Hoosier Morning for Jan. 27

1. HOOSIERS HQ
Indiana had no excuses after a flat, dismal performance against Michigan, Mike writes.

IU was somewhere over the rainbow Thursday night, headed down a maize brick road in search of brains, heart and courage, I wrote.

2. IT’S INDIANA
Once upon a time, Indiana was a very good basketball team, but the loss at Michigan was no fairy tale, Pete DiPrimio of the Fort Wayne News-Sentinel writes.

Indiana’s non-existent defense against Michigan may prove to be a fatal flaw to the Hoosiers’ NCAA hopes, Zach Osterman of the Indianapolis Star writes.

A malaise and blue effort on the road with a reeling defense leaves the IU season in doubt, Rick Bozich of WDRB.com writes.

No defense, no fight, no Blackmon, no NCAA Tournament among the takeaways for IU, Alex Bozich of Inside the Hall writes.

Michigan remember well Indiana’s last trip to the Crisler Center and flipped the script in a blowout win, Brendan F. Quinn of MLive.com writes.

The latest installment from Fred Glass on the state of IU athletics focuses on money and whether Indiana has enough to stay competitive, Pete DiPrimio of the Fort Wayne News-Sentinel writes.

An offseason depth chart update for the IU football defense, Dan at puntjohnpunt.com writes.

3. ONE FOR THE ROAD
In keeping with my Wizard of Oz theme, Judy Garland with “Somewhere Over the Rainbow.”