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December 28, 2011 – 4:15 am by Hickey

Any chance of Indiana football becoming relevant in my lifetime went kaput on Tuesday when top quarterback recruit Gunner Kiel of Columbus, Ind. committed to LSU.

Kiel had originally given Hoosier fans their first glimmer of hope since the Anthony Thompson Era — or at least since the death of Terry Hoeppner — when he shocked the world by verbally committing to IU earlier this year. However, as Indiana struggled on the field under first-year dipshit coach Kevin Wilson, Kiel declared that he was “keeping his options open.”

This week’s announcement officially threw any sliver of a hair of possibility that IU might still be one of those options out the window. The fact that IU sucked this year wasn’t even the biggest reason for Kiel backing out — after all, the Hoosiers sucking at football is a given.

According to Kiel’s father, “a lot of things are concerning” about the situation at Indiana. And he would know since Gunner’s older brother was on the roster during this dreadful 1-11 season where the only win came against a I-AA opponent.

Reading between the lines, I’m pretty sure what Kiel’s dad meant to say was “Kevin Wilson is a total disgrace to humanity.”

It is now clear that all the bluster with which Wilson came into the job was just a giant squall of bullshit. The guy is the most unqualified idiot to take over a program in a BCS conference since Tim Brewster at Minnesota. Surprisingly — maybe it’s only because no one cares about IU football — the domain name is still available. My new year’s resolution for 2012 is to make sure that is no longer the case.

I am usually an advocate for giving a coach at least three years to get a program turned around, and things have to be pretty bad for there not to be a fourth year added to that equation. But Wilson’s unrepentantly douchy behavior off the field and his pathetic record on it show that unless the Hoosiers make a marked turnaround next year, his ass needs to go. And considering the lack of talent in the program, I don’t think we need to concern ourselves with the possibility of a marked turnaround.

With any luck, 2013 will bring another new football coach to Bloomington. Since there is no hope of turning things around, the Hoosiers might as well go the nostalgic route and hire Mike Mallory, son of Bill and current assistant special teams coach for the Saints.

What’s the harm? Odds are IU is going to suck anyway. Might as well do it with someone people can actually get behind.

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  1. 7 Responses to “ Still Available”

  2. Who was hired first, Brewster at Minnesota or The Charles up north?

    By MJenks on Jan 3, 2012

  3. I think if anyone needs to be fired, it’s Fred Glass! Fred Glass pissed away an opportunity to have Brady Hoke, a football coach who has a track record of building football schools like Ball State and San Diego State, stand on the sidelines at Memorial Stadium. Apparently the need to keep the “Cradle of Coaches” connection was more important to glass taking a coach with Indiana ties who has proven to have a winning formula. But it’s too late! Good luck trying to talk Mr. Hoke out of his MIchigan job Fred!

    By Brad on Jul 7, 2012

  4. MJenks and Hickey- You guys are both dumbasses. Kevin Wilson is building IU from scratch, and during his first two years the Hoosiers have been among the youngest teams in the whole country. They only have 8 total seniors on their roster this year.

    He is also doing what no other IU coach in history has done: bring multiple top recruits to Bloomington. By Wilson’s 4th year, the Hoosiers should be a consisten bowl team, and with a couple breaks may even play in a New Years bowl.

    The future of Indiana football has never looked brighter.

    By Leo Gio on Oct 30, 2012

  5. PS- I meant to say Brad is a dumbass, not MJenks. My apologies to MJenks.

    By Leo Gio on Oct 30, 2012

  6. Brad maybe when you pull your Head out of your Ass maybe some Blood will get to your Head.But I don’t think when facts are so readily available it doesn’t take much intelligence to see what it was going to take to Turn Indiana’s Program around. Given what has happened and the fact that taking the worst FBS program in College Football its not understandable to see that it was going to take at least 4 years to alter the losing atmosphere at Indiana. Kevin Wilson in 1 1/2 years has started a process of working hard that will produce an attitude of Winning. In that time Indiana this year has lost 5 games by a 5 point margin,They are third in the Big Ten in Scoring,They are 4th in total Offense,By years end Wilson could have 5 4 star players coming to IU which has never happened. Football is not won by throwing the most amount money at a Coach,Its by teaching Football,Hard Work,& attitudes that put the Team & your Teammates before anything else.

    By Chris Beach on Nov 4, 2012

  7. Okay, Wilson has had enough time to at least make IU “respectable”, but yet no one respects them. Maybe the taverns and liquor stores in Bloomington should be off limits to staff and team. I’m a stone’s throw away from taking the FKW domain name.

    By Da' Doctor on Sep 7, 2013

  8. Wilson is definitely douchebag material. His on-field interviews of him chomping on gum, not looking at interviewer or the camera reeks of arrogant f–ckhead. The “hi tempo” offense he runs only works against middling teams.

    By Smitty on Jul 27, 2014

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