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Indiana loses fourth assistant coach in a month

Posted on: February 10, 2011 3:29 pm
Posted by Jerry Hinnen

When last we checked on Indiana, new head coach Kevin Wilson was having some problems retaining his even-newer assistants. His offensive coordinator had gone back to Boise State, his defensive line coach had defected to Michigan, his secondary coach has fled for Nebraska. The one bright spot was that he'd stopped some of the bleeding by hiring a bright up-and-comer to handle the running backs, Air Force running game coordinator Jemal Singleton.

Consider the bleeding officially resumed :
Oklahoma State football coach Mike Gundy has completed his coaching staff, adding Jemal Singleton to the staff ...

“I'm very excited about the opportunity to work at Oklahoma State and with Coach Gundy,” Singleton said. “It's a phenomenal program. It's a school I knew a lot about while growing up in Texas and I'm excited to now be a Cowboy myself.”
Though Singleton's exact role in Stillwater is still to be determined, it's expected he'll coach either receivers or running backs.

Also to be determined is why so many coaches seem so eager to leave Bloomington the moment they step into it. On the one hand, all four of the programs who have swooped in the for the new Hooiser assistants have been much larger, more established programs than Wilson's, and all four departed assistants have probably received not-insignificant raises to make the move.

On the other, wouldn't we expect one of these coaches to show some level of loyalty to Wilson and their new employer by sticking it out with the Hoosiers for longer than it takes to unpack the moving van? Is there something about Wilson or the program so toxic that one good look is all it takes to send them fleeing?

We're not likely to get answers to that anytime soon, but unfortunately for Wilson and the Hoosiers, at this rate it looks like the Indiana coaching staff isn't going to be settled anytime soon, either.


Since: Aug 24, 2010
Posted on: February 13, 2011 9:15 am

Indiana loses fourth assistant coach in a month

Easy to write an article with loaded questions and innuendo.  It is hardly unusual that coaches shift places with a new head coach.  Also Indiana has all but a full coaching staff in place.  Brent Peace returned to Boise to fill the position vacated by Harsin for obvious reasons and the others left for positions at much more successful programs.  All of these shifts in staff are pretty obvious to informed observers.  Rather than question the movement of coaches, it is better to question the qualifications of the applicants, but this requries a modest level of research.   

Since: Nov 29, 2006
Posted on: February 10, 2011 7:19 pm

Indiana loses fourth assistant coach in a month

nope, guys just moving on to greener pastures.  The fact that big time programs like his hires surely means he knows what the hell he's doing!  How many of Lynch's guys moved to greener pastures?  He will be fine and your an idiot for judging a guy so harshly before he has coached his first game!!!!!!

Since: Jan 17, 2008
Posted on: February 10, 2011 4:15 pm

Indiana loses fourth assistant coach in a month

Please not another Kelvin Sampson
Please not another Kelvin Sampson
Please not another Kelvin Sampson
Please not another Kelvin Sampson

I was excited to see him come! I think he's a good coach. But now I'm suspicious... Btw. Not a big College Football fanatic, but I still watch the hoosier games.

Since: Oct 15, 2009
Posted on: February 10, 2011 3:58 pm

Indiana loses fourth assistant coach in a month

Or could it be that Wilson is a crappy coach?  He sucked at OU and he'll suck at Indiana.  Case closed!

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