Spartan Nation 2010 Big Ten Football Scouting Report: Indiana

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It should be another year of, "At least we have basketball" well OK used to have at IU.

It should be another year of, "At least we have basketball" well OK used to have at IU.

Biggest Game:Â November 27 @Purdue

Predicted record:Â 4-8 (0-8)

Projected Big Ten standing: Last     

Returning Starters: 13 OFFENSE: 8 DEFENSE:  4   Lettermen return:    

Head Coach: Bill Lynch 4th Season at IU Last Season: 4-8 SN Predicted 2-10 Lifetime: 51-76 

Top assistant:Â Brian George/Joe Palcic Co DC

If you can’t like Bill Lynch, the head coach at Indiana, then you have personal problems. He is a top-notch human being and a super person. Having said that, he is fortunate to be at a school that clearly doesn’t care about football like they do basketball.

Lynch has been given a lot of rope because he is such a great person and because of how he handled the program after the death of Coach Hoeppner. Hoeppner was a fine man and a perfect fit for IU. Lynch handled the transition like a master with true compassion, humility, and grace. As a friend of Hoeppner, I could NEVER thank Lynch enough for how and what he did.

I looked high and low for more than four wins and they could be there, but I couldn’t in the interest of being fair say any more than this. I sure hope so. This program is a sleeping giant. Go ahead and laugh, but I know several division one head coaches who are proven that want this job. I hope they don’t get it and Lynch has great success. Emphasis on HOPE.

September 2 Towson WIN

September 18 @WKU WIN

September 25 Akron WIN

October 2 UM LOSS

October 9 @Ohio State LOSS

October 16 Arkansas State WIN

October 23 @Illinois LOSS

October 30 Northwestern LOSS

November 6 Iowa LOSS

November 13 @Wisconsin LOSS

November 20 Penn State

November 27 @Purdue LOSS