Glass enjoying victory, holding back on decision

Fred Glass said he wouldn’t be snapping to any decisions on Indiana coach Bill Lynch’s future after Indiana’s dramatic win over Purdue in the Old Oaken Bucket Game on Saturday. Instead, Glass said, the day should be about enjoying the victory.

“Today’s just about reveling in the win over Purdue,” Glass said. “To go up there and get the Bucket is huge. It’s great for the staff, the coaches and the players.”

Asked if he had a timetable to make a decision, Glass simply said, “I’m reveling now.”

25 comments

  1. Great job today! IU is making strides. Lynch and his staff are doing a great Job recruiting. I was at the game today and saw first hand the talent differential. Iu has had some challenging losses this year but have always come back ready to play. I am ready for another year of Billy Ball! Do the right thing Glass!

  2. Still last place in the Big 10. I like the way Lynch keeps them in the running for a conference title. I say give him a contract extension.

  3. Don’t get caught up in one win. It’s the only legit win that IU had the whole year. As a fan, I don’t think that one win over the second to last team in the Big Ten is acceptable. Do the right thing and bring in a new guy.

  4. If we get a new coach and he does well….he will bolt to a football school. Just focus on basketball and the bucket game and you will take away a lot of stress in your life.

  5. Dear Bill,

    Please make sure the Bucket makes it safely back to Bloomington. Then promptly begin cleaning out your office.

    Regards,
    Fred Glass

  6. I too was there. Congratulations coach and team on a very good road win in the conference. Not a thing of beauty, but got the job done this week and in a very hostile environment too. All of Hoosier Nation should be celebrating the victory. Purdue certainly was not a powerhouse ths year, but they played hard today and did not give the game away. It is great to have the Bucket back in Bloomington.

    Yes Mr. Glass do the right thing. Emotional decisions are not desirable. It would be(have been) wrong to fire your coach based on a single loss today, and to retain based solely on today would be just as wrong. Evaluate the whole program based on the entire 4 years and make a good, thoughtful decision for the program.

    And stake your own future as AD to it.

    Coach Lynch, whatever happens, thank you for being a good guy and a class act. Good luck to you going forward….and as always: GO HOOSIERS!!!

  7. I think perennial overrated Iowa has more on its hands than we do …should Belcher have made that ..um …catch …they would have had 5 losses …and people were talking national title at the beginning of the year …always overrated cuz they have 10 times as many fans as Indiana does ….but I digress ….Mal was 0-11 in his first year …as good as Chap is and was …its generally known in the college game that yards passing does NOOOOTTTT translate to wins …the trenches and running is where its at …figure it out Indiana …hello !

  8. I too was there. Congratulations coach and team on a very good road win in the conference. Not a thing of beauty, but got the job done this week and in a very hostile environment too. All of Hoosier Nation should be celebrating the victory. Purdue certainly was not a powerhouse ths year, but they played hard today and did not give the game away. It is great to have the Bucket back in Bloomington.

    Yes Mr. Glass do the right thing. Emotional decisions are not desirable. It would be(have been) wrong to fire your coach based on a single loss today, and to retain based solely on today would be just as wrong. Evaluate the whole program based on the entire 4 years and make a good, thoughtful decision for the program.

    Coach Lynch, whatever happens, thank you for being a good guy and a class act. Good luck to you going forward….and as always: GO HOOSIERS!!!

  9. I say I’m ok with keeping Lynch if that’s Glass’ call. If Glass is right and it has been harming IU’s reputation in not honoring it’s contracts, then terminating Lynch before the end of his contract hurts our chances with coaching prospects who know we don’t honor our contracts even if the money is decent. Besides, even if you make a change next year we would be terrible anyway–players transfer, recruits going elsewhere.

    Glass has made some good decisions so far, and if he says we should honor Lynch’s contract then I’m going to give him the benefit of the doubt. Even if Lynch is let go after next year, if honoring that contract means it helps us land a better next coach, well, hell, IU footballs fans have suffered this long another year ain’t gonna kill you if it means it gets better after that and in the meantime we’ll distract ourselves with the rapidly improving basketball program. Again, that’s a matter of trusting Glass when he says this is the way we should do it.

  10. Add me to the above posts which thank Coach Lynch for his service to our program. I wouldn’t have a problem with keeping him or getting a new hire. I have confidence in Glass to do what’s in IU’s best interest – my only hope is that we either make the change sooner rather than later or that we give Lynch a new multi-year contract soon. Either way, the returning players and recruits will have a stable situation.

  11. Lynch’s fate is out of my hands, all I can say is thanks to him and the staff and team -especially the seniors- for today’s win. I’ve watched us get whipped 6 times in row up there and a W was sweet. Thanks.

  12. any win over PU is great. now Lynch can go out on a positive note…which has been extremely rarein his tenure. time for Glass to make the call so IU football has some hope

  13. Two losses in one season at home to MAC teams. Back-to-Back blow-out losses to PU. Last, last & last in the “Big” 10. 12 league losses in a row. 80 – 80!! – 23. Beating WKU every year and a bad beat-up PU team once every three years does not a viable program make. Thanks for being a good guy Bill. Fred, please give us a reason to believe that 5-7 against a D-II schedule isn’t considered acceptable at IU. Give us a reason to believe we didn’t drop programs like Kentucky, Utah, Missouri, and other average teams we used to compete with because now we’d be over-matched. Give us some reason to believe.

  14. Keeping Lynch for another year would require giving him at least a one year extension so that he could recruit effectively. I just can’t imagine giving a guy who finished 1-7 in the Big Ten a contract extension. Seems crazy to me.

  15. We just really suck …I have been a Hoosier football fan for 30 years …we win the Bucket …and …deep down …shortly after …we realize …we once again …came In dead frickin’ last in the Big Ten …We really are only in this conference for the wins the powerhouses are here for ….bowl $ ….and we are the ladies that help them get what they want ….it is so obvious ….its embarrassing …we are what we are

  16. Let me say up front that I am NOT a Bill Lynch fan. But, for argument sake bring up a few points. 1. Lynch’s recruiting has brought depth on IU’s roster. 2. Lynch has been red-shirting recruits so that when they are ready they are bigger, faster & mature. 3. If you make a change in coach and staff what happens to the commitments IU has now? 4. Who would be 3-4 realistic possible replacements for the IU head coaching job.

  17. who cares about honoring contracts, especially with just one year left? take a look around college football. what do successful programs have in common? i’ll bet its NOT some lame ass ideology about honoring contracts of guys that arent capable of being anything more than a lifetime assistant. its about finding the right man to lead the program, regardless of the contract. the problem we have with Lynch is that he should have never been given the job in the first place.

    take the time to find the right man and you wont be faced with being labeled as a place that doesnt honor contracts. but i honestly dont think it matters. does anyone believe Randy Shannon is upset that he’s not going to see the end of his contract? I’d say no – he realizes he didnt get the job done. I just wish Lynch would do the same and save us all the misery, which possibly could be for another season.

  18. KevinK, don’t worry about the dbl post. Your words made a lot of sense and should be read twice by all. Including Fred Glass. No disrespect intended to Coach Lynch and I thank him for his service.

  19. as a hoosier fan down here in sec country its hard to justify keeping lynch. where do you go from here?? its going to be tough to land a top notch coach based on tradition and lack of $.. i dont understand why iu doesnt pay for a football coach! people whined about $4mill saban makes a year but he made $30mill for the the athletic program.. pretty good investment to me! i think iu should find a niche coach that can do something outside the norm to attract attention.. i say find some boosters who want a commitment to football and go hire mike leach. hes a quirky guy who some will be hesitant to hire, but hey he will like the fact that he wont have to talk to ESPN much because he will have to deal with the BTN! i want the pirate mike leach!!

  20. Kentucky would beat Indiana by 30 points in football, but many on here feel we’ve made great strides in the last 3 years.

  21. I felt like I was watching Depauw vs. Wabash considering it was a rivalry game, both teams wore red/white vs. black/gold, and the players are Division 3 level talent.

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