Indiana athletics director Fred Glass spent 30 minutes today talking about ways to improve the overall fan experience at football games this season.
Glass said he does not believe attendance at football games is wholly reliant on the product on the field.
While he said he has confidence in coach Bill Lynch and the increasing stability in the program (he twice mentioned the 35 scholarship upperclassmen), he has not given Lynch a contract extension.
“No,” Glass said when I asked if there had been any talk of an extension.
Lynch signed a four-year contract on Nov. 25, 2007. After the 2009 season, he will have two years remaining on his contract.
Most college football observers will attest that it is very difficult for a coach with two years remaining on his contract to recruit future classes.