University of Virginia head coach Al Groh is now former University of Virginia head coach Al Groh.
Why do I care?
Because Groh’s Cavaliers absolutely destroyed my beloved Indiana Hoosiers 47-7 earlier this season. It was one of UVA’s three wins this year.
It begs the question, if Groh can be fired, than why can’t Indiana’s overmatched head coach Bill Lynch?
The Hoosiers have finished each of the last two years with a 1-7 record in Big Ten play.
Apparently that’s good enough for Indiana’s AD, who came out earlier in the season saying Lynch would undoubtedly be back next year.
An Indiana-based college coach definitely will be fired this week (see Weis, Charlie), but I want one more.
What’s it say when your season highlight is a 36-33 loss to Michigan at The Big House in which you lost your mind and threw your gum at your own players?
Oh yeah, in case you forgot, that was Michigan’s lone conference win.
Not to mention Indiana lost to Northwestern in a game the Hoosiers were winning 28-3. (They lost 29-28, no lie.)
And for the second year in a row, the Hoosiers were outclassed by bitter rival Purdue, who themselves had a good share of struggles this season.