1. HOOSIERS HQ
The IU coaching staff forecasts significant improvement for the Hoosiers when they visit UMass this Saturday, Dustin writes.
Sophomore safety Drew Hardin doesn’t plan on letting newcomers take his job, Dustin wrote.
2. IT’S INDIANA
Former Hoosier A.J. Moye is the new boys’ basketball head coach at Oaks Christian (Calif.), Jacob H. Pollon of the Los Angeles Daily News reports.
Another former Hoosier, Tom Coverdale, is among those left in the wake of Billy Gillespie’s latest troubles, Jeff Goodman of CBSsports.com writes.
Indiana ranks among the five worst power conference programs, according to Harry Plummer of MassLive.com.
3. BIG TEN COUNTRY
Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio is upset with some of his players’ tweets during Michigan’s loss to Alabama, ESPN.com’s Adam Rittenberg blogs.
Indiana is last in this week’s Big Ten power rankings, according to Dave Miller of the National Football Post.
4. ONE FOR THE ROAD
We’re sending this one out to Billy Gillespie, Linda Ronstadt performing, “You’re No Good.”