Biggest Game:Â November 27 @Purdue
Predicted record:Â 4-8 (0-8)
Projected Big Ten standing:Â LastÂ Â Â Â Â
Returning Starters:Â 13 OFFENSE:Â 8 DEFENSE:Â Â 4Â Â Â Lettermen return:Â Â Â Â
Head Coach:Â Bill Lynch 4th Season at IU Last Season:Â 4-8Â SN Predicted 2-10 Lifetime:Â 51-76Â
Top assistant:Â Brian George/Joe Palcic Co DC
If you canâ€™t like Bill Lynch, the head coach at Indiana, then you have personal problems.Â He is a top-notch human being and a super person.Â Having said that, he is fortunate to be at a school that clearly doesnâ€™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.Â Hoeppner was a fine man and a perfect fit for IU.Â Lynch handled the transition like a master with true compassion, humility, and grace.Â 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 couldnâ€™t in the interest of being fair say any more than this.Â I sure hope so.Â This program is a sleeping giant.Â Go ahead and laugh, but I know several division one head coaches who are proven that want this job.Â I hope they donâ€™t get it and Lynch has great success.Â 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 LOSSÂ