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Darius Willis runs the ball against Michigan. Chris Howell | Herald-Times


  • Darius Willis will miss the remainder of the season after surgery on his knee, Dustin writes.
  • Jeff Thomas at middle linebacker and Leon Beckum on the weakside seems to be the right fit for this defense, Andy writes.
  • Tonight’s Hoosier Hysteria is going to be more about the players and less a Tom Crean-led revival, Dustin writes.


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Gaslight Anthem’s “Diamond Church Street Choir.”


  1. “Setting the Tone” is the single most important thing the IU team can do this Saturday and for the rest of the year. In 15 or 16 seasons I have seen this done with hyped players from the first kick… maybe a time or 2. It was only under Hep. The first time he played UK and they kicked that a$$ was one I remember. Call Spurrier and ask them if it worked last weekend. This is mostly up to the coaches…

  2. I remember attending the IU v Ball State game at Ball State in 2006. It is a small, close stadium, where the fans are not far from the field. During the first half, Ball State was kicking our tails, with a reserve QB named Lynch and then a real good newcomer at QB. I don’t remember the exact score but it was like 7-23 and Indiana was terrible, no intensity, no commitment, etc. Coach Hep gathered everyone not on the field around him and just “let’er rip”. He went on for 5 minutes or more, he jumped, he yelled, he got in the team’s face, it was great to see and to hear! The rest of the game was FUN for IU as Kellen Lewis showed his talent and IU won 24-23. You had to love Coach Hep and his charismatic energy!

  3. I have to disagree with the writer of the Mo Creek article. He suggests that just having Creek on the floor makes the team better. Can’t buy that. Creek has to be close to 100% and be a threat on offense to help this team. If he can’t be a threat he won’t help.

  4. I too was in Scheumann Stadium for that game as it was the only IU game my schedule allowed me to attend that season. He did rally the team to do their best and overcome the Cardinals momentum. I cannot say Hep was the top x’s and o’s coach there ever was, but the best x and o’s move he ever made was turning that game over to Lewis. Lewis made it look like they were running a different offense.

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