Allen a semifinalist for Munger Coach of the Year Award

Indiana coach Tom Allen is one of 22 semifinalists for the George Munger College Coach of the Year Award.

Allen is joined by Penn State’s James Franklin, Ohio State’s Ryan Day, and Minnesota’s P.J. Fleck as Big Ten coaches on the list.

IU is currently 7-3, which clinches the Hoosiers’ first winning season since 2007. Prior to a 34-27 loss at PSU, the Hoosiers were ranked in the Associated Press and coaches top 25 for the first time since 1994.

The loss at PSU snapped a four-game conference winning streak, tying the longest streak since 1993. It was one game short of the longest streak in program history, accomplished by the 1967 squad.

Semifinalist voting for the Maxwell Football Club Collegiate Coach of the Year award will begin Thursday and close on Dec. 8. Three coaches will be selected for a finalist voting period from Dec. 9-27.

A winner of the coach of the year award will be announced Dec. 29.


  1. Honestly not too informed on the non-B1G folks on the list, but I bet winning out would put Allen up amongst the very top tier of finalists.

  2. Jejuan Sparks decommitted the other day. Not sure about the circumstances but he was IU’s lowest rated commit. Maybe It was a mutual agreement?

  3. I have a client in the Greensburg area who over the past couple of seasons has been telling me about a New Palestine RB who transferred from Delta
    named Charlie Spegal. Says his speed times are pedestrian but on the field ‘no one’ can handle him when he carries the leather. He has gotten very little interest from collegiate recruiters. They play 5A and are in the playoffs. What’s the story anybody got personal info on him. He and his circumstances excites my interests.

    1. I believe IU has offered Spegal as a walk-on. He hasn’t garnered any P5 offers that I know of. Charlie Spegal is an Indiana HS football legend though. His career stats are eye-popping. Like your friend said, Spegal doesn’t look very fast on tape but nobody can bring him down.

      1. As often the case he would make an excellent player for INDIANA…STATE SYCAMORES that is. He wouldn’t handle anyone physically on power 5 level especially at running back.

  4. The New Pal lineman IU was recruiting committed to Michigan State. I say be the only power 5 conference school to offer Spiegal a scholarship not a preferred walk on and see what happens. IU is always needing a short yardage guy for those special times and block for him….especially since IU is so interested in player development.

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