alternate headline: man does job
SI reports Lynch out at IU
In related news: Terrified sticks of gum are beginning to slowly emerge from their underground hiding places.
Is still on the prowl. They better not relax too much.
His cast would surely be able to stick to opposing receivers.
the big win over Purdue?
This is sad and reminds of a lot of the Glenn Mason firing at Minni. Programs like Indiana and Minnesota are very lucky to get coaches like Lynch and Mason and they are beyond crazy when they fire them.
For some reason the forget important things like say....I dunno...they're Indiana and Minnesota.
I was talking to an IU fan last night, and they were on the fence about firing him. I actually think if Lynch and Love traded places, Purdue would get better over time and IU would get worse. I honestly believe that. In that respect, IU was lucky to have him.
When you said, "Love," did you mean "Hope?" srsly...
Yes I did. Holy Shit. My bad.
Hope may be an asshole, but I actually think he's a pretty decent coach. He revamped their offense on the fly after the Marve injury.
And I saved that gum off the sidelines for the IU football museum.....Another revenue generating opportunity lost....
Are they for real? He's got them doing better than they were!
as them firing Mallory. Lynch made them not the worst team in the Big 10.
He may be a good coach who has no idea when to ramp it up or down. It is full go from the onset to the end, he should try to demonstrate some sense that he has it under control as a leader. It is easier to dismiss that type of personality.
Bad move. Who are they going to replace him with?
Watch out - if RR goes he's going to end up at one of the schools we play.
It's hard for me to imagine a Big Ten team hiring a guy who is 6-18 in the conference.
Ouch. I love RR but, that 6-18 record is one hell of a damning statistic.
Lynch isn't a good coach. Terry Hoeppner was turning around that program before his tragic death. Lynch won those 7 games on the team that Hoeppner built and then slid back.
Hoeppner was a good coach. I can't imagine how brutal it must be for IU fans to think back and wonder "What if?"
We should be thankful Bo survived that heart attack before the 1970 Rose Bowl and went on to have a long, great career.
He stepped into a difficult situation with Hepner dying of cancer and led the team to a bowl game. Lynch has recruited fairly well, for Indiana, and his teams were improving. This year IU had very close losses to Michigan, Northwestern, and Iowa, and were in the Penn State game until very late. Though prone to gum-spitting rages on the sideline, he recruited good kids and coached them up.
That's the good side. The bad? He seemed outcoached just about every game. He beat Purdue this year, Illinois last year, and Northwestern in 2008: three B10 wins in three years. Most conference losses were by multiple touchdowns. The closer games were often come-from-behind losses, like those to Michigan and NU last year; poor coaching decisions, IMO, contributed directly to those losses.
The new coach will have a renovated stadium with great facilities, several solid (again, by IU standards) recruiting classes, and a favorable in-state situation, with Purdue sliding. Could 6-6 seasons be in the near future? This Hoosier alum would love to see it!
Indiana's one of the two or three worst major conference programs historically, but Lynch was not the answer.