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Indiana coach Kevin Wilson resigned due to "philosophical differences."

It was first reported that Wilson was fired. Either way, the story is that Wilson and athletic department officials had a heated disagreement over his treatment of players and no resolution could be found. "There was no smoking gun, no precipitating event," that led to Wilson's resignation, athletic director Fred Glass said. Glass said he and Wilson "weren't on the same page" about leadership style. The Hoosiers promoted DC Tom Allen, a nominee for the Frank Broyles Award, to head coach to replace Wilson. "My heart breaks for [Wilson]. I never expected this to happen," Allen said.
Source: ESPN.com
Dec 2 - 12:26 PM

Indiana promoted DC Tom Allen to head coach in the wake of Kevin Wilson's firing.

Of note here, Allen is not being named the interim head coach, here. He is being named the actual head coach, on the day of Wilson's firing. Just bizarre all the way around. In a statement, AD Fred Glass said, "I quickly concluded that person was in our midst in Tom Allen. He is a leader of men. He is demanding without being demeaning." Allen was just hired as defensive coordinator away from USF last January, so it isn't like he has been a mainstay on the Indiana staff. Allen will have his first chance to show off his fresh head-coaching chops when the 6-6 Hoosiers play in their yet-to-be-determined bowl game.
Dec 1 - 7:18 PM

The Indianapolis Star reports that Indiana will announce the firing of coach Kevin Wilson at a Thursday night news conference.

This is a stunner. Sitting at 6-6, Wilson was about to take the Hoosiers to a second consecutive bowl game for the first time since 1990-1991 (the matchup hasn't been announced; the Music City Bowl is a possibility). And this season could have gone even better had the Hoosiers completed near upsets of top-10 teams Penn State and Michigan. So why is Wilson getting the axe not one season after signing a six-year extension? An IU source told SB Nation that Wilson found himself on this ice amid "repeated clashes with administration."
Dec 1 - 3:24 PM

Indiana junior RB Devine Redding rushed for 99 yards and a touchdown on 24 carries in Saturday's 26-24 win over Purdue.

Purdue has been downright ghastly against the run this season, making Redding's performance something of a quiet one all things considered. The 5-foot-10, 195-pounder's one-yard touchdown run midway through the fourth quarter did prove to be a crucial one, though, as it gave Indiana a 26-22 lead. Purdue would record a safety with 11 seconds remaining in the game to account for the final two points on the scoreboard. For the season as a whole, Redding has now rushed for 1,050 yards and six touchdowns. With the win, Indiana improved to 6-6. A yet-to-be-determined bowl game looms this postseason.
Nov 26 - 5:42 PM

An AFC scout would be nervous about drafting Indiana redshirt senior G Dan Feeney early due to questions about his strength.

"I just question his power at the point. I think he's a zone blocker. You don't draft those guys early," the scout said. Not everybody is in agreement on the strength question, here. NFL Media draft analyst Lance Zierlein has yet to look at his 2016 tape, but wrote that the 6-foot-4, 310-pound redshirt senior showed "plenty of functional strength" during the 2015 campaign.
Source: NFL.com
Nov 10 - 6:09 PM

Indiana junior RB Devine Redding rushed for 73 yards and a touchdown on 18 carries in Saturday's 33-27 win over Rutgers.

Rutgers held a 24-20 lead late in the third quarter before Redding donned his superhero cape. He would score on a 34-yard run with 2:09 remaining in that quarter to push the Hoosiers ahead, then kept his foot on the gas pedal with a 10-yard touchdown grab midway through the fourth quarter. All three of Redding's rushing touchdowns this season have come in his last four games.
Nov 5 - 3:53 PM

Indiana redshirt junior QB Richard Lagow completed 28-of-40 passes for 389 yards, three touchdowns and two interceptions in Saturday's 33-27 win over Rutgers.

Lagow had not thrown a touchdown pass in either of his past two games, but uncorked a trio against Rutgers -- his first three-touchdown performance since September 24. While the touchdowns have not been flowing like water for the 6-foot-6, 240-pounder, the interceptions have been coming at a pretty rapid clip of late. After opening the season with two pick-free performances, he has tossed 13 in his last seven games. That includes four showings with at least two interceptions. For the season as a whole, he holds a just-treading-water 15/13 TD/INT ratio.
Nov 5 - 3:46 PM

Indiana junior QB Zander Diamont ran for 104 yards and two scores on 11 carries in Saturday's win over Maryland.

Since HC Kevin Wilson has decided to stick with Richard Lagow as starter, Diamont has become a, ahem, Diamont-in-the-rough as a wildcat quarterback. (Sorry). Devine Redding finally played well on Saturday, so it's possible that Diamont's tricks won't be needed as much in his sub-package going forward.
Nov 2 - 6:20 PM

Indiana junior RB Devine Redding rushed for 130 yards and a score on 17 carries in Saturday's 42-36 win over Maryland.

The Terps' poor run defense provided an A+ pick-me-up for Redding, who'd been mired in a weeks-long funk heading in. For a runner who reached the century mark in three of the first four before going cold, perhaps today portends better times ahead.
Oct 29 - 7:25 PM

Indiana redshirt junior QB Richard Lagow went 19-for-32 for 196 yards, a score and two picks in Saturday's five-point loss to Nebraska.

Zander Diamont briefly replaced an ineffective Lagow at the end of the first half, but Lagow was back under center after halftime. The 6-foot-6, 240-pound Lagow has been up-and-down in his first campaign as starter, posting a 12/9 TD/INT rate during Indiana's 3-3 start.
Oct 15 - 7:45 PM

Indiana sophomore RB Devine Redding rushed for 78 yards on 22 carries in Saturday's 38-17 loss to Ohio State.

Redding was unable to find the end zone in this one and averaged a paltry 3.5 YPC on the afternoon. Through five games, the 5-foot-10, 195-pounder has rushed for 491 yards. A year ago, Redding scored nine touchdowns. He is still looking for his first in 2016.
Oct 8 - 7:33 PM

Indiana senior WR Ricky Jones set a career-high with 208 receiving yards on eight receptions in Saturday's 33-28 loss to Wake Forest.

The breakthrough came out of nowhere, because while Jones had a strong 54-906-5 line last year, he'd caught only three balls for 18 yards through this season's first two games. The Hoosiers, now 2-1, face a stiff test in trying to stay above .500 next week. That's because they kick off the Big Ten slate with Michigan State, a furious bunch following Saturday's humiliating home upset loss to Wisconsin.
Sep 24 - 8:29 PM

Indiana sophomore WR Nick Westbrook had a big game for the second week in a row, posting six receptions for 129 yards and two touchdowns in Saturday's 33-28 loss to Wake Forest.

The Hoosiers couldn't overcome quarterback Richard Lagow's five interceptions, one of them returned for a touchdown. In all, 17 Wake Forest points came off turnovers. While Indiana drops to 2-1, they may have something in Westbrook. The sophomore, who had a 75-yard touchdown catch from Lagow today, now has a 15-332-4 line through three games.
Sep 24 - 8:23 PM

Indiana freshman WR Kiante Enis was dismissed following his Thursday arrest on two charges of child molestation.

In a released statement, the Randolph County sheriff's department said that investigators interviewed Enis after being made aware of his possible relationship with a "child 13 years or younger." He subsequently admitted to a "consensual sexual encounter that occurred on at least two occasions in Randolph County." Indiana has dismissed the wideout. The charges he is facing are Level 3 felonies and could carry up to 16 years in prison.
Sep 22 - 2:38 PM

Indiana junior WR Simmie Cobbs underwent successful ankle surgery Tuesday.

That really escalated quickly. Cobbs was suspended for the opener but was fully expected to return in Wk. 2 until he became a late scratch. This, obviously, is the reason why. Now, Cobbs may not play at all this year. Apparently, his timetable may allow for a return if Cobbs elects not to use a redshirt to save a season of eligibility. This is a big loss for the Hoosiers, who were counting on Cobbs to be their No. 1 receiver.
Sep 13 - 5:46 PM


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