Once again IU won't matter in the Big Ten and that is sad. This could be a very good program. This is a great fan base that could win, and you have to feel bad for them.

 

Spartan Nation 2011 Big Ten Football Scouting Report:  Indiana Hoosiers

Biggest Game:  November 26, 2011, hosting Purdue

Predicted record:  3-9 (0-8)

Projected Big Ten Standing:  6th (last place) in the Big Ten Leaders Division      

Returning Starters:  12     OFFENSE:  6     DEFENSE:  6      Lettermen return:  48    

Head Coach:  Kevin Wilson 1st Season at Indiana

Top assistant:  Doug Mallory DC

Kevin Wilson comes to Indiana with an impressive track record as an assistant.  Unfortunately, Indiana continues to have a mentality that they aren’t a destination job.  They go after an assistant who no matter what he says, if he succeeds, will jump for a better job when proven head coaches who see IU as a destination job are ignored.  It baffles me.

There is some talent at Indiana and no matter how good of a coach that you are, you can’t win with the talent gap that IU has.  This will be a rough year.  We all know that Wilson can coach offenses that have talent.  He did it at OU.  Can he recruit the talent he needs at IU, and more importantly can he develop talent when the guys he is used to going after don’t and won’t go to IU?

This year will be tough, but if he can recruit for 2012 and start to produce, there is a slight chance that he can succeed at IU.  He must over achieve.  If I am an IU fan, the depressing thought is that if he does do well he is gone.  Coaches that don’t see IU football as a destination want out of there like a fat guy in an exercise class. 

September 3 Ball State Win

September 10 Virginia Win

September 17 South Carolina State Win

September 24 @North Texas Loss

October 1 Penn State Loss

October 8 Illinois Loss

October 15 @Wisconsin Loss

October 22 @Iowa Loss

October 29 Northwestern Loss

November 5 @Ohio State Loss

November 19 @MSU Loss

November 26 Purdue Loss