If the result today surprised you in anyway, then you either:
A. Haven’t been watching much B1G Football this season
B. Have expectation WAY out of whack for this team
Today’s result reinforces why we should all be pissed at Bill Lynch. Last season’s 83-20 did come as a shock to me, because we had just come off two close losses (Northwestern & Iowa), and while I didn’t expect to beat Wisconsin, I wasn’t expecting to get our heads bashed in. I blame Bill Lynch for the embarrassment of last season’s loss, and also a team that should have gone to a bowl but under performed last season. I thought it was over when we fired him.
But the loss today………..I still blame Bill Lynch. Because it was his horrific recruiting that has put us in this position (Remember those whispers last year that we couldn’t fire Lynch and lose this great recruiting class). How is it possible that since our Insight Bowl game in 2007, he let us get to the point where we may have the most untalented team in the B1G? Oklahoma State was in that same bowl game, yet today they are ranked in the Top 10, and we might have the worst IU team in 30-50 years.
This is why we can continue to be pissed at Bill Lynch for the remainder of the season.
But let’s also look forward. Next weekend I am going to Las Vegas for work, so this column will be a few days late. But here comes the question that I need answered from you the readers. When the spread for the Iowa vs IU game comes out, let me know who I should be on. I’m assuming that unless it is something over 25, I’m going with Iowa plus the points.
Besides that, not much else to say here. This is what we all expected and sadly, it is what we all got. Unfortunately for Coach Kevin Wilson and this IUFB team, unless they do something shocking, with Midnight Madness starting tonight, they have lost any interest from the IU student & sports fan base, as all eyes & thoughts will be on basketball.
Current Record – 1-6 (0-3)
TJH Projected Final Record – 2-10 (1-7)
I still hold out hope that we can shock someone this season, probably one of our final two home games.
Enough from me. What are your thoughts?