Team: Indiana Hoosiers B1G East

Head Coach: Kevin Wilson 4th year

Last Year’s Record: 5-7

Key Assistant: DC Brian Knoor

Trending: Treading water. Coach Wilson is an offensive savant. I am not sure that he isn’t the best offensive mind in the nation. His issues are on defense. As in they don’t play it. They gave up 39 points per game and couldn’t stop anyone. This team should not have such a poor win total, and that falls on Wilson. Until they understand that they can’t outscore everyone they won’t win and stay consistently bowl eligible.

As soon as Wilson proves he can recruit both sides of the ball and that he can put together a staff that can build any kind of a defense, he will be gone in my opinion. Not because IU is a bad place, it is simply a basketball school and he could do better if HE does better. New DC Brian Knoor has a monumental task of building a defense in Bloomington, but if he can, he can write his ticket anywhere he wants, including wherever Wilson goes next. The key word there is IF.

Prediction: 5-7 (2-6) 6th place B1G East

Indiana State: Win

At Bowling Green: Win

At Missouri: Loss

Maryland: Loss

North Texas: Win

At Iowa: Loss

Michigan State: Loss

At Michigan: Loss

Penn State: Loss

At Rutgers: Win

At Ohio State: Loss

Purdue: Win

 

Final thoughts: There are issues brewing under the surface in Bloomington and we all know that winning cures all. It is imperative for Wilson’s squad to get to bowl eligibility. The ONLY reason I had them pegged for five wins was a new DC. If he can gain traction they should make a bowl. Indiana is a threat every week with that offense.

 

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