This season can be summed up in one word for me and that's frustrating. To lose our number one QB so early in the season was a sign of things to come. Even though the two new QB's on the roster came in and performed adequately, IU still lost a ton of it's potential punching power the day Tre went down at UMASS.
Then we have the three losses to Ball St., MSU and Navy that are again, frustrating BUT what's scary here is that this wouldn't be Indiana football if they didn't lose those games. My opinion on the Ball State game is that Indiana needs to avoid them, IU's their super bowl and they've got a better coach. The Navy game we simply didn't execute properly on offense, Coffman really struggled that day. The MSU game is on the coaches, not playing Sudfeld in the second half when our offense went stone cold is bad coaching at it's core. Squandering a 17-0 lead is inexceptable too but Litrell's playcalling allowed MSU to come roaring back, I thought Litrell puckered up big time. In short, IU left THREE WINS on the field this year and that's frustrating.
I'm looking forward to next season though, that's the best thing we've got going right now. Most longtime fans and followers know that next year is IU's best chance in a LONG time to finally gain some traction in the BIG. With the return of Tre Roberson at QB and another year in the weight room for the entire program, IU looks to have a really nice squad next year. Wilson is working extremely hard to develop a winning program and I get the feeling he's working harder than any other coach I can remember. I'm not into all that POTFB jazz, let's just get the W up there, bring the Bucket back to Btown and go into winter conditioning doing WHATEVER IT TAKES to get to the top of the BIG next year.